Camarines Norte occupies the northwestern portion of the Bicol Peninsula in the southeastern corner of Luzon Island. Its capital is the town of Daet. Camarines Norte is blessed with a dense rainforest, habitat of numberless variety of wildlife.
Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte
The province’s topography is generally rugged. It is composed of rolling hills and mountainous terrain with only a small coastal plain. Its coastal areas are fertile. Situated on these coastal areas are the towns of Vinzons, Jose Panganiban, Paracale, Sta. Elena, Capalonga, Daet, Basud, Talisay and Mercedes.
From 1573 to 1829, Camarines sur and Camarine Norte formed only one political unit known as Ambos Camarines. In 1829, they were separated but reunited again in 1854. They again separated, to be reunited again in 1893. This union continued until 1919. On March 3, 1919, Camarines Norte was created by the Philippine Legislature in Act 2809.
Camarines Norte is about six hours drive from Manila through lush forests and picturesque seascapes. Camarines Norte can also be reached by air through the Pili Airport in Camarines Sur. From the airport you can take a bus or a cab to Daet via Naga City.