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View from Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano is one of the top attractions not only in Legazpi but the whole province of Albay. It is regarded as sacred in Philippine mythology and is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna including the nearly-threatened Luzon Bleeding Heart and the critically-endangered Philippine Cockatoo. It was declared a natural park in 2000 and is one of the protected areas in the region.
Mayon Volcano is known as having the “perfect cone” for its perfect symmetric conical shape and often described as “a beautiful disaster” being the most active volcano in the country with more than 50 recorded eruptions in the past 500 years. Its eruption in 1814 is considered as the most destructive one which resulted in burning of trees and damaging of rivers as well as the areas surrounding the volcano. The Cagsawa Ruins, with only the church bell tower existing presently, is a prominent reminder of this unfortunate event.
Mayon Volcano is featured in the back portion of P100 Philippine money. There are ATV and 4×4 tours and trekking offered by several operators in Legazpi and nearby towns.
It is highly recommended to hire a guide when exploring the trails, especially for first-timers.
Use appropriate clothing and gear to protect you during the hike or ATV ride. Bring water, food, first aid kit, and other essentials as well.
This attraction is located on Luzon Island in Albay Province.
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Consuming alcohol is allowed at this attraction.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.
This attraction is closed when the alert level is raised signifying volcanic activities.
Fees require payment in cash. Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.
Pets are not allowed at this attraction.
Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.
Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you. Don’t Trash the Philippines!
The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way.
TIPS & HACKS
The following are recommended items for this experience:
Long-Sleeve UV Shirt
The following are some photos of this attraction.
The following is a video of this attraction.
The following are other points of interest nearby:
- Ligñon Hill Nature Park
- Daraga Church
- Japanese Tunnel
- Cagsawa Ruins
- Albay Park and Wildlife
READ MORE: Legazpi City Visitors Guide
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