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Address: Caramoan, Luzon, Philippines

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Crystal clear warm tropical waters. Pristine islands. Great for swimming and wandering around taking in lush forest and unusual rock formations. Take one of the local boats out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RobCentralCoast
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crystal clear warm tropical waters. Pristine islands. Great for swimming and wandering around taking in lush forest and unusual rock formations. Take one of the local boats out and explore many other islands around the the area. Put on your bucket list while in the Philippines.

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The place boast of white sand beach comparable to Boracay. The place is secluded, you'll find yourselves amazed how pristine the location is. No structures built (no stores, no houses) just plain beautiful beach. The area is a great spot to swim, water is very clear and large beach area is sandy.

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Thank rod m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I had our lunch here and it was a perfect way to relax after snorkeling. There was a buko seller in the island, to pair up your lunch. Sand is powdery white and every part of the island is picturesque. An island not to miss when visiting Caramoan islands.

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Thank Maria S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Matukad in Bicol meaning Matarik.. Definitely buwis buhay! All the while i was silently praying to God to let me out alive when we climb the steep jagged stones just to see the giant bangus.. all my friends were curious and i was left at the bottom.. I was too afraid for my life.. no harness no guide.. and all... More 

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Thank pia m
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

CAMPING I see lots of reviews here saying you can't camp but you can. On our 2nd night we saw a bonfire in Matukad island obviously there were campers. We camped on this side of mainland Caramoan overlooking Lahos, Matukad and Catanduanes where 5-7 small families live in. Your boatman should know where this is. The advantage of camping here... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to camp overnight. Truly magical especially during full moon. Spent a night with a couple of tourists that shared the boat with me. Memorable experience.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place was truly magical. One of the most picturesque views I've ever seen and I live in Hawaii. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so don't just take my word for it, have a look.

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Thank Thomas P
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Matukad Island has fine white sand and is a perfect spot for overnight camping or swimming. The island also has a hidden lagoon, which pathway (or rather rock-climb) is an adventure in itself. Ask about the story/legend of the giant bangus (milkfish) resident of hidden lagoon from your guide.

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Thank Aileen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Beach was very nice has a pure and fine white sands...clear water mirrors the blue sky. People who are up to a climb could basically go for a hike to see the "mystical milk fish" & enjoy the scenic views of the island from the hilltop.

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Thank Aileen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This island literally took my breathe away. We climbed the rock formation (which by the way is not easy to climb) just to see the beautiful view and it was totally worth it! Clean island too, wish they continue to keep it that way. When we went there, it was as if we had the island to ourselves, there were... More 

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