Paniman Beach is one of the jump-off points for island hopping in Caramoan located at Barangay Paniman. The beach is around 30 -45 minutes by tricycle and around 20-30 minutes by “habal-habal” from Centro or Town Proper. You may also go straight to the beach from Guijalo Port around 1 hour travel time( by tricycle starts at Php150 for special trip). Here are some of the resorts and lodges in the area if you want to stay near the beach.
BREEZE AND WAVES COTTAGES
A two-storey building with its own bar and restaurant. You can order fresh seafood to be cooked the way you want it. They also arrange island-hopping tours for the guests.
Tel: 09082911072, +639198319497
Room Rates: Php 1300 (good for 2 persons)
Php200 additional person
REX TOURIST INN PANIMAN BRANCH
A native filipino lodge that offers basic accomodation. It has 3 airconditioned rooms each with its own toilet. It has a simple living room and a small veranda outside. Another alternative lodge if you don’t mind hearing people belting out some songs at night at the nearby videoke bar.
Tel: 0919-8821879, 0919-3089675
Contact: Mr. Rex B. Hernandez
Room Rates: Php1200 airconditioned (good for 4pax)
Php1500 airconditioned with hot and cold shower (good for 4pax)
Php200: additional pax
ISLAND VIEW COTTAGE
Another native Filipino lodge that offers basic accomodation. It has two air-conditioned rooms with its own toilet (good for 4 pax) and one non-airconditioned room good for 5 pax or more. The lodge has its own minibar and it serves food as well. They also offer tent rental. Island View is located beside Rex Tourist Inn.
Tel: 0919-3932223, 09088729668
Php1300 – rooms with AC and its own toilet (4pax)
Php1300 (formerly 1500) – non-AC loft room good for 5 pax
Php200 – extra person
Ok, I invented that name just because it doesnt have a name yet and it is owned by the barangay captain. The lodge has 2 air-conditioned rooms and offers the most spartan accommodation. The toilet is outside. It is located near Rex Tourist Inn also along the beach.
Contact: Analyn Alvarez
Php1500 – good for 4pax
Php100 – extra person
(LA PLAYA) PUERTO MERCED, CAMP AND PICNIC GROUNDS
It has 12 rooms consisting of 9 AC rooms and 3 non-ac rooms. (8 cottages have common toilet while 4 apartments have their own toilets. It has its own clubhouse for receiving guest and dining. A recommended spot for backpackers who would like to camp in a quite, safe and wide area. Water supply used to be a problem but it is located further from the rest of the cottages so it affords its guest a quiet atmosphere.
Contact: Ome +63 (920) 281-6362 Elvis +63 (920) 816-6362 or at 63+919-813-6766
Php2500 – AC room apartment type with its own toilet (good for 6pax)
Php1200 – AC cottage with communal toilet (good for 3pax, extra person Php200)
Php900 – Non-AC cottage with communal toilet (good for 3pax)
Php600 – tent rental with beddings (good for 3 pax)
Php1200 – big tent with beddings (good for 6 pax)