The province of Albay is visited by over a million tourists each year for its fascinating mountains, unspoiled beaches, captivating parks, historic churches, and many more. Albay is also home to the very famous Mayon volcano. With that being said, Albay is absolutely one of the perfect travel destinations for local and foreign travelers who are after leisure and adventure.
These are some of the best tourist spots in Albay:
Mayon volcano or Mount Mayon – which is visited by a large number of international tourists for its symmetry and classic cone shape. Besides being considered as one of the most beautiful wonders of nature in the Philippines, this active volcano is also considered as the world’s most perfectly formed volcano but is also one of the earth’s most active volcanoes.
Cagsawa Ruins – is also one of the most iconic tourist landmarks in Albay. Cagsawa church was built in 1587 but was burned down by Dutch pirates in 1636. The church was rebuilt in 1724 but was again destroyed when the Mayon volcano erupted in 1814 killing approximately 1,200 people. Over the years Cagsawa ruins has become one of the most visited tourist destinations of Albay and also a favorite spot to enjoy and capture the majestic view of the Mayon volcano.
Nuestra Senora De La Porteria Parish in Daraga Albay – It is commonly known as Daraga Church is another must-see historic landmark that was built by the Franciscans in 1772. The Daraga church has a mesmerizing architecture with walls made out of volcanic rocks.
There are a lot of places in Albay that have a great view of the volcano but the view from the church is one of the best.
Sumlang lake – it is absolutely a beautiful place with a few good photo opportunities and a nice restaurant by the lake.
Ligñon Hill – nature park is a great spot in the city of Legazpi that offers a fantastic view of the city and the volcano. It’s also a perfect place for adventurous travelers who wishes to experience zip lines, and the ATV rides which are prominent in Legazpi city.
Albay Park and Wildlife – This place is also great for couples and solo travelers. The park is very clean and it has good spots for picnic activities. On Albay park and wildlife is also Albay’s only zoo which is home to over 300 animals belonging to 75 species.
Misibis bay – This resort in Bacacay Albay is truly an amazing place to relax and unwind. Misibis Bay Resort offers an exceptional service its restaurant has
great food plus the scenery and ambiance are very refreshing. This is undeniably an awesome place to relax while in the province of Albay
Cagraray Eco-Energy Park – this is another favorite attraction in the area
for its spectacular view the park will let you do more than just sightseeing. This is also a great place to experience ATV rides, and zipline. Cagraray Eco-Energy Park is a hidden gem that offers many wonderful views.