Take a quick flight to the scenic Bicol International Airport from Manila or Cebu. There are also regular aircon and premium buses emanating from Manila bound for Bicol, passing through the Maharlika Highway.
Situated in Albay, Cagsawa Ruins is a historical landmark that serves as the centerpiece of the Cagsawa Ruins Park where tourists can enjoy the iconic view of the Mayon Volcano.
Bulusan Volcano National Park
Bulusan Volcano National park is a protected rainforest surrounding Sorsogon’s Mt. Bulusan. It is considered to be one of the remaining intact forests in the Philippines. Take a two-day and one-night mountaineering activity to its crater lakes, Bulusan Volcano, and Blackbird’s Lake.
Mayon Lava ATV and Zipline
Thrilling adventures await you as you ride an ATV across the landscapes surrounding Mayon Volcano. You can also try the zipline with the world-famous volcano as your backdrop.
Donsol Whaleshark Encounter
A trip to Sorsogon would not be complete without visiting Donsol, the Whale Shark Capital of the World. Plunge into the deep blue sea of Donsol and interact with marine giants.
Laing and Pinangat
Laing is a popular Bicolandia cuisine made of coconut milk, shredded gabi or taro leaves, chili pepper, garlic, ginger, and sometimes lemongrass and bagoong.
Similar to Laing, Pinangat is another dish with a coconut base. This time, gabi, banana, or coconut leaves are formed into pouches with minced pork or fish. It is then steamed over low heat in coconut milk and spices.
Sili Ice Cream
This unique dessert is a must-try when in Bicol. Made of coconut cream and sili (chili) powder, it comes in four levels of spiciness: 1, 2, 3, and volcanic.
With Bicol being the largest producer of abaca, abaca enterprises in the area offer novelty items that are made by the locals and make for perfect souvenirs.
No trip to Bicol is complete without a taste of anything with pili nuts. In Bicol, pili nuts are used in a variety of delicacies and desserts, from pastillas and tarts, to cakes and ice cream.