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Batag Beach in Virac, Catanduanes

It was my first day in Catanduanes. I was lucky to be part of the delegation of content creators and bloggers invited by the Tourism Promotions Board and Catanduanes Tourism to explore the province.

First, we visited the Tourism Office then went straight to the Capitol to witness the Trade Fair showcasing the products of Catanduanes like the popular Abaca.

After that, we traveled for a few kilometers going to Barangay Batag. One of the awesome things about living in Catanduanes is being near to beautiful beaches. The locals must be very lucky that whenever they want to experience the beach life, they can easily choose from many spots in the province’s capital.

We then arrived at the beach. Same as the name of the Barangay, it was also called Batag beach. There are some cottages for rent for visitors. Being able to travel to some of the best beaches in the country, Batag is not something that would put you in awe, but it’s enough to give you that total relaxation. It’s still gorgeous with creamy white sand and best of all it’s pristine.

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Batag beach is just right next to other popular beaches in Virac like Marilima Beach, and Talisoy beach. Its long shore is perfect for that relaxing walk.

The place is filled with coconut trees making the vibe perfect for a nature trip. During a clear day, the famous Mt. Mayon is visible from Batag beach. It’s true because we personally saw the form of the famous volcano although it wasn’t that clear that day.

At the end of the beach is a natural arch perfect for adventurous travelers who love to explore rock formations. The entire beach is suitable for that awesome picture taking with the nice backdrop of nature.

We stayed at the beach for a few more minutes. When we decided to chill at the cottages, I had a chance to chat with a local there. He said that Batag beach is a popular beach destination among locals and that he hopes that more tourists would discover their beaches in Virac and visit the province. Indeed, there are many stunning tourist destinations in the Bicol Region.

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Aside from swimming, there are lots to do at Batag beach like snorkeling, skimboarding, camping, and of course, exploring the stunning rock formations and natural arch. There’s no entrance fee at Batag beach, but if you’d like to stay at some cottages for a day trip, there’s a minimal fee of 250 pesos.

If you’re planning to visit Catanduanes soon (after the pandemic), staying at the province’s capital is just enough. There is enough nature and of course, stunning beaches.

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How to get to Batag Beach

One of the best ways to go to Batag beach is by taking a tricycle from Virac town proper. Batag Beach is located at Barangay Batag. If you’re going there by car, Google Maps can help. Here’s the map of Batag Beach.

Note: This travel was made possible through Catanduanes Tourism Office and the Philippines Tourism Promotions Board. Thank you for the opportunity.