Camarines Sur

Home to wakeboarding heaven Camsur Watersports Complex and ecotourism haven Caramoan Peninsula.


Camarines Sur has recently drawn attention from both local and foreign tourists with the establishment of the Camsur Watersports Complex. In addition to this recent man-made development, Camarines Sur is also home to a number of natural wonders, such as Lake Buhi and the ecotourism haven of the Caramoan Peninsula. Every September, tourists come to Naga to witness the parade of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia on the Bicol River.


  • The whole Camarines region was originally considered as one. But in 1829, it was divided into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. They were later united again in 1854, only to be separated once more in 1857.
  • On March 10, 1917, the division between Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur was finalized in observance of Philippine Legislative Act No. 2711.

Travelers' Attractions

  • Camarines Sur is paradise for wakeboarding enthusiasts--professional or beginner. The CamSur Watersports Complex is considered the biggest establishment of its kind in Asia.
  • Ecotourism also thrives in Camarines Sur. The Caramoan Peninsula and man-made Ecovillage in the CamSur Watersports Complex are some of its best venues for ecotourism.
  • The Feast of the Peñafrancia is also a must-visit event for the unique fluvial procession of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

Getting there and away

  • Local air carriers Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer regular one hour flights to Naga City.
  • By land, it takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Naga City. Bus lines Philtranco, Isarog, Sunshine Tours, Inland Trailways, and Sarkies Tours offer daily trips to Naga, Iriga, and other towns in Camarines Sur.