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Naga is a city in the Bicol region. It is the largest chartered city of Camarines Sur.

Understand[edit]

Naga was known as Nueva Caceres and one of the major cities during the Spanish rule in the Philippines. Naga is also home to the seat of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres.

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By plane[edit]

Plane rides to Naga City take about forty-five (45) minutes. Airline companies that provide this service are Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air. Planes land at the Naga Airport in Pili, Camarines Sur, so you will have to take a fifteen (15) minute car ride to get to Naga City.

By train[edit]

The Philippine National Railways have recently restarted service on the line from Manila to Naga, with daily overnight trains taking around 11 hours and costing from 548 Pesos for an air conditioned seat, with sleepers from 665 Pesos up.[1]

By car[edit]

Naga is 445 km by road from Manila.

By bus[edit]

Bus rides to Naga City from Manila take about eight (8) hours. The bus terminal for Bicol-bound buses is located At the Araneta Center in Cubao.

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Get around[edit]

Navigating Naga is easy by car. Public transportation is provided by pedi-cabs,jeepneys and tricycles (three wheel motorcycles). Transport by taxis is now available.

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The Penafrancia Basilica Minore, located in Barangay Balatas, Naga City, is the shrine of Our Lady of Penafrancia. It is a relatively new structure, having been constructed in the 1990s.

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Wakeboarding at Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC)

The Panicuason Hot Springs, in Barangay Panicuason, Naga City, is a 15-minute drive up Mt. Isarog's slopes. There are about five pools with different temperatures. Immerse yourself in the hottest pool and peacefully contemplate your existence, surrounded by lush foliage of a tropical rainforest.

Learn[edit]

There are numerous public and private schools, colleges and universities in Naga City. These include:

Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU)

Naga City Montessori School (NCMS)

Naga College Foundation (NCF)

University of Nueva Caceres (UNC)

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Budget[edit]

  • Naga Land Hotel, Elias Angeles St., (054) 473.2111, [2]. All rooms have refrigerator, TV with more than 80 cable channels, air-conditioning, PABX telephone, high speed internet access, mini bar, hot and cold showers. Some of its facilities and services are business center, restaurant, spa, cafe, 24-hour front desk services, 24-hour personnel on duty, room service, laundry service and shuttle service. Rates start at PHP 850.00.  edit
  • CBD Hotel opposite the bus station. 1000PHP (Jan 2013) for a AC, with Hot Water shower, Cable TV. WIFI extra 150PHP for 24 hours.

Mid-range[edit]

  • The ADC Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue Corner Catmon II St., +6354.472.2328, [3]. All rooms have air conditioning unit, electronic key card access, plasma TV, high speed Wi-Fi internet service, electronic in-room safe, mini bar and coffee/tea making set. Some of its facilities and service are restaurant, bar, tea shop, kids salon, nail spa and room service. Rates start at PHP 2950.00.  edit
  • Villa Caceres Hotel, 48 Magsaysay Ave, (632) 250-8118. This hotel is very nice. The hotel has its own 24 hour restaurant with room service. Air-conditioning, cable TV, pool, spa are available. The internet charge is 2 pesos per minute. There is a free shuttle to the airport.  edit
  • Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Ave, (6354)473-9999. This hotel has more facilities than most hotels in Camarines Sur. It has gym, sauna and function rooms.  edit

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Get out[edit]

As the capital and center of Camarines Sur, Naga City serves as the hub for other cities and municipalities in the province. The Central Bus Terminal offers one the means to get to other areas of Camarines Sur. One may take buses or filcabs. Buses make frequent stops to every town they pass through to pick up passengers. Filcabs are vans whose original seats are removed and refitted to accomodate more passengers. They are usually faster way to get to your destination but they have a practice of filling up all the seats before they leave.



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