Virac Cathedral

The Church of the Immaculate Conception also known as “Virac Cathedral”, situated at the heart of the capital town of Virac, remains a lasting proof to the deep faith of Viracnons and is an architectural heritage that is constantly being adored by locals and visitors alike.

Activities: Picture Taking, Prayer Offering
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 0.2 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 1 Minute

Twin Rock Beach Resort

Igang Beach otherwise called Twin Rock Beach located southwest of Catanduanes, it is one of the best known and developed resorts in the island.

The shoreline has cream and fine sand set on a fine cove with relaxing ambience. The resort owes its name to the stunning rock formation simply seaward.

Activities: Beach & Pool Swimming, Kayaking, Zip line, Zip Bike, Camping
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 10 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 30 Minutes

Talisoy Beach / Jesus’ Face Beach

Tampad Beach popularly known as “Talisoy Beach”, “Talisoy Cove” or “Jesus’ Face Beach” located in Brgy. Talisoy, Virac, Catanduanes has a fine coral sand and clear waters.

There are few cottages around the area built by the Brgy. Officials as part of their income generating projects.

It is a perfect place for a small to medium exclusive party or reunion if in case you want to celebrate on the beach as the area is just small (approximately 150-300 meters).

Activities: Swimming, Picture Taking, Prayer Offering
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 14 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 20 Minutes

Puraran Beach / Surfing Spot

For the Sporty individual, the “Majestic Waves” of Puraran Surf Spot never neglects to fulfill a surfer’s fantasy.

It’s astounding long barrel-type surf is best for both the genuine and the novice surfers. Surfing Classes are offered by the individuals from the local surfing association that incorporates the utilization of surfboards.

Activities: Surfing, Swimming, Beach Bumming, Skimboarding, Camping
Town: Baras
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 35 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 1 Hour

PAGASA-ASA Weather Station

PAGASA Weather Radar Station is placed in Barangay Buenavista, Municipality of Bato, Catanduanes. It is considered as one of the furthermost advanced radar station in the world.

It is the 8th radar station mounted in the country with fundings from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

As part of the exertions to advance the Meteorological Radar Systems in the country, these weather stations aim to efficiently lessen the fatalities brought by tropical cyclones and other severe weather events passing the country.

Activities: Nature viewing, Picture Taking
Town: Bato
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 25 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 30 Minutes

Museo de Catanduanes

Museo de Catanduanes, is the island’s principal museum, built up by the Provincial Tourism Office of Catanduanes which caters the province’s historical, cultural, and social legacy.

The museum is situated at the 2nd floor of Old Capitol Building in Barangay Sta. Elena, Virac, Catanduanes.

Museo de Catanduanes was inaugurated on October 24, 2011.

Shown in the museum are the photos of vital occasions in the province, local form and dresses, religious materials, old Catandunganon family articles, and various types of memorabilia from the province’s bright past can also be spotted here.

Activities: Historical Trip, Picture Taking
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 0.5 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 5 Minutes

Marilima Beach

Marilima Beach in Virac, Catanduanes is an incredible sight as a result of its glimmering white sands and the reasonable blue ocean extending similarly as the eye can see.

It is a heavenly getaway where you can simply sit back or play around to your souls content all a midst nature.

Activities: Swimming, Picture Taking, Skim Boarding
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 14 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 20 Minutes

Maribina Falls

Maribina Falls is situated in the town of Bato, it is one of the most famous and most available waterfalls in the island. The falls is about 5-6 meters high with radiant spouting rapids of perfectly clear waters.

It is named after the villages of Marinawa (MARI) and Binanwahan (BINA). A perfect spot for picnickers and weekenders.

Activities: Cliff Diving, Swimming, Picture Taking, Picnic
Town: Bato
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 5.5 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 8 Minutes

Mamangal Beach

The Mamangal Beach is situated at Barangay Balite in the town of Virac, Catanduanes.

