Philippine Statistics Authority     The population of Camarines Norte in the census waspeople,  with a density of inhabitants per square kilometre or inhabitants per square mile. Prior to colonization, the region had a complex religious system which involved various deities. Among these deities include:
Getting There Virtually underrated and rarely visited by most travelers, Camarines Norte hides its spectacular secrets of undiscovered caves, exquisite and unspoiled postcard-perfect beaches History of camarines norte rich coral gardens, promising dive sites and world-class surfing, elegant looking bays that open into the Pacific, misty mountains and charming towns throbbing with Bicolano warmth and hospitality — all of this under a veneer of quiet, genteel simplicity.
A bout hours by bus southeast of Metro Manila, the province of Camarines Norte often serves as one of the main gateways to the Bicol Region. And most often, to most travelers, it often just serves as that — another mere stopover to the other destinations in the region.
For most of Bicol which is just about getting used to the idea of tourism, Camarines Norte tends to get overlooked by travelers to the recently popular wakeboarding in Pili and island hopping in the Survivor islands of Camarines Sur, the perfect cone volcano of Mayon in Albay and the whale sharks of Sorsogon.
Of course never mind that the wet and wild Pacific frontier province of Catanduanes is also home to one of the most famous international surf breaks called the Majestics.
Where does this leave Camarines Norte then? Obsessed with the stories of gold mines in the area, he visited the towns of Paracale and Mambulao now called Jose Panganiban. Later on, when Francisco de Sande took over as the new Spanish Governor General of the Philippine Islands, the wave of the Hispanic influence in the region started to be felt as he established a permanent garrison in Naga called Nueva Caceres then to repulse Muslim and Chinese pirates raiding the area.
Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, Camarines Norte had towns like Daet, Capalonga, Mabulao, Indan now called Vinzons already flourishing but Paracale was the crowning jewel because of its gold mines. The history of Camarines Norte is inextricably linked to that of its southern counterpart. Fromthe two Camarines provinces was only known as one political unit — Ambos Camarines.
And after years of splits, reunification and more separation and more unions which eventually led to the final segregation of March 3, when American Governor General F. Lukban as its first Governor. Elena, Talisay and Vinzons.
From Naga it was hours by our bus. We finally got into Daet around 8PM and a local restaurateur whom we met on the bus whisked us to the city center as the bus station was too dark and a tad unsafe according to her. Contrary to what a popular guide book was saying, we actually found the capital town quite charming save for the thousands of tricycles — Daet has gained the notoriety of having the most number of tricycles in the country.
At night, rows and rows of street food stalls line its main drags and it was quite fun to go around and have our yummy fill of Filipino street food. We reserved our initial comments for the town until daylight the following morning to see if we still had the same vibe of the town.
And still, we found Daet as charming as it was at night: Whilst it is true that it seemed like the town was swarming with tricycles, it still did maintain that provincial and charming feel that we had experienced the night before when we arrived. The people were generally friendly and warm.
The first Jose Rizal monument that was ever built was built in Daet which stands at the corner of Magallanes and Justo Lukban streets which faces the Daet Municipal Hall.
This monument was erected in in honor of the Philippine National Hero and consists of a three-tiered stone pylon with a square base supporting a triangle in two stages, the last one tapering to a point.
It was believed that the foundation was made of mortars and boulders from the Old Spanish Jail where many Filipino patriots died, further magnifying its historical and cultural significance. Ildefonso Alegre and Lt. Antonio Sanz of the Philippine Revolutionary Army initiated the construction which was eventually inaugurated on December 20, With these interesting monuments, we kind of found the area not very carefully maintained despite its great significance.Classified as a first class municipality, it is the capital town among the twelve municipalities in the Province of Camarines Norte and famed as the first town in the country to erect the monument in honor of the National Hero Dr.
Jose P. Rizal. Spanish explorer Juan de Salcedo marched into Camarines Norte after subduing Taytay, Cainta, Laguna, and Tayabas.
Obsessed with the stories of gold mines in the area, he visited the towns of Paracale and Mambulao (now called Jose Panganiban). From the fair winds of the self-proclaimed True North, Ilocos Norte boasts of graceful, historic churches, deep aquamarine-colored seas, panoramic vistas of rugged mountains, hidden waterfalls and a multihued history that whispers of gold mines, bloody revolts and an interesting window to .
History. Barely half a century after Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines on March 16, , Iriga, now a city, was only a visita of Nabua, Provincia de Ambos Camarines. Ilocos Norte (Ilokano: Amianan nga Ilocos) is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos grupobittia.com capital is Laoag City, located in the northwest corner of Luzón Island, bordering Cagayan and Apayao to the east, and Abra to the southeast, and Ilocos Sur to the southwest.
Ilocos Norte faces the West Philippine Sea to the west and the Luzon Strait to the north. Travel guide to Camarines Norte: What to do in Vinzons and Capalonga towns Guide to the Towns of Vinzons (including Calaguas) and Capalonga Camarines Norte, Philippines.
Months ago, Background and history of Vinzons. Our first day was spent in the town of Vinzons. It is where the famous Calaguas islands are located.