A progressive city by the bay with the Philippines’ most active volcano and the world’s most perfect cone on the backdrop is Legazpi City.
The capital of the Province of Albay and regional hub for Bicol Region, Legazpi City beckons everyone with its beautiful scenery, natural wonders, delectable cuisines and delicacy, and lovely people.
More than its unparalleled attractions, Legazpi City also serves as gateway to the province and the region’s amazing destinations. Trek the trails of Mount Mayon; dip in the hot springs of Tiwi; rekindle the volcano’s tragic past at Cagsawa Ruins; experience adventure and the best view of the city at Lignon Hill; enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Misibis Bay; discover the unspoiled white sand beaches of Cagraray, San Miguel and Rapu Rapu; be amazed with the black sandy beaches of Bacacay; visit the province’s ancient churches and heritage buildings; enjoy the cold water of its countless waterfalls; or explore its hidden caves.
If these do not excite you, swim with the whale sharks of Donsol, see the virgin beaches and hidden treasures of Sorsogon, dive in Manta Bowl of Masbate, go wake-boarding in Naga, be mesmerized with the seascape of Caramoan Peninsula, surf in Catanduanes and Daet, or fall in love with Calaguas.
Truly, Bicol is the land of beauty and wonders, and in the middle of it all is Legazpi City, your gateway to Bicolandia!
How to Get to Legazpi City
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi City.
Several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Legazpi City including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan, Isarog Line, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately 9 to 10 hours.
Philippine National Railways’ used to service Albay Province with their Bicol Express. The end terminal was in Legazpi City until the service stopped in 2006 after the line incurred damages due to typhoons. In 2011, the PNR Bicol express resumed its Bicol Express service albeit only up to Naga City, Camarines Sur. Currently, PNR service to Bicol is not operational.