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Philtranco, Superlines, Amihan, Daet Express: Bus to Daet, Camarines Norte
Tutubi has a very close friend from Daet that's why he's been to the capital town of Camarines Norte where he visited Bagasbas Beach, the first Jose Rizal Monument and also facilitated his explorations to the nearby towns of Mercedes and the paradise islands of Apuao Grande Island (Mercedes) and Calaguas Island (of Vinzons town)
Tutubi has an upcoming trip to Paracale, Camarines Norte and intends to explore the place, nearby islands and beaches of Jose Panganiban, Vinzons (Calaguas Island redux?) and Capalonga (towns you can reach via jeepney rides from Daet)
What comprises Tutubi's fondest memory of Daet is not the pineapples nor other Daet delicacies and specialties, but pancit bato, originally from Bato, Camarines Sur that's so cheaply available in Daet or cooked by Tutubi's friend.
The latest information on how to get to Daet, Camarines Norte by bus commute:
Buses to Daet, Camarines Norte (Manila to Daet route):
Philtranco, Amihan Bus Lines, Superlines
Bus fare to Daet: PhP550.00 (air-con Bus fare from Manila to Daet via Superlines)
Travel time: 8 hours
Bus route: EDSA, SLEX, Maharlika Highway to pass by Sto. Tomas (Batangas), Alaminos and San Pablo (Laguna), and the Quezon towns of Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Gumaca, Lopez, Calauag, follows the national highway up to Daet.
Daet Bus station contact numbers (call the telephone numbers of bus stations directly for latest fares to Daet, trip schedules, chartered bus rates, freight/waybill charges et al)
Superlines Cubao Terminal: EDSA south-bound, near Victory Liner and Raymond Transportation Contact Number: +63.54.414.3319 Trip schedules Cubao to Daet: daily at 2100HRS and 2130HRS (overnight aircon bus) with stop-over at Superlines terminal in Atimonan, Quezon (stinking washroom/CR when Tutubi went there in 2004) Philtranco:
Remarks: Philtranco has deluxe buses with reclining seats, bigger legroom, and toilet on-board, similar to Victory Liner Deluxe Bus to Baguio.
Philtranco Cubao EDSA south-bound near MRT Araneta-Cubao Station, sometimes called Piltranco Alibangbang) Contact Number: +63.2.722.7567