Sorsogon is best known for its beaches that borders almost the whole province. Because the province’s beaches are the most popular Sorsogon tourist destinations, many of the enterprising local investors are geared towards providing more options and services for the local and foreign travelers.
Watching the Whale Sharks of Sorsogon
Anyone who has done Sorsogon sightseeing will surely name watching the whale sharks of Donsol as one of the best sights in the province. If you are lucky, you will be amazed to find up to fifteen whale sharks (locally called as Butandings) swimming near the bancas (boats) miles from the shore. Don’t forget to take a good camera with you because this sight cannot be found anywhere else in the country or in the whole world.
Whale Shark Interaction
Some people can’t get enough of the whale sharks by just watching them that they even try to get up close with these harmless creatures of the Sorsogon waters. The Butandings are friendly animals that they can sometimes be playful with human beings. If you are interested in swimming and interacting with the whale sharks, inform your travel agent or the resort personnel to help you make the arrangements.
Other Water Activities in Sorsogon
When you are on the beach, whether you would like to be active or to relax, you’ll never run out of activities that will suit your preferences. The white sand beach of Gubat is starting to be popular with travellers who preferred to relax and to enjoy the views of the shore. For the more athletic tourists, there are resorts that offer rental equipment to those who would like to snorkel, dive, Jet Ski or surf at the waters of Sorsogon.
Travelers who would like to experience some land-based merriment should try their best to schedule their trips to Sorsogon during the festival season. Sorsogon has two huge celebrations – the Kasanggayahan Festival and the Pili Festival. If you are coming during the month of October, the Kasanggayahan Festival will entertain you with the Pantomina sa Tinampo, which is a courtship dance with movements resembling that of doves.
On the other hand, if you are coming to Sorsogon during the last week of June, try not to miss the Pili Festival, which is also the celebration of the feast days of their patrons St. Peter and St. Paul.
Because of the huge eco-tourism potential of Sorsogon, more and more local and foreign investors are looking for ways in establishing business in the province. The local government welcomes this by the continuous building of roads, health and business establishments and other structures that will attract more investors to explore their opportunities in Sorsogon.