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Weekend in Caramoan by Sam Milano

Take the white sand beaches of Boracay or the diverse ruggedness of Palawan – and you have the best of both worlds – an idyllic haven called Caramoan. The name Caramoan has been officially used since 1619, the date when it was founded by Fray Francisco de la Cruz y Oropesa. The first name given … Continue reading

Top 10 Albay and Legazpi tourist must do.

Home to the world-famous Mayon volcano, Albay is truly a postcard-perfect province.  Legazpi, the main city, combines old-world charm and modern facilities to make it a perfect tourist haven.  Here, there are endless activities to fill up a visitor’s stay, from diving, to mountain climbing, to dining and shopping. Mayon Volcano of course is a … Continue reading

Top 10 Gift Ideas from Bicol

The season for giving…and shopping is fast approaching.  If you’re looking for unique gifts to give to your loved ones or simply want to give yourself a treat, we’ve listed some highly   recommended gift ideas sourced from all over Bicol.  Admittedly, there are more products we may have missed in this Top 10 List.  If … Continue reading

Cultural sites in the Bicol Region

In town to join the fiesta activities but want to learn more about Bicol’s rich cultural heritage?  Here are some worthwhile places to visit to soak up on the region’s past: Churches Naga Metropolitan Cathedral.  The largest church in Bicol, it was constructed in 1816 to 1831.  For many years, the Cathedral was the seat … Continue reading

Top 10 things to do in Bicol

Top 10 Things to do in Bicol 1.  Wakeboarding at the CamSur Watersports Complex Much has been said about this new sports facility that has seen wakeboard enthusiasts and adventurers flocking in the Provincial Capitol Compound. CWC is now the place to be seen for local celebrities as the complex hosts crowd-drawing events. However, more … Continue reading

Bicol in my mind

Do you have any great photos or stories you want to share about Bicol?  We want this to be a place where we can spotlight your own experiences about the region. For this issue we are featuring pictures of the famous Mayon Volcano, the landmark that Bicol is perhaps most well known for. These scenes … Continue reading