Bicol Region, Also known as Region V, is located at the
southeastern most peninsula of Luzon in the Philippines.
Bicol Region has 6 provinces namely Albay, Camarines
Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon.
Bicol is one of the famous tourist destinations in the
Philippines. Bicol has a lot of beautiful scenic view to
offer to visitors and tourist. The world famous Mt.
Mayon Volcano in which has a perfectly shaped cone.
Bicol is also known for its exotic and beautiful white
sand beaches magnificent world-class diving spots. You
can also find in Bicol the tiniest fish in the world.
Well of course you have to dive to the lake to see it.
Bicol is also rich in cultural and architectural
heritage. The structure of the buildings like churches
are dated back from the the Spanish Period. For nature
lovers, Bicol has much to offer. There are many
beautiful natural scenery around Bicol like mountains,
volcanoes, lakes, hot springs, rivers, caves and
waterfalls. Bicol Region has many landmarks that are
also tourist attractions that this Region can offer to
Bicol is a mixture of dynamic culture, resilient and
religious people, and literate workforce. Today, Bicol
Region is identified in the map as a tourism and
maritime zone due to its accessibility to Manila and
Visayan Provinces. It is very accessible to Manila and
the rest of the places in Luzon by land, air, rail and
Volcano: Mt. Mayon is one of the famous tourist
attraction in Philippine and Asia. The volcano is
world's famous because of it's nearly perfect cone.
Mayon Volcano is located north of Legaspi City. Mt.
Mayon is one of the most visited tourist destination
because of its enchating scenic view. The volcano stands
majestically at 7,946 ft. and the base is 10 km in
radius. From atop, you can see tha magnificent view of
the Albay gulf and the other nearby towns.
Puraran Beach: The white sand beach is
internationally known as "Majestic" in which this is the
site for surfboard surfing. The beach is so magnificent
and makes it so inviting. Pururan has been improve and
develop that it has beautiful cottages, dining hall and
a surfing area for sports enthusiasts. The season for
surfing is from October to January.
Busay Falls: Busay Falls has a seven-tiered
cascading white foam that it is considered as one of the
highest waterfalls in the country. It is 800 ft from the
top. Busay falls is accessible only by foot.
Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave: It is believed that this cave
is the home of the native in the area a long time ago.
The cave is a natural tunnel like structure.
Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave is one of the natural tourist
attraction in Albay.
Calabidongan Caves: The grotto-like formation
inside is so enchanting in which it amazes visitors and
tourist. The cave is also known as the "Caves of the
Bats". The cave is good for trekking inside.
Daraga Catholic Church: It is an 18th century
church in which was built by Franciscan missionaries in
1773. The church is highly regarded by art enthusiast
and considered above standard because of it's rich
baroque architecture and the structure is huge.
Camalig Catholic Church: A missionary church
which was built out of volcanic rocks. Tourist and
visitors come here to see the relics from the
Hoyop-hoyopan caves. The archeological findings amazes
the visitors and tourist because it depicts the
historical origins of the people. The relic shows the
early Malaysian influence through the burial jars
excavated. One of the famous tourist attractions.
Barcelona Church: The church was beautiful built
coral reefs were used to form the walls. The enchanting
carvings on the coral reef façade makes the church a
priceless relic. The church was built in 1874.
Bulusan Lake: Also known as the "Switzerland of
the Orient" Located at the center of the Bulusan