Albay – 2D1N Itinerary


I’ve always known that Albay – which is 500+ kilometers away from Manila – is 12 hours away by bus. I was surprised that my recent trip only took 9 hours one way! This made me realize that my birthplace got even closer and can be visited on a long weekend.

I’m really not a fan of taking a plane to Legazpi since I feel like the time allotted to prepare, travel to the airport and be there 2-3 hours before the flight is not worth it. I always prefer to leave late Friday afternoon at Araneta Bus Port and be in Albay early next morning and then start touring right away.

Where to Stay?
Since I am from here, I don’t usually spend on accommodation. I stay at my Aunt’s place. Check out Agoda for your accommodation.

Going Places?
It is easy to go places in Albay by riding jeeps and trikes. Don’t hesitate to ask the locals for directions should you find yourself lost (but I doubt this lol) and they’ll be willing to help you out.

Here is my simple and very relaxed purely DIY itinerary for Albay that is very child friendly as well. I’m sure the kids would enjoy touring the province just like my nephew and niece who seemed to have so much energy during our tour!

DAY 1

0600 Arrival
0800 Sumlang Lake Eco Park
0900 Quitinday Hills and Nature Park
1000 Mayon ATV Ride
1230 Ligñon Hill Nature Park – Lunch
1400 Albay Park and Wildlife
1600 Embarcadero de Legazpi
1700 Legazpi Boulevard
1830 Ayala Malls Legazpi – Dinner
2000 Lights Out

DAY 2

0800 Daraga Church
0900 Cagsawa Ruins
1000 Kawa-Kawa Shrine
1200 Ligao Centro / Public Market – Pasalubong Hunting
1230 St. Stephen Church
1300 Home Sweet Home
1800 Back to Manila

If you have an extra day or two, you can explore more of the region and add Sorsogon province as well as tour Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte as you go back north to Manila. 😉 I plan on doing this and once done, I’ll share it of course.

Oh, before I forgot, pictures!

legazpi boulevardLegazpi Boulevard with Mayon Volcano at the background 🙂

sumlang lakeSumlang Lake

mayon atv for kidsGeared up for Mayon ATV

Albay Park and WildlifeLook at that dinosaur at Albay Park and Wildlife!

Embarcadero de LegazpiEmbarcadero de Legazpi

Kawakawa HillAtop Kawa-Kawa Hill

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