The Bicol Region’s Top
Located east of Manila is Bicol Region, home of the world-famous Mayon Volcano. Boasting a myriad attractions, savory cuisines, and excellent accommodations, Bicol in the Philippines is a favorite among local and foreign. Its array of natural attractions and historic landmarks, particularly in Albay, is a testament to the rich culture of the Philippines. If youe planning a vacation in the region, choose Albay. And while here, visit these popular spots.
Spanish Galleon Wreck Siteng>
This wreck site is a vivid reminder of the bustling trade route between Manila and Acapulco, Mexico during the Spanish era. It is located on the shores of Buhatan Beach in Sto. Domingo, Albay and lies at about 5 fathoms deep under the sea, making it a popular destination for scuba diving or boating expeditions.
This beach is famous for being the original source of pottery and ceramics in the whole Bicol Region since the ancient times. The beautiful surging surf and graceful curve of the shore is a sharp contrast to the jet-black sands of the beach. Add to that the natural formations on the beach, which is popular among budding photographers.
The world’s only volcano with the nearly perfect cone, Mayon Volcano soars majestically at 7,946 feet. The crater measures half a kilometer wide where a pool of hot lava boils and rich coal deposits can be found. It is the iconic symbol of the province; as such many include the volcano.
The ruins are the remains of an 18th century Franciscan church that was destroyed by the eruption of Mayon Volcano in 1814. It is currently a protected structure that is under the care of the Daraga Municipal Government, as well as among Albay’s popular tourist attractions.
In the town of Bacacay, Sogod Beach is a popular destination in the area. It features black-sand beaches, lush vegetation, and tall coconut palm trees, which provides cooling shades for its visitors. Located near the highways, it presents a convenient place for summer vacations.
A natural phenomenon in the town of Tiwi, the tiered waterfalls is located on a stunning mountainside. With its natural springs and cascading waters, Bugsucan Falls is perfect for picnics, photography, and swimming.
A tunnel-like structure located in Camalig, Albay, the cave was said to have been the place where the primitive natives lived. Today, it’s a favorite attraction among tourists for its stunning collection of stalactites and stalagmites, which took thousand of years to form.
If youe planning to visit these sites, it is best to consider an that offers affordable tour packages that include a trip to any of these destinations.
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