Bicol Region

(Southeastern Luzon)

Provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon.

Cities: Legazpi, Daet, Pili, Virac, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Naga City, Iriga City, Legazpi City, Ligao City, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Tabaco City, etc.

A "backpackers" dream! Bicol Region (region 5) is absolutely jam-packed with unique tourist spots within all of it's five provinces and many cities.  Each destination you visit in Bicol comes complete with it's own native delicacies, it is recommended that one pickup a local map of the area to really explore. The region is also home to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Brief History:


Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Albay, Naga, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Legazpi, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below

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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:


A Day In Legazpi

We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the Bicol Region's most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.


before a day of backpacking at Casablanca Suites on corner of South and Alternate Rd. The cozy rooms are a fair price considering the size for just under $60, and provide a great view of Mt. Mayon volcano!


your afternoon with a Sili (Chili) icecream at the 1st Colonial Grill on F. Imperial St. at Albay 1/F Pacific Mall, it appears to be a local favorite. No this isn't find dinning, but you do not visit Legazpi for the food, you visit for the adventure!


the stunning views of Mayon Volcano by way of ATV tour, hike your way to the top, or checkout the park ruins. Whatever your plans are, you will be taken back by the perfect beauty and sheer magnitude of this volcano.


Did you try the sample itinerary and enjoy your trip? Where else did you go while you were there? Do you have any tips for members visiting the Bicol Region? Let us know by signing the guest book!