Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)
Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.
Camarines Sur Islands Philippines
Camarines Sur Travel Tips
Planning your visit to Camarines Sur would necessarily entail essential information on the province such as how to get here, when to go here, accommodations, transportation, weather and similar other details that would assist you in making your stay in this premiere province of Bicolandia as pleasurable and hassle-free as possible.
Telephone payphones are available everywhere: at drugstores, convenience stores, malls, department stores, gasoline stations, bus terminals. There are also some small grocery store owners who avail of the opportunity in making use of their personal phones for the public charging them P5.00/per minutes of call. In making a long distance call or overseas call, one has to purchase a payphone prepaid card to be able to make such call. The cards are available anywhere. The area code for the entire Camarines Sur is 54.
When To Go
Being situated in a tropical country, Camarines Sur offers only two seasons: the wet and dry season. Dry season ranges from March to June providing for a sun and sand summer holiday for the beach lovers. It is also summertime making it the busiest season of the year where everyone has to sit back and relax at any quiet spot of one's liking or frolic at any famous or not-so-famous beach resort. The month of June to August suggests an ordinary school and work day for most Camarinenses. While the "ber" months carry with them not only a cool change in the breeze but also a string of seasonal events such as the renowned Peñafrancia festival, the "undas" (All Soul's Day) and the Christmas season.
Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).
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