"Bicol’s Whaleshark Paradise"

            Sorsogon, sitting at the southernmost tip of Luzon, is home to the majestic butanding. But it also has other attractions. Some of the most stunning are the three lakes of Bulusan Volcano, and the spectacular light display of the fireflies of Donsol and Ogod River.For a more laid-back activity, you can take a stroll in Capitol Park or around the city streets.Sorsoganons are hospitable, and quite used

 

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GETTING THERE
From Manila, the Philippines’ capital, one can take direct flights to Legaspi City. Flying takes only 50 minutes. From Legaspi, it is only 45-minute pleasant drive overland to Sorsogon City. One can also take a tourist bus from Manila direct to Sorsogon City.

By Air:
There are daily flights from Manila to Legazpi, where the nearest local airport is located.

By Land:
From Legazpi, shuttle vans can take you to Sorsogon City. You can also get on vans or jeepneys that cover different routes across the province.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Waray or Southern Sorsogon
  • Masbate(Northern Sorsogon)
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Whale Shark the Gentle Giants of the Sea
  • Paguriran Island
  • Barcelona Church
  • Barcelona Ruins
  • Malawmawan Island
  • Juag Island
LET’S GO TRY
  • Crispy fried cuyog fish
  • Hinagom
  • Kinagang
  • Baluko
  • Scallops

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Watch a natural light display
  • Challenge the ocean
  • Take in some culture
  • Scale a volcano
  • Sunbathe on pink sand 
  • Discover local flavors

 

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Butanding Festival (held every April 28-30 -festival which ushers the Butanding (whaleshark season) and a thanksgiving for the blessings that it give to the people of Donsol.
  • Padaraw Festival (held evry May 30 -festival showcasing colorful costumes fashioned from the abaca fiber.
  • Pili Festival (held every June 20-29 it showcases the Pili, emphasize its importance and to increase the awareness of the public on its various economic uses.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • The village of Gibalong, which is now the Municipality of Magallanes, was the very first Christian settlement in the island of Luzon. It was here where the first mass in Luzon was celebrated by the Augustinian friar, Fray Alonso Jimenez. 

     

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

The best time to swim with Whale Sharks is from February to May. However they can be seen from November to June too. If you are there for Scuba Diving, it is good year round as well as Firefly Watching and Kayaking tours.

 


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