Province of Albay Travel Guide

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Province of Albay Highlights

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     Anywhere in Albay is a glimpse of Mayon's Beauty. 

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     none 

  • In a nutshell
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     Quite place for an afternoon nap! 

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Tabaco

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Daraga

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Ligao

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Tiwi

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Malilipot

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Santo Domingo

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Guinobatan

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Camalig

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Oas

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Joroan

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Cagraray Island

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Naga

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Tabaco

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  • Light Candles Before Religious Images

    Tabaco Local Customs

    I was curious why the candle vendor kept on asking me if I wanted to put a candle infront of the stained glass window. I then realized that it was customary to first light a candle infront of the religious image before praying inside the church. I noticed that in no time, devotees lit candles on the pavement.

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  • Snacks @ The Mayon Science Park

    Tabaco Restaurants

    A clean canteen-type of restaurant located alongside the Mayon Planetarium is a welcome treat to travelers. It is non-aircon but airy because of the big windows that allow the cool air in. They serve meals and snacks. We didn't have a chance to sample their snacks; we just bought softdrinks and bottled water. See picture for sample menu.

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  • The Tabaco Port & Natunawan Cove

    Tabaco Things to Do

    Our driver recommended that we pass by the Tabaco Port and try our luck to see or take a shot of Natunawan Island from there. He related an interesting story of an island that sunk underwater after a typhoon, then reappeared forming another island shaped like the caret symbol of Death. We got so intrigued so we agreed to the stopover. Unfotunately,...

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Daraga

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  • Cafe Bicolano

    Daraga Restaurants

    Exquisite coffee and great costumer service. You can use their computer for free. Try their Cafe Bicolano (strong coffee!) and pili bread (delicious! the syrup is not too sweet). Perfect combination! Cafe Bicolano kept me charged throughout my stay in Albay. Also, their Pili shake is highly recommended.

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  • Stopover At Cagsawa Ruins

    Daraga Things to Do

    Your visit to Albay will not be complete if you don't stop by the Cagsawa ruins in Daraga. Mt. Mayon's most violent and deadly eruption was on February 1, 1814. That fateful day, about 1,200 people sought refuge in the stone church of Cagsawa. Sad to say, they all perished when the church was razed and buried with lahar and pyroclastic flows. Only...

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  • Barbecue Street Food Delights

    Daraga Local Customs

    If there is the 7 Degrees Grill & Restaurant, there is the street BBQ Foodcart for budget travelers and locals. Aside from the usual pork BBQ, there are other types of BBQs with funny/unique names that only streetfood eaters are familiar with: Adidas for chicken feet, Betamax for Solid Blood, Helmet for chicken head, and IUD for chicken intestines....

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Ligao

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  • Via Crucis & Sight-seeing @ Kawakawa...

    Ligao Things to Do

    It was past noon when we arrived at Kawakawa Hill. The sun was shining bright, but a sudden drizzle in the area made us forego the arduous uphill climb to the 236-meter high hill. We missed the opportunity to see the much talked-about spectacular panoramic view from the top. We also failed to see for ourselves the supposedly peculiar shape of a...

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  • My Encounter With The Carabao @ Ligao...

    Ligao Off The Beaten Path

    The aftermath of Mt. Mayon's wrath left the Ligao River heavily silted with lahar and blocked by volcanic rocks. The local government had taken steps to rehabilitate the river by desilting it, using backhoe to move volcanic debris to the riverbanks. Riverwater soon resumed its flow, and residents moved on with their lives, panning gravel from the...

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  • Gravel Panning For A Living

    Ligao Local Customs

    While hubby went for a photo shoot at Ligao River, I got curious about the people (including children) going to the far end of the river. I thought they were going for a picnic or fishing. It pained me to realize that they were panning gravel from the river. Due to poverty and lack of other source of livelihood, locals go to the river to pan gravel...

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Tiwi

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  • See How Ceramics are Made

    Tiwi Things to Do

    Barangay Putsan is rich in red clay which is used to make stoneware potteries. Finished products comes in terra cotta or glazed finish. This is a good place to do your souvenir shopping. Here you can buy sturdy plant pots, cooking pots and beautiful home decors like chimes, candleholders, decorative jars, etc. Philippine Ceramics is a big warehouse...

