The Philippines boasts of 7,107 islands, but not all of them are well known tourist spots. The beauty of this archipelago is that there are so many places that you can discover if you only look, and in two weeks, I will be out there discovering Caramoan Islands.
This group of islands is located in the southern part of the main island, Luzon, in the Bicol Region. It only became popular in the recent years, especially after the French version of Survivor was held there. Indeed, not much is known about the area, hence the moniker “Secret Paradise.”
From what I have been hearing from people who’ve been there, there are only a handful of resorts in the area. The main one is Gota Village – the exact site of the French Survivor. Naturally, the rates are quite high, although still affordable for some. My travelmates have decided to stay at another place (yeah, I was outvoted) – La Playa Resort. It’s more of a laidback place, so I am not expecting much BUT all I really need is the sun, the sand, and the sea!
So why should anyone go to Caramoan? The pictures I’ve seen – both from people I know and others who have written about the place online – are just gorgeous. The main thing is that there aren’t many people there – peak season it may be, but it shouldn’t be crowded.
Obviously, I have no pictures of my own to show you yet, but by the first week of January, I shall be writing more about this new destination.