Monday, July 19, 2010

Caramoan: Lahus Island [My World-Tuesday]


Lahus Island or Bichara Island is one of the islands at the Caramoan Peninsula.  It is supposedly "owned" by the Bicharas, an affluent political family in Bicol.  I don't know how someone can own an island in the Philippines---do you buy it from the government?  The island is actually a sandbar connecting two rugged limestone formations.   During the rainy season, according to our boatman, most of the sandbar disappears, leaving a strip of fine white sand in the middle of the two rocky mountains where waves meet.

We attempted to dock on the shore but there was somebody signaling us to move on.  Apparently, Survivor was being shot there and it was closed to the public.  So I contented myself with taking some photos and feasting my eyes on this slice of paradise.  

These jagged rock formations embellish the side of the island.  Who knows there are mermaids hiding behind those rocks.:p



Caramoan Peninsula is a hilly peninsula, with deep gorges and a rough, rocky terrain, located in north-east Camarines Sur, in the Bicol region.  The place has a national park which has caves, limestone formations, white sandy beaches, an islet lake and a subterranean river.  Survivor France and Israel shot entire seasons in some of the islets.  It is accessible by public transport from the town of Caramoan, and islets can be reached by outrigger boats from Bikal port.



22 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I would love to own my own island - maybe one of the 100 islands :)

What an exotic location that Caramoan. Everything about is so beautiful.

Luna Miranda said...

me, too. but not an island that disappears during high tide or rainy season.:p

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place Caramoan is!! And your photos are fantastic! What a lovely part of your world! Have a great week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Q Smith said...

Beautiful.

Rajesh said...

The island is very picturesque.

magiceye said...

gorgeous captures!

dong ho said...

and is also one of the most popular islands of camsur. from anywhere you take a shot of that island, it's beautiful.

J Bar said...

Those rock formations are amazing.
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Mylene said...

The place is really beautiful pero pag peak season, hindi daw okay magpunta dahil sa dami ng tao :D

Gattina said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful ! I wouldn't mind to own a little island too !

Lucka said...

I want some private island too. Gorgeous shots!

Life Ramblings said...

what a beautiful setting. the rock formations are just gorgeous.

Siromade said...

What a beautful Island, that's what I love in the Philipppines, there are lot's more to expose especially going from different Island, i haven't been too far from many island and I'm looking forward to visit on our next holiday

docgelo said...

those rock formations are such a delight to the sight! amazing.
i wouldn't mind seeing mermaids in those God's creations.

Indrani said...

Really wish there was a mermaid there! :)

zeal4adventure said...

Oo nga, how do you get to own an island. That is one beautiful island. And those limestone so reminds me of Palawan. Would LOVE to explore Caramoan one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

What a beautiful place and I vote, yes, mermaids are probably hiding behind the rocks. It is bizarre to think that individual families do own islands.

hip-chick said...

What a beautiful place. I never watch survivor but it's kind of cool that some one I know from "blog land" has been to one of the islands they film.

aka Penelope said...

Gorgeous photos of a heavenly place. I’ve not watched Survivor but this looks like the perfect place in which to “survive”. :))

Eden said...

Beautiful photos of the beautiful island. It is always nice to see the beauty of our country. I never been to many islands in our country and this one is very interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Walk in New York said...

magnifique panorama, un vrai reve

witsandnuts said...

Interesting rock formation. From afar, wild imagination may start from looking at it like a modified garlic form to wondering what's behind those. :)