Catanduanes is one of the under rated provinces in Bicol and in the Philippines in terms of tourism. There are lots of waterfalls like Maribina Falls, surfing in Puraran, caves, religious heritage structures and pristine beaches waiting for the intrepid adventurer.
One of the access points to the province, if you’re not the flying type and prefers to take the bus ride from Manila, is via roro boat. There’s a regular roro schedule between the Port of Tabaco in Albay, gateway to the Catanduanes and San Andres, second most populous municipality in the island province.
Regina Shipping, with its two vessels, ply the waters of Lagonoy Gulf with the following hours:
Tabaco City (Albay) – San Andres (Catanduanes)
0700H (7 AM) and 1300H (1 PM)
San Andres (Catanduanes) – Tabaco City (Albay)
0800H (8 AM) and 1300H (1 PM)
I prefer staying at the airconditioned area, although much expensive than economy but way more comfortable and cool. Travel time is 3-4 hours depending on sea condition.
Regina Shipping Lines
Tabaco City booking office: 09237383785
San Andres booking office: 09237383790
NOTE: All images taken with the LG G3 smartphone.