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Aside Parola Island , the town of Jose Panganiban has another secluded beach that will surely make your escapade to remember. Let me introd...

Bulalacao Beach | A Secluded Beach in Camarines Norte

Aside Parola Island, the town of Jose Panganiban has another secluded beach that will surely make your escapade to remember. Let me introduce the Bulalacao Beach.

Bulalacao Beach is a remote beach in Camarines Norte. Its name was derived from the Tagalog word of meteor, "Bulalakaw." According to the locals, you can watch most meteor showers or falling stars in this beach. It's one of the best stargazing destination in Cam Norte. So, if you believe on the power of the shooting stars, stay here overnight. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag and chair to sit on while watching the night sky.

The unspoiled beach is a private property but is open to public for P50. The beach features a mile-long fine grayish-white sand and blue waters. The waves are not big and strong which make it safe for those who want to swim. Unlike with other beaches, it's pure sand beneath the shallow waters. It's very relaxing, the sand was soft and the water was refreshing.

A few steps from the beach was hills covered with several coconut trees and forest plants. The view was amazing and panoramic, perfect setting for a photoshoot. The dark clouds over the hills  made me frustrated. I wanted to explore it but it's not allowed due to heavy rains and we had no enough time. For sure Bulalacao Beach is more beautiful during Sunny day. 

No hotels nor transient houses available in the beach. You can bring your own tent or hammock if you want to stay overnight. There's a cottage, surrounded with strong-growing trees, which you can avail to put your bags and other things. Bring lamp or flashlight because there's no also available electricity in the area. Don't forget to bring enough food and water.

You can  play several outdoor and water activities in Bulalacao Beach. You can play volleyball and frisbee, swimming, snorkeling, or just simply lying or sitting down on the sand while enjoying the sunrise or sunset. Walking along the shoreline is also a perfect activity  to explore the beach.

If you will visit Jose Panganiban, don't forget to include on your itinerary the following best destinations: Parola Island, Turayog Beach, Pag-Asa Beach, Calalanay Island.

How To Get There
  • From Manila, take a bus bound for Daet, Camariness Norte. Fare is around P800 and travel time is about 7-8 hours.
  • Then, take a van or bus from Daet to Jose Panganiban Fare is P50-P70. 
  • From Jose Panganiban, take a jeepney going to Bulalacao Beach in Brgy, Luklukan Sur. Fare is P25
For more details about Parola Island, contact Jose Panganiban Tourism Office or Ms. Ruth Marie Forteza (0910-827-3547).

Bulalacao Beach 
Brgy, Luklukan Sur, Camarines Norte, Bicol, Philippines