DIY travel guide-Cagayan Valley

DIY Travel Guide to Cagayan Valley

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Here is another DIY Travel Guide to Cagayan Valley featuring the Callao Cave, Palaui Island, Anguib Beach and many more.

You will definitely enjoy this paradise in Region II in the Northern part of the Philippines. Perfect place if you want to have solitude and serene environment. The place is easily accessible from local flights from Manila to Tuguegarao via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.DIY travel guide-Cagayan Valley

Trip Highlights:  

Cape Engano Lighthouse

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Anguib Beach

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Callao Cave

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Crododile Island

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Calvary Hills

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Cathedral of Tuguegarao

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Travel Tips:

Hottest part of the country, bring the most comfortable attire, best swimwear too, sunblock and moisturizer.

Here’s the affordable accommodation in Cagayan Valley in .

Daily Budget: 

DIY travel guide to Cagayan Valley

DIY travel guide to cagayan valley

Itinerary Details:

DAY 1:  Manila –  Tuguegarao – Sta. Ana, Cagayan

Opted an hour plane ride instead of the normal 12 hour bus ride, arrived at Tuguegarao Airport at 1 PM directly headed to UV Van terminal for my next destination 3-4hrs – Sta. Ana Cagayan.

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Welcomed by the Bangkero family at late afternoon and directly checked the parola for the beautiful Sunset, enjoyed the sumptuous dinner prepared by the family who adopted me for the night.

DAY 2: Palaui Island

Woke up early and prepared for the whole day of island hopping, fishing, hiking and swimming in Palaui. Decided to start with Anguib Beach and since it was Monday, I totally enjoyed the 2hr swim with solitude, not to mention the crystal clear and white sand…I must say my kind of relaxation.

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

Next spot was Cape Engano, the hike was just the preparation of the beauty you will be owning. It was jut me and myself on top, so I wasted no time and setup my camera and phone and took wonderful pictures of almost everything.

Kuya bangkeros decided to go on fishing for our lunch, not much luck though after more than an hour we stopped at Siwangag Cove.

After our meal with fresh catch, decided for siesta time at Punta Verde and followed by the beautiful Crododile Island as out last stop.

DAY 3: Tugegarao — Callao Cave

Took the 5am UV Van schedule going back to Tugegarao. Arrived after 4 hrs and checked in early at Pension Joselina to freshen up. Made sure my information going to Callao cave was complete, I missed no time and hopped in to the next tricycle going to Penablanca. After an hour of bumpy, dusty ride I found myself sitting next to the elementary pupils eager to visit the cave too.

diy travel guide to cagayan valley

I always admire Callao Cave since elementary from books, postcards, blogs and write-ups – the natural beauty of the chambers was just remarkably amazing.

Last stop for the day was the Calvary Hills and Cathedral of Tuguegarao.

DAY 4: Tugegarao – Manila

Early to bed, early to wake was my motto because I don’t want to miss visiting Our Lady of Piat. Arrived there around 7AM after an almost jeepney ride from National Highway to start my journey back to Manila.

About the Contributor: 

diy travel guide to cagayan valleyJames Nicholas Besinga, 90’s baby, love temples and anything about history, marathoner and shopaholic, hopeless romantic. The one and only “Ms.Universe Monkey” of  .


Name of the Country: Philippines

Date/s of your Travel: June 7-10, 2015

City / Places Visited and Number of Days:

– City / Place  # Sta. Ana , Cagayan – City / Place # Palaui Island, Cagayan – City / Place # Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

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Comments 27

  1. This place is known as the most delicious pancit, Batil Patong every panciteria here in Tuguegarao City serve the delicious pancit that you will never ever regret it.

  2. Spectacular ! Thank God for this beautiful creation . I’m really proud that i’m from cagayan but sounds funny i haven’t seen this place. I’ll mark this as one of the place to visit soon . Exciting 🙂 Thankyou for the information.

  3. Very nice place! I wish I can visit one of that places in Cagayan. Thanks for sharing! This very informative specially for those who wants to enjoy their summer vacation.

  4. thanks for sharing! i really appreciate the beauty of Cagayan especially those beautiful sceneries.. I hope I can visit some of that spots in this coming vacation with my family and friends

  5. What? Crocodile Island? Sounds interesting! I want to visit there with my friends, perfect timing for us to relax despite of stressful weeks spending our time doing school requirements :))

  6. I’m from Cagayan but I never visited these beautiful places yet. Me and mother plans to visit Anguib Beach which located at Sta. Ana Cagayan. I can’t wait!

  7. It’s like a paradise for me. Looking forward to visit them, especially those beaches. I can now feel the electrifying breeze haha. I love beaches. I’m really excited. 🙂

  8. Wow! What a lovely place! For me it is a great place to behold and unwind. Looking at the pictures makes me feel relaxed. Thanks for this! Very informative 🙂

  9. This place is really awesome. How ironic, I’m from Cagayan but I haven’t visited some of them yet. But this summer I’m planning to visit them all, as part of my bucket list haha.

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