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Sagñay View Deck

Instead of taking the shorter and more straightforward route back to Naga City, we took the longer road and detoured to check the vista along the eastern coast of Sagñay (pronounced sangay), a sleepy municipality in Camarines Sur.

This was originally our destination instead of Caramoan, the plan being to beach at the rocky shores of Barangay Patitinan, then head out to the nearby Atulayan Island. My uncle decided against it at the last minute since we’ve already been here the last time we went to Bicol (I can still recall our picnic at the nearby cold spring covered by shady trees just a few meters beside the sea, and snorkeling the afternoon away at its starfish-laden waters).

Sagñay View Deck

We’d no longer check the beach this time though since it was still about half an hour of hiking away from the road. We contented ourselves in viewing the deep blue bay of Atulayan with its lone island from the comfort of our van.

After some minutes of cruising along the scenic bay, we stopped and alighted at a viewing deck.

The deck was perched atop a hill and overlooks the panorama of the Atulayan Bay. The only thing missing was Atulayan Island, the hat-like outcrop in the midst of the bay. It was unfortunately obscured from view by the vegetation around the deck.

Sagñay View Deck

The viewing deck seemed a popular stop-over for those plying the route as another group arrived just as we were leaving. Next year I hope we can revisit Atulayan, I was too dead-tired then (I got lost on the way up to the hi-way to retrieve my snorkel, and again got lost going back to the beach, hehe) to fully enjoy its beauty.

Sagñay View Deck

Click to view location on Google MapsSagñay View Deck
Address: Barangay Patitinan, Sagnay, Camarines Sur, Bicol
Entrance Fee: None


Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, August 6, 2011


  1. isa na naman ba yang "buwis-buhay" na shot ng cow? ;->

  2. Please go to Batanes!

    Hahaha mag-request ba daw? =))

  3. the first photo reminds me of Palaui :D
    astig ng cow shot. hehe

  4. huwaaaw! What a view. The gradient of turquoise to blue is just amazing. Nakaka-proud. Natawa ko sa buwis buhay na comment ni AuiManila. hahah! First time ko ata dito.. =) Found you blog through.. uhm.. nagkalat e.

  5. Aui
    Haha hindi naman, I used my telephoto to shoot the cow, ang haba ng horns natakot ako lumapit hehe

    Kakagaling ko lang sa Batanes last week, kaso I'll probably be posting it after 3 months pa, backlog eh hehe

    Thanks! Saan ba ang Palaui? =P

    Malditang "Kura"cha
    Salamat sa pagbisita! Hope to see you back here again po =)

    Haha ganun? I almost didn't post this entry, ang konti kasi ng pictures ko, I'm glad I did. Salamat po =)

  6. Mukhang maamo si manong cow...:)

  7. Nice cove of Atulayan, mukhang masarap ng beach at swimming dun... any resorts there... Beautiful first pic!

  8. Tripper10
    Oo mukhang maamo naman hehe, pero di ako lumapit ng todo, ayaw ko malaman kung maamo nga ba talaga o hindi haha =P

    Thanks Ian, wala yata resorts jan, set up ka lang ng camp along the beach =)