Matnog is a third class municaplity in the province of Sorsogon. It lies at the southernmost tip of the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island.
When I saw those pictures online I knew that one day, someday I’ll also be experiencing the beauty of this island.
WHAT TO SEE?
Beaches, Beaches and Beaches – see those beautiful islets of Tikling, Calintaan, Juag and Subic. Subic Beach is definitely my favorite.White powdery sand, clear water and a very peaceful place to relax. If you are someone who needs a vitamin SEA this is a perfect place to be.
Fish feeding in Juag Lagoon
fish feeding, swimming, and beach bumming are just some of the things you can do
Here in Matnog you will also be able to see one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines and it is the jump off point to the southern Philippines and vice versa.
1. Take a flight from Manila to Legazpi Airport, via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines they got some ticket sales going on from time to time on.
Ticket rates starts from 1,000php and up for a round trip flight. Travel time around 1 hour per way.
From Legazpi Airport go to Legazpi Terminal and from there take a bus heading Sorsogon. From Sorsogon you can take a jeep going to Matnog. Travel time would be around 1 to 1.5 hours,
2. From Manila you can take a bus heading Matnog from Pasay or Cubao terminals check out this bus companies namely Philtranco, Amihan, DLTB, RSL and Raymond Bus. Travel time around 13-15 hours and fare would be about 800 -1000 php.
Best time to visit Matnog is
from December to May since it can be a lot of hassle to go there during the
rainy season. You may not also enjoy the island hopping if the waves are too
rough for the boats.
There are cheap accommodations in Matnog. You can stay overnight in Subic Beach or camp out. Or stay in the town proper area. Matunog Pensionne, Richwell Beach Resort and Stardust Resort are some of the places you can stay but for us due to time constraints we stayed in Irosin.
WHO TO CONTACT?
Eddie Evasco - boatman/guide.
You can contact him on the following numbers:
09261404577 and 09282538607
Boat rentals would be around 1,600 php to 2,000 php good for 10 pax.
HOW WAS IT?
Going to Matnog was indeed a pain in the butt. Imagine sitting in a bus for more than 13 hours, given another chance - I'll definitely will take a flight to Legazpi City.
Subic beach scenery was indeed captivating.
The fishes in Juag Lagoon will blow your mind away
Kuya Eddie and his group/family was really very nice.