Tinaga Island is the biggest island in Calaguas. There are several coves with beautiful beaches in Tinaga. The color and quality of the sand ranges from golden brown, white, beige, cream, gray sand, fine sand, soft, and somewhat grainy. There are two barangays located in the island; Barangay Mangcawayan and Barangay Pinagtigasan. The nearest barangay from Mahabang Buhangin is Barangay Mangcawayan, which is about a 15 to 20 minutes walk.
How to get there:
Option 1From Manila, ride a bus bound for Daet and get off at Barangay Talobatib in Labo town. From Barangay Talobatib junction, ride a bus bound for Paracale or you can rent a motorcycle to Paracale town. From Paracale port, rent a boat to Mahabang Buhangin or Tinaga Island.
Option 2From Manila, ride a bus to Daet. From Daet, ride a jeepney to Vinzons town, and then from the town center you'll need to ride a tricycle bound for Vinzons port. From the port, rent a boat to Mahabang Buhangin or Tinaga Island.
Option 1Manila to Barangay Talobatib - 7 to 9 hours
Barangay Talobatib to Paracale - 30 to 45 minutes
Paracale to Mahabang Buhangin/Tinaga Island - 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Option 2Manila to Daet - 7 to 9 hours
Daet to downtown Vinzons - 15 to 30 minutes
downtown Vinzons to Vinzons Port - 15 minutes
Vinzons port to Mahabang Buhangin/Tinaga island - 2 to 3 hours
For more information/photos about Calaguas Island, check out:
- Part 1:Calaguas Island: Powdery White Sand Beach, Camarines Norte - Travel Blog
- Part 2:Calaguas Island Hiking Adventure - Travel Blog
- Part 3:Calaguas Jaw-Dropping Island Hopping - Travel Blog