Travel Guide to Matnog Sorsogon: Subic Beach, Juag Lagoon + Tikling Island

Matnog, Sorsogon

Matnog is a town in Sorsogon found at the tip of Southern Luzon. It’s well-known for its ferry terminal going to Allen Port, connecting Bicol and Northern Samar. Near Matnog port, there are 3 unspoiled islands: Calintaan Island, Juag Island and Tikling Island. Travel time is about 30minutes to 1 hour.

Photo Credit: WikiPilipinas.org

Photo Credit: WikiPilipinas.org

How to Go to Matnog, Sorsogon from Legazpi Airport

There are two options to go to Matnog, Sorsogon from Legazpi Airport: Direct from Daraga, Albay or via Bulan

Route 1: Legazpi Airport to Daraga, Albay to Matnog, Sorsogon

Take a jeep to nearby Daraga (5-10 minutes) or hire a tricycle and tell the driver to take you to the terminal of Daraga-Matnog buses. The bus trip from Daraga to Matnog may take 3 to 4 hours. The bus will drop you off right at the public market of Matnog, which is right next to the port.

Route 2: Legazpi Airport to Legazpi Grand Central Terminal to Bulan, Sorsogon

Go to Legazpi Grand Central Terminal and ride a van (P160.00) or bus going to Bulan, Sorsogon.  Tell the driver to drop you off at the Matnog and Bulan Intersection. There are 3 options to drop you off at the port. You can ride a bus or jeepney going to Matnog or take a tricycle.

My friend and I took this route and rode a van. Travel time is about 2.5 to 3.5 hours from Legazpi Terminal to Matnog & Bulan Intersection. Then we took a tricycle. Travel time is about 30 – 40 minutes to reach the public market of Matnog.

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Island Hopping in Matnog, Sorsogon: Top Attractions You Should Visit

From Matnog’s port, Calintaan Island is just 30-40 minutes away. To get here, you can rent a boat to take you straight to the island. Rates will vary depending on your route.

My friend lives in Matnog and their family has a neighbor who owns a small boat. For our Island Hopping Day Tour for Subic Beach, Calintaan Cave, Juag Lagoon and Tikling Island, we only paid P300. :)

Before going to the island, you are required to register at the Municipal Tourism Office and pay a P50-entrance fee each + P20 environmental fee per group.

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Subic Beach,Calintaan Island

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Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary

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Tikling Island

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Photo Credit: J. P. Leo Castillo | Flickr

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