If you’re looking for a great summer destination or simply a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, head down south of Bicol, mainly, Sorsogon province! One of the best things about traveling to provinces is that there is a wide spectrum of destinations to uncover.
HOW TO GET TO SORSOGON
If you’re planning on going on a road trip with your loved ones, Sorsogon can be traveled by car. On the other hand, there are a few bus lines that stop and pass its capital.
You can book a bus trip here:
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If you also happen to be in Legazpi City in Albay, you may want to maximize your travel experience by making a quick stop to this beautiful province. There are some vans that depart regularly to Sorsogon.
The fastest way to go to Bicol today is via air. You book a flight to Albay from Manila via (NAIA) or Clark International Airport.
- Whale Shark Watch in Donsol
- Enjoy Subic Beach
- Paguriran Island and Lagoon
- Be Amazed at Bulusan National Park
- Chase Waterfalls: Bayugin, Nasipit, Palogtoc and Namuat
Whale Shark Watch in Donsol
Sorsogon is highly known to be the best place to experience seeing whale sharks, or locally known as the “butanding”. This can be done in Donsol.
The best part about swimming with the whale sharks here is that it not only gives you a memorable experience. You are also doing something ethical and responsible.
Donsol values giving tourists a true environmental experience. Locals and authorities deem this place as a protected area for whale sharks in the Philippines.
When you book a tour for swimming with the whale sharks, you will surely head home with lots of happy memories to take with you!
Enjoy Subic Beach
Browsing through beautiful photos online won’t even make up for the beauty that awaits you when you’re at Subic Beach. Subic Beach is located off the coast of Matnog, and a boat ride away from the city proper.
Make sure to bring a camera along with you to take home memories of its glass-like waters and beautiful shores.
Some even like to call this place a land of pink sand because its clean sand has a pink hue due to the deep red color that is produced by the red corals nearby. Spend a day here to take a dip, have a picnic, and watch the sunset.
Paguriran Island and Lagoon
Paguriran Lagoon is located in Bacon District with a shoreline that faces the Pacific Ocean. Here, you will be surrounded by picturesque rock formations and emerald green water that sits on powdery white sand. It is truly a gem in the middle of the sea.
The clear waters will surely draw you in for a swim in the warm weather. You also have the option to hike up the rocks to get a stunning view of the whole area of Paguriran and even a glimpse of Mayon Volcano.
Be Amazed at Bulusan National Park
If you’re looking to spend a day indulging in the clean air and fresh breeze of the province, here’s a great way to maximize your experience in Sorsogon!
Bulusan National Park is located in the south of Sorsogon and here you can find the Bulusan lake, a popular picnic spot for tourists and locals.
You can also hike the 1.8km walking trail around the crater lake. Additionally, you can opt to ride a kayak and enjoy the waters.
Chase Waterfalls: Bayugin, Nasipit, Palogtoc and Namuat
Nothing beats a great waterfall experience in Sorsogon! In addition to its great beaches and whale shark experience, waterfalls are one of the best spots to include in your itinerary.
These three waterfall destinations will provide you scenic trails, beautiful surroundings, and of course, fresh water. Douse the summer or afternoon heat at Bayugin, Nasibit, Namuat, or Palagtoc Falls!
These are just some of the many places to visit in Sorsogon. There are many more hidden beaches and locations to uncover in this area, and what better way to go about this than taking on the adventure yourself!
TIP: You can book a tour guide for hassle free Sorsogon experience!
WHERE TO STAY IN SORSOGON
Here are some of best accommodation to book in Sorsogon:
- Siama Hotel - Sorsogon City
- Recidencia Del Hamor - Sorsogon City
- Villa Isabel Hotel - Sorsogon City
- Fritz Homestay - Sorsogon City
- Fernandos Hotel - Sorsogon City
- Asia Novo Boutique Hotel - Sorsogon City
WHAT TO PACK FOR SORSOGON
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
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