“Mayon is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen,
the world-renowned Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) of Japan sinking
into perfect insignificance by comparison.”
—British traveler-writer A. Henry Savage Landor
Albay is located at Bicol region, in the eastern Philippines.
Along with English and Tagalog, people here speak their own
language called Bicol. “Magayon” is the Bicol word for
“beautiful” and that’s where “Mayon” derived.
Since I was a kid, I had heard a lot of things about Albay
particularly “The Mayon Volcano”. It is the most active volcano
in the Philippines having erupted almost fifty times in the past
400 years. Mayon is well known around the world because of
its “symmetrical-coned shape” and that what makes filipinos
How to get Legazpi city from Manila
There are several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Legazpi City
including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan,
and Isarog Line. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately
9 to 10 hours.
Philippine National Railways’ used to service Albay Province with
their Bicol Express. The end terminal was in Legazpi City until the
service stopped in 2006 after the line incurred damages due to
typhoons. In 2011, the PNR Bicol express resumed its Bicol Express
service albeit only up to Naga City, Camarines Sur. Currently, PNR
service to Bicol is not operational.
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila
and Cebu to Legazpi City. Contact philippine airlines at
Tel No : (632) 777-5932
Fax Number : (632) 777-5928
and Cebu Pacific at
Contact/Telephone Number: (02) 7020-888