According to the Daet PAG-ASA Radar Station, Camarines Norte belongs to the second type of climate with no dry season and with a very pronounced maximum rain period from November to January. These are along and very near the eastern coast and are sheltered neither from the northern portion and the winds nor from cyclonic storms. This class particularly falls under the eastern and northern part of Camarines Norte.
The perfect season for surfing and kiteboarding is from November to March.
Camarines Norte is located in the Northernmost Tip of Bicol Region South of Metro Manila. Camarines Norte is known as the “Gateway to Bicolandia” because it is the first province of Bicol Region from Kilometer 0. Daet is the capital city of Camarines Norte wherein 25 Barangays including Bagasbas lays.
Bagasbas Airport is temporarily not operational as of now so there’s no direct flight to Bagasbas from Manila although Air Philippines flies daily to Naga Airport which is 1 1/2 hours away from Daet.
Upon arrival to Naga Airport, tricycles are available heading to Naga Central Terminal for around PHP 100.00 (USD 2.00). From Naga Central Terminal, ride a Van or Mini Bus going to Daet, Camarines Norte and it will cost you around PHP 70.00 (USD 1.50). From Daet terminal, tricycles are available heading to Bagasbas Beach for about PHP 50.00 (USD 1.00).
Flight Schedule From Manila to Naga Airport
|Air Philippines||Monday – Sunday||2P959||Manila||Naga||10:00am||10:55am||www.airphils.com|
Flight Schedule From Naga Airport to Manila
|Philippine Airlines||Monday – Sunday||PR 262||Naga||Manila||8:40am||9:25am||www.philippineairlines.com|
If you want to travel by land, Daet is just 7 hours drive away from Manila. Philtranco Bus Line travels form Manila to Daet daily.
Bus Schedule From Manila to Daet
|Gold Service||Cubao||Daet||7:00am||2:00pm||+(632) 913 1528|
|Non Aircon||Pasay||Daet||7:00am||2:00pm||+(632) 913 1528|
|Aircon||Cubao||Daet||7:15am||2:15pm||+(632) 913 1528|
|Non Aircon||Pasay||Daet||7:30am||2:30pm||+(632) 913 1528|
|Non Aircon||Pasay||Daet||7:15pm||2:15am||+(632) 913 1528|
|Aircon||Cubao||Daet||8:00pm||3:00am||+(632) 913 1528|
|Gold Service||Pasay||Daet||8:30pm||3:30am||+(632) 913 1528|
Bus Schedule From Daet to Manila
Upon arrival to Daet Terminal, tricycles are available heading to Bagasbas Beach for around PHP 50.00 (USD 2.00).
Philippines has 175 dialects and 170 of which are still in existence as of today. English and Filipino (de fact of Tagalog) are the official language used as medium of instruction and in government, print and broadcast media.
Here in Daet, the local community speaks in Tagalog and Bikol. The towns which dominantly speaks Bikol dialects are: Daet, Basud, Mercedes, Talisay, San Vicente and San Lorenzo Ruiz, while the towns of Labo, Vinzons, Jose Panganiban, Paracale, Capalonga and Sta. Elena dominantly speaks tagalog.
Listed below are few basic phrases and words that might help you when you communicate and get along with locals during your stay here in Bicol.
T – Tagalog B – Bikol
Good morning – T Magandang Umaga B Maray na Aldaw
Good afternoon – T Magandang Hapon B Maray na Hapon
Good evening – T Magandang Gabi B Maray na Banggi
Good night – T Magandang Gabi B Maray na Banggi
Thank you – T Salamat B Salamat / Dios Mabalos
You are welcome – T Walang Anuman B Mabalos
I’m glad to meet you – T Kinagagalak kitang makita B Ugma kong mahilingan kita
My name is… – T ako si (name) B (name) ang ngaran ko
What is your name? – T Anong pangalan mo? B Anong pangaran mo?
Hello – T Hello B Hello
How are you? – T Kamusta? B Kamusta?
I’m sorry – T Patawarin mo ako B Patawarun mo ako
Yes – T Oo / Opo (if talking to elders) B (Iyo / Iyo po (if talking to elders)
No – T Hindi B Dai
Please – T Paki B Tabi (not to be used in the beginning of a sentence)
Please speak slowly – T Paki bagalan ang salita mo B Pakiluway-luwayan man tabi ang pagtaran mo
What is this? -T Ano ito? B Ano ni?
How much? -T Magkano B Gurano ni?
Do you speak English? – T Marunong kang mag english? B Tataro ka magtaram English?
Do you understand? -T Naiintindihan mo? B Nakakasabot ka?
Where is…? – T Nasaan ang…? B Hain ang…?
Where are… ? – T Nasaan ang mga…? B Hain ang mga…?
How do you say____ in Bikol? – T Pano sabihin ang ___ sa Bikol? B Pano sabihun ang ___ sa Bikol?
I’m tired – T Pagod na ako B Pagal na ako
It’s ok. – T Ayos lang B Ayos lang
Mother – T Nanay B Ina
Father – T Tatay B Ama
Brother – T Kapatid na lalaki B Tugang na lalaki
Sister – T Kapatid na babae B Tugang na babayi
Store – T Tindahan B Tindahan
Water – T Tubig B Tubig
Food – TPagkain B Kakanun / Pagkakan
Where is the nearest restroom? – T Nasaan ang pinakamalapit na Banyo? B Hain ang pinakaharaning banyo?
There are many ways to get around Camarines Norte. Buses, jeepneys, and motorized tricycles are commonly available almost everywhere. Taxis are rare and not commonly found in Daet. If you are up for an adventure and longing for an island getaway, you can rent a pump boat that usually offers affordable rates for island transfers.
Mountain bikes are also commonly used as a mode of transportation because biking around Daet can give you an exercise while enjoying the scenery of Daet.
1. Backpack and Beach Bag – For any adventure, a backpack is always your best friend. Make sure to pick a backpack that will fit all your travel essentials. However, if you just want to hangout by the beach, carry a beach bag instead! Your beach bag must be able to fit essentials like your sunscreen, sunglasses, a bottle of water, wallet and gadgets!
2. Aqua pack – Protect your gadgets even in the most extreme adventure! An aqua pack or waterproof pouch will keep your valuables safe from water damage.
3. First aid kit – Emergencies can happen anytime. Make sure you are prepared by bringing a first aid kit with you! Medicines for head and stomach aches must always be in the kit, as well as bandages and alcohol to clean wounds. Don’t forget to include a bottle of insect repellant as well to keep the bugs away.
4. Sunscreen/Sunblock – Sunscreen is the one of the most important things to take to the beach, and it should be applied regularly. A beach adventure will never be complete without soaking up the sun. Be protected from harmful UV rays by applying sunblock at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. A SPF of at least 30 is recommended, but higher SPF’s are more suitable for longer sun exposure.
5. Flip-flops and Sandals – Save closed shoes for other trips! For a beach adventure, flip-flops and sandals are your best bet. They come in all colors and styles, but make sure to pick a sturdy pair.
6. Sunglasses – Aside from your skin, your eyes should be protected from the sun as well. Keep your peepers safe by wearing not just any kind of sunglasses, but the ones with UV protection.
7. Hat or Cap -Your hair and scalp need protection from the sun too! Wear a hat or a cap while strolling down the beach to prevent hair damage caused by prolonged sun exposure.