Camarines Sur - Caramoan Island Hopping Adventure and Seeing the Survivors

Popular among local and international tourists, Caramoan is a favorite location of the hit reality TV show "Survivor". The islands has been featured in several seasons which was shown in Serbia, Israel, Bulgaria, Sweden and France. Just recently, the 25th season of the US version of the show finished filming and is set to premiere on September 2012 entitled "Survivor Philippines".

Island hopping and beach bumming are the best things to enjoy in Caramoan Islands. So, from Codon port where to hired a boat, we sailed towards the islands to see what Caramoan has to offer.

Approaching the islands, you'll see towering limestone and rock formations enveloped by clear turquoise waters. You'll also witness breathtaking islands and islets, small and long stretches of white sand beaches and stunning views of lush greenery. The countless islands in Caramoan are truly awesome works of nature. Let me tour you around through these photos.

After almost two hours on the boat, appreciating and taking photos of the scenery, we decided to dock at one of the coves to have a swim. Our boatman told us the name of the cove, but I wasn't able to remember it. Maybe because of too much excitement? Oh! that's just an excuse. Hahaha!

The beach doesn't have that fine white sand; but it's okay, the super clear blue waters and the towering limestone cliffs around is enough for us to enjoy an afternoon swim.

We left the cove after about an hour of owning the beach. Our boatman told us that we will be traversing a different route so we could get near the island where the Survivor series is currently filming.

This is the island where they are shooting the TV series.

We were able to get near to it maybe for about 150 meters away from its shore. We saw some "survivors" hanging around at the shoreline.

But their security is too fast and before we knew it, they were already heading towards us. Somebody from the speedboat waved his hand indicating a "NO" sign. We know that we are not allowed to go any nearer the island since the show is currently filming. Matigas lang talaga ulo namin. Hahaha!

So, we just went back to Codon Port as it was already getting dark. This ends our island hopping adventure in Caramoan which took us about 4 hours.

To know how we went there via Codon port in Catanduanes, click here.

This is part of my Catanduanes-Caramoan trip that happened last March 24-26, 2012 with my friends Billy, Cris and Edmund. Catanduanes is the 57th province on my list and this trip is my 2nd time to visit Camarines Sur. We had an awesome time just hanging around and exploring the stunning sights of this island province in Bicol region. Join us as I continue my journey to visit all 80 provinces in the Philippines!


Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur

Maps By: Wikipedia


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  1. wow, ang ganda naman talaga ng view, at ang macho ng mowdels, haha! pasaway nga kayo, haha..

  2. We were told that the back-to-back season filming is going to commence this August. Did you by any chance see Jeff Probst? ;p

  3. ganda ng mga rock formation nu

  4. wow Survivor! are you sure na US version ang nagffilm that time last March?

  5. ah, filming dates nga ay March-April... according to wiki

  6. yun o! Summer bodies. :D Maalon ba nung pumunta kau Mervs? Nung pumunta ako jan maalon... nde ko naenjoy :( kelangan ata bumalik at dapat summer!

  7. Ankulit lang hehe atlis nakita nyo yung mga survivors ingat pacatanduanes!

  8. Pangarap ko to mapuntahan, pero i was told sarado daw yung ibang magagagandang island at lugar din kung san yung film locations. sana mapuntahan ko din to sa darating na panahon .

  9. Waaahh namiss ko ang Caramoan, I celebrated my birthday here years back... super ganda!

  10. matigas ulo.... sayang di mo sila nkunn ng mlapitan

  11. gusto ko rin tong puntahan.. sasali na lang kaya ako sa survivor.. heheh :P

  12. Huwaw! i hope to visit this place as well.. ganda..

  13. sayang..yan lang nakita nyo pinoyadventurista..marami pang magandang islands..ung sa may harap ng catanduanes lang ung na explore nyo..pero malapit din jan ung beach na me powdery white sand..forgot the name..matukad or lahus ba un..bsta it is opposite of Gota Beach..malamang di nyo nakita kasi kasama un sa private islands for survivor..nilubos lubos nyo na sana katigasan ng ulo nyo.. :)

    more travels..


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