Calayan Island: Travel Guide 2018

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Calayan Island belongs to the archipelago of Babuyan Group of Islands located in Luzon Strait, just above the northernmost part of the island of Luzon, Philippines and below the province of Batanes. It is the largest island of the said archipelago, which is part of the municipality of Calayan, in the province of Cagayan.

Calayan Island isn’t an island that people would normally have in their bucket list.  You would find little information online about the island because it is quite remote so only a few tourists get to talk about the place.

Suggested Calayan Island Itinerary:

Take a Florida Bus at Sampaloc Manila via Laoag to Claveria. Fare is 850 Php (Going to Calayan takes about 20 hours of land and boat travel.
from Claveria fish port take a lampitaw boat going to Calayan Island Fare is 500 Php (Travel time 5-6 hrs.)

Where To Stay?
Apollo Beach resort
Villa innocencia
rate per night is P250



Must Visit Tourist Spots:
Sibang Cove
Caniwara Cove
Nagudungan Hills
Bangaan Hills
Lusuk cave
Bataraw falls
Malansing falls


How To Get Here:  
Hire a habal-habal (motorcycle) tour guide to explore different destinations like sibang cove, caniwara cove, bangaan hills, nagudungan hills. it costs P500 per day (gas not included)
Rent a Boat for lusuk cave, malansing falls and a side trip to sibang cove. Cost P3,000 per day

The boat at Claveria leaves at 6 am to 7 am only.
Bring medicines, foods & water for 5-6 hrs rough boat ride to Calayan island
The Electricity in the island is limited for 12 hrs a day from 12nn-12mn.
Check the 10-day weather forecast a big chance you might stranded in the island.  You can contact the CALAYAN coast guard for the Forecast (0999) 417 0151.

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