Daraga

Daraga

Daraga, Albay is a large municipality with a population of more than 100,000 and yet it is peaceful and serenely rural. The town is a great place to visit if for people who want to slow down, relax, and check out the breathtakingly gorgeous natural sights of Albay.

The municipality is home to the beautifully tragic, Cagsawa Ruins. And upon entering Cagsawa Ruins park, you will see the centerpiece that is the old belfry of the Cagsawa Church. In 1814, when Mayon Volcano erupted, the entirety of the church was swallowed by the lahar, along with 1,200 people who took refuge in the building, leaving only the belfry standing.

The appeal of the park includes the stunning view of Mayon Volcano, where you can take your selfies or your trick shots. The overall strategic location of the park, let’s you see the true wonder and majesty of the Mayon Volcano. It’s great for photographers who want to get that perfect shot; there’s wonderful lighting there, as well!

It would be worth your while to see the lovely church atop a hill, too. The Daraga Church, also known as the Lady of the Gate Parish Church, is well maintained and still has its baroque-style detailing. It is really a sight to behold and makes you appreciate the town more. There are intricate patterns and carvings of angels in its walls. This church is one of the oldest in the province, having been built by Franciscan missionaries in 1773.

A little fun fact about the town; according to folklore, the name “Daraga” which in Bicolano means, “maiden” was actually given to the town because of the help maidens gave to the missionaries in building the church all those centuries ago.

A trip to Albay wouldn’t be complete without visiting the hidden gems of Daraga.

Top Rated Restaurants in Daraga Browse All

  1. Balay Cena Una
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  2. Bigg's Diner
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  3. Pares King
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  4. Koffee Klatch
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  5. Mr. D's Pizza & Co.
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  6. Willkommen
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  7. Eat All Be Cool
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  8. McDonald's
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  9. Caffe San Marco
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Top Rated Hotels in Daraga Browse All

  1. Neuhaus Inn
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  2. Balay de la Rama Bed and Breakfast
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  3. Pepperland Hotel
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  4. Legazpi Airport Hotel
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  5. Vista Al Mayon Pensionne
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  6. Pinehurst Suites
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  7. Ben's Spring Resort
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  8. Alicia Hotel
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  9. Hotel Venezia
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Top Rated Places in Daraga Browse All

  1. Cagsawa Ruins
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  2. Bicol Adventure ATV
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  3. Daraga Church
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  4. Ligñon Hill Nature Park
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  5. Balay Cena Una
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  6. Bigg's Diner
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  7. Pares King
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  8. Legazpi Airport
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  9. Neuhaus Inn
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  10. Balay de la Rama Bed and Breakfast
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