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Interesting places in Bicol

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Information, Luzon, Places, Sightseeing Spots

Daet
Daet brings the new meaning to the term. Surfing is best when typhoons churn up the Pacific’s water between August and October.
When the weather is right Bagasbas Beach is a perfect place to learn surfing.
Canimog Hotel and Restaurant is quieter, nicer and newer in the center, the rooms are have wooden floors, has big TV, local artwork, and the toilet is worthy of the name.
Dolor Hotel is the decent value and clean, the rooms are spacious.
Mines Hotel and Restaurant is a very nice renovated room.

Naga
Naga is the city of the Philippines; it is located in the Bicol Region, a peninsula on the southeastern most tip of the island of Luzon. This region is locally known as the heart of Bicol. It is the commercial, financial, educational, religious and cultural center of the Bicol region, the resident of the city are called Nagueños.
In this region you can find the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral officially know as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, the Peñafrancia Shrine, the Holy Minor Seminary, University of Nueva Caceres, Ateneo de Naga University, the Universidad De Santa Isabel and the Naga Collage Foundation.
Naga won the Philippines most friendly business city. The city is the center of the Roman Catholicism. Naga is also the home of the biggest hospitals in the Bicol Region.
In the month of September thousands of devotees will make pilgrimage to Naga for the Peñafrancia Festival in celebration of the Virgin of Peñafrancia a Bicol patron saint.
There are many accommodations in this place like the following;
Crown Hotel, Grand Imperial Plaza Hotel, Sampaguita Tourist Inn, Villa Caceres, Moraville Hotel and the Regent Hotel this are the accommodation in Naga that is served you a nice pleasant relaxing in your time of vacation.
The corner of Magsaysay Ave and Dayangdang St is full of trendy bars, clubs, restaurant and coffee shops.
Mt. Isarog is the Bicol second highest volcano. It has also hot springs, that has five pools the two are hot and the three are cold. These will offer a good way to relax after a trek in the park.

Caramoan Peninsula
This is a lonely wedge of land that about 50km northeast of Naga that offers stunning coastal scenery.
There are many beautiful white beaches here and some are open to the sea and others are protected coves with turquoise waters.
The white sand Gota Beach is lies just 4km from Caramoan town.

Legaspi
Legaspi is divided into Albay district and Legaspi city.
Albay District contains the provincial and city government, the airport, and the fancier restaurant and hotels.
Legaspi is very noise city, convoluted maze of street stalls, markets, girlie bars and the exhaust stained buildings.
Legaspi Tourist Inn is a modern place that has clean and well kept rooms with private bathrooms and is the best moderately priced accommodation in town.
Albay District has two legitimately top end hotels the Hotel Venezia and the Pepperland.
There are also several modern restaurants that clustered next to the Provincial Capitol Building in Albay District.
There here is the Mexican eatery that is called chicken.
Wayway Restaurant is the best place in southeast Luzon to try a coconut milk cooked Bicol specialties.
The Daraga Church is build like the baroque style; it is constructed completely from the volcanic rocks.
Cagsawa Church is a popular tourist attraction because of the terrific view of Mt. Mayon.

Hoyop-hoyopan Cave
Hoyop-hoyopan name means blow-blow in English.
To explore the caves you must have a guide to show you the ways, the guide is you can find in the entrance of the cave.

Mt. Mayon
Mt. Mayon is one of the Philippines most photographed sights.
Mt. Mayon rises dramatically up to 2462m in the flat Albay terrain.
The volcano name derives from the Bicol word magayon meaning beauty.
This volcano also is one of the worlds most dangerous and it is carefully monitored by the Philvolcs.
The Philvolcs do not recommended climbing the volcano if it reaches in the level 2.

Tabaco is the departure point for boats to Catanduanes
Tabaco Gardenia Hotel is the city newest hotel that is located near in the market.

Donsol is about 45km southwest of Legaspi and this place is become of one most popular tourist location in the Philippines. These places are good for spotting the sharks and do snorkeling and diving.
Woodland Farm Beach Resort this is a stylish place with tidy, comfortable duplex cottages a restaurant and a narrow brown sand beach.
Santiago Lodging House is located in the town that has a basically home stay with three good clean rooms in a beat up wooden house.

Sorsogon is the eponymous capital of Bicol southern most province lies in a beautiful area of endless beaches, natural springs and rice fields that sprawl beneath jungle clad.
This place also is the best for doing trekking on the provinces highest volcano in Mt. Bulusan.
Fernando’s Hotel the rooms here are spacious and the walls are tasty decorated with abaca and other indigenous fibers.
Rizal Beach Resort is has a huge rooms but the mattresses are so old.
Barcelona has seven kilometers south of Gubat. The Spanish built Barcelona Church has great view over the ocean. The Barcelona Multipurpose Cooperative sells a wide range of very reasonably priced boxes, placemats, sunhats and other products that made of natural fibers.

Bulusan Volcano National Park is about 16km south west of Barcelona.
Bulusan Lake is a popular picnic spot and there a walking trail around the lake that takes about one hour.

Matnog is one Road Town where you catch the ferry bound for Samar. The beautiful Tikling Island is 20 minutes from Matnog by Bangka; this island has a nice spot for snorkeling and a rare pink sand beach.

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