Naga Airport serves the visitors and inhabitants of Naga City, situated in the province of Camerines Sur in the Philippines. Although the name of the airport was obtained from Naga City, the airport is in fact situated within the boundaries of Pili, the provincial capital.
Naga City and Pili are inhabited mostly by locals of Malay descent. Their long history of colonial rule, and the gradual diffusion of different cultures, background, and ancestry, make the locals a unique blend of east and west, both in terms of culture and appearance. Tagalog and Bicol dialects are commonly used in this province, but most locals know the English language.
This one terminal domestic airport serves only two airlines, with six daily flights. A domestic flight from Manila (NAIA) to Naga Airport only takes about 50 minutes.
For all departing passengers, a terminal fee of PHP 20 is chargeable in cash.
Services and Facilities
At this relatively small domestic airport, you will find your basic needs met. A tourist information and assistance center can be found within the terminal building if you need any information, brochures, or maps for your travels. Also within the terminal building, you will find hotel and tour agency representatives if you have not made bookings and arrangements prior to your arrival. Outside the terminal building, you will find taxis waiting to get you to your desired destination.
Transportation Within The City
To get around within the city, you will find several options available to you. Firstly, if you are staying at a hotel, enquire about possible transport arrangements. Some hotels offer transport services to their visitors. A popular mode of transport within Naga City is the Jeepney, dubbed the King of Philippine Roads, is a longer and larger version of the American jeep.
Capable of transporting up to 22 people, you will find many of these vehicles along the roads. Three-wheeled pedicabs, a bike with a sidecar, capable of holding three passengers are also common mode of transport. Normal taxis are also available.
Sights and Attractions
If you want a glimpse of Naga City’s history, you can visit the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary. The bricks and tiles of this Spanish era structure dates all the way back to 1785. The structure has undergone restoration works over the years, but the distinct colonial style, and the remains of the original structure are definitely worth a visit. The site was declared a national historical landmark in 1988.
Within the Seminary, you will find the Museo del Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres. This museum boasts the memorabilia of the prominent first Filipino Bishop, Jorge Barlin, as well as other artefacts.
If you are a nature-lover, or have an interest in trekking, the Mount Isarog Natural Park will be ideal for you. The park sits atop a dormant volcano, and is the highest forested peak in Southern Luzon. The park is home to numerous rivers and waterfalls, as well as flora and fauna.