Why Catanduanes Belongs in my Top 3 Philippine Provinces to Visit

And why it should be on yours, too.

Every time I am asked about my favorite province in the Philippines, I always answer with “It’s a toss-up between Batanes and Palawan”. That was before I visited Catanduanes. After getting a glimpse of Catanduanes during my recent weeklong trip there, I can now say it belongs in the top three of my chosen provinces in the Philippines.


Setting aside rankings, one thing is certain – this province known as the Happy Island, seems to have it all; picturesque rolling hills, azure colored lagoons, towering waterfalls, pristine beaches and islands, scenic countryside and not to mention; the famed Puraran surfing spot. You name it and Catanduanes got it.


So if you are heading this way anytime soon, please don’t miss out on these beautiful spots.

Cagnipa Rolling Hills (Pandan)

About the Author

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go is a travel-junkie, writer and photographer based in the Philippines. Aside from contributing articles to various publications and websites, he narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, the culturally rich regions of South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences. After Asia, he is keen on exploring South America and eventually hoping to trace Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" trail in the United States to Mexico.