The Satellite Market in Legazpi

Satellite Market Legazpi Albay Merchant Stores Ukay Ukay Crafts Bicolano Wood Products Handcarvings Leather Wallets Footwear Pasalubong Decorations Abaca Crafts Slippers Arts Colorful Hours Location The Satellite Market is located in Legazpi City in Albay Province. Located near the Central Bus Terminal, Satellite Market is a cluster of merchant stores selling crafts uniquely Bicolano, including wood products, leather, wallets, footwear, colorful home decorations, plant fibers and abaca crafts like comfy house slippers, artful and colorful bags, baskets of all shapes and colors, unique house decors, various house utility items and containers. Continue reading

The Liberty Bell in Legazpi

Liberty Bell Legazpi City Penaranda Park Rizal Street Plaza Location History American Construction Bronze Dome War Liberty Bell is located in Peñaranda Park, along Rizal Street, in Legazpi City. Liberty Bell was constructed by the Americans on April 1945 as a symbol of liberation of the people of Albay from Japanese oppression. Anyone is free to ring the bronze bell if they feel that oppression is again knocking at the door of freedom of Albayanos. The Liberty Bell is enclosed with a dome-shaped concrete structure with this inscription, “Whenever oppression knocks at your door, feel free to ring this bell.” Continue reading

Embarcadero de Legazpi

Embarcadero de LegazpiEmbarcadero de Legazpi is a premier waterfront development in the Legazpi City harbor that is emerging as a world-class lifestyle hub both for tourists and the locals. It has become Bicol Region’s premier urban mall and shopping center that gives you an array of lifestyle options –whether for dining, shopping, or entertainment. The Embarcadero is a major waterfront development in Legazpi fronting the main harbor of Legazpi with views towards Mayon Volcano. It consists of retail spaces, restaurants, markets, a major civic space and landmark lighthouse. Being the only mall that is open even until past midnight, Embarcadero de Legazpi revitalized the city’s nightlife. With a beaming searchlight on top of its signature shimmering lighthouse and Continue reading

Kapuntukan Hill in Legazpi

Sleeping Lion HeadThe Kapuntukan Hill lies approximately a kilometer away from the busy Legazpi port. It is a two-hectare land area and is described as the sleeping lion because of its form and contour. Because of its shape, it is also fondly and more popularly called by Legazpeños as the Sleeping Lion Hill, with the higher peak resembling a lion’s hunched shoulders and mane and the lower peak, its rump. The hill stands like a sentinel guarding the city’s port, drawing comparisons with the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Continue reading

Legazpi Boulevard

Legazpi BoulevardThe Legazpi Boulevard is a coastal road network extending from Legazpi City‘s central business district and port area to the southern barangays, an area deemed as a new frontier of development. The boulevard is one of the most picturesque seaside roads in the Philippines, with a spectacular view of the Mayon Volcano and the Kapuntukan hill to the north. A monument to the great Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi stands at the foot of the Kapuntukan Hill. The boulevard is still under construction and is envisioned to become a new urban district for the city The boulevard has also become a favorite recreation area for the city Continue reading

Legazpi City

Legazpi CityLegazpi, the capital of the province of Albay and the government center of Bicol, is one of the Philippines’ premier destinations and among the fastest growing cities. Situated on the shores of the Albay Gulf, 16 kilometers southeast of the beautifully symmetrical Mount Mayon, Legazpi is blessed with a spectacular landscape and scenery that has enthralled visitors and graced innumerable photos and postcards over the years.

Legazpi is also the most convenient gateway to Bicol owing to its central location in the geographic heart of the region and its complete land, Continue reading

Japanese War Tunnel at Ligñon Hill

Japanese Tunnel Lignon HillThe Japanese Tunnel is an L-shaped tunnel used as an arsenal by the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II. It measures 40 metres (130 ft) long and around 7 feet (2.1 m) deep below the ground. The tunnel is located in Brgy. EM’s Barrio South in the Albay District.

The historic Japanese war tunnels in this town will be one of the new tourist attractions in Albay province. This as Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has included in his top priority tourism program onsite and offsite development around Mount Kitwinan where a network of Japanese tunnels remain preserved and Continue reading

Legazpi City Ecology Park

Legazpi City Ecology ParkThe Legazpi City Ecology Park is strategically located in the southern tip of the City going to Manito. It is approximately 30 minutes drive from the City traversing the newly asphalt over-layed 15 kilometers road network. This 5.30 hectares park is intended to be developed as the natural museum of fauna and flora that were endemic in the Philippines or of the Bicol Region. It is the home of endangered species or nearly extinct plants and animals which were abundantly found or grow before in the Philippines. This will also serve as gene bank of these specie wherein the present generation can still see and appreciate the features and characteristics of these once-abundant growing specie in the country. Inside the park, are amenities like cottages and rest areas Continue reading

Ibalong Festival in Legazspi

Ibalong Festival Legazpi AlbayThe Ibalong Festival is a two-week celebration in recognition of the socio-historic-cultural heritage of Bicolanos as based on the Ibalong Epic showcasing the bravery and strength in character of three heroes Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong as they fought against the villains Tandayog, Oryol, Rabot, and other wild monsters that threatened the place and orderliness of their place. Various activities are organized and conducted with an Executive Committee taking the lead.

The festival’s name is derived from one of the province’s foremost epic, the ‘Ibalong’ which detailed the myths and legends of the Continue reading

Fiesta Tsinoy in Legazpi

Fiesta TsinoyFiesta Tsinoy is the Chinese New Year celebration held annually in Legazpi City.  Chinese New Year is considered here to be the most important festival for the local Chinese community.  It does not follow a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar as the celebration stretches to about 15 days with varied activities each day.

The celebration in Legazpi, dubbed as Fiesta Tsinoy, was officially included among the city’s yearly festivals starting in 2004.  The celebration jointly organized by the local Chinese community with the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office for Bicol here, the city government and the provincial government of Albay.