Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaches of Summer: Claveria Beach in Cagayan Province

Situated in the far northern tip of mainland Luzon is a long stretch of gray sand beach simply called Claveria Beach. It is more than 600 kilometers away from urban Manila and sees only a few tourists most of the time. Its raw and un-touristy feel makes it ideal for those seeking solitude away from the maddening crowd. 

To get here, one must endure a 12-hour bus ride from Manila straight to the quaint town of Claveria which is already part of Cagayan Province. Along the way you will pass by the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. The fastest way to get to Claveria is to take a flight from Manila to Laoag City then ride a bus or van in going to Claveria. 





Staying for a day or two is no problem since there are a number of accommodations near the beach. When we were there, we stayed in Claveria Bayview Inn which is just a few steps away from the sands. The airconditioned room we got has a rate of P1,000, good for two persons. The place is a bit run-down and the amenities are pretty basic but at is generally a clean and decent place to stay. Some resorts have their own  restaurants and the town's commercial center is just walking distance away.






What to do in Claveria Beach? As I mentioned earlier, the beach has a raw ambiance so don't expect any motorized water sports here. The best thing to do here is to simply swim and hang out by the beach, enjoy the breeze and relish the unhurried provincial life.  


Or if you're a runner like me, you can run along the shores and see how far your itchy feet can take you.

11 comments:

  1. abi ko Claveria sa Mis.Or.

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  2. sounds like my ideal destination... I like going to beaches that are not crowded and has a perfect view of the ocean...

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    1. Me too! I prefer quaint and raw beaches that are not crowded. Like this one in Claveria.

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  3. the beach looks like a lot in my hometown of Cateel. I always love quaint beaches - i can always find simplicity and peace in them. :) thanks for this post. :)

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    1. Peaceful jud kaayo dri Lan. Ganahan pud kog mga beach na dili pa kaayo commercialized.

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  4. Wow! Perfect Summer destination.
    Sarap mag relax kasama ng pamilya dyan.. lalo na kung hindi ganon katao.:)

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  5. i enjoy walking around here in the afternoon and biking at the pavement. am glad you enjoyed it here Earl! i wish i was there to tour you around.

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    1. Next time Heiz. Pag mag-open na ang backpackers lodge mo. Sama kami ni Bon at Tupe.hehe...

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  6. kahit hindi white sand ang lakas pa rin ng dating. masyadong scenic yung view! astig! taga ilocos daddy ko pero di pa kami nakapunta sa claveria ng wife ko.

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  7. Nice one sir... lemme know once you go back here... Sabayan kita magbakasyon :)

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