Matukad Island’s pink-white powder fine beach, Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur
It’s been one long journey to and fro, but to be able to see this gem of place was worthy enough for a holy week adventure. Caramoan Peninsula has the qualities of El Nido, my friend who was able to visit the place says, but on a smaller scale. It has numerous stretches of white sand beaches and a couple of them that can rival that of Boracay’s, less the annoying crowd and establishments, and it has caves and an underground river that can compare to Cagayan but on a smaller scale as well. Combined though this is one eco-adventure destination worth a visit.
Still there are some concerns I noticed within the place that could easily destroy it’s hidden charm, like the rampant dynamite fishing that we ourselves witnessed and a “Tourist Trap” lodging that I would go into detail later.
Lastly, I think I won’t travel that long a distance for now. Or better yet I won’t travel by land during holy week because of the traffic! On what should have been a 12 hours journey by land and sea was stretched to 15 hours! Arggh!
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.