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La Roca Encantada: The Enchanting Island


The province of Camarines Sur is home to many wonderful islands that appeal to the adventurer's spirit. In particular, Lahuy Island is an enchanting island within the scenic lake of Buhi.

by Kheem Caparas on June 30, 2012

The province of Camarines Sur is home to many wonderful islands that appeal to the adventurer's spirit.  In particular, Lahuy Island is an enchanting island within the scenic lake of Buhi. 

One can consider this a piece of paradise on earth, with extensive white beaches and forest bounded by the infinite ocean.  La Roca Encantada is an enchanting island within the scenic lake of Buhi, and visitors have flocked to this spot over the years for its unequalled natural slendor.

How to get there

By Air

The province of Camarines Sur can be reached by plane within a flying time of 45 minutes. Flights are serviced by the Air Philippines (Pal Express), Zest Air and Cebu Pacific from Manila to Naga City Airport (the capital of the province). Riding a plane is the quickest way to go to the province.

--- From Naga city, take a bus, van or jeepney going to the city of Iriga.

By Land

Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses like PhilTranco, Isarog Bus Co. and Peñafrancia Bus Lines ply daily through the Quirino Highway from Manila to Naga or directly going to Iriga city.

--- From Iriga City, ride a jeepney going to Buhi. It could be reached by means of a banca ride from the town proper of Buhi.

Going around

Buses, vans and jeepneys are mostly use traveling outside the city of Naga going to connecting towns of Camarines Sur and Taxi as well but with double charging or depending on your price negotiation with the driver.
For other municipalities jeepneys, tricycles and trisikad (manpowered tricycles) are the main transportation.

Where to stay

•    Parkview Hotel - San Roque, Iriga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
•    Asog County Hotel - Highway 1 San Isidro , Iriga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
•    Bersabaren Garden Resort - E. Corporal Street, San Isidro, Iriga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol

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