Mt. Mayon

Legazpi, Albay

Mt. Mayon
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Norman Lester T.
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Tagged to be the “perfect cone” because of its symmetric conical shape, Mayon Volcano is considered as one of the seven natural wonders of the Philippines.

Mt. Mayon is an active volcano in Albay. During my first day in the region, I wasn’t able to see the perfect shape of this elusive volcano. Clouds were all over its peak. My friends and I waited for the 3rd day of our trip to see Mayon in its full glory.

There are many spots in Albay where you can have a nice view of Mt. Mayon. One is in Quituinan Hills in Camalig. It has a lot of greeneries so you may enjoy kite flying. There are horses also around the place. They offer ATV rides too if you want an extra adventure. More importantly, they have a view deck to let you see Mt. Mayon on a higher point.

Alternatively, if you want to capture Mt. Mayon with blue hues and water, go to Sumlang Lake or Embarcadero de Legazpi. These places also offer a good view of the volcano.

However, if you want to get closer to the volcano as possible, go to where the Cagsawa Ruins is. You can ride an ATV for a more extreme adventure. One item in our itinerary in this Bicol trip was to try the Black Lava trail. It’s the longest trail and this leads you closest to Mt. Mayon. This is for advanced and experienced ATV riders as the path is not easy. It is 6 kilometer one-way (total of 12km). It has a lot of turns, uphill and downhill slopes, rock path, and river crossings.

Trust me that at first, I was in doubt if I will be able to finish this trail. I have never tried operating an ATV before so I was a bit scared at first. However due to peer pressure by Cindy S and Edison A, I survived. And I totally loved the experience. Was it hard? Yes, especially in the steep slopes. Crossing the river with all those small and big rocks was also challenging. But as they say, nothing worth having comes easy. (Ay). What I had after this trail is an experience to remember. It taught me about trust, when I entrusted the skill and knowledge of our guide. At 7PM we’re still crossing rivers and rocky road. It was too dark as there’s no light posts in this trail. This experience also taught me about support. Support from friends, in particular. If you have friends who won’t leave you in the dark and support you in any way possible, you’ll surpass all obstacles. Oha, life lessons sa Mayon. Kidding.

Anyway, the photos in the postcards and books are real. Mayon Volcano is indeed beautiful. I can’t wait to be back. 🙂

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April H.
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Mount Mayon has the distinction of having a perfectly symmetric conical shape... It is the pride of the Bicol region and a major landmark & tourist attraction in our country. The name was derived from folklore about a princess known as Daragang Mayon or Beautiful Lady in English.

Located in the province of Albay, the volcano spans eight cities in the surrounding area. Though the deadliest eruption recorded was on 1814, Mayon is still classified as an active volcano today. It is closely monitored by PHIVOLCS, though the locals have their own "monitoring system" in place when you ask...

There are multiple ways of enjoying the view of Mayon. You can go up Lignon Hill for an unobstructed view of the volcano. You can also try the Bicol ATV adventure for a mix of action amidst a stunning backdrop. Daraga church is also a nice place to enjoy the magnificence of Mayon. You can even enjoy the sight from some of the cities restaurants...

A unique thing to try is to go up the volcano to the Mayon planetarium. Located in Tabaco city, it is about an hour away from Legazpi. You go take a winding path that will give you a view of the skyline of the city... It gets cold as you reach the planetarium-- BAGUIO WEATHER!!! In contrast to the heat and humidity of the city below... The planetarium teaches visitors about the behavior of the famous landmark. It is not focused on astrology and the like, despite it's name. A photo gallery is in display and you can watch a short video presentation about Philippine volcanoes-- particularly Mayon and Pinatubo...

They have a small store where you can have mami or pancit canton with hot coffee... It was very foggy during our short visit, so I don't have pictures of the skyline... 127752

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Jen S.
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Mt. Mayon is a real beauty. A picture perfect for the perfect cone. Good thing, the Mayon showed up when we visit. No clouds blinding the view of its peak. While visiting Bicol region, Mt Mayon should be on your list. 128077🏻

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Ivy R.
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Mayon's perfect cone is beautifully captured by my iPhone. No filter needed. We were in Legaspi for 2 days, trying to catch a glimpse of that perfect cone, but Mayon was covered with clouds UNTIL the last hour. This was taken literally an hour before we left. That perfect cone decided to make an appearance. And it's magnificent.

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Chrislyn F.
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View at the back of my bff's house. You're a bit shy type, Mt.Mayon. :)

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Kyle B.
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SOBRANG GANDA NG MAYON. AS IN. KELANGAN ALL CAPS KASI SOBRANG GANDA NIYA. I COULD STARE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL, MAJESTIC, AMAZING VOLCANO THE WHOOOLE DAY. 128525

wag niyong hayaang mamatay kayo nang di makita 'tong lugar na to. 128586

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Pearl R.
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The beauty of Bicol, Mt. Mayon- My first love. 128156

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Michell Elizabeth C.
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the bf loves seeing Mt Mayon and we went to Mayon Resthouse/Observatory to get a better view.

we had to climb maybe 1/4 of the mountain from the base. we did not trek. driving is way easier. the road going to the Mayon resthouse was better than i remembered. A few rough roads.

Even it's summer the view can get cloudy. We waited for an hour to get this view. You can see the ashes still visible. View was worth the wait!

You can buy orchids and some plants within the observatory area. Good orchids can be bought in the houses near the area. It was cheap!

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Carz S.
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Everytime I go home.. This is my addiction! She's just beautiful! Glad to be home for the holidays! Took a photo of Mt. Mayon this morning! 128522

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Kux C.
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I used to see Mt. Mayon in postcards during my elementary projects. To be able to finally see this natural beauty for real is something no money can buy.

As what have been depicted in many books, Mt. Mayon still boasts that perfect cone shape up to this time. We went there last February (2012).

Aside from seeing it from afar, we were also able to go to the mountain itself. There is an observatory (though not operational) built halfway through the mountain. There are also cottages (perfect for picnics) that can be found in the area for those who'd like to chill and enjoy the cold breeze and the overlooking view of Albay.

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