Provinces

Camarines Norte Province

Camarines Norte Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Camarines Norte is a province located in the Bicol Region in Luzon of the Philippines. Its capital is Daet. Camarines Norte Province is a crescent-shaped province that stretches northwest to the southeast. It faces Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean on the northeast and is bounded on the south by Camarines Sur and a portion of Quezon. Its terrain is characterized by rolling hills and mountains in the interior and fertile plains and valleys along the coast.

LOCATION

Camarines Norte

Coordinates: 14°10′N 122°45′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Camarines Norte
Location:
14°10′N 122°45′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1829
Capital:
Daet
Area:
2,320.07 km2 (895.78 sq mi)
Population:
583,313
Density:
250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
V
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Camarinense/a
Elevation:
(Mount Labo) 1,544 m (5,066 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
4600–4612
Area code:
+63 -(054)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Third Class
Religion(s):
93% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Central Bikol, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Pineapple, coconut, and fish products
Major Industries:
Agriculture, mining (particularly gold and iron ore), jewelry craft, pineapple and coconut industry.
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Year-Round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Bagasbas Airport
Seaport(s):
Best Calaguas Tour Port | Mercedes Fish Port | Best Calaguas Tour Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is tropical. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Camarines Norte

Camarines Norte is a great year-round destination.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Camarines Norte Province Map

The Camarines Norte province is divided into 12 Municipalities:

  • Basud
  • Capalonga
  • Daet
  • Jose Panganiban
  • Labo
  • Mercedes
  • Paracale
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Elena
  • Talisay 2nd
  • Vinzons
 

ISLANDS

There are 7 outlying Islands in Camarines Norte.

  • Canimog Island
  • Caringo Island
  • Guintinua Island
  • Huag
  • Maculabo Island
  • Quinapaguian Island
  • Tinaga Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Camarines Norte province: 

  • Apuao Grande Island
  • Apuao Pequena Island
  • Bagasbas Beach
  • Canimog Island
  • Caringo Island
  • Jose Rizal First Monument
  • LCC Mall
  • Mahabang Buhangin Beach
  • Malatap Falls
  • Mampurog River
  • Mananap Falls
  • Mount Bagacay
  • Mt. Cadig
  • Museo Bulawan
  • Nacali Falls
  • Our Lady of Candelaria
  • Our Lady of the Candelaria
  • Parola Island
  • Pinagtinasan Beach
  • Quinapaguian Island
  • St Peter the Apostle Parish Church
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Camarines Norte throughout the year:

  • The Bantayog Festival (April) – Daet
  • Pinyasan Festival (June) – Daet

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Camarines Norte province.

Where in the Philippines is Camarines Norte located?
Camarines Norte is located on the southeastern section of Luzon.

Is Camarines Norte a city or province?
Camarines Norte is a province.

What is the Capital of Camarines Norte?
The capital of Camarines Norte is Daet.

What is Camarines Norte famous or known for?
Camarines Norte is famous or known for pineapple, coconut, and fish products.

How do I get to Camarines Norte?
There are several ways to get to Camarines Norte, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 8 hours | $10-$30
  • Taxi | 7 hours | $140-$170
  • Drive | 7 hours | $26-$40
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Naga). Travel time will be shorter but the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Camarines Norte?
There are 7 islands in Camarines Norte.

How Safe is Traveling in Camarines Norte?
Camarines Norte is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Camarines Norte is considered tropical rainforest with significant rainfall throughout the year.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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