CamSur is the fastest growing spot

Visitors in Camarines Sur or CamSur surged by 117.2 percent to 1.57 million in 2009, led by the promotion of the province as an adventure destination.  International and local events such as the First Aqua Fest Celebrity Challenge, Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, International Dragon Boat Competition and Bagasbas Summer Surf, boosted domestic visitors to CamSur by 140 percent to 1.3 million.

Foreign tourists were also up by 56.1 percent.  Visitors from Australia and the United Kingdom to CamSur substantially rose 235 percent and 170 percent respectively.  The USA remained the major source market for CamSur with 14 percent share.

The influx of tourists in Camarines Sur has expanded room capacity in different towns in Camsur, namely:  Naga (1,082 rooms), Pasacao (303 rooms), Pili (289 rooms),   Caramoan (208 rooms), San Jose (99 rooms), Nabua (81 rooms), Sagnay (68 rooms), Iriga (67 rooms), Buhi (44 rooms), and Tigaon (43 rooms).  These facilities range from high-end tourist accommodation to small lodging establishments.

The provincial government of Camarines Sur also opened an 18-hectare manmade lake called Lago Del Rey at the cost of PhP20 million to complement the popular wake-boarding activity in the area.  As a family facility, the park offers accommodation and various activities such as boat rides, fishing, and swimming.


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