FIERCE FISH IN EL NIDO

Friday, March 25, 2016

MATNOG, SORSOGON



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.   


Subic Beach


 
Fish feeding in Juag Lagoon
 
 
 
Snorkelling, fish feeding, swimming, and beach bumming are just some of the things you can do in here.

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.

HOW TO GO?
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.        

WHEN TO GO?
 

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.  

WHERE TO STAY?
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?
Kuya 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.


 
HAPPY TRAVELS!!!

 

9 comments:

  1. had a good time there last year. :)

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  2. Ganda. Im considering this for my solo travel this summer ;)

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    2. Hi Jherson,

      Yes super gandaaahhh. Sulet ang byahe.
      Enjoy ur trip.

      Happy travels!!!

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  3. Hi Marie!

    We're planning to go there this May.

    Do we really need to register in the Tourism office of Matnog?

    Kung kokontakin kasi namin si Kuya Eddie ngayon pa lang, baka naman kailangan tangkilikin namin ang ibibigay sa aming boatman na registered sa Matnog Tourism office.





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    1. Hi Reydor,
      Kuya Eddie is a boatman po. I think pag sinabi po nyo n you have a boatman na di naman n nila un pilitin. Enjoy Matnog :)

      Happy travels!!!

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  4. Hi everyone...
    Its so heart warming reading those comments to one of my hometown...
    My family lives there in matnog...
    And we take a vacation every december and May... and we always see to it that we will visit subic beach..
    For those who are planning to visit matnog "ENJOY"

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    1. Hi Mitch,

      Subic beach blown me away. It's so refreshing to see something this beautiful . Your lucky you called it home :)

      Happy travel!!!

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