6 Interesting Things to do in Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Discover 6 interesting things to do in Daet. Daet is a city in Camarines Norte about 10 hours (by bus) east of Manila.
Alternatively, you could fly to Naga and then it is just a 2 hour minivan ride away.
This overview of things to do in Daet gives a short review of each of the “things to do” as well as some links to more detailed reviews which include directions, pictures and other useful information.
Things to do in Daet, Camarines Norte
1. Elevated Town Plaza
This is not really anything great to look at, but is something I’ve never seen before. An elevated town square. It’s just concrete you can sit around in and talk or whatever.
2. Freedom Park
It’s a park area. Kind of like the Elevated Town Plaza but has grass, and is not elevated. Funny thing is, it is across the road from the local jail. Did they call it Freedom Park just to take the piss out of the inmates?
Quite an interesting little market. Comparable to the one in Naga, but for some reason I think it’s a little better.
4. Night Market
Just down the road from the Miramar Tourist Inn Hotel is a bit of a food street. Nothing like the ones in China, but pretty good for the Philippines.
5. View the River
I just chucked this one in here because in comparison to the river in Naga, this is beautiful, although I still would not drink out of it, or even swim in it for that matter. It just shows the reduction of pollution in Daet in comparison to Naga, and you can tell by the smog levels also.
6. Bagasbas Beach
Bagasbas Beach is probably the main reason tourists go to Daet and is a well known surf spot, especially good for beginners. It is not too crowded, even during the “busy times”. It was a great place to chill out and get some work done. I ended up staying there for 10 or so days.
Getting To Daet, Camarines Norte
I came by bus from Naga. It took about three hours and cost 130 php, but you can do it faster on a minivan. They had movies playing which was good.
If coming from Manilla you will be on the bus for 9 hours (according to a guy I met in Daet).
Daet has no airport, not a commercial one anyway. Naga (Pili) is the closest one.
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