“Land of the World’s Most Perfect Cone”

              The iconic image of Albay is the towering, nearly-perfect cone of Mayon Volcano. Just the view of it is worth the drive. You can go anywhere in Albay and have Mayon Volcano in the background of your photos. The braver can go closer and climb up all the way to the volcano’s crater.

 

GETTING THERE:

By Air: There are six flights daily from Manila, and one flight daily from Cebu to Legazpi (the capital of Albay).

By Land: Buses depart daily from Cubao and Pasay to Legazpi. Travel time takes nine to 12 hours, depending on the traffic.

 

GETTING AROUND:

Buses and jeepneys are generally the modes of transportation in getting around Albay destinations. Pedicabs and tricycles are also available for short distance travels. Taxis and rent-a-car services are also available.

 

LANGUAGE SPOKEN:

  • Standard Bicol

  • Bicol-Legazpi

 

MUST SEES!

  • Mayon Volcano

  • Matagingting Falls (Jovellar)

  • Ilologan Beach (Manito)

  • Corangon Island (Tiwi)

  • Putsan Beach (Tiwi)

  • Vera Falls (Malinao)

  • Calabidongan Caves (Camalig)

  • Misibis Beach Waterfront Resort

  • Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave (Camalig)

  • Cagsawa Runis

  • Daraga Catholic Church

 

LET'S GO TRY!

  • Pinagat and Laing

  • Bicol Candied Pili Nuts

  • Bicol Express

  • Vegetables Turned Noodles

     

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Feel at home

  • Shower in the forest

  • Discover something different

  • Lounge on the beach

  • Get your adrenaline flowing

 

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Daragang Magayon Festival (held every August 26 to September 8 - a historical and religious celebration in honor of the town's patron saint, Our Lady of the Gate.)

  • Coron Festival(held every August 15 to 17 - is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi is popularly known for.)

  • Pagsuwak Festival (held every August 12 to 17 - derived from a local word suwak meaning the process of flowering or blossoming, thus, pagsuwakis a sign of growth, devewlopment and progress of the municipality.)

  • Katalingkasan Festival (held every July 21 to 25 - the feast of its Patron Saint, St. James the Greater.)

  • Sarung Banggi Festival (held every May 18 to 25 - 8-day summer activity to immortalize the song Sarung Banggi and pay tribute to its composer.)

  • Magayon Festival(held every May 1 to 31 - showcasing Albay as it comes to age, its cultural heritage, trade, travel and tourism beyond Majestic Mount Mayon.)

 

Did you know that...

  • Albay and its surrounding areas were known as Ibalon when Juan de Salcedo and 120 soldiers explored it in 1573.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

The months of April and October mark the colorful festivals, trade fairs, exhibits and pageants in Legazpi City namely, Ibalong and Magayon Festival.

 

 


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