If you are planning to visit the Philippines, then make sure to drop by the province of Camarines Sur in Bicol Region. CamSur, as it is more commonly known, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country not only because of the different sites and wonders that it boasts, but also because of the wide array of things that you can do once you get there. So, here are the top five things that you should not forget to do when you visit Camsur.
Wakeboarding at CamSur Watersports Complex
If there is one thing, CamSur is really popular of it would definitely be the Camsur Watersports Complex which is in fact considered as one of the world’s best wakeboarding sites. The place offers a 6-point cable ski system where you can do not only wakeboarding but as well as other water sports like water skiing and kneeboarding. It is also proud of its facilities which include restaurants, sand bars, spas and other grandstands that can hold the large number of guests who visit the place everyday.
Island Hopping at Caramoan Peninsula
For beach lovers, island hopping at the Caramoan Peninsula is definitely a must do in CamSur. The peninsula was able to gain popularity among local and foreign tourists after the place has been featured in the news and other television programs. Caramoan has several islands as well as islets that have powder white sand beaches. There are a lot of activities that you can do aside from the island hopping itself and that include diving, swimming, snorkelling and even stargazing at night.
Visiting Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church
Remember to take a visit to one of the most popular churches in CamSur which is the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church located at Naga City. This also where Peñafrancia Festival, considered as the biggest Marian celebration, is being held every year during the third week of September. This is actually a month long fiesta that combines religion with both culture and tradition mainly because people coming from different families and culture gather together to celebrate it. There are different events during the Peñafrancia Festival such as military parades, sporstfest, exhibits, cultural shows, beauty pageants and other exciting competitions as well.
There are still other fun things that you can do in the province of CamSur and it is up to you to explore the province yourself when you visit there. It is actually easy to travel to the place because it is just in the central part of the Bicol Region, which is somewhere south of Metro Manila. You can get there in as fast as 45 minutes to an hour by plane but if you prefer to enjoy the scenery along the way, you can choose to travel on land by riding a bus which usually takes 8 hours of journey.