The Journey to the Slopes of Mayon Volcano

The Journey to the Slopes of Mayon Volcano

Mt. Mayon is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines. This is also one of the most famous tourist spots in the Philippines because of so many reasons. It is not just because of how perfect a cone the volcano is, it is also because of the beauty of the places and the people around it. You will get the chance to discover the historical insights of the Bicolanos about the volcano and Albay itself. I had the chance to visit this place way back in 2015 and I was just really amazed and mesmerized by the province. I was able to witness how they were able to preserve the place because it is one of the Philippines’ most prized possessions. The true probinsya life is in this place. Eating in the karinderya, with street food to be found almost everywhere, riding in a jeepney and seeing the beautiful landscape that surrounds the volcano are but a few of the experiences offered. We were also able to take up a quick adventure through the slope of Mt. Mayon on an ATV. It was a blast, I swear, and it was worth it. You get to see the tracks and the evidence of the previous eruption of the volcano and it is surreal. You won’t even think about the fact that it is an active volcano because it looks very peaceful and serene. During the journey around the edge of the volcano, we saw how clean and green Albay, Bicol is. It showcases the beauty of and how precious the environment is and that it deserves to be preserved. You will get a chance to appreciate your surroundings even more and to take pictures of yourself and the volcano right in front of you. Funny to think that our tour guides are pretty much professional photographers. Their shots are too awesome, well, also because it is a tourist spot. Seeing our tour guides be so accommodating of visitors proves that Bicolanos have a good heart. The beauty of the place reflects on the beauty of the people. The volcano is the centerpiece of the Albay Biosphere Reserve, declared by UNESCO in 2016, and is currently being nominated as a World Heritage Site.

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