Albay Philippines attractions, whether natural or constructed wonders, are easily accessible by private or public transport.With so numerous places to visit and activities to experience in Albay, Albayanos recommend that you start with these must-see attractions.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Albay Philippines
1. Mayon Volcano
The volcano in the world has a cone as perfectly shaped as Mayon. Towering at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, it repose at the center of the three cities and 15 towns of Albay. Mayon’s name was derived from the local word “Magayon,” which means beautiful.
The volcano is one of the utmost active in the Philippines. There have been 49 eruptions since the first documented activity in 1616, with the most awful explosion occurring on February 1, 1814 and killing some 1,200 people in Cagsawa and Budiao.
One of the ways to enjoy the magnificent view of Mayon is from the Cagsawa Ruins.
The Cagsawa Park is a memorial to the townspeople of Cagsawa who perished for the period of the eruption of February 1, 1814. It is one place where Mayon Volcano looks to be a perfect cone. The bell tower of the ruined Church of Cagsawa, with Mayon in the background, is probably one of the utmost photographed man-made structure in the nation.
2. Ligñon Hill Nature Park
A long and winding road leads up to a circular looking deck constructed on top of a hill in Legazpi City. Ligñon Hill provides a vantage sight of scenic Legazpi City, Albay Gulf, and Mayon Volcano.
3. Vera Falls
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A little over an hour away from Legazpi City is a wonderful curtain of falling water called Vera Falls. It is set amidst a backdrop of diverse flora and fauna within the elaborately forested Mt. Malinao. The cascades of water located at the bottom of a ravine in Barangay Bulang dew drop 25 meters into a crystal clear blue lagoon.
4. Kawa-Kawa Hill
Kawa-Kawa has a concave or cratered top as an alternative of a convex or rounded one. It got its name from this curious shape that resembles a “kawa” or cauldron. Its matchless crater summit, which spans six hectares, has been likened to an amphitheater. This is why Kawa-Kawa is similarly often stated to as “the hill without a hilltop.”
5. Embarcadero de Legazpi
A 105-square meter event center known as the Celebration Plaza serves as venue for conventions, fashion shows, beauty pageants, competitions, and other gatherings.
Further exciting offerings of Embarcadero: 90-feet high skywalk with a view of Albay Gulf, cityscape, and popular Mayon Volcano; 59-feet Climbing Wall and a Bungee Trampoline; 350-meter zipline from a lighthouse; water activities like parasailing, jetski, paddle boat, kart race and Segway rides; and water jeep.
6. Joroan Church
This small church in Tiwi is home to the marvelous image of the Nuestra Señora de Salvacion. Every third Saturday of August, thousands of travelers flock to Joroan Church to pay homage to the patroness of the Province of Albay (Diocese of Legazpi).
7. Danao Lake
The world’s smallest commercially offered fish (Pandaca Pygmea) makes this mountaintop lake in Barangay Danao, Polangui its home. The rare tabios or sinarapan, which is single of Bicol’s indigenous delicacies, is usually cooked wrapped in banana leaves and steamed otherwise in coconut milk. Anglers as big as eels as well as other kinds of fresh water species can also be found here.
Danao Lake is situated 500 meters above sea level and about 20 kilometers away from the town center. It is surrounded by lush and green vegetation where animals graze freely, usually when rice-planting season is over.
8. Japanese Tunnels
This network of subway passages built by Japanese soldiers in Camalig, Albay served as their pathway to the poles apart portions of the province and refuge from American bombings.
The tunnels can be found beneath Mount Quitwinan (oftentimes spelled as Kitwinan), which offers a vantage view of Mayon Volcano and Legazpi City.
Mount Quitwinan occupies portion of the village of Tinago, Mina, Ilawod, Gotob, Gapo and Sumlang in Camalig and even a portion of the adjacent municipality of Daraga.
9. Misibis Bay Resort and Casino
Misibis Bay is a 5-hectare high-end resort beside the southern tip of Cagraray Island in Bacacay, Albay.
Water activities at Misibis Bay contain KAYAKING, banana boat rides, wind surfing, hobie cat sailing, paddle surfing, jet skiing, diving, and sunset cruise. On land, visitors can travel around the resort grounds using the Segway, go on a scenic ride around the island aboard a dune buggy, sort their way to the Eco-Energy Park on an ATV, or zip their way across a 200-meter or a 450-meter line as of the Eco-Energy Park.
10. Cagraray EcoPark
The Cagraray EcoPark is an environment camp on Cagraray Island, which is connected to mainland Albay by the Sula Bridge.It offers escapade activities such as wall climbing and zip line rides.A signature spot within the park is the amphitheatre, which is constructed just near the entrance to the park. Other noteworthy structures are the chapel, hanging bridge, and solar-powered lampposts.
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