Philippine Daily Inquirer / 08:51 PM March 12, 2011
FROM Manila, Camarines Norte is six to seven hours away by land. Buses (Philtranco, Superlines and Amihan) leave from their Cubao and Pasay terminals and stop at Daet (fare ranges from P450 to P750). If you want to cut your travel time, take a 45-minute plane ride to Naga, which is the nearest airport to Daet. From the main bus terminal in front of SM Naga, you can hop on a shuttle van for the two-hour drive to Daet (P150).
Where to Stay
While there are many modest inns catering to backpackers along Bagasbas Beach, Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort, which opened last March 6, is definitely a cut above the rest. Guests have a choice between cozy container van rooms (P1,750/day) or plush deluxe rooms (P2,450/day) which come with their own TV, mini-bar, bathtub, and most importantly, wifi access!
Bagasbas Lighthouse—(054) 441-5855 or www.bagasbaslighthouse.com
Other options include:
Zenaida’s (Bagasbas)—(054) 441-6286
Surfer’s Dine Inn—0916-4759053
Bagasbas Travellers Inn (Bagasbas)—(054) 441-5656
Canimog Hotel (Daet)—(054) 440-2029/721-5318
Villa Mila Garden & Resort (Daet)—(054) 721-5107/440-1641
Jocelle’s Garden & Tourist Inn (Daet)—(054) 441-6454
Dolor Hotel (Daet)—(054) 721-2167/440-7070
Wiltan Hotel (Daet)—(054) 721-2525/440-2525
Prime Suite Hotel (Daet) —(054) 571-3531 or 0908-4708879