Albay

The iconic image of Albay is the towering, nearly-perfect cone of Mayon Volcano. Just the view of it is worth the drive. You can go anywhere in Albay and have Mayon Volcano in the background of your photos. The braver can go closer and climb up all the way to the volcano’s crater.

But there are plenty of other places to visit in Albay. The Ligñon Hill Nature Park is at a relaxing height of 511 feet above sea level. It’s a popular place for joggers and families. People also troop to it for the zipline with a view.

Cagsawa Ruins is another place of interest. When Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814, everything in the area was buried save for the Cagsawa church bell. Go to see it, and you’ll find the currently quiet volcano in the background as a reminder of nature’s unpredictable temper.