Summer Destination: Island Hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur (Part 2)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

This is a 3-part series:
Summer Destination: Island Hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur (Part 1)
Summer Destination: Island Hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur (Part 2)
Summer Destination: Island Hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur (Part 3)

Hey Travel buddies!

Let's continue our island hopping in Caramoan. As promised, today, we will be visiting two (2) islands. I will not keep you waiting, let's hop into the boat! Just like what I've said on the Part 1, one thing you have to consider in island hopping is the distance between the islands you will be going, it is either you rely on the boatmen on the nearest possible islands you can visit or plan ahead and search for the islands you want to go and discover so you can save time and enjoy more your island hopping experience. 

The best thing about island hopping is you get to experience the sea, the breeze, the waves and everything in between. One more thing that catches my attention in this experience are the rock formations all around me and most especially the ones in between the seas. It looks odd and amazing at the same time, it floats in the middle of the sea. Just like the picture below, it really stands out from afar so when we get nearer I have to capture it.

So, the first plan is we will go in this island named "Tinago" or in english translation "hidden island". As the name says, it is so called because it is hidden between big rock formations that you have to make a turn inward to get there but sadly, the boatmen said that when it's late afternoon it is not advisable to go there because it can be or will be high tide (as far as I remember). And actually, I heard that some of the islands appears and sink during high and low tides. That's creepy.

Imagine an island can be seen on low tide or can be hidden underwater on a high tide. Whoa! I think I got a wild imagination here. I am really afraid of deep water, maybe that's why up to now, I still don't know how to swim even I got lessons before or maybe I don't want to learn. Although, I love the serene and peaceful vibe plus the sceneries and all at the surface of the sea, I am actually afraid of the deep waters and the unknown creatures underwater (unknown for me). 

Tinago island

Instead of the island that you see above, this is the island that we will be going (I forgot the name). It is closely on the other side of the Tinago island.

Here is my pretty niece chilling under the sun. Good thing, we are the only group in the island that time so we got to enjoy the entire island privately.
Some of my obligatory, photo-worthy shots in the island
The island is so peaceful and calming. The view from here is breathtaking.

The water is so crystal clear that you can see what's underwater. Yes, I find it overwhelming and a little creepy. Am I really weird? or I am just really afraid of what's unknown for me underwater? Mostly, I can see corals and seaweeds. Actually, I can swim above them as long as my feet  wouldn't  touch some of these or else, I will creep out a little. By the way, the water here is greenish. Also, I remembered I am so amazed when I see the part of the sea that shifts from one color to another. From deep blue to green to bluish-green, I don't know if it has relationship in the depth of the sea.

I found a starfish! It is not my first time to see one, I've seen a lot of this here in Caramoan islands in different kinds, sizes and color. Don't worry the starfish goes back to its home after picture-taking. By the way long before, sea shells are so prominent in every island in Caramoan. Now, I rarely see a a lot maybe people pick them up as a souvenir everytime.

Let's move on to the next island. Excuse my selfie.

This is the next island. It is special because of its long beach, tall rocks and coconut trees.

Posing up from the big rock. The view up here is breathtaking. 

You got more shade to rest under the coconut trees. Very tropical feel. 

So, here's my view above the big rocks. It's supposed to be a panoramic shot but still I combined it up. You can see a wide surface of the seas. The island next is that far away. Blu skies + blue seas = Great view!

As always, I love digging the sand and play mermaid. Aside from that, I also made sand castles too but it doesn't look like a castle but much like a mountain. So, let's just call it sand mountain. Haha!

Another day is over, are you enjoying the island hopping so far? It's been an amazing day. We still have one island to visit on my next post so rest for now and get ready for our next hop. This is the next and the last island we will be hopping. Are you excited now?

Hunongan Beach Cove

Let's talk again on my next blog.
Yes, YOU lovely gorgeous.

Love yourself because you are beautiful.

Hugs and Kisses,
Princess Mikee 

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  1. OMG so beautiful nothing beats the Philippine shores :)

    1. True! Thanks for visiting steph :D btw, you've got great blog.