Rediscovering Bicol: Albay Province Tour

After CWC we went straight to Albay Province, travel time is 2 hours. Approaching Albay, you can see Mayon Volcano along the way. Like CWC, It’s not the first time I saw this majestic volcano boasting its glory to the whole Albay province. But it still fascinates me seeing its splendid beauty. Now, imagine my group seeing it the first time. They were all in awe.

We went directly to Cagsawa ruins, the church that was buried by lava when Mt. Mayon erupted a long time ago.

mayon view in Cagsawa

Some children approached us and we’re told that they would take our photos with trick shots. We were hesitant at first but they were persistent. As soon as we saw their first shot (one of my friend looked like a giant and were about to eat all of us) we were stunned. We gave our cameras (and even our cell phones) to each kid and followed their instructions on how to strike a pose. We all had a blast!


We headed next to Embarcadero de Legaspi.

Mayon view in Embarcadero

Embarcadero is a commercial area constructed besides Legaspi harbor. They have stalls for branded items, spas and restaurants.  We had our dinner at Mang Inasal and had couple of drinks at Padi’s point.


We slept at Sampaguita Inn and woke up early to catch our morning flight at Legaspi airport.


mayon view in Legaspi airport

Coming to Bicol as a tourist is quite refreshing and very interesting. I was able to see my own province in a different perspective and have realized that we have a lot of wonderful tourist spots competitive to the travel market. And because of this experience, I have appreciated Bicol even more.

(you may check our budget for this tour Rediscovering Bicol)


About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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