Here are photos that would make you want to get your backpack and go straight to Caramoan! Tip: It's a 10-13 hour drive from Manila.
This is the view from Matukad Island, where you can climb up to see the lagoon where the Tale of the Two Milkfishes (Alamat ng Dalawang Bangus) lies. The tale says that there was a man who found two milkfishes, just two, in a lagoon hidden behind a wall of limestone rocks. It was about 20 years ago when the man took one of the two fishes and took it home for his family's supper. Until the next day, the whole family who ate the fish were found dead. No one ever touched the fish in the lagoon since then. It was a cool story but what keeps me doubting is: if one fish was taken, how come there are still two fishes today?
|Down that path is the lagoon where the two milkfishes live. We're not allowed to go further down, but I saw the two fishes with my own eyes. It really was amazing how there were just the two of them in the whole lagoon.|
Where to stay in Caramoan?
Fine white sand beaches and sandbars.
|Different islands, different sands.|