Attractions

Mayon Volcano

Written by Patrick

OVERVIEW MAP NEED TO KNOW TIPS & HACKS GALLERY NEARBY

Travel Insurance

OVERVIEW

View from Mayon Volcano

Caption: 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.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Mayon Volcano
Type of Attraction:
Address:
Website:
None
Phone:
(052)-742-5004
Hours:
Always open
Closed:
Tourism activities are limited or prohibited depending on the alert level issued by PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology).
Best Time to Visit:
March to May
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $11-15 
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P500 – P2,500 ($10 – $50 USD) – ATV ride package
Notes:
Before planning your trip, make sure to check the advisories from the Phivolcs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology). Follow rules and safety protocols in order to remain safe at all times.

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.

MAP

This attraction is located on Luzon Island in Albay Province.

View Mayon Volcano Map

 

BEST NO-FEE INTERNATIONAL DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS

CHASE SAPPHIRE CREDIT CARD

CHASE SAPPHIRE CREDIT CARD

VIEW DETAILS

CHARLES SCHWAB DEBIT CARD

CHARLES SCHWAB DEBIT CARD

VIEW DETAILS

CAPITAL ONE VENTURE CARD

CAPITAL ONE VENTURE CARD

VIEW DETAILS

NEED TO KNOW

Alcohol

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.

Closures

This attraction is closed when the alert level is raised signifying volcanic activities.

Fees

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

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

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: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

CamelPack

VIEW DETAILS

Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker

VIEW DETAILS

Long-Sleeve UV Shirt

Long-Sleeve UV Shirt

VIEW DETAILS

Snorkel Gear

Snorkel Gear

VIEW DETAILS

Adventure Camera

Adventure Camera

VIEW DETAILS

Aqua Shoes

Aqua Shoes

VIEW DETAILS

CLICK FOR MORE TRAVEL GEAR

Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest are nearby:

  • Ligñon Hill Nature Park
  • Daraga Church 
  • Japanese Tunnel 
  • Cagsawa Ruins 
  • Albay Park and Wildlife

READ MORE: Legazpi City Visitors Guide

Don’t Forget …

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

  • City Travel Guide 
  • Island Travel Guide 
Have you ever visited this attraction?

About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

Leave a Comment