The Kosta Alkantara Beach Resort is located between two rocky promontories at one end of the white, kilometer-long Marilima Beach. It is the residence of the former governor of the province who retired here with his wife and opened it to the public a few years ago. The atmosphere of the resort is a reflection of the graciousness of the governor and his staff. The house is surrounded by a garden where the ex-governor’s wife lovingly tends some magnificent species of orchids.
It shoreline is covered with fine white sand its pristine azure waters never fail to lure visitors to take a dip. It faces the mainland Bicol where one could take a full view of the breathtaking Mayon Volcano.
How to get there
Zest Air and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila going to Virac, Catanduanes.
By Land and Water
Numerous bus lines operate air-conditioned coaches from Manila to Tabaco, Albay. From the seaport of Tabaco, hop on either MV Calixta 2, 4, and 5 or MV Eugene Elson to reach the island of Catanduanes going to the seaport of San Andres or Virac.
Another way is to take RSL bus from Manila to Catanduanes that has terminals at Alabang near Metropolis or Ermita.
--- From Virac, take a jeepney or van going to Panganiban for about 2-3 hours.
Going around the Island
Tricycle is the primary mode of transport within the capital town of Virac. PUJs and buses ply from Virac to the different municipalities daily on scheduled time. For the more daring and adventurous, the entire province could be traveled by motorcycle.
Where to stay
• Catanduanes Midtown Inn - San Jose, Virac Catanduanes
• Marem Pension House - Sta. Cruz, Virac, Catanduanes
• Kemji Resort and Restaurant - San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes
• Rakdell Inn - San Pedro, Virac, Catanduanes
• Rhaj Apartelle and Executive Inn - Rizal Avenue, Gogon, Virac, Catanduanes