2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

The southernmost province in Luzon, Sorsogon is part of the Bicol Region.Bordering the province of Albay to the north is the province’s capital, Sorsogon City.
Before we list down a number of beautiful places that is endemic in this particular region of the region, let us be candid to admit that the province of Sorsogon is obscure for many tourists.

Being set in a geographical location where some of the best tourist destinations in the country may lie, it is not that hard to imagine how overshadowed any neighboring place can be, such as Sorsogon.

But with a little bit of attention and the right know how where to look, you will find the most rustic locale of Sorsogon as a haven for nature’s bizarre and untouched beauty as seen through its various panoramic views.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

SORSOGON TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Here are the places you would be missing out if you choose to overlook this province as part of your next tourist destination:

FISHING VILLAGE OF DONSOL
Like most fishing villages, Donsol is not a stray far when it comes to its liveliness: it is so tranquil, it can be easily described as sleepy. But it is not the settlement itself that is the point of visit to this serene place, but something else.

Those who had the privilege to visit the place were actually after the rare chance of diving and swimming with the gargantuan “butanding” or whale shark.

MANTA BOWL
Nestled between Donsol and Ticao Island, the Manta Bowl is yet another prominent diving site in all of Sorsogon as known for its burgeoning colony of manta rays.

In fact, you would not be able to find such a dense concentration of this aquatic specie elsewhere in the country that Manta Bowl itself bears the label as Manta Ray Capital of the Philippines.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

By Northfolk18, Buhatan River

BUHATAN RIVER ECO-ADVENTURE
One exciting thing to do when visiting Sorsogon is the Buhatan River Eco-Adventure. One can explore the place while kayaking or hop in a floating cottage while enjoying their gastronomic offering and traversing the five (5) kilometer river beginning from a local tourism post down to Sorsogon Bay Area.
Firefly watching is also a must do an activity with the night cruise offered by the place.

PAGURIRAN LAGOON
With only knee-deep of clear water in a rather small enclosure, there is not much about the Paguriran lagoon to offer for the divers and swimming enthusiasts.

However, the real benefit of being in this place is in seeing its unique rock formations that separate it from the seawater backdrop at high elevation which is truly a marvel if you are viewing it first-hand.

With its shallow waters, this small body of water makes for an ideal playground for kids and a perfect spot to taking vivid quality images or videos to commemorate the overall experience.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Mt. Bulusan National Park

MT. BULUSAN NATIONAL PARK
Bulusan is among the three active volcanoes that are situated in the Bicol region.

Although looking at the towering volcano is already a sight to behold from afar, visiting the volcano itself at its heart—where the national park and the Bulusan lake, with its verdant waters, is situated—is a venture worth taking.

But for the real adventurers who are not satisfied in not being able to conquer the slumbering volcano, climbing it up to the top poses a definite thrill.

SUBIC MATNOG BEACH
You think you might have seen all the shores in the world but wait until you reach the beach on Calintaan Island—Subic Matnog Beach—for its pinkish-white sands, the like you may not have seen before.

While you may spend countless hours mesmerized in this uniquely-colored sand of the coast, others would normally choose to snorkel in its water and even build camp in the place.

 

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

The Bulusan Belfry. One of the largest watchtowers with in the historical complex in Bulusan

BARCELONA CHURCH

Not only for the Catholics, but I guess one must see the St. Joseph Church is also known as Barcelona Church because of its historical merits and architectural value.
Constructed in 1875, St. Joseph Church is located in the town proper of Barcelona. The very old church building is one of the most well-preserved churches in the region.It has an underground tunnel but is now closed.
The aged majestic stone walls of the church and its bell tower remained intact and well preserved. Some ruins can also be found outside the church which includes a schoolhouse and a stone fort.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

By Kuya Kyon , A portion of the stone fort that surrounds the St. James the Greater Parish Church complex remains grand through times

BATO LIMESTONE CAVE

The Bato limestone Cave is a privately owned property approximately 100 m. away from the intersection along the Sawanga-Bacon road. The Bato Limestone Cave is home to three (3) Caves, 2 of which were used to be a burial ground while the other 1 is habitable.In 1956 an Archeological group discovered some artifacts estimated to be 2,000 years old.These artifacts include seashells, beads, shell drinking cups and human bones.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

 

HOW TO GET TO SORSOGON

By land
Several Bus Companies are traveling from Manila to Sorsogon City. Travel time is approximately between 12 to 15 hours.

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

By air

The nearest airport in Sorsogon is the one found in Legazpi, Albay. The moment you reached Albay, take a bus bound for Sorsogon. Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours.

WHERE TO STAY IN SORSOGON

2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Villa Isabel Hotel
Flores Street, Burabod Sorsogon City, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines, 4700
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2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Siama Hotel
Sitio San Lorenzo, Bibincahan, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines
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2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Fernandos Hotel
3799 Rizal Street Piot. Sorsogon City, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines, 4700
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2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Ingko Hotel Gabao
Gabao San Roque, Bacon, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines
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2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Selvinas Hotel & Restaurant
Maharlika Highway, Pangpang, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines, 4700
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2017 SORSOGON TRAVEL GUIDE

Fritz Homestay
507 Block 21 Executive Village Tugos, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines, 4700
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