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Catanduanes Island

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Information, Luzon

Catanduanes is an island of the Philippines that located in Bicol Region. The capital of Catanduanes is Virac. The first adopt name of Catanduanes is Isla de Cobos.
Most of the visitors of Catanduanes are looking for surfing because of the best waves during the typhoon season especially between August and October.
It has also folk festival in this island that is part of local religious rituals that are unique traces of the Spanish colonization.
Kalbaryo or Calvary which is celebrated in every holy week a reenactment of the passion of the Christ.
Kagharong, Pantomina, Padadyao SA Tinampo and Sugbo Festival these are the festival that they held in every year.

Virac
Virac is the capital of Catanduanes that not much of travelers but there’s some of creature comforts. The town is bounded on the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The main income of the people is the production of copra and abaca. It has also farming of rice, corn, banana and root crops. Fishing also is an essential industries and together with mining and lumber.
There are also few internet café in the town and bank that can exchanges money and has ATM.
Rakdell Inn the Virac’s latest and greatest offering has huge, immaculate doubles, which has also private TV and balconies.
Catanduanes Midtown Inn is a popular place with a pleasant coffee shop and there’s some has balconies.
Marem Pension House this is a mazelike building that home of many an aquarium.
The area of the southwest Virac is dotted with bushy humplike the formation of the Bohol’s chocolate hills. The only resort that still showing semblances of a pulse is the Twin Rock Beach Resort which look out on the peculiar, lampshade like a twin rocks.

Puraran
Puraran is the northeast of Bato, this is the an idyllic spot with coconut trees that swaying in the breeze, has a powdery white sand and a coral reefs that good for snorkeling.
Puraran is a home to Majestic.

West coast the road from Virac to Pandan is bumpy; it is a good way to see rural life with great views across the Maqueda Channel. There is no commercial lodging in Pandan.

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