Bagasbas Beach Review, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
This post is a Bagasbas Beach review. Bagasbas Beach is about a ten-minute tricycle ride from Daet in Camarines Norte. Bagasbas Beach is a world class surf spot and is especially good for beginners. It is quiet during the work week. On weekends and during the holiday season it gets a bit more lively. It was perfect for me to chill for a week. I may even come back here to live for a few months.
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Bagasbas Beach Review, Daet
On my second day in Daet, I went to Bagasbas Beach to check it out. The first thing I did was take a walk up the beach. The picture below is some random guy learning to surf, the only one the beach at the time (besides me). You can hire a surfboard for 200php/hour and lessons go for 200php an hour. If body-boarding is more your style (as it is mine) you can get one for 100php and hour.
Near the end of the beach (east side), there is an air-strip. Not sure if planes ever use it though.
Walking back toward the main part of the beach I came to the Lighthouse Resort. It’s a bit out of my price range but looks nice. It has a small pool and a few different accommodation options.
Soon enough I got to all the bars and restaurants. Some of them look pretty run down and they are pretty low key during the week. A few of them have KTV, which Filipinos(as) love. On the weekends and holidays, they get a bit livelier, as does the whole place.
Amongst the bars and restaurants is the White Waves Hotel. It also looks a bit rundown but it has a lot of potential and they are working on it. I made a deal with the owner for a one week stay in one of the basic shacks out the back and she gave me a full tour of the place. Friendly lass, as is the rest of the staff. I ended up staying there for more than a week.
There is also a nice park close-by. A good spot to do survival fitness training – great for parkour!
Walking further towards the Barangay there is the basketball court.
The Barangay itself it nice also. If I could rent a house in the Barangay for six months it’d be cool.
Love this Filipino School bus.
You can have a go at motorized paragliding. A local told me it is 3000php an hour.
On the weekend there’s a makeshift casino. Kids are the main users, gambling with real money!
I ended up staying in Bagasbas Beach for a week. It turned out to be a great place to get work done and had everything I needed. Enough variety of food, good people, a park to train in, and even Thai Massage.
Daet is in the region of Bicol. Bicol, arguably, has the best food in the Philippines.
Getting to Bagasbas Beach in Daet
First, you need to get to Daet.
From the center of Daet a tricycle will cost 40 to 50 PHP to Bagasbas. If there are more passengers it will only cost you 10php, i.e., the cost gets divided among the passengers. It takes about ten minutes to get to Bagasbas Beach from the center of Daet.
Do you agree with this Bagasbas Beach review? Let me know what you think in the comments.