Tag Archives: Bicol

In the Shadow of Mayon Volcano, the Cagsawa Extreme ATV Adventure: Photo of the Day

When you find yourself in the presence of Mayon Volcano, there’s hardly any need to do anything else to make the trip worth your while. This sexy volcano, with its perfect cone, is considered as one of the natural wonders of the world. Mt. Mayon, with the Cagsawa ruins at its base, is a sight to behold. Now, imagine soaking that wonderful view, while at the same time having extreme fun with the Cagsawa Extreme ATV Adventure, like in this photo by Fidel Rico Nini (check his Instagram acount, @fidelization). It’s like enjoying your favorite ice cream, with your favorite topping to boot. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading In the Shadow of Mayon Volcano, the Cagsawa Extreme ATV Adventure: Photo of the Day

Itinerary from Manila to Bicol (Legaspi and Donsol)

Summer vacation. Perfect time to go on a road trip, whether down to the beach or up to Baguio. Sure, taking the plane is more comfortable, but taking the car could be fun. Those who prefer the beach may go to Boracay, Palawan, Bohol, Subic, Batangas, Pagudpud or other great Philippine beaches. How about going to the beach, seeing Mayon Volcano, and swimming with butanding (whale sharks) in one trip? That, my dear bakasyonista, would lead you to a 550-kilometer journey from Manila to Bicol  (550 kilometers, more or less). Continue reading Itinerary from Manila to Bicol (Legaspi and Donsol)

The Cagsawa Ruins and the Beautiful Mayon Volcano

She’s so beautiful. The moment we emerged from the tree canopies and the clouds lifted, there she was, the perfect cone volcano that we’ve only read about. We’ve seen the photos. We’ve  heard the stories. But nothing prepared us for this moment. We were in awe upon seeing Mount Mayon. To use the more current language, OMG, she rocks, big time! That’s literally figuratively speaking. Continue reading The Cagsawa Ruins and the Beautiful Mayon Volcano

Historical Tour and Visita Iglesia in Bicol Churches

The Holy Week (semana santa or cuaresma), specifically Maundy Thursday, is the traditional time for visita iglesia (church visit). Some visit seven churches, while those with more time cover fourteen churches. For those who are incorporating visita iglesia on a trip to Bicol, either to see the Cagsawa Ruins and Mayon Volcano or the butanding (whale sharks) in Donsol, here are the suggested churches, in no particular order: Continue reading Historical Tour and Visita Iglesia in Bicol Churches

Quezon National Forest Park and Bitukang Manok: Driving Tips when Going to Bicol

Ask anyone, if you’ve never driven from Manila to Bicol, when going to Donsol perhaps, for driving tips and they will most probably tell you to be pass by the bitukang manok route to save time and to be very careful in this portion. Nobody would tell you about the Quezon National Forest Park. Continue reading Quezon National Forest Park and Bitukang Manok: Driving Tips when Going to Bicol

Laing and Bicol Express at Waway’s Restaurant (Peñaranda St., Legaspi City)

Taking a taste of a local culture’s food is not only for those who have adventurous culinary tastes, but for anyone who wish to experience that particular culture. For instance, when in Bicol, try what Bicol is known for, like the laing and the Bicol Express. Continue reading Laing and Bicol Express at Waway’s Restaurant (Peñaranda St., Legaspi City)