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Camarines Norte's Tourist Attraction

Pineapple Festival
A festival showcasing the province’s primary 
agri-product, its sweetest queen Fromosa 
Pineapple.  Featured are colorful street 
presentation, art exhibits, agri-trade fair, cultural 
dances and sports. It is topped by a food 
processing demonstration of pineapple 
ingredients.
COLASI FALLS
It is an attractive falls amid a pristine forest in Colasi, 
Mercedes.  The falls is about 70 feet high with 
flashings, blue, cool water for swimmers, bathers and 
nature lovers.  It is about 11/2-hour ride by jeepney 
from Daet to Colasi and 3-hour hike from the barangay 
proper to the falls.
MANANAP FALLS
This falls is about 60 feet high with deep water ideal for 
swimming, freswater fishing, camping and nature 
watching.  It also offers ooportunities for back-packng 
and trailing.  You could be there after a 2-kilometer 
hike from Barangay Fabrica, San Vicente.
NACALI FALLS
Approximately 60 feet high, this falls offer a good place 
for swimming, freshwater fishing, nature watching and 
backpack riding.  It can be reached by hiking 
approximately 5-7 kilometers passing through 
Matacong hanging bridge in San Lorenzo Ruiz.
SINAGTALA
About 22 hectares, this land, located at Barangay 
Lugui, Labo, was developed into an ideal resort 
destination.  The fresh and cool flowing water of 
Matogdon River was trapped and turned into natural 
swimming pools offering the best place for picnicking 
and swimming.  It also has facilities like cottages, 
picnic huts, restrooms and conference room for 
tourists.
BASUD RIVER
It is wide river system with clear, deep and clean blue 
water.  Awarded as the cleanest body of inland water in 
the Bicol Region in the Search for Cleanest and 
Greenest Local Government Units Inland Body of Water 
category, it is ideal for river cruising, kayaking and 
swimming.
MAMPUROG RIVER
This river is wide with clear and deep cold water, a nice 
place to wade in and explore.  It is a very popular 
choice for swimming, excursions and picnics during 
summer.
BAGASBAS BEACH
The most popular beach resort in the province is in 
Barangay, Daet.  You reach it after a five (5) minute 
ride on any type of moter vehicle from Daet Poblacion.  
The beach has a long and wide expense of fine gray 
sand.  During clear but windy days, the waves that roll 
in from the Pacific Ocean make it a paradise for surfing 
beginners and afficonados.  It is considered one of the 
most beautiful beaches in the country.
MANGCAMAGONG BEACH
This is a clean gray beach facing San Miguel Bay with
clear water suitable for swimming and outings.  Its 
scenic and peaceful ambience provide excursionists and 
tourists a nice place for relaxation.  Cottages, 
restrooms, roadside eateries and sheds are available to 
tourists at reasonable prices.  Here, you can broil capiz 
shells- a delicacy.
MERCEDES GROUP  OF ISLANDS
The islands can be reached in about 30 to 45 minute 
motorboat ride from Mercedes town proper.  The major 
attractions in these islands are its clean white beaches, 
corrals, underwater sceneries, rock formations and fish 
sanctuary.   Additional come-ons are scenic landscapes 
and seascapes, the attractive lighthouse in Canimog 
Island, unexplored Canton Cave, and the different 
types of seashells and tropical fishes that abound.  The 
place is good for island hopping, swimming, bird 
watching, boating, snorkeling, trekking, scuba diving, 
golf in Apuao Grande Resort, jet skiing, spear fishing, 
and other related activities.
CALAGUAS GROUP OF ISLANDS
This group of islands is suitable for water based 
activities such as swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing 
and island hopping and land-based activities like 
trekking and sunbathing.  The islands all have beaches 
with white, powdery sand similar to that foundin 
Boracay.  During good weather, you can reach them 
after a two-hour motor boat ride from Vinzons town 
proper.
QUINAMANUKAN ISLAND
This tourist attraction offers white wide sand beach and 
clear water ideal for swimming and snorkeling.  It is 
about 40 minutes ride by motorboat from the town 
proper of Vinzons.
CALAGUAS GROUP OF ISLANDS
This group of islands is suitable for water based 
activities such as swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing 
and island hopping and land-based activities like 
trekking and sunbathing.  The islands allhave beaches 
with white, powdery sand similar to that found in 
Boracay.  During good weather, you can reach them 
after a two-hour motor boat ride from Vinzons town 
proper.
SAN JOSE BEACH
This is an extension in Talisay town of Bagasbas beach
which is known for its fine gray sand.  It faces the 
Pacific Ocean and features strong winds, making it ideal 
for wind surfing.  You can also snorkel, jet ski, swim or 
just laze around.
