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Legazpi and its Volcano Mayon

October 14, 2014 Mary Towns to visit

Map of Albay Legazpi

Map of Albay Legazpi

Bicol region’s travel itinerary highlights the province of Albay featuring the cities of Legazpi, Bacacay, Daraga and Naga. These neighboring cities promote different attractions and activities that will make your stay enjoyable. Forget about the stress and include in your journey planner the points to remember for a no-stress getaway.

About Legazpi

Ebony beach Albay

Ebony beach Albay

The northeastern part of the city is mostly plain with a slope of about 15 degrees and its southern part is generally rolling to hilly. The city’s primary products are rice and root crops with coconut as the secondary product. Ebony beaches are dominant in Albay which Legazpi acquired from the distinct black colored sand attributed to the volcanic rocks that have been pulverized due to natural erosion occurred million years ago.

Where to stay

The essential detail you need to include in your travel itinerary is the accommodation. If you want to be treated like a VIP, the most luxurious place to stay in Albay is the Misibis Bay. It is located at Bacacay, Albay featuring 37 Asian-inspired villas that have airy and high ceilings. Each villa has a spacious terrace that has direct access to the beach or the pool. Misibis Bay also offers various activities including dune buggy, ATV, Segway, hobie cat, wind surf and Avalon Fun Ship.  

What to do

There are several places to visit around to be included in your travel itinerary. Places included are Legazpi Boulevard, Ligñon Hill Natural Park, Cagsawa Ruins and Embarcadero de Legazpi.

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi

Recognized as one of the most picturesque seaside roads in the country, the Legazpi Boulevard offers a scenic view of the famous Mayon Volcano complemented with the fresh sea breeze perfect for jogging, running and biking. The Kapuntukan Hill is visible in the north where Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s monument is erected.

Sightseeing is different in The Ligñon Hill Natural Park. The park offers you the sparkling city lights of Legazpi City and Daraga in the evening but when the sun rises in Albay Gulf it gives natural light in the cities in the morning. Albay will never be complete without Mayon Volcano. You can see the naked volcano during the morning which will enchant you in its perfect cone shape.

Cagsawa Church Ruins Park

Cagsawa Church Ruins Park

The Cagsawa Ruins is another place to include in your travel itinerary. You can buy postcard pictures of Mayon Volcano in this most visited place in Albay but it is more fun that you take your own picture with the volcano and Cagsawa tower as your backdrop.

Shop until you drop at Embarcadero de Legazpi but make sure that you will not exhaust all your energy. This one-of-a-kind shopping center offers more than dining and entertainment as you can avail different water sports including water jeep, Jet Ski, parasailing and paddle boat. Helicopter rides are also available for the aerial view of the city.

Mayon volcano

Mayon volcano

How to get there

Manila to Legazpi by land

The most common way to reach the city is by land. If you are travelling alone or with your special someone, riding a bus bound to Legazpi is much cheaper than renting a van. You can also bring your own car but make sure that you have a least two drivers as the travel time will take from 9 to 12 hours. A day trip is worthwhile as the Andaya and Maharlika Highways creates a picturesque view that matches the long travel while the night trip gives a shorter travel.

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Manila to Legazpi by air

The direct destination from Manila to Legazpi is the busiest airport in Bicolandia, Legazpi Domestic Airport. The travel time will take from 55 minutes to 1 hour. Different airlines offers promos for a more affordable trip bound to Legazpi airport.

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