Things to Do in Legazpi
Your camera must be pretty loaded now with some stunning landscape photos of Legazpi so you must be yearning for some action, right? Fortunately, the city provides a plethora of activities that will surely match anyone's kind of adventure.
Lignon Hill Nature Park
There are tons of things to do in Lignon Hill. Not only does it offer a different vantage view of Mayon as well as a breath-taking panorama of the city at night, but they also offer a number of exciting daily activities.
They're open from 8 am to 11 pm and charge an environmental fee of PHP10/pax for those on school tours, PHP20/pax for Non-Albay residents, and PHP25/pax for foreign visitors. Besides hiking, hanging bridge, paintball, airsoft and mini-golf, you can also try the following:
– 320-meter Zipline with souvenir photo (PHP250 Basic and PHP350 advance off-season rate)
– 150-feet rappelling (PHP 200 off-season, PHP250 peak season)
– ATV c/o Your Brother Travel and Tours (PHP 1800/hour 150cc; PHP2500/hour 500cc; PHP 2500/hour Buggy)
Please be advised that rates are subject to change without prior notice.
It's time to get up close and personal with the majestic volcano! There are several tour operators ready to offer daredevils the ride of their lives. If you're not ready to venture near Mayon just yet, you can enjoy a relatively relaxed yet thrilling 45-minute ride around Cagsawa.
If you're up for it and ride up to the lava front, expect a heart-racing drive through the muds and rivers and walking over huge lava boulders. Depending on the trail and destinations, your choice of ATV (150cc to Can-Am ATV) and operator, rates can go anywhere from PHP599 to PHP8,000. Are you feeling the adrenaline rush yet?
Let's go cruisin'!
Sumlang Lake is a new tourist attraction in Camalig that provides yet another perspective of Mayon volcano. The serene and glittering lake water is a nice change of pace and some light water sports make it worthy of a day trip.
We paid PHP10 each for the entrance fee and if you come in a group, you can rent a floating cottage for PHP200 which is already good for up to 15 pax. We also suggest trying the bamboo raft which costs only PHP25/pax. Kayaks and aqua bikes are also available for rent at PHP50/pax for the first 30 minutes.
Cool yourself down
Vera falls is one of Legazpi's hidden gems. It is situated at the foot of Mount Malinao and can be accessed via private cars, or rented vans/scooter. Make sure the driver knows where you're going as it is not available on Google Map. The scenic drive will take you up the mountain through small villages, some farmland, and coconut plantations and that in itself is worth the 1.5 hour trip. Once there, you can enjoy a moment of solitude as you behold the idyllic falls or dive into its ice cold but crystal clear pool.
There is no admission fee but those who are willing to donate can give PHP10 to PHP30, or depends on what your heart tells you.
The place is off the beaten track so you can't get food or drinks there. Bring your own supply as well as a change of clothes and towel.
Embarcadero de Legazpi
The perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day, Embarcadero de Legazpi is a premier waterfront establishment that aims to bring back its glory days as a busy trading port during the Spanish era. Besides housing shops and restaurants, the mall complex is also ideal for strolling and jogging with a view of the bay and the volcano as the perfect backdrop.
We recommend going in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset and the lively evening vibe. If you come during the day, several amenities are available for the thrill seekers such as Go Cart Racing (PHP150/2 laps), Segway (PHP200/15 minutes) and Zipline (PHP150).