Palumbanes Island in Catanduanes

Palumbanes Island Catanduanes Coastal Village Caramoran Province Location Barangay Resort Beach Bitaoag Distance Swimming Snorkeling Scuba Diving History Size Description Electricity Visit Tour Guide Palumbanes Island is a coastal village island located 13 kilometers away from the shores of Caramoran, in Catanduanes Province. Locally known as Porompong, Palumbanes Island is located in the northern part of Catanduanes. Very little infrastructure exists on the island, and electricity is scarce. A popular destination is Bitaoag Beach on the island, which can be reached via a one hour hike or a 15-minute boat ride.

To get to the Palumbanes Islands, take a direct flight to Virac, Catanduanes from Manila. When in Virac, take a five-hour bus up to Caramoran. From there you will need to hire a local boat to take you to barangay Baybay. It costs approximately P300 each way per person.  A cheaper alternative to get to Palumbanes is to take an overnight bus from Cubao, Manila to Tabaco, Albay.  Then you can take an early morning ferry to Virac or San Andres.  From there, follow the bus instructions above, or ask the local trike drivers if anybody might want to rent you a motorbike.

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