468x60 Ads

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 2: In Daruanak Island

Daruanak Island is a popular tourist attraction among the Bicolanos. In my hometown, it serves as a landmark for the visitors to be able to find out they are already in Pasacao, Camarines Sur.

In Day 2 (March 17), I spent my time in Daruanak since last time I visited the island was in the year 2000. I hired a motorboat made via the town of Balogo since this is the nearest place you can reach the island. It is actually a 15 minute boat ride from Balogo. The first thing that you will see when you get in the island is the abandoned small cottage which serves as a shelter when it is sunny or rainy. If you want to get there, there's a landing fee of 50 pesos for every boat. It's cheap!

I also had an extraordinary experience of acquiring great energy in the mystical Daruanak island.

If you are in Balogo beach, the cost to rent a boat is only 300 pesos. The bigger the size of the boat is the more expensive it can be. But if you happen to be in Camangui beach, renting a boat can cost you 350 pesos and you will be able to reach the island in 30 minutes.

If you get to the other side of the island, you will see a stair going up to reach the peak of the island.

As Daruanak Island serves as a tourist destination, it is good for skiing and snorkeling or sight-seeing.

How to Get to Daruanak Island from Naga City, Camarines Sur:

It is easy to get to the island and there's no way you will get lost as stated earlier, Daruanak serves as the landmark of Pasacao. If you are commuting, you have to go to LCC Mall as jeepney terminal is available in this place. You have to get the jeepney with the sign "Pasacao". The cost to go to Pasacao town is only 30 pesos. Going to Pasacao is 30-45 minute ride. There is also a van available in the terminal and will cost you 50 pesos. Ask the driver to drop you in Balogo crossing. This is where you can see "padyak" going to Balogo Beach resort. The padyak operator will bring you to the Beach and it will only take you 15 minutes to reach the resort.

Sameera Chathuranga

0 Responses So Far: