Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls

​7 Days Budget DIY Trip to Babuyan Group of Islands
May 11 to 19, 2016


Calayan Island is the largest of the Babuyan Islands (Calayan, Camiguin, Dalupiri and Babuyan Island) of Calayan Municipality where the municipal hall is located. On this island, there is no ATM (bring cash), no GLOBE signal (use only SMART and SUN sim card) and no Wifi (only in Municipal Mayor's office). No electricity from 12am to 12pm daily. Convenience stores usually closed 7pm to 8pm. Sunrise occurs in Nagudungan Hills.

How to Go to Calayan Island;
There are daily departures at 0600H only from Aparri and irregular schedule from Claveria. One-way fare costs PhP500 for a 5hr boat ride. 

The highlight or best scenic spot of unspoiled Calayan Island is the Sibang Cove and Nagudungan Hill. This cove and hill is located next to each other at around 5km east of the centertown. Sibang Cove is a pristine fine white sand beach just like the Mahabang Buhangin Beach of Calaguas Island. Nagudungan Hill has a lighthouse near to cliffs with lots of awesome rock formation due to strong winds and ocean waves faced regularly. What we did on our first day was we walked our way to this places routing the main road and guided by asking the locals.


Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (overlooking Sibang Cove from Nagudungan Hill)

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (google earth map) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (public boat ride) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Sibang Cove) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Sibang Cove) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (overlooking Sibang Cove from Nagudungan Hill)

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Nagudungan Hill) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Nagudungan Hill) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Nagudungan Hill) 

3-DAYS TRIP ITINERARY IN CALAYAN ISLAND;
May12 Thu Day1
0345H ETA Claveria
0445H ETA Lagoon Port (walk); breakfast 50; long queuing due to stocks shipment
1000H ETD Claveria
1500H ETA Calayan 500; tricycle fetch-up to San Jose In; lunch
approx. 5km walk to Sibang Cove; Sibang Cove Beachbumming
1900H ETA San Jose Inn; dinner and sleep

May13 Fri Day2
0530H ETD Inn; motorbike ride going only; Nagudungan Hills; breakfast 41; walk back
1100H ETA Inn; lunch & rest
1430H ETD Inn motorbike ride return
Bataraw Falls; body dipping. depth up to chest only
Caanawan Falls; aqua massage with soft, moderate and hard drops
1730H ETA Inn; dinner; red horse 45

May15 Sun Day4
0500H ETD Babuyan Island
0845H ETA Calayan Island; breakfast 58; wash-out and rest
1230H lunch; snacks 50; back ride to Sibang Cove 200; dinner
San Jose Inn bill check-out 2,200

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Bataraw Falls) 

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Caanawan Falls)

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (Paraw Rock Formation)

Calayan Island's Pristine Cove, Hill and Waterfalls (sunset at Calayan Municipal Port) 



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