Mt. Isarog Natural Park - Camarines Sur Attractions

Mt. Isarog Natural Park

Mt. Isarog Natural Park is located in Pili, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
Mt. Isarog National Park is home to many of the plants, birds and animals that are known to reside in the Luzon region. These include 143 different kinds of birds and other animals like wildpig, monkey, rats, bats and wild cats. This makes Mt. Isarog a place for educational and scientific activities.
Mt. Isarog provides potable water for the six municipalities and one city surrounding it. It is home to the Agta-Tabangnon and Agta - Cimarron indigenous groups who were given legal access to the land located within the Park (also known as the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim or CADC). The scenic waterfalls and the challenging hike towards the summit make Mt. Isarog a major tourist destination. It is currently under stress due to the increase of human population and tourism activities. Located within seven administrative units seeking economic development, the Park is open to development activities that may not be environmentally sound. It also faces constraints in the management and preservation of its resources. The establishment of the Park as a Protected Area, through the NIPAS Act, will lay the necessary regulations for its management and conservation. It shall ensure the preservation for the Park's rich diversity of plants and animals. The Mt. Isarog General Management Plan 2000-2004 was conceptualized to counter, if not mitigate the adverse effects of unwise use of resources and development.

How to get there
Metro Manila to Pili (Naga City) by road: Different bus companies ply the route along Maharlika highway. It takes 9 to 12 hours to reach destination. A one-way fare costs from P400.00 to P650.00 depending on the company and quality of transport. The most important liners are Philtranco , JB Lines and Tritran .

Pili/Naga to the park: From the airport, take a 30-minute jeep ride that will take you to the Naga City market. From the bus station, take a tricycle to the same destination.

Jeepneys stationed near the Naga City market leave for Barangay Panicuason / Carolina. After a 5-km, 30-minute ride, get off at the Girl Scout of the Philippines office in Panicuason and walk the road leading to the Protected Area Office.


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