Legazpi City is dubbed as The City of Fun and Adventure. The city is best known for being the home of a 20 million year old volcano called Mount Mayon.
- Fun Things To Do
- See Mayon Volcano National Park
- Enjoy Views From Legazpi Boulevard
- Visit Cagsawa Ruins Park
- Visit Daraga Church
- Explore The Japanese Tunnels
- Enjoy The View of The City From Lignon Hill
- Visit Albay Park and Wildlife
- Go On a ATV Tour
- Where to Stay in Legazpi Philippines
- Wrapping Up
Named after the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Legazpi City itself boasts of rich and interesting culture and history.
Fun Things To Do
Famous for its perfect cone shape and the fact that this is also the country’s most active volcano, there is plenty to explore.
If you decide to spend some time in Legazpi, don’t forget to try the following.
See Mayon Volcano National Park
Mount Mayon is an awesome volcano to look at and you can see it wherever you are in the city. The breath taking landform stands proud in the province of Albay.
It is shaped almost like a perfect cone if it weren’t for a huge dent at its crater caused by repetitive eruption almost every year.
You can choose to explore Mayon Volcano National Park byhiking along the volcano’s base, taking a ATV tour. Do haggle.
Enjoy Views From Legazpi Boulevard
From Legazpi Boulevard you can enjoy the stunning views of Mayon Volcano across the lake. You can also watch the sunrise and sunset from Legazpi Boulevard.
There are cafe’s and restaurants around the boulevard, that you can also watch the sunrise from.
Visit Cagsawa Ruins Park
The Cagsawa Ruins Park is a great little place to wander around. It will take at most two hours to explore the ruins.
There are tourist stands that sell a variety of items from ice cream, knives, magnets, baskets and T-shirts.
Cagsawa Ruins was built in 1587, then destroyed in 1646. Before it is reconstructed way back in 1724 then destroyed once again in 1814.
On a sunny and clear day, you will see Mount Mayon perfectly right behind Cagsawa ruins, creating the prefect photo opportunity.
The entrance fee is 20 PHP per person.
Visit Daraga Church
The church was built during the 1700 by the Spanish and still stands as majestic as ever. It sits on top of a hill which is easily accessible. You also have Mount Mayon in the background.
The church was survived devastating volcano eruptions, as well as wars, invasions and corruption.
Explore The Japanese Tunnels
During World War II the Japanese invaded Philippines. While the Japanese occupied Legazpi, they built tunnels that at the at the top is the 360-degree view of Legazpi and the Mount Mayon.
Back in 1941 when the Japanese occupied Legazpi the tunnel stretched to city hall. Today, the tunnel is not quite as long but you still get to explore and crawl through the tunnels.
The tunnels are lit and slightly cooler than its surroundings due to its stone walls. There is a small entrance fee.
Enjoy The View of The City From Lignon Hill
Lignon Hill Nature Park is a great place for hiking. Once you reach the top of the 156 meter high hill, there is a rewarding 360 degree view of the city. Or even get to watch the sunrise and sunset.
For 250 PHP, you can also zipline down the mountain with the view of Mayon Volcano on your left side and on far below.
Visit Albay Park and Wildlife
The park has a lagoon where you can go boating, rent bikes and has a zoo. They also have life size dinosaurs, moving and with sounds that scares little children and delights the adults.
Some of the animals you will see are crocodiles, pigs, deer, pythons, Philippine Hawk Eagle and much more.
For the zoo animals, they are caged and the cages seem to be very small! They are even scattered around the park, to see the monkey you have to climb the steep stairs.
The whole place is very clean and doesn’t smell like a zoo even though animals are everywhere.
Go On a ATV Tour
They are loads of companies that offer ATV tours. They provides tour guides guide. The ATVs are in good condition for the most part.
During the tours you will see Mayon Volcano, Lignon Hills, Cagsawa ruins and our ultimate activity is traversing mount mayon using ATV. The tours can last up to 4 hours.
Where to Stay in Legazpi Philippines
Legazpi has plenty of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Legazpi Philippines.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Casa Roces Bed and Breakfast
Rating 9.0, Prices start from $35 for Double Room
Featuring free WiFi, Casa Roces Bed and Breakfast is set in Legazpi. Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off service is available upon request.
Each room at this bed and breakfast is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Rooms include a private bathroom.
Balay de la Rama Bed & Breakfast
Rating 8.8, Prices start from $31 for Double Room
Balay de la Rama Bed & Breakfast. Situated within a 15-minute drive from Legazpi Airport, it also features free WiFi access.
The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with an en suite bathroom. Two of the rooms have a private balcony offering views of Mount Mayon.
Fj Manila Hotel
Rating 8.1, Prices start from $32 for Double Room
Fj Manila Hotel is located in Daraga. Rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi.
Finally, Legazpi is one of the many beautiful places you can visit in the Philippines. It has countless must see attractions that will surely give you a great travel experience.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Legazpi Philippines has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.