Here in the Philippines, we have the ever famous Mayon Volcano which is known for its perfect cone shape and it was our next destination in our 5-day adventure in Bicol. They said that Mayon won’t let you see her peak on your first time but we were lucky enough when we arrived at Legazpi on our first day in Bicol, Mayon gave us the chance to see its peak even for just a short time.
I won’t bore you with my description of Mt. Mayon since my description won’t give justice to its beauty. Instead, I will just give you a few details of where we stayed and the activities that we’ve done.
For the accommodation, we’ve stayed in Tropical Garden Apartelle which is located in Pag-asa, Rawis in Legaspi City. We reserved 2 rooms for our two-night stay. All-in-all, we’ve payed Php7000. The room has its own bathroom, tv, aircon, refrigerator and 2 beds. Since there were 11 of us, so the other room has 5 people and 6 in the other room. There was also a sofa in the room, so if you won’t all fit on the 2 beds and the extra mattress that they will give, you can also sleep on the couch. The hotel has a nice garden and you can see Mayon volcano from there. We weren’t lucky enough to witness the full view of Mayon since the clouds were always covering its peak.
Before our Bicol trip, we have already arranged a company who will be fetching us for us to go ATV riding and mayon volcano site seeing. The package was for Php1800. It already includes, the 2-hour ATV ride, zipline adventure, free water. You could also climb at the foot of Mayon volcano for some picture taking.
After the ATV ride, the group brought us to Lignon Hill for the free Zipline ride. But none of us wanted to ride the zipline. We were already hungry and tired. After an hour of picture taking, resting and eating some snacks we decided to get going. Since, there were no public transport in Lignon Hill and the ATV ride package does not include sending us back at the foot of the hill, we opted to walk. Walk under the heat of the sun.
We found a carenderia at the foot of Lignon Hill, so we decided to have our lunch there before going to Cagsawa Ruins. We hailed 3 tricycles that will take us to Cagsawa Ruins. The road to Cagwasa Ruins was not that good. It was dusty and bumpy.
After some time of picture takings and resting we decided to head back. But before heading back to our hotel, we bought some pasalubong first. Pili nuts and chillis are the famous delicacies in Albay. So we bought some pili nuts and some key chains shaped like chillis.
Upon arriving in our hotel, we decided to freshen up and rest some more for our dinner at Embarcadero. Embarcadero is a mall beside Albay’s pier. The air is very cool and fresh. But the food is quite expensive. hehehe! After having our dinner, we immediately went back to our hotel to go to sleep since we have to wake up early the next morning for our flight back to Cebu.