PAG-ASA BEACH
Just 3 kilometers away from the town proper of Jose 
Panganiban, this beach became popular among 
enthusiastic swimmmers, bathers and night 
promenaders.
LANOT SODA SPRING
A fascinating creation of nature, it is a soda spring on 
the beach in Barangay Lanot, Mercedes, near the 
Camarines Sur boundary, 39 kilometers south of Daet.  
Barangay Lanot can be reached by sea from Mercedes 
and by land from Daet via Sipocot, Camarines Sur.
KALAYAAN PARK
One of the most beautiful parks in the Bicol Region with 
panoramic garden view, fountain, man-made lagoon, 
Wenceslao Q. Vinzons and Jose Rizal bronze statues 
(the talles statue of Jose P. Rizal outside Metro 
Manila).  It showcases the cultural, historical and 
natural resources of the province.  It is located infront 
of the Provincial Capitol in Daet, the capital town of 
Camarines Norte.
PROVINCIAL CAPITOL
One of the most beautiful Provincial Capitols in the 
entire country.  Reconstructed from 1986-1995, it 
provide a permanent seat for the Provincial 
Government of Camarines Norte.  It has 12 big front 
columns or posts representing the 12 municipalities of 
the province.
ELEVATED TWON PLAZA
This tourist attraction sports panoramic garden view 
with fountain, benches, children’s playground, fountain 
at its entrance, snack bar, piped-in music, wide screen 
public colored television and skating pink.  It is only 
three (3) minutes away by tricycle from the terminal.
RIZAL MINI PARK
It is located beside the former Daet Municipal Hall andit 
is where the First Rizal Monument and Monument of the 
Martyrs of Camarines Norte were erected.  It has a 
playground and benches.  About 5 minute ride by 
tricycle from theIntegrated Bus Terminal gets you to 
the Park.
TOWN PARK
This is a mini-town park with panoramic garden view 
and mini sports complex infront of Talisay Municipal 
Hall, Talisay, about 10 minutes ride by jeepney or bus 
from Daet.
PEOPLE’S PARK
This Park which haws a panoramic garden view with 
fountain, benches and a monument of Rizal is located 
in Poblacion Labo, besides the Labo Sports Complex, 
about 15 minutes by jeepney or bus from Daet.
FIRST RIZAL MONUMENT
It is a three-tiered stone pylon with its square base 
supporting a triangle in tow stages, the last one 
tapering off to a point.  Built in 1898, the First 
Monument of Rizal in the Philippines is located across 
the Old Daet Municipal Hall.  Its foundation, it is 
believed, is made of mortars and boulders from the 
demolished Old Spanish Jail in Daet where many 
patriots died, making it historically and culturally 
significant.
LANITON LANDMARK
It is the site of the first guerilla encounter against the 
Japanese Imperial Army at Barangay Laniton, Basud, 
Camarines Norte.  It could be reached in about 15 to 
20 minutes ride from Daet town proper.
VINZONS CHURCH
One of the oldest church in the Philippines which 
celebrated its 400 years anniversary in 1981.
CAPALONGA SHRINE OF
THE BLACK NAZARENE
One of the famous tourist attractions of the province 
where all roads, it seems, lead to it every May 13.  All 
devotees and / or pilgrims of different nationalities flock 
to pay homage to the miraculous image of the Black 
Nazarene, whose shrine is right in the town proper of 
Capalonga.
VINZONS SHRINE
It is a tow storey house, the residence of Wenceslao Q. 
Vinzons, Sr., a hero during the Japanese War.  It was 
converted into a shrine complete with public library and 
museum which stores the memorabilia of the hero.  It 
is located in the town proper of Vinzons (formermly 
Indan).
JOSE MARIA PANGANIBAN’S MONUMENT
This is a bronze statue (9 ft. tall) erected inhonor of 
Jose Maria Panganibn, a Filipino Propagandist in Spain 
and hero, dubbed as the “Avenger of Filipino Honor”, 
who was born in Mambulao (former name of the 
Municipality of Jose Panganiban).  It stands right in 
front of the Jose Panganiba Municipal Hall and contains 
the remains of the martyr which have been laid below it 
and inside the center of the monument’s base.
PARACALE GOLD MINING INDUSTRY
Sites of this industry are located at the barangays of 
Pinagbirayan Gumaus, Tawis and Paracale town 
proper.  These are some of the richest gold mining sites 
in the province or region.  Thousands of gold panners 
come here from the different provinces of bicol and the 
province of Quezon and Batangas.