6 Best Things To Do In Legazpi, The Philippines

things to do in legazpi philippines

Legazpi is a beautiful city in the Philippines and was initially called Sawangan before the name was changed to Legazpi. Its residents are mainly fishermen and farmers, so it is a pretty, agricultural city. It was appointed in the memory of the Adelantado Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Quite a mouthful huh? The population of Legazpi City is just a little over 100,000, and the urban population makes up about 58 percent of the total. It is located 532 kilometers (330.6 miles) south of Manila and its spoken languages include English, Filipino, Bikol, and Chinese. So now let’s have a look at what they have to offer us, tourists!

1. Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Church Ruins
Source: Photo by user nish.iona used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The first site is Mayon Volcano - a famous mountain because of its perfectly symmetrical cone shape. From a distance, you can clearly see how it is shaped as if it was sculpted. The mountain is 2463 meters (8081 feet) high and has been nicknamed the “perfect cone.” The area around the volcano was officially classified as a national park in 1938 and was named Mayon Volcano Natural Park, in 2000.

It is a great place to visit because it has beautiful greenery, all around. It is an active stratovolcano and is more than 20 million years old, so you may just want to go and take some great pictures.

Mayon Volcano

Address: Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines

2. Cagsawa Ruins Park

Cagsawa Ruins - Daraga, Legazpi #ruins #cagsawaruins #legazpi #bicol #daraga #mirrorless #travelphotography #philippines

Posted by Hendraxu Photo on Sunday, 20 November 2016

As you might already know, this city is one that is filled with rich history and this park is no exception. The Cagsawa Ruins Park came to be after the eruption of Mayon Volcano on the 1st of February, 1814. The one-time site of a church built in 1724, it was destroyed during the most violent eruption that ever took place in the history of Legazpi, which killed over 2000 people, who took refuge in the church during the eruption.

There is only one structure that remains standing here, which is the church tower, still in its place for over two hundred years. It is now a famous landmark and serves as a popular tourist site. A site full of mystery and solemnity, it looks like a place you can only see in movies and yet it is real, so why not go and witness it with your own eyes.

Cagsawa Ruins

Address: Daraga, 4501 Albay, Philippines

Website: Cagsawa Ruins

3. Vera Falls

Vera falls in Malinao - Albay ^_^ #travel #photography #waterfall #philippines #verafalls

Posted by Hendraxu Photo on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

These are probably some of the most beautiful and enchanting falls you will ever see. They are at the foot of Mt. Malinao and the scene, as the water falls from the peak, is almost mesmerizing as it gracefully flows into the river and streams, straight into the rice paddies. On your way to the falls, you will see these rice paddies, along with coconut plantations and lush green vegetation. When you get there, you will have the opportunity to swim in the cold refreshing water, while listening to the beautiful sounds of nature. You can also climb the rocks and enjoy diving and cannonballing, into the falls. Now, does this look perfect or what?

Vera Falls

Address: Malinao, Albay, Philippines

4. Mayon ATV Tour

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Posted by Your Brother / Mayon ATV tour on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Mayon ATV Tour is a residents’ favorite and many people take part in this tour, every day. In this tour, you can take an ATV, around the mountain and it is open to anyone and everyone, regardless of age. You need to make prior reservations and payment because the activity is in very high demand.

On the Mayon ATV Tour, you will experience great views with other people and you can take your time, traveling around the area. Your Brother Travel and Tours is the name of the company that organizes these tours and they offer a broad range of ATVs to choose from.

Mayon ATV Tour

Address: Brgy. Pawa, Legazpi City, 4500 Albay, Philippines

Price: From 12 USD

Mayon ATV Tour

5. Albay Park & Wildlife

A sneak peek for the new and exciting Albay Park and Wildlife. Opening this April during the Palarong Pambansa 2016. :)

Posted by Legazpi City Albay on Monday, 14 March 2016

This park is one of the must-visit places in Legazpi, and you shouldn’t pass up the chance to make a stop. First of all, can we just talk about how it looks? Believe me when I say that Albay Park & Wildlife is gorgeous. In the park, there is a pretty lagoon and gazebo as well as many other things. It is open daily from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, apart from Mondays.

In the park, there are 347 animals, and there are spots where you can have a picnic. The animals include crocodiles, deer, iguana, pythons, birds and much more. It is a place where anyone can go and have fun.

Albay Park & Wildlife

Address: Daraga-Legazpi Diversion Rd, Legazpi City, 4500 Albay, Philippines

6. Embarcadero - piers and boardwalks

Legazpi's Embacadero

Posted by Tamatha Roman on Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Embarcadero is the place to end a good day and is great spot to take a long walk along the bay or go cycling. The sunsets and sunrises make it more beautiful than it already is and there are many shops and restaurants here, where you can visit and experience Filipino food. The food is excellent and the area is a beautiful spot for taking some great photos.

Apart from this, there is a mall close by, right near the seaport, with more shops. A great stop to complete your day, save Embarcadero for your last stop, as it’s a calming and straightforward site.

Embacadero - piers and boardwalks

Address: Legazpi Blvd, Legazpi Port District, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines


We have seen that there are countless places for you to visit in Legazpi. Technically, I have listed ten here, but there is so much more you can explore and find for yourself. Legazpi is a city just waiting to be discovered. I believe I have made your summer vacation much simpler with this list, so get out there and explore Legazpi!

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