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Information about Donsol, Sorsogon


Donsol, Sorsogon


Nestled in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines, Donsol is a charming coastal town that has gained worldwide recognition as one of the best places for whale shark encounters. With its pristine waters and abundant marine life, Donsol offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the majestic whale sharks, known as gentle giants of the sea, in their natural habitat.

Beyond the awe-inspiring whale shark encounters, Donsol also offers opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and exploring the region's rich biodiversity. Embark on a journey to Donsol and create cherished memories in the embrace of its natural wonders and the mesmerizing presence of these gentle giants of the sea.


How to get there

To reach Donsol, you can take a domestic flight to Legazpi City, Albay. From Legazpi, it's approximately a 90-minute scenic drive to Donsol. Regular bus services and private vans are available for transportation. Alternatively, you can also opt for a direct flight to Donsol Airport if available.


Best time to visit

The best time to visit Donsol for whale shark watching is between the months of November and May. However, the peak season is from February to April when the whale sharks are most abundant. During this time, the warm waters attract these gentle giants, offering a higher chance of sightings and interaction. It's advisable to check with local authorities or tour operators for the most up-to-date information.


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