Naga Travel Guide, Philippines
Hail the Home of the Chili Pepper Eating People
Naga City, which is Ciudad nin Naga in Bicol dialect and Lungsod ng Naga in Filipino is a city in the province of Camarines Sur in Bicol Region. It is a land at the southeastern part of Luzon Island and is 377 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila, the Philippines’ capital. It is around 380 kilometers northeast of Cebu City, Philippines.
Brief Facts about Naga City:
With a comparatively smaller peninsula than the other cities in the Bicol Region, it is the most densely-populated in the region. It is the “Heart of Bicol” among locals and the spiritual and cultural hub of Region V or the Bicol Region. The local inhabitants are known as Nagueños.
The city is found at the center of Metro Naga - the informal title of the fourteen municipalities of the province. The city is governed by the Metro Naga Development Council. This council administers the whole second district of the Camarines Sur province and some parts of the first, third and fourth districts. Naga City is popular for coconut products, pili nuts and the chili peppers. The city acquired its name from the tough narra trees which were copious in the land during the pre-Spanish era.
The estimated travel period from Metro Manila to the city of Naga is around 8 hours long by bus. There are flights from Manila to Naga City that take about 45 minutes.
The tropical climate of the city is what you can truly enjoy, like the rest of the tourist destinations around the Philippines. Expect the rainy season from the month of July until October. On the other hand, the cool dry season goes from November until February. Spend summer in Naga City within the months of March to June.
The city’s nightlife goes up as soon as the sun goes down. It has the best nightlife in the whole region. Its streets are filled with rows of pubs, videoke bars, bistros, cafes and disco bars. When you are done swimming on its beaches, mountain trekking, and coral reef diving, this is the best way to enjoy the night in the city.
More than that, experience its natural spring resorts along Mount Isarog. Gear up those backpacks and start trekking the mountain of Mount Isarog National Park. Set up a camp when you want to spend the night right there. Also, don’t miss to visit Yabon, Malabsay and Nabontolan cascades.
Naga offers first-rate hotels where you are warmly welcomed with Naguenos hospitality. Treat yourself to fine cuisine, complete facilities and amenities and friendly room service. These are the many reasons why you have to visit Naga, Philippines.
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