Are you an adventurer? Are you a nature lover? Or do you simply want to unwind and escape the bustling metropolis?
Located in the Bicol Region, Sorsogon is the southernmost part province in Luzon. It is subdivided into 14 municipalities and one city, with Sorsogon City being the provincial capital.
This province is a promising destination where hidden treasures can be found. If you are looking for lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, cold springs, beaches, or mountains, there is a perfect spot in store for you.
Going to this gem in Bicol Region is easy because you can choose to travel by land (12-14 hours travel time) or by air (approximately 2.5 hours total travel time).
Proving to be an adventure-packed hidden treasure, here are some exciting places you can explore in this dream destination:
1. Swim with the whale sharks in Donsol
The municipality of Donsol, dubbed as the “Whale Shark Capital of the Philippines”, should be at the top of your travel list! This is a world-renowned site for whale shark watching and interaction. “Butanding,” locally known as “gentle giants”, is the town’s main attraction. Visit Donsol and get this rare and extraordinary experience of swimming with the whale sharks.
2. Go scuba diving in Manta Bowl
If scuba diving is your hobby, you should not miss going to Manta Bowl, which is also located in Donsol. Manta Bowl is known as the “Manta Ray Capital of the Philippines” because this diving site is the habitat of the world's biggest ray.
3. Dip your toes in the pinkish-white sands of Subic Beach
Definitely a sight to behold, Subic Beach is a beautiful and unspoiled nature’s beauty found in Calintaan Island, Matnog. Subic Beach is indeed an ideal getaway destination with its picturesque, powdery, pinkish-white sand, and crystal-clear waters.
4. Relax in the hot and cold springs of Irosin
If you want a relaxed and calm vibe surrounded by lush greenery, the hot and cold springs of Irosin is a must-try. Known for having therapeutic benefits, soaking in these hot and cold springs will surely help you relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles.
5. Go on an adventure in Bulusan Volcano Natural Park
If you are looking for exciting activities, the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park is a must explore place. It is nestled at the foot of one of the three active volcanoes in the Bicol region, Mt. Bulusan. You can go on a trek to see the scenic view, lush forests, and stunning landscapes of the park. You may also climb a canopy walk installed on the top of trees, or go kayaking at Bulusan Lake—the “Switzerland of the Orient”.
6. Ride the waves in Gubat
Are you fond of riding the waves? The municipality of Gubat is ideal for beginner surfers and enthusiasts looking for less crowded surfing spots. Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp and Buenavista Surf Camp are two eco-surfing places in the town that offer surfboard rentals and surfing lessons.
7. Explore the hidden charm of Bacon
Located near the shore Bacon District, this beautiful lagoon surrounded by its unique rock formations is a must-visit. If you are looking for a perfect place for relaxation, this is the right one for you. You may climb the rocks to catch a stunning overlooking view or go for cliff jumping. This is also suited for those who are not much of a swimming enthusiast because its clear water is only knee-deep high during low tide.
8. Experience a river cruise ride and firefly watching at Buhatan River
Buhatan River is located at Brgy. Buhatan, Sorsogon City. It offers a 3.9-kilometer cruise route beginning from a local tourism post down to Sorsogon Bay, where a feast of local delicacies and fresh kinds of seafood await tourists. You can explore this tourist spot while kayaking, or hopping in a floating cottage. The river eco-adventure offers various activities aside from the river cruise such as bird watching, firefly watching, and fishing. It is best to start the tour late in the afternoon to catch the sunset or in the early evening to see the glowing fireflies.
Sorsogon has a lot of beautiful sights and unique experiences, waiting to be discovered. Each municipality and city have something to offer for everyone. With its provincial capital as the jump-off point, all eco-tour destinations within the province are easily accessible.
Come visit Sorsogon and you might just think that this is the perfect location for your next home. Imagine not having to take just a quick getaway, but living and owning a house and lot in this dream place.
Located in Brgy. Cabid-an, Lessandra Sorsogon provides you with an affordable house and lot for a perfect living experience. Enjoy a maaliwalas life when you own a Lessandra home in this beautiful province in the Bicol Region.
Dagos na digdi sa Sorsogon! (Come in and visit Sorsogon!)