A swanky hotel room might suffice, even a pool would be great, but you know what would really make your Naga City visit more memorable? A front row seat to the Peñafrancia fiesta. Shout “Viva La Virgen” and wave those hankies right outside your window.
Centro Square Transient Hotel
A brand-new hotel and the name says it all: this sits at the center of it all. Affordable rates and seamless accessibility for solo travellers or even groups who want their own fiesta adventures. The higher floors provides an almost 180 degree vantage point for the fluvial parade. Easy street and riverside access just a few steps away.
Sampaguita Hotel Panganiban
It’s one of Naga City’s most visited hotels in terms of people who want to see the Fluvial parade. The waterfront suites give you sights perfect for those panoramic shots.
Nikko’s Ark Roof deck
Although they might not offer you drinks during the day time, you could still try to hang around here for the Traslacion to pass by and get that real Peñafrancia vibe before the parades start.
Camarines Sur National Highschool overpass
This one is more for the adventurous types. You can stay here as your drop off point so that you can set up those up close and personal photos you’ve been dying to take.
The roof deck of this hotel will let you see the start off point of the fluvial procession. That top floor with a 360 degree-view of Naga City is certainly a place to be for would be pilgrims to the city. For those who like cheap thrills, the Public Market is right across!
If you really want to get into the heat of action, I would suggest strapping your most reliable action cam and jumping right into it. Quince Martires is one of the converging points for the majority of people during traslacion.
The Carmen Hotel
Staying at this hotel during the Peñafrancia festival is truly a delight. Basically, you’d be getting the best of both worlds. They can offer you both a very laid back and yet amazing street view of the traslacion and a very exclusive riverside view of the fluvial procession from their viewing deck.