Maculabo Island is still part of Calaguas Islands under the municipality of Paracale in Camarines Norte. It is now considered as a prime stop-over for tourists either before or after going to Tinaga Island because of its beauty and elegance. Why it is considered good for stop-over or side trip despite its beuaty and fame? Well, I guess because the island is small and can be explored in a matter of few hours compared to Tinaga Island. According to Wikipedia, Maculabo Island is just about 4 kilometers long. Plus, I didn't see any resort in the area unlike in Tinaga. But if you'll ask me which of the two islands is more beautiful? I'll say, its Maculabo Island.
How to get there?
Please refer on the direction written here -- [click here].
My visit to Maculabo Island was just a side trip and quick so I want this blog post to be short and straight to the point as well. Going to Maculabo Island is just a matter of negotiation to your boatman. As for us, we just added 500 pesos to our boat rental in order to stop-over at Maculabo. All in all, we spend 4,500 pesos on our boat rental which covers a trip to Tinaga Island and Maculabo Island. Its not a bad deal knowing that this place is divine!
The trip from Tinaga Island going to Maculabo Island is about an hour away. From afar you'll say that Maculabo is an ordinary island that you see on your tour around Calaguas but as you go near it and reach the island itself, you'll be mesmerize on its appearance and charm.
|Beach shore of Maculabo Island|
|I'm not faking it when I said crystal clear water|
|Just feeling the heat of summer!|
Well, for those who doesn't know how to swim, just don't forget to wear life vest to enjoy the water of Maculabo Island.
|Nailed it on the first shot!|
|Photo op mode!|
|Undercut mode this summer. LOL!|
Breakdown of Expenses:
Please refer on the bottom part of this blog post - [click here]
Click here to read the 1sr part of my Calaguas Adventure featuring Tinaga Island