Albay, your 360° place for vacation

Mt. Mayon as see in Barangay Mabinit

Have you ever been to Albay?

Do you recall having your first visit here and wondered so much of the places you’ve stopped over in yet find out you’ve only visited a few?

For those who haven’t, ever thought of when would you want to and where to start at? Albay, for me, is your 360° place for vacation. The moment you set foot on Legaspi City, whether by plane or by bus, ask folks and they would recommend tourist places in all directions.

I’m lucky this is my father’s hometown province. I got the chance to visit Albay more than I could count with my fingers over the past two decades. I love the serene and tranquil place where my father lives and enjoy my vacation there. I’m not a regular pilgrim there but I always look forward on times I’d come back there. I got the chance to re-visit places I’ve been to and discover new places I’ve never been before.

You’ll never have to worry about getting an inn or a place to stay. There’s a lot to find there. Travel sites can help you find deals and offers that best suit your budget. If you have a friend who lives there, I’m sure he can recommend a nice place for you to stay.

Should you decide to give it a try, here are my personal choices where you can stop by and visit as many places in one go, covering as much as you can. So here you go.

Albay Wildlife and Lingnon Hill Park. These two places are adjacent. Allot a day to visit Wildlife in the morning then climb uphill to Lingnon hill mid-afternoon and stay there until the dusk.

Albay Wildlife entrance
Albay Wildlife entrance
Owls
Owl
Daylight owl
Man-made lagoon
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Lignon Hill Observatory

Cagsawa Ruins and ATV Ride. Set another whole day to roam around Cagsawa Ruins park then ride the ATV and choose between the Green Lava and the Black Lava Tour.

Cagsawa Ruins


Sumlang Lake and Quitinan Hills. Both can be found on Poblacion Camalig. If you are coming from Legaspi City, Sumlang Lake comes first then Quitinan Hills at the city proper.