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Information about Legazpi

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Type
City/Town
Location
4PQV+JGF, Old Albay District, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines
Distance From City Center
0.5 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.7
Number of reviews
3,695

Legazpi

Legazpi City is located in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region. It is the capital city of Albay and is located around 532 kilometers south of Metro Manila and approximately 60 kilometers from Sorsogon. It serves as Bicol's hub of transportation, education, health services, commerce, and tourism.

Mount Mayon, a perfectly symmetrical volcano that is also the most active in the Philippines, is Legazpi City's most famous tourist spot. Mount Mayon, however, is only one of the numerous reasons why tourists travel to the region.  It is also home to other heritage sites like Cagsawa Ruins and Daraga Church.

 

Best time to visit

Because most of Legazpi's most popular tourist attractions and activities are located outside, transportation is highly dependent on the weather. To make the most of your visit, plan it during the dry months in the Philippines and check weather forecasts before you travel.

Weather in Legazpi

Legazpi City has a tropical rainforest environment and receives a significant quantity of rain each year. The coolest month is January, while the warmest months are May and June.

Peak Season in Legazpi

The months of March to April for Holy Week, May to August for summer, and November to January for holidays are the peak season in Legazpi. August is also the month of the Ibalong Festival.

Main festival/events in Legazpi

Ibalong Festival is based on the bravery of three local heroes, Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong. It is celebrated in Legazpi every August.

When to avoid visiting Legazpi

Before traveling, make a note of the COVID-19 changes in Legazpi. Follow standard social distancing protocols and always clean your hands. Bottom line: Before traveling to Legazpi, make sure you have all of the required travel information.

 

How to get to Legazpi

Because of its strategic location in the area, Legazpi is regarded as the "Gateway to Bicol." In addition, the city is easily accessible. You may pick from a variety of means of transportation, including land and air travel.

 

Safety in Legazpi

When it comes to COVID-19, always follow the guidelines to avoid becoming sick or contracting the virus. Always wear a mask and wash your hands. Because Legazpi is a heavily populated province, it is busy, especially on weekends. Keep your belongings near to you at all times, and be aware of your surroundings. Avoid late-night wandering in unfamiliar areas, streets, and other sites.

 

Getting around Legazpi

In the city of Legazpi, finding transportation is rather simple. Tricycles, jeepneys, UV Express vans, and taxis are among the public transportation options.

 

Food and Drinks

The food in the Bicol region is one of the best things about Filipino food. Don't miss out on the chance to try Bicol food while you're here. Bicol people enjoy cooking and eating.

You can expect to eat very tasty food, like the popular dishes Laing and Bicol Express, which are made with hot spices and coconut cream.

 

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Legazpi

Some of the neighborhoods in Legazpi include Oro Site, Rawis, Bitano, Taysan, Bagong Abre, and more.