CAYUCYUCAN BEACH, CAMARINES NORTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

Cayucyucan Beach is one of the places you can go to after your Mercedes island hopping escapade. Your schedule won’t be as hectic because you don’t have a time constraint between places. You can laze on the beach and swim or wade in the waters for as long as you want. The idyllic setting provides you with the backdrop you need to rest and relax.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Naga Airport (Camarines Sur)

By Air
  1. There are no direct flights to the town near the port that can take you on an island hopping tour; the closest you can get by plane is through Naga City from Manila. Travel time is around one hour.
  2. Once in Naga, board a van (P190) or bus (P140) bound for Daet. The trip will take around two to three hours.
  3. Once in Daet, you can ask a tricycle to take you to Mercedes Port or ride a jeepney. The tricycle fare to the port is around P150 for up to four people while jeepney fare is P10. Travel duration is 10-15 minutes.
  4. At the port, get on a boat bound for Cayucyucan; this ride costs P4. After your arrival, hire a tricycle to take you to one of the resorts along the beach.
By Land
  1. The relatively easier and straightforward way of getting to the island is by taking an 8-hour bus ride from Metro Manila to Daet. There are several bus companies that ply this route; fares start at P550 and up, depending on the company and class of the seat.
  2. Once in Daet, you can ask a tricycle to take you to Mercedes Port or ride a jeepney. The tricycle fare to the port is around P150 for up to four people while jeepney fare is P10. Travel duration is 10-15 minutes.
  3. At the port, get on a boat bound for Cayucyucan; this ride costs P4. After your arrival, hire a tricycle to take you to one of the resorts along the beach.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: The entrance fee of resorts along the beach varies; one resort (Palms Farm Resort) charges P30 (day) and P60 (overnight)
  • Camping Fee: Rates vary depending on the resort. Palms Farm Resort charges P600 (day) and P900 (overnight) for 3mx3m tent; P1000 (day) and P1500 (overnight) for 5mx5m tent
  • Cottage Rental Fee: Rates vary depending on the resort and size. Rates range from P500 to P1500.
  • Mercedes Island Hopping Rates: P2000 – P3500 (island hopping day tour); P4000 (overnight boat rental for those who want to go camping)

Don’t Miss

  • Cayucyucan Beach is an ideal place to forget your worries and just relax and unwind.
  • The idyllic background of white sand, clear waters, and blue sky are picture perfect. Take plenty of photos.
  • Laze on the beach to get a tan or wade or swim in the shallow waters, especially during low tide.

Don’t Forget

  • Withdraw money from Daet or Naga City before traveling to the port as it may be the only time you will be able to do so. Bring small bills and change as you may need these for some transactions.
  • Bring a power bank to keep your devices charged and ready for selfies, groufies, and photo ops, or videos.
  • Bring your own food and drinks if you plan to spend the night or have lunch in Cayucyucan Beach. As always, leave no trace/trash behind.
  • Bring a Frisbee or even a book if you want something else to do during your stay.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • After Cayucyucan Beach, you can go island hopping to the different islands of Mercedes; there are seven in total. You can also test your surfing skills in Bagasbas Beach or trek to Colasi Falls. For another round of island hopping, go to Calaguas or Caramoan.
  • You can also travel further south to Albay and Sorsogon.
  • While in Daet, spend time exploring the Provincial Capitol of Camarines Norte, visiting Museo Bulawan, and taking a picture of the Rizal Monument.

Where to Stay

There are few small resorts running along Cayucyucan Beach. If you are extending your visit to Daet, here are some of the recommended accommodations by Agoda users (as of September 2017).

Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Daet Hotels


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