Out of Town: Unexplore Parola Pink Beach at Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte

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I just want to travel and experience what the world can offer and they say that weekend should be spent on happy memories.

Who would have thought that a change in plans because of typhoon Jolina could give us something better in exchange of what we expect to have.

It was raining for two days since we arrived at Camarines Norte and since there’s a no sailing policy issued by the coast guard, we spend our days doing city tours.

On the third day, the sun shines and gave us a glimpse of one of the virgin island in Jose Panganiban. After an hour travelling from Daet, we arrived at the municipality hall of Jose Panganiban where a boat awaits us.

Travelling for an hour from the Larap port, we arrived at Parola Island.

Who would have thought that there is a pink beach here in the Philippines, particularly in Jose Panganiban Camarines Norte?

The island is filled with coconut trees and lush tropical island trees. There’s just one cottage and a comfort room for immediate needs. The island has a caretaker which who would gladly assist you during your stay

You should take everything you need with you from the port like water, food , tent, mosquito repelant and  even medicine just in case of emergency.

Spending an overnight is highly recommended especially if you really want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend the night and gaze the stars at night

Personal Advice.

I recommend Parola Island for someone who likes me want to spend a day or two of relaxation. The water is not deep; I actually lie down in the pristine water and just enjoy the sun touching my face. There are two shoreline to enjoy. You can choose to go at the other side where the water in not too deep. You can also visit the Parola at the top and do some photos shoots.  You can also view the majestic pink beach from the top.  You can enjoy a lot of instagramable spots in the island

The rock formation, the trees, the water; they seems to bring out the best in you to pose for photos.

By the way, you can also enjoy some fishing; just make sure to bring some fishing line and you would surely enjoy your fishing experience.

I’m telling you this because I saw someone fishing without a fishing rod and yet she was able to catch some fish in no time.

Package Rates:

Panganiban Island Hopping Tours

2,200.00/head pick up J.Panganiban

2,500.00/head pick up Daet

Additional 1k with bus or with Van Transfer from Manila

Recommended Itinerary for 2d/1n Day

0 7:00 – 8:00PM – ETD Manila – Jpang
08:00AM – ETD for Tailon Island (Parola)
10:00AM – ETA Tailon Island (Parola)/ set camp explore
12:00 NN- Lunch 01:00PM – Siesta/ swimming/ explore/ picture happy campers wait for lowtide to explore the 3 islets
06:00PM – Dinner
07:00PM – Socials
10:00PM – Lights out
Day 2
06:00AM – Wakeup call
07:00AM – Breakfast
09:00AM – Break Camp 10:00AM – ETD Jpang
12:00NN – Lunch / swimming @ turayog resort
02:00PM – Surfing in bulalacao beach 05:00 PM- Rest
05:30 PM – ETD Jpang – Manila

Inclusions: – Port Fee – Environmental Fee – Boat Transfer – 3 campmeals (buffet) – 1 plated meal at Turayog Resort – Resort Entrance fees – Life Jacket – Unli Cocktail drinks (Mobile Bar) – Land Transfers from port to Turayog and Bulalacao Beach What is not included deemed excluded.

Alternative route by land: From Manila, you can head directly to Philtranco, DLTB, Superlines, etc., bus companies and look for a bus headed to Jose Panganiban / Panganiban.

From Larap Port of Jose Panganiban, getting to the island requires a 30-40 minutes boat ride. You will also be passing by Carol Island, Aguanicion Island and Calalanay Island.

The boat will cost you about Php 4000 ($80) to Php 4500 ($90) that is good for 30 to 40 people.

For more details do contact the

Provincial Tourism Office: Come2camnote@yahoo.com

(054) 440-0034

Tourism Office of Jose Panganiban c/o Ms. Ruth Marie P. Forteza


Northlink Events and Travel Services c/o Darius Mirasol.


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