Location: Virac, Catanduanes
The sprawling beach is covered with cool and shady trees and blessed with fine white sands, both in the shorelines and in the swimming area. It provides an alternative area for recreation, fun, relaxation, and picnics
Location: Brgy. Marilima, Virac, Catanduanes
Its shoreline is covered with fine white sand and its pristine azure waters never fall to lure visitors to take dip. It faces the mainland Bicol where one could take a full view of the breathtaking Mayon Volcano.
Location: Brgy. Palawig, Virac Catanduanes
The entire stretch of the shoreline beckons visitors to take a dip in its pristine waters and wave-combed sands. The well-manicured landscape by itself is so inviting for a relaxed, laid-back retreat. Ideal for family and office outings.
Location: San Miguel, Catanduanes
A tastefully conceived park along the breadth of the Solong river channel amidst the surrounding thick forest of giant ferns, trees and a host of indigenous flora is proposed for immediate construction. Solong has several cascading waters flowing into natural pools. With its elevation of 100 meters, it is ideally suited for adventure treks.
the Baptist Church (Bato Catholic Church)
Location: Camaroan, Catanduanes
Constructed in 1830, this massive structure of mortar and coral stones has withstood the test of time, wars, and ravages of natural calamities. The historical and magnificently situated edifice is the only remaining complete structure of its genre in the entire island.
of Batalay Shrine
Location: Bato, Catanduanes
It is the site of the first cross in Catanduanes. It is believed to be the grave of a missionary of the Miguel Lopez de Legaspi expedition, Fray Diego de Herrera, who, in April 25, 1576, was shipwrecked on the way back to Cebu. The cross marker that miraculously located the friar's skeleton in the 19th century stands in the present-day chapel, encased in narra hardwood--similar to Magellan's Cross.
Location: Brgy. Batong Paluay, San Andres
The locals relate that the image of the mystical face of Our Lady of Sorrows has been found in a flooded stream near the barangay of Batong Paluay. The image was etched on a piece of stone that has progressively increased in size. The replica is enshrined in a chapel in San Andres.
Place: Virac, Catanduanes
Date: October 24
Celebration of the province’s founding anniversary, and a tribute to its founder, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the province’s independence from the province of Albay. Among the featured special events are: surfing competition, pantomina street dance, beauty pageant, agricultural and trade fair, sportsfest, guided tours, and photo exhibits.
Place: Pandan, Catanduanes
Date: July 30 - 31
Dinahit is a wind-driven vessel used by their maritime ancestors. The highlight is the dinahit racing (Layag) with different racing categories and styles. Fishermen from the town of Pandan or from the other municipalities of the province participate during the event. Other featured events are street dancing, fashion show, agro-industrial fair, gay contests and indigenous games.
Numerous bus lines operate air-conditioned coaches from Manila to Tabaco, Albay with trips running from 9 to 10 hours. From the seaport of Tabaco, ride a ferry boat to reach the island of Catanduanes via Virac or San Andres seaport.
Daily flights from from Manila to Virac, Catanduanes are available daily.