Naga City " Ang Maogmang lugar"

Monday, June 08, 2009

As I was reading the different blogs, I was inspired to create my own entry about our place. It was my Mel's hometown but still i consider it my second home. It was not as glamorous and lively as Malate, the place where i grew up but people here are known for their hospitality and warmth . They have a vibrant culture which can be seen on different festivities and on the month of September, Naga City celebrates the country's most popular and biggest Marian devotion, the Penafrancia fiesta where different marian devotees from local and international were present to renew their vows to Ina.



How to get here:

From Manila, it takes an eight (8) hour ride via the Maharlika highway through aircon buses stationed at Pasay, Cubao, and Muntinlupa terminals. By plane, it takes only 45 minutes flight from Manila, served two times daily by Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air.

Where to Stay:

Here are my personal choice of best hotels in the City

Avenue Plaza Hotel 473-9999 | 811-7888 Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
Price Range : Php. 3,200 - 10,500



Villa Caceres Hotel 473-8771 | 473-9848 Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
Price Range: Php. 1,500 - 8,000.00



Starview Plaza Hotel 472-6892 | 811-7171 76 Elias Angeles St., Naga City
Price starts at Php. 1,200




Naga Regent Hotel 472-2626 | 472-2628 Elias Angeles St., Naga City
Php. 1,100 - Php. 3,500

Crown Hotel 811-2240 to 41 P. Burgos Street, Naga City
Php. 1,200 - 2,000.00


Naga Land Hotel 473-2111 | 473-6828 Elias Angeles St., Naga City
Php. 900.00 - 2,200.00



Place of Interest:

Our Lady of Peñafrancia Museum

Visit this museum and see for yourself the Peñafrancia Diorama, a tri-dimensional presentation of the Bicolano's Pilgrimage of Faith, guided and animated by our intimate devotion to Ina, Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Mt. Isarog National Park

If you love mountain climbing, Mt. Isarog is the perfect spot. If you are in for adventure you can trek to the mountain slopes for an adventurous encounter with nature. On your way you can pass by these fresh, cool cascades of Malabsay, Nabontolan, and Yabon waterfalls.

Trail to Malabsay Falls, Mt. Isarog, Naga City








Other place to visit : thanks for : (http://www.naga.gov.ph for the following entries)

Holy Rosary Minor Seminary


Several national heroes and patriots including Jose Maria Panganiban, Tomas Arejola, and Jorge Barlin had walked the corridors of this brick and tile structure. Built in 1785 as a vocation house, the seminary has become the center of ecclesiastical education in the Bicol region. It underwent renovations but has retained its distinct colonial style and ambiance. On January, 29, 1988, it was declared by the National Historical Institute as a National Historical Landmark.





Raul S. Roco Library


Named after the beloved Bicolano statesman, this public library is home to over 30, 000 book titles besides being a hub to online access to other libraries in the country. It houses the memorabilia of the late Sen. Raul S. Roco, and the Naga City Hall of Fame, where the various plaques and trophies representing international, national, and local awards received by the city government are displayed.



Peñafrancia Basilica Minore


Built in 1985, this bigger shrine was constructed for Ina, the Virgin of Peñafrancia, to accommodate increasing number of pilgrims and devotees that come from as far as Ilocos, Mindanao, and overseas.

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
I really like this church with its beautiful architectural design







If eating is your favorite hobby as mine, don't forget to visit this places and experience the best dining experience: These are my top choices:


Lolo's Bar - Filipino dishes and beer 473-9494
Oyster Villa Filipino and chinese dishes 473-1314
Red Platter Filipino dishes and beer 472-9933
The Park Restaurant Chinese dishes (authentic) 473-1845
Bigg's Steaks, pasta, and combo meals 473-1111
Geewan Filipino and Bikol dishes 472-3888
Naga Garden Restaurant Filipino and chinese dishes 811-8805
Naga Oriental Wok Chinese dishes (authentic) 811-5533
Starmark Cafe Cakes, pasta, and coffee 473-8003
Triboo Grill Filipino dishes and grilled chicken 473-5937
Bean Bag Coffee Cakes, pasta, and coffee 473-3344
Molino Grill Filipino dishes and beer 811-5605

Shopping:

SM Naga - The newest place for shopping experience. The first SM super mall in Bicol Region


Robertson Mall
LCC Mall




Nearest Tourist Spot/Beach:


Balogo- Pasacao: After roaming the city and you want a quite but a beautiful place, go visit the Pasacao beach. I highly recommend that you try the service of Sea Scape.






Cam Sur Water Sports Complex


Located in Pili Camarines Sur and is a one of a kind water sports park made for Wake Boarding, Wake Skating, and Water Skiing. A world-renowned site that draws professional wake boarders and skiers from all over the world.







Wakeboarding Rental:

Wakeboard with bindings
Hourly - PhP 250.00
Halfday - PhP 750.00
Wholeday - PhP 1,250.00

Equipment Rental : life vest & helmet
Hourly Rate
PhP 40.00
Half Day Rate
PhP 90.00
Whole Day Rate

Lakeside massage rates:
30 Minutes
-Back Massage
-Foot Reflex
PhP 200.00
1 Hour Full Body Massage
-Combination Swedish & Shiatsu
PhP 300.00
Room Service
PhP 350.00

SWIMMING POOL RATES - Free with any cable pass
Adults PhP 150.00
Kids - 10 and under PhP 130.00


* I am planning to try this sports soon.


EcoVillage - An Eco Tourism Showcase

Discover this enchanting retreat within the provincial capitol complex. A perfect harmony of modernity and natural splendor, the Ecovillage is an ideal tourist destination.






visit their site for more information: http://www.camsurwatersportscomplex.com/

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2 comments

  1. Very nice tour of Camarines Sur, thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog and for following, i am following u now too. I work in Nabua for years and I love the whole Cam Sur area. I dreamed of going to Mt. Isarog but not so fortunate enough to do it.

    Since you consider Bicol as our second home, I will add you to the list of Uragon. Just check it out okay.. Hope to see you more often.

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  2. Hi there, saw you on my wife's blog, so I am now following you too.. Hope you can visit sometimes.

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