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  • Naglagbong Geothermal People's Park

    Tiwi Things to Do

    Visit the Naglagbong Geothermal People's Park (Nag Park) where you can have a good view of the Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant. It is the major supplier of geothermal energy to the Luzon Grid.The park used to have hot springs, vents, boiling mud pools and silica center mounds. Mama tells me that before people visiting this place would boil eggs from...

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  • Special Halo-halo

    Tiwi Restaurants

    Simple and clean, nothing fancy about the place. It is currently undergoing a small extension maybe due to an increasing popularity. Notice the fancier restaurants nearby, very few people come there for a visit. People say "you can't beat the original" and they can't copy the taste of DJC's halo halo. Halo halo...so yummy with creamy leche flan,...

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Malilipot

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  • Shopping for Bags! Bags! at...

    Malilipot Things to Do

    JanmhayveS Handicraft supplies the major department stores in Metro Manila with quality handmade native bags and other abaca products. Their prices are about 50% cheaper than the prices of same products in, say, SM Kultura. It's run by a dynamic husband and wife team of Mr. and Mrs. Bigornia. Mrs. Leth manages the store while Mr. Bigornia runs the...

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  • Busay Falls

    Malilipot Things to Do

    Busay Falls is a series of 7 waterfalls of differing heights located in Malilipot, Albay. It is a good way to spend a day exploring this part of the province.Busay Falls about 20km north of Legazpi City in the direction of Tabaco, Albay. There is a sign clearly visible from the road marking the small road leading to the waterfalls. You have to...

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  • Shop for Native Bags

    Malilipot Things to Do

    If you have a fetish for bags then a visit to Malilipot is a must. Malilipot is a town in Albay which is famous not only for the Busay Falls but also for its beautiful bags.Judith is very nice to take me there. From the outside, the place looks like a sleepy town but looking closely, you will see small houses filled with beautiful and colorful bags...

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Santo Domingo

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  • Explore The Exotic Black Beaches of Sto....

    Santo Domingo Things to Do

    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...

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  • Other "Mysteries" I'd Like To Explore

    Santo Domingo Things to Do

    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...

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  • Glimpse of History Through Its Municipal...

    Santo Domingo Things to Do

    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.

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Camalig

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  • Pinangat Special

    Camalig Shopping

    Pinangat is one of Bicol’s trademark food other than the pili nut and its various incarnations and Bicol express, to name a few. Made from gabi leaves mixed with gata (coconut extract). Camalig in Albay is known for this delectable dish. It comes in hot and not so hot versions. Pinangat less than P50.00

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  • Visit Hoyop hoyopan cave

    Camalig Things to Do

    from the national highway it will take you about 20 more minutes drive going to the cave site, road is not so good but also not so bad, even light cars can take your there. a tour guide will take you inside , you will have to pay him P100 for the tour inside the cave, additional P300 option if you want the lights inside the cave to be opened.

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  • Spooky Cemetery

    Camalig Off The Beaten Path

    The main church is closed by the time we got there. Not much choice but to roam and explore its vicinity. At the left side of the building, we saw this nice old little cemetery. Yes it is spooky here but I could not resist having my picture taken here. I find rustic cemeteries very nice and out of this world.

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Joroan

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  • Joroan Lookout

    Joroan Things to Do

    This is an altar designed also as a lookout. Behind the statue of Our lady of Salvation, the scenery is so beautiful. One could see the calm sea and green fields. This is a great place to relax after a long drive...to stretch those numb and tired muscles.

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  • Dragon That Flies :0)

    Joroan Off The Beaten Path

    When was the last time you saw a dragonfly? For me it has been ages so I am overjoyed to see plenty of those here in Joroan. There are so many of them, the place is really a nature paradise.

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  • Pilgrimage Site

    Joroan Things to Do

    Shrine of Our Lady Salvation is also known as Joroan Church (not Jordan Church as written in some tourist guidebooks). This is a small church famous for the venue of the yearly pilgrimage to our Nuestra Señora de Salvacion, the Patroness of Albay. This year, the activity was scheduled in August 25-26. According to the information posted at the...

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