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Information about Bicol

Bicol

Mayon Volcano towers behind Cagsawa RuinsBicol is known for its symmetrically conical Mount Mayon Volcano and panoramic views from Legazpi, Albay. It also has church-lined historic routes, coconut-rich regional cuisine (with copious amounts of native chilies), remarkable fiestas and festivals, premier diving spots, virgin beaches of Catanduanes, and thriving marine biodiversity perfect for spotting and snorkeling with the whale sharks of Donsol. That is why it is an ideal destination for a variety of itineraries — there is always something to do and see! 

Bicol's off-the-beaten-path attractions attract thousands of visitors each year and offer a variety of exciting activities and experiences.

Best time to visit

September, October, November, and December are the finest months to visit Bicol since the city is decked out for the holidays with lights and other decorations.

 

Weather in Bicol

Bicol has pleasant weather throughout the dry season. Keep in mind that the hottest months are usually March to mid-May.

 

Peak Season in Bicol

During the Christmas season, traffic will be worse than usual. This is also the time of year when many people go Christmas shopping.

 

Main festival/events in Bicol

Every August, the Ibalong festival is held in Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol. Legzpi residents began commemorating the festival in 1992. Ibalong Festival's cultural background has a significant impact on Bicol's culture.

 

How to get to Bicol

Bicol is accessible by land, air and sea from Manila and other points in the Philippines. The most accessible way to get to Bicol is by riding a bus or taking a flight.

 

Safety in Bicol

Although Bicol is a safe city, as in the rest of the Philippines, it is always prudent to remain vigilant. It's also a good idea to take the required measures in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
 

Getting around Bicol

Within Bicol, you can get around by riding a tricycle, jeepney, taxicab, van, outrigger boat, or private car rental/transfer.

 

Food and Drinks

Bicolano cuisine is known throughout the country for their liberal use of chiles and coconut, and they represent the many ethnicities that make up this small but colorful region. Top Bicolano food includes Bicol express, laing, sili ice cream, pili nuts, pinangat, and more unique dishes.

 

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Bicol

Some of the best places to stay in Bicol includes Albay, Masbate, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon.