The moment our boat docked by the shore of Mahabang Buhangin in Calaguas Island, it took all of our willpower not to jump into the water headfirst.
I mean how can you resist these waters that give the hashtag #nofilter an entirely new meaning?
Calaguas is located in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island, the minor Maculabo Island, as well as several other minor islands.
Most of the islands are under the administrative jurisdiction of Vinzons, while the minor island of Maculabo is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Paracale. (Read more here.)
With its crystal clear waters and powdery white sand, we all agreed: It's the Boracay of the 1980's. And a plus (for me anyway) is the lack of signal on the island. It made for a full weekend of being totally unplugged--enjoying the island without the distraction of social media and unnecessary calls or messages.