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What to do, what to see, and what to eat in Albay, CamSur, CamNorte, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon? Here's your visual guide!

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I. Hot things to do

In reality, Bicol has simply too many things to offer that they can't squeeze into one map! But just the same, here are some adventures you should try out when in the region.

Camarines Norte
  • Surf at Bagasbas Beach, Daet
  • Hit the beach at the Calaguas Islands
  • Tour pineapple farms across the province
  • Roadtrip through the “Bitukang Manok” zigzag highway
Camarines Sur
  • Tour Naga’s heritage sites
  • Wakeboard at CWC, Pili
  • Trek to the waterfalls at Mt. Isarog National Park
  • Explore the beaches of Atulayan Island
  • Relive “Survivor” at Caramoan
Albay
  • Conquer ATV trails at Mt. Mayon
  • Photo-op at Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga
  • Hike & go on a pilgrimage at Kawakawa Hill, Ligao
  • Indulge in watersports at Misibis Bay
  • Get your hands muddy at Tiwi’s potteries
Sorsogon
  • Swim with the whale sharks at Donsol
  • Trek to and swim at Bulusan Lake
  • Swim with the manta rays in “Manta Bowl”
  • Watch the fireflies along Donsol River
Masbate
  • Let loose your inner cowboy/cowgirl in the Rodeo Festival
  • Enjoy the ranchero life across the province
  • Hop among islands such as Gato Snake Isle
  • Witness the seacliff-side Catandayagan Falls
Catanduanes
  • Surf at Puraran Beach, Baras
  • Skimboard, swim, or chill at Virac’s beaches
  • Go spelunking at Luyang Cave, San Andres
  • Hop among islands in Bagamanoc
  • Ride carabaos along seaside cliffs at Pandan

II. Hot stuff to eat

This might be an incomplete list, seeing that Bicol is a veritable food center this side of the Philippines. But these are tried-and-tasted, well-recommended dishes, delicacies, and restaurants that the Choose Philippines team has enjoyed.

Bonus: ChoosePHL recommends where to stay in Bicol
  • Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City, CamSur
  • CMC Villa, Caramoan, CamSur
  • Rakdell Hotel, Virac, Catanduanes
  • Carangyan Beach Resort, Pandan, Catanduanes
  • Ninong’s Hotel, Legazpi City, Albay
  • Misibis Bay, Bacacay, Albay
  • Legacy Suites, Masbate City, Masbate
How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly with Philippine AIrlines to Legazpi City (Albay), Naga City (CamSur), and Masbate City (Masbate). The region offers easy travel between provinces with numerous land routes, bus lines, and shipping vessels available to ferry the tireless traveler. (See map for the connection routes between provinces.)

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You may view our other Choose Philippines maps for your future trips:

AKLAN http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/1077/aklan-white-sands-wild-streetdancing/

DAVAO http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/929/davao-city-treasures-pleasures-islands-highlands/

ILOILO http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/792/pal-iloilo/

BACOLOD http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/352/15-reasons-bacolod-city/

ILOCOS NORTE http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/339/10-Must-dos-in-Ilocos-Norte/

GENERAL SANTOS http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/356/home-of-the-generals-general-santos-city/

CEBU http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/lists/425/cebu-pal/


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