Canaman - Camarines Sur Destinations


It is a landlocked 4th class municipality centrally located in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines.

It is bounded on the North by Magarao, on the South by Camaligan, on the East by Naga City, and on the Southwest by the broad Bicol River. It is shaped like an ocarina or a turtle, and is within 123°-04’-00” and 123°-11’-00” latitudes and 12°-36’-40” to 13°-36’-40”-00 longitudes. From North to South it is 6 km. and 14 km. from East to West. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 31,583 people.


Origin of the town's name
It is now part of the collective memory of Canamanons that ages before the place first entered western consciousness and recorded annals, the area that is now Canaman was very thickly forested. According to Fr. Frank Lynch, S.J., who said that Canaman is the purest among Bicol dialects: “The name Canaman is locally said to be derived from the root /kana'/ meaning ‘building materials’. The suffix /-man/ is taken as a locative, the name thus, indicating “place where there are building materials”.


Lagaylay Festival

A May celebration in Canaman, Camarines Sur to honor the Sta. Cruz tradition. Women dance on the streets while chanting prayers to find the real cross.



Attractions at Canaman

Lagaylay Festival