Puraran Beach is located in Baras in Catanduanes Province. Puraran Beach is a world-class surf spot and perhaps the most popular attraction in Catanduanes. Because of its location facing the ocean, Puraran Beach is vulnerable to strong winds and typhoons, gaining it the moniker as the “Land of the Howling Winds”. Being dotted in open seas, gigantic waves make it perfect for surfing and beach buffs. In the 1970s, Australian surfer Peter Sutton noticed that Puraran’s secluded cove harbors long-barrel waves perfect for surfing. Referring to the waves as the “Majestics”, international surfers and backpackers have returned back to this location to experience this charming beach and surf its challenging waves.
To get to Puraran Beach by air (assuming you are in Luzon), take a flight via Cebu Pacific to Virac. The longer bus cheaper method is by taking a bus to Tabaco City, which is 10 hours away from Manila. From Tabaco, take a ferry boat for a three hour trip to Virac. You can choose to go to either the Virac port or the San Andres port. Virac ferry leaves at 7am and arrives at 11am; San Andres leaves at 5am, 7am, 1pm, and arrives at 9am, 10am, and 3pm. When in Virac, there are jeepneys, vans, or buses that you can take from the pier. That is where you ask to be taken to Baras, which is about 30-45 minutes away.