October 05, 2017

Things to Do in Albay, Bicol

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  • It’s time to explore Bicolandia! Check out these five fun things to do in Albay on your vacation at one of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines.

    Also read: Legazpi, Albay: History, fun and adventure, and lots of spicy food

    Experience a different kind of roadtrip via Bicol ATV Adventure

    Bicol ATV Adventure

    Also read: Bicol ATV Adventure

    Now’s the perfect time to have the best roadtrip you can have courtesy of ATV tours in Bicol. As one of the most popular activities to do in Albay, you should not miss out on getting the chance to try riding an all-terrain vehicle as you drive through riverbeds, grasslands, and rocky trails and come rain or shine! For those who haven’t tried driving an ATV yet, there are guides available on site who will teach you the basics to get you started.

    Indulge in Bicol cuisine

    PASTA PINANGAT (Php 130) by Small Talk Cafe. Taro leaves and coconut milk blended in white sauce and mixed with pasta

    SILI ICE CREAM by 1st Colonial Grill. This chili flavored ice cream is one of the restaurant’s bestsellers. It comes in three different levels, with Levels 1 to 3 at Php 89.00, and Volcano level, the hottest of all, at Php 110

    Also read: 1st Colonial Grill in Albay, Bicol

    Welcome to the land of mouthwatering Filipino dishes! Bicol is famous for its delicacies made up mostly of coconut milk, greens, and spices so if you’re up for a hot and spicy food trip then you’re at the right place. Albay is where you’ll find all sorts of quirky dishes, from chili-flavored ice cream to coconut milk pasta. Make sure to try these awesome dishes you’ll only find in Albay!

    Also read: Experience Bicolano fusion cuisine in Small Talk Cafe, Albay

    Go Spelunking at Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave

    Hoyop-hoyopan cave

    If spelunking is your jam, hop on now to Hoyop-hoyopan cave in Camalig, Albay. For only Php 150 per person, you will be guided through a cave that houses interesting rock formations as if you’re in another world. As you go through the cave, you will learn a piece of history and the events that transpired in this historical chamber.

    Also read: A visit to Albay’s historical cave: Hoyop-hoyopan cave

    Shop for handmade products in Bicol’s best souvenir shops

    Christmas items from Shelmed Cottage Treasures

    Bags from Talulabell

    Also read: Talulabell Handmade Crafts in Bicol

    Well, what’s a trip without buying souvenirs? You definitely have to shop great finds in Albay, where you’ll find various handmade products which make for perfect souvenirs. Beautiful functional items such as bags, figurines, and accessories are the best things to buy here as they are made from high-quality materials that can only be found in Bicol. Help the locals of Bicol and promote their products as you buy from them!

    Also read: The best of Albay handicrafts: Shelmed Cottage Treasures

    Tour the city and see Albay’s historical sites

    Have your photo taken with the Mayov Volcano at the backdrop at Cagsawa Ruins

    Also read: Cagsawa Ruins in Albay

    Daraga Church

    Also read: Daraga Church in Albay, Bicol

    Albay is a known destination for adventure buffs, great food, and historical sites. Make sure to drop by the famous landmarks before you leave, such as the Cagsawa Ruins and the Daraga Church. Albay is a place where you can learn history and enjoy your vacation at the same time, so make the most out of your time to visit the historical places Bicol is known for.

    Do you know other fun things to do when in Bicol? Share us your thoughts below!

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