Getting there & away
The best way to get to Southeast Luzon is to take a comfortable 29-seat deluxe bus from Manila. These travel at night and cost only about P200 more than regular air-con buses. Most of the major bus companies servicing Bicol offer a deluxe service to the major cities. You can also fly to Naga, Legaspi, Catanduanes and Marinduque for about $US55 one way.
The islands of Marinduque and Catanduanes are served by frequent ferries. You can also take ferries from Matnog, at the southern tip of Bicol, to Samar, and from Pilar, near Donsol, to Masbate.