Sorsogon, is a province in the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It is the southernmost province in Luzon and is subdivided into fourteen municipalities and one city. Its capital is Sorsogon City and borders the province of Albay to the north.
Its rich marine resources yield various products such as fish, crabs, clams, mollusks and seaweeds. Sorsogon is known for its historic and panoramic places.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is Type 2 climate based on the Climate Map of the Philippines by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Being a Type 2, Sorsogon has no dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Best time to visit is during summer, before or after the rainy season.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Sorsogon province is divided into 14 Municipalities and 1 Component City:
There are 7 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Sorsogon which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Sorsogon province:
- Bagatao Island Lighthouse
- Barcelona Ruins Park
- Bayugin Falls
- Buhatan River Eco Adventure
- Bulusan Lake
- Donsol Beaches
- Juban Old Houses
- Libanon Beach
- Liyang Cave
- Malungoy-lungoy Falls
- Paguriran Island
- Palogtok Falls
- Rizal Beach
- Subic and Tikling Beach
- Tolong-Gapo Beach
- Ubo Falls
If you plan to visit the Province of Sorsogon, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Sorsogon throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Sorsogon province.
Where in the Philippines is Sorsogon located?
Sorsogon is located on Southern Luzon.
Is Sorsogon a city or province?
Sorsogon is a province.
What is the Capital of Sorsogon?
The capital of Sorsogon is Sorsogon City.
What is Sorsogon famous or known for?
Sorsogon is famous or known for Bulusan Lake, Bulusan Volcano, and whale sharks.
How do I get to Sorsogon?
There are several ways to get to Sorsogon, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 13 hours | $16-$24
- Drive | 8 hours | $42-$62
- Plane to Legaspi | 1 hour | $38-$160 + Bus to Sorsogon | 1 hour | $3-$4′
How many islands are in Sorsogon?
There are 7 islands in Sorsogon province.
How Safe is Traveling in Sorsogon?
Sorsogon is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Sorsogon the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Sorsogon is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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