Itinerary & Expenses – 7 Days in Bicol (Caramoan, Naga, Legazpi)
We originally only wanted to see the Mt Mayon and spend a couple days in Legazpi. We ended up spending a total of 7 days. We hopped on some of the most beautiful islands in Caramoan, ate a steaming bowl of Kinalas in Naga and ended our trip admiring the majestic, perfect cone of Mayon volcano.
Please feel free to pick and choose which portion of our itinerary you’d like to use. Do make sure that you allot enough leeway for travel times and delays.
Please note that the following are our major/necessary expenses. This does not include purchases like snacks, supplies, souvenirs, etc. Prices are on a per person basis (except accommodations) unless otherwise specified. You also may have noticed that some meals didn’t make it into this list. It’s hard keeping track of those, cause I eat a lot! Hahaha!
Day 1 & 2
|Sleeper bus: Manila to Naga||PHP 1,100|
|UV Express: Naga to Sabang port, San Jose||PHP 100|
|Outrigger boat: from Sabang port, San Jose to Guijalo port, Caramoan||PHP 120|
|Caramoan environmental fee||PHP 30|
|Accommodation Caramoan: Gota Village Resort||PHP 1,250/night|
- Relax: Gota Village beach, the weather didn’t permit us to go island hopping
- Explore: Maralad Islands, Caramoan island hopping
- Lahos Island
- Tayak Beach
- Matukad Island
- Hunongan Cove
- Kagbanilad Island
- Minalahos Island
|Maralad Islands tour||PHP 2,200*|
*Boat rental is good for one whole day (8 am to 4 pm). Rates may vary depending on the number of people. There were only two of us.
- Accommodations check-out: Gota Village Resort Caramoan
- Travel: Caramoan to Legazpi
- Exlore: Naga stop-over
- Accommodations check-in: Casablanca Hotel
|Outrigger boat: Guijalo port, Caramoan to Sabang port, San Jose||PHP 120|
|Jeepney: Sabang port, San Jose to Goa||PHP 20|
|Van: Goa to Naga||PHP 80|
|Kinalas meal for two||PHP 92|
|Tricycle rides within town proper||PHP 90*|
|Bus: Naga to Legazpi||PHP 180|
|Accommodation Legazpi: Casablanca Hotel||PHP 1,250/night|
*Tricycle rides costs Php 30 to pretty much anywhere within the town proper regardless the number of passengers.
|Jeepney: Legazpi to Cagsawa||PHP 12|
|Cagsawa Entrance||PHP 10|
|Jeepney: Cagsawa to Daraga||PHP 8|
|Tricycle: Daraga to Ligñon||PHP 50|
|Ligñon Entrance||PHP 20|
|Tricycle: Ligñon to Hi-way||PHP 30|
|Jeep: To Legazpi downtown||PHP 8|
|Jeep: Small Talk Cafe to Embarcadero||PHP 8|
- Accommodations check-out: Casablanca Hotel
- Travel: Legazpi to Manila
NOTE: Prices/Rates may have changed since this post was published.