Province of Albay Things to Do

  • View Of Mt. Mayon From Church Yard
    View Of Mt. Mayon From Church Yard
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    the next day... still hiding...
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Province of Albay Things to Do

  • Daraga Church

    Personally, I find this place to be best where one can be solemn, not only because of the church. The church is situated on top of a hill and what I love most is having the Mayon Volcano as its background. I’m always amazed in small things so by the time I stood infront of the church and had a moment to look at the surroundings; I felt peace and...

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  • Cagsawa Ruins Park

    One of the highlights I find interesting in Albay aside from seeing the perfect cone of Mayon Volcano is the Cagsawa Ruins. Cagsawa is a small town in Albay and during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines; a baroque church was built in 1724. Cagsawa Church is only about 11 km away from the summit of the Mayon Volcano so when it erupted on...

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  • The Perfect Cone: Mayon Volcano

    Mayon Volcano is one of the places you must never miss in visiting the Bicol Region. This volcano is popular for its “perfect cone”- symmetrical conical shape. Just a piece of advice before visiting the place, wish and pray that it will not be cloudy when you get to see it. I got this advice from one of my local friends because sometimes the...

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  • Save The Best For Last: Cagsawa Ruins...

    There are talks that Daraga, being the most progressive city in the Province of Albay and the whole Bicol Region will be the future site of the Bicol International Airport. There are reportedly vehement rejections from locals who oppose the idea, but whether or not there is an airport in Daraga, local and foreign tourists will surely continue to...

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  • Pass By Ligao City

    From Tabaco, Albay we proceeded to Ligao City; stopped for photo shoot in Ligao River with big volcanic rocks spewed by Mt. Mayon in its recent eruption; had delicious lunch in a native-inspired restaurant; passed by Kawakawa Hill; and bought some souvenir items at the fund raising kiosk Of Carmelite Nuns.

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  • Sights To See in Legaspi

    Weather permitting, you can go to the following places in less than a day: Legaspi Seaport, The Embarcador, Kapuntukan Hill, Lignon Hill, Albay Park & Wildlife, St. Raphael Parish Church, Plaza, and pili delicacies & abaca souvenir stalls at Tahao Road.

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  • Tabaco City Without Tobaccos

    Our next stop was Tabaco City. Because "TABAKO" is the vernacular for TOBACCO, I was expecting to find tobacco fields similar to those in Ilocos Region, but there was none. I laughed at myself when I learned that the name of Tabaco was derived from 2 words "TABAK KO", meaning MY BOLO/MACHETE. Such was the utterance of a farmer who thought that the...

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  • Optional Stop: Malilipot, Albay

    Knowing my hubby was into landscape photography, our driver wanted to bring us to Busay Falls in Malilipot; and to please me, he wanted to bring us to the cheapest source of abaca bags and other handcrafted abaca items. But before he could make a left turn to the direction of Busay Falls, hubby and I decided to forego the stopover. We know that...

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  • Consider Legaspi City As Your Base

    We decided to make Legaspi City our transit base for our the Albay tour. Going to Legaspi is easy. Getting an inexpensive but comfortable place to stay is easy, too. We opted to stay at Legaspi Tourist Inn which is in the central business district, very near shopping centers, restaurants, pharmacy, the scenic harbour area and jeepney terminals.We...

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  • Discover The Quaint Town Of Sto. Domingo

    Before going to the more popular tourist destinations, find time to discover Sto. Domingo. It has earned the titles of Cleanest and Greenest Town In Bicol Region; Birthplace of Bicol's Pride, "Sarung Banggui"; and Home of Architectural Gem, St. Dominic de Guzman Church. This picturesque town is only a few minutes drive from Legaspi City. Stopping...

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  • A days' tour

    To maximize going around Legazpi and neighboring areas it is useful to hire a jeepney. Our friend sho lives in the area rented a jeepney for Php 1500 for the whole day.Our first stop was in the Kawa-kawa Nature Park. The park is shaped like a cauldron and there are stations of the cross in the rim. At the bottom is an obstacle course and there is...

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  • Visit the Cagsawa Ruins

    The Cagsawa park's prominent landmark is the belfry of the church of Cagsawa town after the most violent eruption of Mayon in 1814. Now, Mayon's wrath has repeatedly caused mudflow in the area of Cagsawa, the latest in 2001.Nowadays, the Cagsawa park is also the location of craft shops from bicol craftsmen. A place to do your shopping for...

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  • Climb Mayon Skyline

    The Mayon Skyline is located 2,500 feet above sea level. There's a scenic road going up the Mayon skyline where one finds unique flora and marvelous views as Mayon looks down upon the land she shapes thru the centuries. The Skyline was actually a hotel build along the slopes of Mayon but the unavailability of consistent water and electricity has...

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  • Bath at Busay Falls

    A few kilometers from Legaspi City is a landmark that will lead you to Busay Falls, a unique waterfalls that is 7-tiered from the water source, according to the caretaker. For adventurers, hiking to the first tier will take about 30 minutes from the entrance of the waterfall entrance gate. The last tier pours into a shallow basin at the foot of the...

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  • Explore the Pototan caves

    This cave is located in Batan island, and accessible only by boat. It has the remnants of a well-maintained cave site for tourists, as a port, platform, stairs and pathways were specifically made to aid trips to the cave. There was also a balcony at the mouth of the cave for sight-seeing and not spcifically exploring. However, maintenance seemed to...

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  • Explore Hoyop-hoyopan caves

    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...

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  • Go island-hopping

    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...

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  • Flirty Mayon

    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...

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  • Albay's halo-halo

    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...

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  • The Pili Nut

    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...

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  • bonfiRe with the locals---a night to...

    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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  • enjoy the small falls...

    its a natural falls near my place in albay----falls will be everywhere in albay...hav a refreshing shower....or just enjoy the beauty of what nature has to offer...

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  • walk in the mUd...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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  • Mayon Volcano

    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...

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  • Daraga Church

    The magnificent baroque church in Daraga, built by Franciscan monks in 1773, offers an excellent view of Mayon from its vantage point on the top of a hill overlooking the town.

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  • Lignon Hill View Deck

    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...

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  • The Famous Tiwi Halo-Halo

    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...

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  • Marvel of Mayon

    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

    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...

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  • Dhio Endheka Spring Resort

    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...

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  • Equilateral triangle

    A trip to the Bicol Region is not complete without a glimpse of Mayon Volcano. In fact, the first thing that would come up to anyone's mind on the mention of Bicol is Mayon Volcano (followed by pili, hot chilli and abaca). The base of this active volcano covers several towns and is 2,462m above Legaspi City. It can be viewed from as far as Naga...

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  • Majestic Mayon

    Almost all the towns of Albay are within the foot of Mayon Volcano. It is possible then to go around Mayon travelling the road-loop connecting the towns and choose the best view of this majestic volcano that awes you. But no matter where you view it, the profile looks the same - owning to the title of "Perfect Cone".View some shots taken from...

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  • Cagsawa Ruins Park

    A witness to the occasional rumblings of Mt. Mayon as it unleash its fury every now and then, the Cagsawa Ruins is what remained of a once lively town after a great eruption of which lava swept the whole town >> left standing alone was the church's Bell Tower plus some remaining walls of the old church. Looking around the place would give...

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  • Watch Tower

    The church of Cagsawa was built in 1587 but burned in 1636. It was reconstructed in 1724 only to be buried, along with thousands of people seeking refuge inside it, in 1814 by hot lava from the erupting Mayon Volcano. A portion of the bell tower was the only one left standing after the catastrophe. Although a new church was built in another area of...

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