For decades, Camarines Norte was almost put into oblivion by both local and foreign tourists. The introduction of the diversion road – cutting the travel from major cities in Bicol from Manila – further isolated the Northern Bicol province.
What we don’t know is this insular place has some best kept secrets when it comes to beaches and islands. One of them is Caringo Island. Also spelled as Cariñgo, it is an island on the eastern coast of Mercedes town. Facing the indomitable high seas of the Pacific, expect beaches with waves crashing on its coast.
From Manila, travel the 344-kilometer route to arrive at Mercedes. Then, ride a boat or a ferry going to the island. An online map can’t search this particular speck on the earth, making it a mysterious and inviting little haven.
Most of its coasts are powdered with white sand. Comparable to Boracay, this quiet and sleepy oceanfront doesn’t have the crowded and chaotic feeling of the latter. This makes the place a tranquil escape where you can relax and unwind. Plus, if you know how to surf, this is an awesome place for you.
Experience serenity in Caringo Island now; the serenity of this sanctuary is waiting for you.