Words and Images by Karren Barcita —
I was fortunate to be one of the scholars of the Rebelde Film Camp Year 4 and because of it I was able to reignite my love for filmmaking alongside experiencing the beauty of nature in Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur. The three-hour boat ride that took us from Talisay Port to Tugawe Cove Resort was in itself a treat because of the breath taking landscapes and crystal clear sea.
It was thrilling because I was pursuing my passion for the arts and at the same time I felt like I was able to immerse myself in a relaxing environment leaving all the hustle and bustle of the urban life back home. Here are a list of things you could enjoy whilst spending a good time in this lovely paradise:
1.) Take photographs
The journey to the island wasn’t a bore at all. There were endless things that never ceased to amaze me. It’s a joy to capture all these moments because I felt like it was a once in a lifetime chance to witness the gift of nature. I was in complete awe but I managed to snap some photos along the way.
2.) Take a walk around the vicinity
Take your time and breathe a little. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, get a tan or simply enjoy the view. Contemplate about life and its wonderful complexities.
Apart from the sea and good food, Tugawe Cove also has a light house on top of the hill and a deck view you can check out by hiking on your way up. It took a lot of stairs to get there but it was definitely worth it.
3.) Go Kayaking
It was my first time to try kayaking and it sure was fun especially when you do it with a friend.
4.) Camp Out
The resort offers comfortable villas to stay in but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous feel free to camp out. Just don’t forget to bring a tent or a hammock and feel the cool sea breeze humming you to sleep.
(About the author: Karren Barcita is a senior student majoring in Broadcast Communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She loves films, photography, books, sweets and a good amount of sleep.)
Beautiful experience 😊
How are the accomodations and prices? How many hours does it take to get to Caramoan from Q.C?
Looks beautiful and serene. Thanks for sharing.
Great feature on Caramoan! Keep them coming =)
Those photo’s are great.
Catering my birthplace to the whole world worths a salute.
It seems to be a place where one can truly relax and veg out ( as my girls would call it)
Wow!! These pictures are just perfect!!!!!! Awesome photography and great place..
Would love to go there someday.
Karren, your photography captures the beauty and clarity of the water so well. Beautiful location.
Terrific photos of this beautiful place. Nice shot of the fire at night and the spray coming up beside the catamaran. Well done!
Wonderful piece on Caramoan! The photos are awesome too! Beautiful, beautiful Philippines!