Albay is a beautiful province that has plenty to offer wanderers, from the magnificent views of Mt. Mayon to its history to its food. You’ll easily fill your itinerary for days. The region is accessible by plane or day and night bus from Manila. Your likely entry point is Legazpi City, which has most of the accommodations in the region, but you can still find some resorts or hotels in other places.
The Cagsawa Ruins will elicit a nostalgic response from visitors because of its ruinous state and tragic history. It is a popular place for photo ops because of the view of Mt. Mayon just behind it; if the sky is clear, the landscape and ruins make for perfect pictures.
For outdoorsy adventure seekers, hiking Mt. Mayon is an option. It is an active volcano, so there may be times when a trip gets canceled midway. For those who manage to climb it, the rewarding views make the challenge worth it.
If you find Mayon a bit too challenging for you, you can try going up Lignon Hill Park, which is an easier alternative. The hill (at around 150 MASL) isn’t as high as Mt. Mayon, but still provides magnificent views of the volcano and the surroundings. Go on an ATV tour to get an adrenaline rush. The ride will take you through various places and may last for an hour or so; the length of the trip depends on the agency and kind of tour you book. The region is also famous for its spicy and delicious food.
Some of the factors you need to consider before booking a hotel are the things you want to do and where you want to go. The accessibility of your chosen accommodation to the places you want to visit will reduce the stress of planning. Here are our suggestions for top hotels in Albay as rated by Agoda users as of June 2018, in no particular order.
Note: Rates MAY not yet include taxes and other fees. Ranking and rates may change over time, so always double check before booking.
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The Oriental Hotel Legazpi
Taysan Hill, Sto Nino Village, Old Albay, Legazpi, Albay
Lotus Blu Hotel
Yashano Mall, Terminal Road, Barangay Bitano, Ilawod, Legazpi, Albay
Hotel St. Ellis
Rizal Street, Legazpi City, Albay
The ApplePeach House
Corner Marquez and Rosario Street, Old Albay, Legazpi, Albay
Emerald Boutique Hotel
Marquez Street, Old Albay District, Legazpi, Albay
Tyche Boutique Hotel
Governor Forbes corner Rizal Streets, Baybay, Oro Site, Legazpi, Albay
Penaranda Street, Penaranda, Legazpi, Albay
Lapu-Lapu St., Barangay Lapu-Lapu, Legazpi City, Albay
Embarcadero de Legazpi, Oro Site, Legazpi, Albay
Legazpi Tourist Inn
3rd Floor V & O Building, Corner Quezon Avenue, Lapu-Lapu Street Legazpi City, Albay
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.