Kalayaan Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the Bicol Region. The park is a good stop to relax. You can enjoy the cool shade of trees and the view of the garden, fountain, man-made lagoon, and open theater. You can also admire the 9-foot-tall bronze statue of the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal (the tallest statue of Jose P. Rizal outside Metro Manila) with the local hero Wenceslao Q. Vinzons.
Wenceslao Q. Vinzons is the only Bicolano hero who rose to national prominence at a very young age and displayed an unparallel leadership and heroism. He was a former student of the University of the Philippines and a statesman par excellence.
How to Get There
Camarines Norte is about six hours drive from Manila through lush forests and picturesque seascapes. Leave Manila before dawn and eat a sumptuous breakfast of native dishes in nipa huts along the highway. Drop by fruit vendors along the way and savor the place's most delectable fruit - the piña. Before noon, you'll be in Daet, the capital, in time for business or pleasure. You can ride a bus from different bus companies like Amihan, Superlines, and PhilTranco at terminals located in Pasay and Cubao.
Camarines Norte can also be reached by air through the Pili Airport in Camarines Sur. Airline companies like Zest Air, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific have routes from Manila to Pili, Camarines Sur. From the airport, you can take a bus or a cab to Daet via Naga City, Camarines Sur's capital and home to Bicol's Patroness - Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia.
--- From Daet, take a jeepney going to the town of Vinzons where Kalayaan Park is located.