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

Mayon Planetarium and Science Park

Mayon Planetarium Science ParkThe Mayon Planetary and Science Park is Tabaco’s most visited tourist destination. Perched in the heels of Mayon Volcano, the Planetarium is at least 2,500 feet above sea level, offering visitors a stunning view of mainland Tabaco and its two islands, Natunawan and San Miguel. The height also gives the place a Baguio-like chill ideal for picnics and nature watching. Added attractions include horseback riding and guided treks within the park grounds. Continue reading

Mount Mayon

Mayon VolcanoMount Mayon, also known as the Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano on the island of Luzon. This volcano is located about 15 kilometers northwest of Legazpi City, the largest city in the Bicol Region. Its current elevation is 8,113 feet (2,463 meters).

Located in Albay Province, Mount Mayon is located on a convergent boundary between the Eurasian and Philippine Plate. The lighter continental plate floats over top of the oceanic plate, forcing it down, and allowing magma to well up from the Earth’s interior. This makes Mayon a very active volcano. It is currently the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted Continue reading

Cagsawa Ruins Park in Daraga

Cagsawa Ruins ParkThe Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano. They are located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines. The Cagsawa ruins are located 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from the town of Daraga and are approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) from the city of Legazpi.They are also 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from the Legazpi Airport and a 55-minute flight from Manila. By bus, the location is five to six hours away from Manila. In February 1, 1814, Mount Mayon began its most violent and deadly eruption to date. Continue reading