Museo de Catanduanes is the very first museum in established by the tourism office of the province that houses the island's historical and cultural heritage. This attraction is located at the 2nd floor of Old Capitol Building in Barangay Sta. Elena, Virac.
Panganiban is one of the municipalities that host natural sanctuaries for hard-shell crabs or locally known as "kinis". Dubbed as the "Crab Capital" of the island, the town celebrates its annual 'Kinis Festival' on the month of July.
Its enthusiasm in celebrating their town fiesta is always brought to the next level of creativity and festivity. The yearly celebration is participated by hundreds of students and residents dress in colorful costumes and parade along the major streets of the town.
The highlights of the festival include the street dance competition, crab racing and trade fare (One Town One Product) that aims to promote the town's crab industry. Today, Kinis Festival serves as a major event that advances the tourism industry of Panganiban.
If you come in Catanduanes to enjoy natural beauty it has and experience eco-adventure activities, those can never be completed without exploring the culinary spots in the island. Catandunganon cuisine is known for its use of gata (coconut milk) and chilis. But more than that, local restaurants also serve wide variety of food which include traditional Bicolano food (laing, bicol express, etc), burgers, pasta, pizza and many more.
Come and enjoy the great food in the island with these local restaurants:
1. Sea Breeze Restaurant
Dine in with a relaxing ambiance as you listen to the sounds of the splashing waves, as you embrace the cool sea breeze under a tropical cottage, as the moon lights the sky, surely, a romantic dining experience. This is what sea breeze prides itself with a wide choices of seafood, you will surely have a wonderful culinary experience. The must-try is the Szechuan Crab cooked in a spicy sauce.
Address: Pier site, Salvacion, Virac, Catanduanes
Phone: (+6352) 811-0664
Come and witness the celebration of the province' anniversary this coming October 24-26 at Virac, Catanduanes.
The streets of the town capital Virac will be soaked in a festive atmosphere as the people bustled around to join the celebration of Catandungan Festival. The major events are street dance competition locally known as “Pantomina”, the crowning of the island's most beautiful lady, agro-industrial fair, grand parade and surfing competition.
Here is the list of the schedule of events and activities of Catandungan Festival 2013.
Catanduanes, an island nestled at the mighty Pacific Ocean is rarely explored by travelers because of the frequent ravaging of typhoons. Dubbed as the "Land of the Howling Winds," this island will surely captivate you with its bounteous natural attractions and eco-adventures. Experience Catanduanes here and now in our list of the top 10 reasons to visit Catanduanes, Philippines.
1. Enjoy the island's exotic and pristine white sand beaches. The beaches of the island of Catanduanes are the perfect escape from the busy life in the city. It has much to offer to both adventurous and lazy beach bums. You can just relax at the white long sun-kissed shores of Twin Rock Beach Resort, sip some fresh buko juice straight from the tree or get some buzz while skim boarding at Mamangal Beach or do the hang ten tricks while surfing at Puraran Majsestic Beach. These are just a few of our island gems.
Catanduanes is an island province of the Philippines that belongs to the Bicol Region (Region V) of Luzon. Its composed of 11 towns and its capital is Virac.
Catanduanes' geographical position has it lying completely exposed to the Pacific Ocean. Therefore it is known as "Land of the Howling Winds" because it is frequently visited by tropical storms.
Take a detour in one of the Philippine islands nestled at the great Pacific Ocean, Catanduanes. Getting here means no sweat as you have plenty of options on how to travel to the island. One can travel by plane or by land & sea.