Bicol’s Best: 10 Places to Visit in Bicol
Pack your bags and come down South! Get to the most breathtaking scenes and places out of town to Bicol Region. It is worth every second of hour long drive and travel to these destinations from the Metro. From ultimate island hopping to extreme outdoor activities, Bicol Region is packed with adventures you don’t want to miss. We picked the top 10 places from the long list of local spots but these are only the tip of the amazing place Bicol is.
The Calaguas is located in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island, the minor Maculabo Island, as well as several other minor islands. Calaguas offers raw experience of nature by catering overnight stay on tents and full island experience. You can also hike nearby hills and oversea the beauty of the island.
Stunning the world as the “perfect cone” because of its symmetric shape. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed as the Mayon Volcano Natural Park in 2000. Still the most majestic land form in Bicol. You will be blown away everytime even if you see it on a daily basis. There is really nothing like the good old Mayon.
The island is sandwiched between San Miguel and Batan islands, and is home to the well-known Misibis Bay Resort. Although this spot is a newcomer, this has been there for some time. Its a charmer for people who just want to sit in the open, breathe fresh air and just feel the vibe of the ground beneath them.
Cagsawa Ruins and Outdoor Activities
16th-century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church. The ruins are currently located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines. Cagsawa Ruins has always been the favorite side trip when you go to Bicol being it located along the high way. They’ve added few more attractions in the area ATV ride and tours to more places around the foot of Mayon.
Subic Beach is a pinkish-white sand beach composed of two segments and located in the island of Matnog, Sorsogon. An fresh and absolutely stunning beach in remote island. The place is not yet well developed commercially which is good for its eco-quality and for budget of people who wanted to experience it. The whole experience in this clean and unearthed island is more than what you can pay for.
Ligñon Hill Nature Park and Outdoor Actvities
Ligñon Hill is a prominent hill in the city of Legazpi, some 3 kilometers west of its downtown port area in Albay, Philippines. The park now has a viewing deck with coin-operated telescopes, a landscaped promenade as well as restaurants and souvenir shops. Other features include a zipline and a 50-foot tunnel constructed by the Japanese during World War II. It is accessible by car via a spiral uphill road off Binitayan Road from the Legazpi Airport.
Caramoan Island part of the lower eastern part of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region. It is well known for its perfect white sand beaches, tranquil lakes, deep caves, coves and rich marine life. Best known for its separate islands, each with different qualities of sand so its like going to different beaches in one tour. You can also taste the experience literally as most accommodation serve fresh catch from the ocean.
Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary is located in Masbate City. It is located in the middle of seawaters of two barangays. Illegal fishing activities used to damage this amazing place. It is now protected by local government also promoted for eco-tourism.
Kawa-Kawa Hill and Nature Park
Kawa Kawa Hill is located at California Village, Barangay Tuburan, Ligao City its is just 2km away from the center of the city. Although, it may look like an ordinary hill from afar but the uniqueness of it will be felt and appreciated when one is on top of the hill where calm winds and air breeze waits.
CamSur Watersports Complex and Water Sports
Camsur Watersports Complex or Camarines Sur Watersports Complex is a watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. It is located within the Provincial Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur.