Travel Guide: Calintaan Island, Matnog, Sorsogon Province

Calintaan is located in the town of Matnog, Sorsogon, in the Bicol Region. The island is famous for its semi-pink sand beach called Subic Beach. The sand in Subic Beach is a mixture of white sand and crushed red pipe corals. The island is now starting to become a tourist destination in the Bicol Region. There's also an existing community in the island. Calintaan has its own source of fresh water. There’s also an electricity in the island. The electricity source comes from a long power line connected to the mainland Luzon.

The sand texture at Subic Beach, Calintaan Island

How to get there:

From Manila, ride a plane to Legazpi City. From Legazpi City, ride a bus bound for Matnog town in Sorsogon. From Matnog town, look for the passenger boat bound for Calintaan or you can rent a motorized banca to Calintaan Island.

From Manila, you can also ride a bus directly to Matnog, Sorsogon.

Travel time:

Manila to Legazpi – 1 hour by plane, 10 to 12 hours by bus
Legazpi to Matnog – 3 to 4 hours
Matnog to Calintaan Island – 30 to 45 minutes
Manila to Matnog – 12 to 16 hours by bus
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