Fun things to do in Province of Albay

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    Explore Hoyop-hoyopan caves

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

    Our guide told us that there are about 15 explored caves in Albay. The hoyop-hoyopan was one of the major caves. It was used during the war and the martial law to house the residents of nearby towns from raids and military activities. Unlike the caves i've seen in the past, the natural landscape of this cave has been modified, steps and pathways cemented to avoid slips and accidents. Our cave guide used a gas lamp to light our way around it. For large groups touring the cave, a series of light bulbs twisting through the cave paths can be turned on.

    Entrance fee was P50 each. At the exit, you could buy some crystals chipped off from cave walls from P20 to P150 depending on size.

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    Go island-hopping

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

    The gulf of Albay has several islands that are worth visiting - Cagraray, Batan and Rapu-rapu. Many white, sandy beaches are empty, and there are also some rocky beaches that are worth exploring. If you're lucky, you can find your own special beach, hidden from prying eyes and which can be your own special hiding place.

    In the beach we found, we had a quiet picnic and slept and joked and laughed around loudly without inconveniencing anyone.

    From our resort at Sto. Domingo, we hired a boat for P2,500, for 3-8 hours.

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    Flirty Mayon

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

    The major attraction of Albay is Mayon volcano, in its majesty and horrific power during an active eruption. However Mayon is like a woman as well. Being visible almost everywhere in Albay, she flirts with one's camera with a now-you-see-me, now-you-don't attitude. One can't help but takes pictures whenever possible (even if in each photo the volcano looks the same). It changes moods throughout the day, playing with small streaks of clouds, smoke gently floating above and around, and hiding behind mounds of large clouds and many times causing rain in its vicinity.

    For me, the Mayon is simply magnetic, calling for attention almost all the time. I can't help but snap pictures several times every hour.

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    Albay's halo-halo

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

    In my research for this trip, i have read about special halo-halo in Albay that the authors highly recommend to try. However, the restaurant mentioned was closed that day, so we went out in Albay in search of the other versions of the prided halo-halo of Albay. We found one version in Sto. Domingo that we think is unusual. The woman who made it claims she's the only one making it and not sure if others practices it. Though the ingredients are the usual ones of gelatin, fruit, buko, sweetened banana, langka, ube, etc.. these ingredients are both at the bottom and on top of the ice.

    Had it not for our limited time in bicol and the limited amount one stomach can take at a time, we would have continued our quest for Albay's halo-halo... :-)

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    The Pili Nut

    by Yla Written Jul 12, 2008

    Introduce yourself to Pili, the regional tree, unique to the Bikol region and grew in isolated parts in the Visayas as well. It's an unassuming tree, not immediately observable to an untrained eye, but they abound the region.

    What's ultimately different about this tree is its pili fruit or nut (Canarium ovatum). Green in color and symmetrical 4-7 cms fruit when young, it turns blue-black as it grew ripe. The nut-fruit's pulp is edible, boiled to softness and tastes close to sweet potato. Pili is generally known for the hard-encrusted nut which houses a delicious kernel, even superior to almond. The pili kernel is processed dry-roasted, slightly sweetened, or candied and can be bought widely in Bikol and other parts of the Philippines.

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    bonfiRe with the locals---a night to remember!!!!

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    if you have a chance to hav bonfire....
    on the place you will visit in albay...
    prepare BBQ ----hav some drinks....
    stargazing.....
    with some fun music on the background!!!!
    an unforgettable evenin in our place...

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    walk in the mUd...

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    my grandparents hometown is 2 hour walk from the city...
    carabao ride or a walk in the mud....

    am glad that my family members..love adventure-
    despite bein in the city most of our life....

    our feet soak in the mud once in a while...
    foot mud pack i guess...

    but the view its breathtaking...

    some schoolchildren we meet while we walk...
    we enjoy!!!!

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    be a giant.....take this snap near cagsawa ruins..

    by orlina8 Written May 26, 2008

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    the kids in cagsawa ruins..master the art of taking this shots...
    u will be like giant ---pushing cagsawa ruins..

    be nice to little kids in cagsawa ruins,
    they are very smart...
    provide info about cagsawa ruins...
    and willing to take nice photos...

    just dont forget to bring something for them...
    as they expect something from the tourist also....

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    take a picture of mayon volcano of course!

    by uysijessa Written Jun 21, 2007

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    more than anything else, it's what you gotta do when you go to albay. and luckily mayon volcano can practically be seen from almost anywhere in albay. who can resist taking a picture of one of the wonders of the world with its perfect (well if i remember right, now its not that perfect anymore) cone? this was my second trip to albay and i still had to take another picture. the sight of it especially on a clear day with clear blue skies as a background just takes your breath away.

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    Mayon Volcano

    by limledi Updated May 14, 2007

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    Mayon Volcano is world-renowned for its near perfectly symetrical cone, which billows smoke daily, a reminder that the volcano still erupts at frequent intervals. The buried ruins of the village of Cagsawa, with only the church steeple still standing, are a testament to the awesome powers of this beautiful, but dangerous, wonder of nature. Cagsawa Ruins Park offers one of the best views of the volcano.

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    Lignon Hill View Deck

    by limledi Updated May 14, 2007

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    Lignon Hill View Deck is an exhilirating climb to the top. Vehicles are only allowed by 6pm. Otherwise you have to go there by foot. It's a steep climb testing your endurance. Elderlys can tackle it albeit slowly at their own pace. Upon reaching the top, you can have a great view of the Mayon Volcano as well as the city of Legaspi. The damage caused by the recent typhoon costing many lives is clearly visible. You can buy food & drinks among the kiosks here.

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    The Famous Tiwi Halo-Halo

    by bike_packer Updated Sep 18, 2006

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    Tiwi is not only famous as the host of one of the biggest geothermal plants in the country but also of its Halo-Halo. There are 2 halo-halo parlors in town located side-by-side. The one that draws a bigger number of customers is definitely the original and the "gaya-gaya" just take the spillover when demand is great.

    Our host from Tiwi told us that there's a secret recipe on the ice used. We agree that this is the best halo-halo we ever tasted around the country.

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    Marvel of Mayon

    by i-s-a Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    Definitely the most beautiful mountain (volcano) I have ever seen.

    It is difficult to imagine how such beauty can create so much distruction. During the day it looks very calm with only scattered smoke across its slopes. But at night you can see the extent of its fury...red lava flows from it's mouth and from the looks of it, the damage is huge!

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    Learn Some Folklore

    by i-s-a Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    story taken from the base of the statue:

    The legendary Daragang Magayon, which literally means beautiful maiden, lived long ago in the land of Ibalong, this part of the country now known as Bikol. She used to bathe in the sweet cool and clear Yawa River. She died a tragic death, together with her Tagalog Prince, Ulap. The bodies of the ill-fated lovers, cuddled each other's arms, were buried in one grave. That grave was seen rising higher and higher until it rose to become a beautiful and majestic cone shape mountain now called Mount Mayon.

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    Dhio Endheka Spring Resort

    by bike_packer Updated May 9, 2006

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    A mountain spring resort in between the foot of Mt Malinao and Mayon Volcano. The swimming pools (5 pools) are free-flowing and are filled with water coming from mountain springs. What is ironic is that the place is in between a volcano and a mountain that hosts a power geothermal plant, yet the water from the spring is super cold. The water is colder than you expect. A favorite day-tour destination of Albayenos during summer - a great relief from the summer heat.

    The resort has rooms for overnight stays.

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