Santo Domingo Travel Guide

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    by cyndymc Updated Apr 14, 2010

    Here's something we failed to do because of limited time and bad weather, but hope to do when we return someday. Maybe you can do it ahead of me;-)

    We were told that along the Sto Domingo coastline are beach resorts facing the Albay Gulf. Some resorts have private swimming pools, videoke, billiards and other entertainment facilities. Sto. Domingo Beach can be the perfect getaway from the busy city life.

    At daytime while basking in the exotic black beach, you can have a nice view of a part of the Legazpi City area . At nighttime, you can find the best spot to watch the rising of the full moon. And on a full moon, you can enjoy the fantastic view of the water, silvery moon, vast dark sky and the city lights.

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    by cyndymc Written Apr 14, 2010

    For the adventurous or simply curious:

    There's this story of a Spanish galleon wreck site that now lay 5 fathoms or 9 meters under the sea, but can be seen through green transparent water by the scuba divers. (Note:The galleon is remiscent of the rich Manila to Acapulco [Mexico] trade routes during the Spanish era.) Said to be on its way to Acapulco, the galleon was swept by a strong typhoon and crushed on the reefs of Albay Gulf. The relic was later found along the shores of Buhatan Beach at Sto. Domingo, Albay.

    There are also stories of solid gold anchor found but later "lost", and another tale of a golden "ghost ship" appearing at night. True or not, I intend to inquire from the Local Tourism Office if/when we go back to Sto. Domingo.

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    by cyndymc Written Apr 13, 2010

    It is said that the Tribunal, a Spanish-era structure built in 1832 was later converted into the Presidencia, serving multi-purpose functions for the town until the mid 60's. Then, it was reconstructed into what you see now as the Municipal Building.

    Sto. Domingo Municipal Bldg.
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