Three Main Summer Attractions in the Philippines’ Naga City

The Philippines is one of the popular summer destinations in Southeast Asia, being home to world-famous beach getaways such as Boracay, Bohol, and Palawan. But it’s not all sand and surf in the Philippines, as the country also holds other tourist destinations that are equally enjoyable. One of these is Naga City located in the Bicol Region.


An independent component city situated in Camarines Sur, Naga City is also called the “Pilgrim City” as it is very well-known for its annual Peñafrancia Festival wherein Marian devotees flock the city during the month of September. That’s not the only reason local and foreign travelers come to Naga because even during summer, they can further discover more of the city:


  1. Water parks and natural attractions. While there’s not a lot of beaches in Naga, you can still enjoy water adventures here. Camsur Watersports Complex addresses the need for a wet and wild adventure with wakeboarding and waterskiing facilities. Those who want to discover the beauty of nature, meanwhile, can visit Mount Isarog National Park, a natural reserve that serves as home to diverse flora and fauna. It’s also where travelers can see the magnificent Malabsay Falls and Panicuason’s therapeutic natural pools.


  1. Old churches. As a “Pilgrim City,” Naga features many churches and religious edifices. Of course, the most famous of these is the Peñafrancia Shrine, which is the original home of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia. On the outskirts is the Peñafrancia Basilica Minore where the Marian image is currently being kept. Other religious sites to visit are the San Francisco Church, which was built in 1578, and the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of Caceres.


  1. Historic attractions. More than being a “Pilgrim City,” Naga is also the third Spanish royal city established in the Spanish East Indies. That’s why travelers will find many historical and cultural sites around the city. The University of Nueva Caceres Museum is home to Bicol’s pre-colonial artifacts. Casa Real, the government building of Nueva Caceres, was built in 1588. Other significant places to see include Plaza Quince Martires, Plaza Rizal, Calle Real, and Puente de Naga.


With so much to see in Naga City especially in summer time, travelers would need to stay here for a few days. A good option is Villa Caceres Hotel, a superb accommodation that is both a starting point to explore Naga City and a place to retreat into after a long day of adventure. For the season, this hotel in Naga City offers the “Endless Summer Room Only Promo” that slashes 20% off the rates of the Executive Twin, Executive Suite, and Family Suite. The deal is valid for stays from May 1 to 31, 2019, making it an ideal offer to grab especially for those going to Naga City anytime between these dates.



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