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Virac is the largest town in Catanduanes, an island province of the Philippines, the provincial capital, and the island's main transport hub.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

  • 1 Virac Port, Port Road. Open 24 hours.
    • Peñafrancia shipping lines has daily ferry service to and from Tabaco, Albay from the Virac town center port.
    • One-way fares are from ₱240 non-AC, ₱290 A/C. The trip takes 3½ hours.
    • From Tabaco you can get a bus to Manila. Or a van to Legazpi City, ₱40 or Naga, ₱180.

There is also a fast ferry from San Andres port (17 km from Virac) to Tabaco which takes 1 hour and costs ₱330 for AC class.

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

There are jeepneys, motorized tricycles and pedicabs one could ride to travel within Virac.




Banks & ATMs[edit]

  • 1 BDO Virac Town Center Branch, San Juan Street. Banking hours: 9AM–6PM; ATM: 24 hours. Master Card/Visa Card ATM. BDO (Q4854129) on Wikidata BDO on Wikipedia
  • 2 PNB-Virac, Rizal Avenue corner Santa Cruz Street. 24-hour ATM. Visa Card ATM.
  • 3 BPI Direct BanKo Virac Branch, Catanduanes Circumferential Road. 9AM–4:30PM.
  • 4 China Bank-Virac, Quezon Avenue. Banking hours: 9AM–5PM; ATM: 24 hours.


  • 5 Virac Center Mall, Rizal Street. 8AM–6PM. Has a supermarket, Mercury Drug and a Jollibee.
  • 6 Virac Town Center, Rizal Avenue. 9AM-9PM. Supermarket, department store, boutiques, restaurants, cafe, etc. Virac Town Center on Wikipedia
  • 7 Virac Pasalubong Center, Quezon Avenue.
  • 8 Century Family Mall, Santa Elena Street. 8AM–noon, 1-5 PM.
  • 9 Virac Lucky Supermarket, Catanduanes Circumferential Road. 4:30AM–6PM.
  • 10 Virac Marketplace, P. Arcilla Street. 10AM–midnight.
  • 11 Virac Sunrise Saver's Supermart, Catanduanes Circumferential Road (in Virac Center Mall). 8AM–8PM.


  • Blossom Restaurant. 9AM-6PM. low price.
  • Jollibee, Virac Center Mall, Rizal Avenue. 7AM-10PM. Breakfast from 7AM-11AM.
  • Blue Cafe, Virac Town Center, Metro Walk, Rizal Ave. Coffee, cakes, & comfort food.
  • Fernando's Asian Cuisine, Virac Town Center, Rizal Ave. A mix of various Asian food choices.
  • Chicken Deli, Virac Town Center, Rizal Ave. Chicken Inasal (Grilled Chicken)
  • Thirstea, Virac Town Center, Metro Walk, Rizal Ave. Milk tea & comfort food.
  • Food Avenue (Food Ave), Virac Town Center, Rizal Ave.


  • DOD Bar & Cafe. 6PM-1AM. Live music.


  • Rakdell Inn, San pedro Virac, +639103743230. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM. Fan single/double room with own bathroom and cable TV. The inn has its own restaurant. ₱350/450.
  • Marem Pension House, 136 Rizal Street, +63 52 8113439. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM. Fan/AC single/double rooms with own bathroom. Free Wifi.
  • Catanduanes Midtown Inn, San Jose Street, +63 52 8110527. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM. AC single/double with own bathroom and cable TV.
  • Solybel Lodge, Rizal Avenue, +63 52-8111194. Single/double rooms with shared bathroom.
  • Villa Tolledo Travel Lodge, Sta Elena Street, +63 52-6112857. Single/double rooms with own bathroom.


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