Camarines Norte is a province in Bicol with an extensive coastline bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the north, and this has made the province a haven for little-known but nevertheless exquisite beaches teeming with life and activity.
Pag-asa Beach is one such part of this coastline and has provided hours upon hours of enjoyment to those who have paid it a visit over the years. The beach is just three kilometers away from the town proper of Jose Panganiban. The beach has become popular for those who seek great spots for swimming and water sports.
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 in the terminal 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.