The black sand beaches located in Tiwi, Sto. Domingo and Bacacay are actually made up of volcanic sand. Since such black sand beaches (that are made up of volcanic sand) are rare, we decided to drop by in Panarayon Beach in Bacacay.
Lignon Hill (pronounced as Liñon or /li-NYON/) is located near Legazpi Airport. The hill stands at 156 meters (511 feet) tall and has best view of Mayon Volcano and the whole Albay. It is best to go there in the morning if you want to see Mayon Volcano without the clouds. When it’s in the afternoon, the clouds tend to cover the volcano. It is also good to go there during the late afternoons up to evenings so that you can see the sunset and the lights of Albay.
Within the vicinity of Cagsawa Ruins Park is the Cagsawa Church Belfry which remains standing today since Mayon Volcano’s worst eruption in 1814. This is among the most photographed spots in the province of Albay.
If you’re going to the Bicol region, most especially Legazpi City, Albay, you should not miss the majestic Mayon Volcano. The volcano is famous for its perfect cone. Actually, you can see Mayon wherever you are in Albay. Last month, we were in Legazpi City and the moment we went down the airplane, the Mayon Volcano can already be seen. We arrived at 7:30 in the morning and at that time, it was too cloudy so only half of the volcano was in sight.
Busay Falls, situated deep inside Malilipot, Albay, is the favorite destination of local tourists during summer. Entrance fee is 10 pesos per head for adults and 5 pesos per head for kids. If you are bringing your vehicle with you, there’s a 50-peso parking fee. The driver of the van that we hired shouldered the parking fee.
Hoyop-hoyopan cave is amongst the destinations that we’ve been to when we had a trip to Albay. You can either hire a tricycle from Legazpi City to take you there or you can hire a van with a driver for a day tour and just include Hoyop-Hoyopan cave in your itinerary. It is located in the town of Camalig, Albay.