Going to Daet, Camarines Norte

Daet is a municipality in the province of Camarines Norte in the Philippines. It is the provincial capital and known world-wide as a good surfing spot. Located in the Bicol region, Daet is accessible from Manila by bus (about 6-7 hours). Daet is about 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Naga in the south.

Bagasbas Beach - a 1-kilometer stretch of beach in Barangay Bagasbas and is one of the growing popular sites among surfers. It is located 4 kilometers from the town proper. It was a relatively calm sea when we went there.

Children's Park - located at Barangay Bagasbas, the park contains concrete look-alike of various animal species.

Rizal Mini Park - it contains the historical Rizal Monument and the Monument of Martyrs of Camarines Norte. It has a playground and benches. It was built by the Rotary Club of Daet.

Dr. Jose Rizal Monument - this is the first monument in the Philippines erected in honor of Philippine hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Its foundation was made of mortars and boulders from the demolished old Spanish jail in Daet. It was unveiled on December 20, 1898.

Monument of the Martyrs of Camarines Norte - the monument honors Katipuneros and the sons of Daet and neighboring municipalities who fought for freedom against the Spaniards in 1898. It was built and inaugurated in 1996 through the efforts of the relatives and friends of the martyrs.

The Rufino Pabico Ancestral Home along Vinzons Street - the Pabico home (circa 1918) is still grand with its stone staircase with rococo-style carvings is still intact after many decades.

Kalayaan Park - a new park located in front of the provincial capitol. It contains a panoramic garden view, fountain, lagoon and open theater. It also features a mural depicting the historical, cultural and natural resources of Camarines Norte province. Likewise, it features the 9 feet bronze statues of Dr. Jose P. Rizal and Wenceslao Q. Vinzons.

Elevated Town Plaza - the park, located in mid-town of Daet, provides a panoramic garden view, benches, playground facilities, pipe-in music and wide-screen TV for public use.

Below the elevated town plaza are commercial establishments.


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