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Caramoan is an old town founded by a Spanish missionary, Fray Francisco de la Cruz y Oropesa who upon exploring the town's wilderness, found a settlement called Balwarte. History revealed that this place was later turned over to the jurisdiction of Sagrada Mitra in the year 1696. It was during this period when a parish was built dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel whose feast day is celebrated every May 8. There are different versions of how Caramoan obtained its name although it was gathered that it has been officially using its present name since 1619. The town's original name, however, was Gota de Leche, as called by the Dutch merchants, derived from milk-like droplets from the stalagmite found among the rocks in a place called Gota Port. It was later changed into ?Caramoan?, this time labeled by the Spaniards. They acquired this word from ?carahan?, a kind of sea turtle which at that time abounds the shores of the area. Some other tales were attached to the name of this peninsula. Caramoan is one town in the province of Camarines Sur which obviously is endowed with untapped natural resources. There abound numerous mineral deposits like copper, gold, manganese, limestone and marble in varied colors. It also boasts of its long miles of sugary, white beaches that even rival the world's best beaches and would lure foreign and local investors from the tourism industry which would provide a virtual advantage to this town, thus boosting its economic condition. Vigorous research in history revealed that this town is also the place where Francisco Alvarez, the ?most senior and experienced? among Bikolano assemblymen came from. At present, there are plans directed to improve this municipality made by the provincial government through the efforts of Governor Luis Villafuerte. One of this is the proposed establishment of a ferry system between Catanduanes and Camarines Sur through Caramoan and likewise the cementing and asphalting of the Caramoan Peninsula Road
Caramoan Peninsula is a hilly peninsula, with deep gorges and a rough, rocky terrain. There are approximately 71 kilometers of irregular coastline surrounded by the vast ocean, bay, seas and swamps. The place has a National Park which has caves, limestone formations, white sandy beaches, an islet lake and a subterranean river
Caramoan is situated almost at the heart of the Caramoan peninsula which is at the southeastern tip of Luzon and occupied the lower part of the province, It is bounded on the north by a part of Garchitorena and the Pacific Ocean; on the northeast by the island province of Catanduanes; on the south by Lagonoy Gulf; on the east by the Maqueda Channel; and on the west by the municipality or presentation. The municipality is situated between 123° 50’E latitude and 13° 46’N longitudes.
- Pros:A lot of island to explore and places and beach to go
- Cons:Consumes a lot of time, the travel from Manila to Caramoan will take 14 hours
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