Top Places to Visit In Bicol

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bicol region comprises the whole southern part of Luzon and currently, it is considered as one of the best vacation destinations for either long vacations or weekend trips. Bicol is composed of 6 provinces, namely Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate. Each of these provinces has their own wondrous spot to offer.

Surfing enthusiasts can head off to Bagasbas Beach in Camarines Norte or fly out to Virac, Catanduanes for exciting and thrilling rides. Camarines Sur has one of nature’s best kept secrets – the paradise of Caramoan Islands plus one of the world’s most famous sporting spots – the Camarines Watersports Complex in Pili.

Heading to Albay province, one can never miss the sight of Mayon Volcano. This fierce and fiery lady can be seen in her full glory and power in Cagsawa Ruins in Busay, Daraga Albay or at the Lignon Hill Nature Park and Mayon Observatory. Visit the thriving city of Legazpi and marvel at the expanding developments of Embarcadero Waterfront.

Want more adventures? Sorsogon, the southernmost tip of Luzon is home to the world’s largest fish – the Whale Sharks. These gentle giants, also known as Butandings live in peace in Ticao Pass, the waters between Donsol, Sorsogon and Ticao Is., Masbate. Swim with the Butandings and marvel at how big they are! You may also opt to explore Bulusan Lake, San Mateo Hot Springs or Rizal Beach in Gubat, Sorsogon.

Masbate maybe detached from mainland Bicolandia, but this sleepy province is slowly opening up to embrace tourism. Access the Ticao Pass for Manta ray diving from Ticao Is., or head down to Masbate proper to get that Masbateneo feel of the ranch. cowboys and the rodeo.
While in Bicol, don’t miss the authentic Bicolano cooking and try out the super spicy Bicol express, the Pinangat and Inulukan of Camalig, Albay, the Guinobatan longganisa and of course those delectable Pili treats!

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  2. Very informative :) Hope to travel to Bicol some day. Thanks for the visit. Liked your FB also :)


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