Sunny and perpetual shorelines anticipate in the area of Catanduanes, which is the reason it is turning into the following top get-away spot by regional standards and past. One of these is Mamangal Beach, an incredible area with shining blue water and perpetual white sand.

Activities: Swimming, Camping, Beach Bumming, Picture Taking,
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 12 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 20 Minutes

Luyang Cave

The Luyang Cave is situated in Barangay Lictin, San Andres, Catanduanes. It houses innumerable bats and titanic rock formations. In the early years of the eighteenth century Luyang Cave was a witness to the slaughter of local people who attempted to escape the Moro pirates.

Activities: Picture Taking, Prayer Offering, Spelunking
Town: San Andres
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 10 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 20 Minutes

Binurong Point

Binurong Point is one of the newest attractions the island of Catanduanes can offer. Binurong Point is located in Brgy. Guinsaanan, Baras, Catanduanes. A Batanes/Ireland hills & cliffs look and feel.

From Virac Downtown (Capital Town), It will take you more or less 1 hour to go to Brgy. Guinsaanan Proper (Baras Town), from the latter you will trek for about 15-20 minutes.

To better experience it, the best time to go to Binurong Point is at dawn so you can see the sun rising up while it shines to the grass and sea around the area. You might want to start travel from Virac to Binurong Point at 4:00 A.M.

There are just few tree shelters in the area so you better bring your own umbrella if you happen to visit the place at 9AM to 3PM to avoid the scorching heat of the sun.

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Picture Taking, Nature Viewing
Town: Baras
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 35 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 1 hour and 30 Minutes

Batong Paloway

The (Our Lady of Sorrows) image is etched on a piece of stone that has gradually increased in size. When found, the original size of the stone was only 1 1/2 cm x 2cm.

After more than one hundred years, the size increase to an approximation size of 4 1/2 cm x 6cm.

At present, one can observe the image with bare eyes.

Activities: Prayer Offering, Picture Taking
Town: San Andres
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 20 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 40 Minutes

Bato Church

In the latter part of 16th century, an era where Spaniards came to the country, they have introduced Catholicism to the natives, established parishes and built churches.

One of the churches they built is the St. John the Baptist Church also known as the “Bato Church” in the town of Bato, Province of Catanduanes. It is sited in the town proper of Bato. Beside the highway parallel to the extensive Bato River.

Activities: Historical Trip, Picture Taking, Prayer Offering
Town: Bato
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 13 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 15 Minutes

Batalay Shrine

Batalay Shrine also known as the Site of the First Cross in Catanduanes is located in Brgy. Batalay in the town of Bato, Catanduanes. It is beleived to have been constructed over the grave of the shipwrecked Fr. Diego de Herrera of the Augustinian Order in 1576 and well believed that a spring of clear water sprouted near the cross having healing powers.

Activities: Prayer Offering, Picture Taking, Historical Trip
Town: Bato
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 15 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 33 Minutes

Batag Beach / Rock Arc

Batag Beach is located in Brgy. Batag, Virac, Catanduanes. It is just right next to Marilima Beach.

Batag Beach has a great rock formation along its shore. The beach has also a natural arch where you can take photos.

Activities: Swimming, Camping, Picture Taking, Skim Boarding
Town: Virac
District: West Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 15 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 22 Minutes

Balacay Point

Balacay Point also known as Benticayan point is located in Brgy. Benticayan in the town of Baras, Catanduanes.

Balacay Point is one of the tourist spots that is frequently visited by tourists and travelers in Catanduanes.

The Government of Catanduanes constructed a concrete road going to the top of Balacay Point. Cars and motorcycle vehicles can park at the top of the hill. Once you get there, you will be stunned with the view of the Pacific horizon together with the Balacay Island on the left and the Puraran Beach on the right. Compared to Binurong point, Balacay point has higher ground but smaller in terms of size.

Activities: Camping, Nature Viewing, Picture Taking
Town: Baras
District: East Catanduanes
Distance from Virac Town Plaza: 35 km
Travel Time from Virac Town Plaza: 1 hour and 30 Minutes