The city of Legazpi in the province of Albay is well-known as the site where Mayon Volcano, the most perfect cone in the world, is located. Rizal Street, its lone thoroughfare, connects it to the Albay district which is the commercial center. This Legazpi Travel Guide provides a glimpse of tourism in this part of the Philippines.
There are few tourist attractions in Legazpi but one place that demands a visit is the Cagsawa Ruins, the remains of a church that was buried during Mayon Volcano’s eruption in 1814. It is recommended that tourists visit the place at dawn before vendors and hawkers arrive and clouds block the view of the volcano. To reach the site, one would have to take a jeepney going to Guinobatan.
The Cagsawa National Museum provides exhibits about Mayon Volcano as well as other Philippine volcanoes. The museum operates from 8:00 – 11:30 am & 1:00 – 4:30 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Kapuntukan Hill likewise provides a god view of Mayon Volcano. Victory Village, located behind the fish market, is an old bamboo village built on stilts.
Legazpi Travel Guide likewise provides an overview of the various modes of transportation available in the city. Legazpi Airport is located Washington Drive, 3 kilometers northwest from the heart of the city. There are various bus terminals found in the city as well. The BLTB bus company has a terminal on Penaranda Street. The station of JB Bicol Express is found in Mabini Street while Philtranco has its station in Imperial Street.
The Tourist Information Office, located at the Third Floor of RCBC Building in Rizal Street, arranges Mayon climbs. They arrange transportation, guides, and equipments for interested individuals. There are several banks on Quezon Avenue where tourists can change their cash.
According to Legazpi Travel Guide, there are affordable accommodations in the city as well. The Legazpi Tourist Inn is the most popular accommodation venue. It is found on Lapu Lapu Street across the post office. The room rates at Legazpi Tourist Inn ranges from $10 – $15.
Another venue where tourists can stay is the Casablanca Hotel in Penaranda Street. At $15 – $20, all rooms in the hotel have double air-conditioning. There are some rooms that has a balcony. The coffee shop is open twenty four hours.
For those who are looking for a good dining venue, this Legazpi Travel Guide recommends the Old Albay Café of Hotel Victoria. It is a popular venue for conducting meetings. The place serves standard breakfast, Filipino dishes, sandwiches and snacks.
Paayahayan Beer Garden serves fresh seafood and a bottle of San Miguel Beer for PHP 15 per bottle. For vegetarians, the Waway Restaurant is the best place to go. It likewise serves local delicacies like Bicol Express.
This Legazpi Travel Guide provides travelers with helpful information in order to have a worthwhile vacation in Legazpi.