Albay, Bicol: Day 2 Adventure

Woke up at 5:30 AM to pack-up our things. Locals said that the best time to see Mayon Volcano as a perfect cone is around 6 AM – 8 AM because during that time, there are no clouds around its crater.

Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano with smoke coming from its crater

True enough, we had a mesmerizing view of Mayon Volcano from Barangay Pawa, Balading Street (thanks to Kuya Edwin!) while eating Malunggay Pandesal from Emong’s. Got a good shot of the volcano as well!

For our 2nd day itinerary:

1. Quitinday Falls and Underground River

Inside Quitinday Underground River
Inside Quitinday Underground River

Quitinday Falls and Underground River (Brgy. Quitinday, Camalig) should not be confused Quintinday Hills (Brgy. Quitinday, Jovellar) because they are from different municipalities in Albay.

It took us 1hr and 30mins to reach Quitinday Falls and Underground River. We wanted to swim but decided not to because the water is not clear due to ongoing construction in the area. Environmental fee is P20 and P100 per person for Balsa rental going inside the underground river.

2. Typhoon Reming Memorial Shrine

Typhoon Reming Memorial Shrine
Typhoon Reming Memorial Shrine

Memorial for those 734 died, 2,360 injured and 762 missing during the Typhoon Reming.

3. Embarcadero Mall

Photo from: wowlegazpi.com

Water-front lifestyle hub at Legazpi City. Better to be visited at night because of its colorful beaming lights. A venue for shopping, dining, entertainment and adventure sport.

Our last destination for Albay trip and where we had late lunch before going to terminal.

As for our trip going to Manila, we chose to try DLTB Co.’s Lazy Boy style! Pricey but we actually paid for a comfortable trip and good sleep. Hehe. 🙂

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Expense (donations and food expense excluded):

Quitinday Falls environmental Fee: P20/person

Quitinday Underground River Balsa: P100/person

Tricycle Rental (Whole Day): total of P1,000

DLTB Co. Bus Line Lazy Boy (From Legazpi City Terminal to Cubao Terminal): P1,100/person

Day 1 Itinerary click here.

Video Summary click here.

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  • Mike Laagan

    where in albay did you take your picture of Mayon?

    • View from Barangay Pawa, Balading Street 🙂

      • Mike Laagan

        in which town in albay? is this in legaspi or tabaco? or on your way to jovellar?

  • Al Guevarra

    I’m planning to go to Bicol with my family this May. Is this a good time? Definitely will follow your itinerary. 😉