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    Bicol: The White Sand Beach of Maculabo Island, Paracale, Camarines Norte

    An attempt to visit Paracale's Pulang Daga Beach, named after the red colored sand beach (daga means soil in Bicolano), did not materialized due to Tutubi's friend's insistence to have lunch in an island that's so near the "gold rush" town of Paracale.

    It turned out it's on the list of Tutubi's islands he wanted to visit: Maculabo Island, just to verify claims of some people (and bloggers) that it's like this famous island teeming with tourists down south.

    The trip to Maculabo Island is just a mere thirty minutes from the Paracale Port via motorized banca, an hour more, you'll find yourself in the mesmerizing Mahabang Buhangin of Tinaga Island, Calaguas Islands. Both Tinaga Island and Maculabo islands are part of the Calaguas Group of Islands though Tinaga Island is politically part of Vinzons, Camarines Norte.
    Pictures of Maculabo Island, the white sand beach of Centro (or Sentro) as the locals call the place.

    maculabo island paracale camarines norte

    maculabo island paracale camarines norte

    The white sand beach boasts white sand alright but it's not as white nor as fine as the sand of Mahabang Buhangin, (erroneously called Calaguas Island).

    Centro of Maculabo is inhabited with a small barangay (village) where Tutubi's friend bought freshly-caught fish (talakitok and tanigue).

    Maculabo Island
    GPS Coordinates/Waypoints: N14 24 04.5 E122 49 04.0

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:23 PM,


    At Apr 6, 2012, 10:31:00 PM, Anonymous bing said...

    Romblon has beautiful white sand beaches, too. Have you taken a visit at Romblon?

    At Apr 6, 2012, 11:48:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    bing, all provinces have hidden treasures waiting to be explored. haven't been to romblon but will visit it someday, part of my goal to visit all provinces and major islands of PH! :)

    At Apr 14, 2012, 2:39:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    so envious of your white sand beach.

    belated happy easter

    At Apr 15, 2012, 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous docgelo said...

    looks very pristine beach! the sand looks boracay-quality or perhaps better. i miss the beaches back home; batu ferrhingi here in penang doesn't come close to any shoreline in pinas.

    At Apr 16, 2012, 10:48:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    photo cache, but i haven't been to the beach this summer :(

    docgelo, nope, not boracay though Tinaga island can compare. return here and head straight to the beach :P

    At Apr 17, 2012, 3:56:00 PM, Anonymous travelph said...

    wow! What a perfect place to enjoy summer vacation. The place looks very refreshing and relaxing.

    At May 3, 2012, 7:26:00 AM, Anonymous Coolmon said...

    Enjoyed reading about Maculabo Island and I like the pictures you selected.

    At Dec 7, 2012, 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Michelle Tayan said...

    Hi tutubi! can you please tell me how to get there from manila. Im from Gensan and i love to travel different beaches a lot. please thank you.

    At Dec 7, 2012, 9:49:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    michelle, how to get to paracale? you need to book a flight to Manila, from NAIN take a taxi to the bus station (Amihan, Philtranco, Superlines),look buses going to Daet via Sta. Teresita. drop off near the junction called Bato balani, take a tricycle to Paracale Pier then hire a boat to Maculabo. Sad to say but it's not easy to get there :(


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