Bicol: Cagsawa and my first time to try ATV

Mayon Volcano, Bicol

Our last day was more focused on touring the Bicol center and it was a dream come true for me to see the Mayon Volcano up close. Lol! But yeah.. Mayon Volcano was finally ticked off on my bucket list. 

Mayon Volcano
The panoramic view at Lignon Hill

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Authentic Bicol Express! Yummers! 

Bicol Philippines

Our first stop was in Lignon Hill to see the panoramic view of Mayon Volcano then we went straight to Cagsawa Ruins to see the old ruins of Cagsawa Church. Just a little background, Cagsawa Church was built in 1733 and was destroyed when the eruption of Mayon Volcano on February 1814 took place. With the eruption happening, it buried the town and has killed an estimated number of 1200 people. It has been the most strongest eruption of the volcano recorded in history. And that is also why this place is famous. Because it has a big impact on the history of Albay. And well, who couldn't resist that perfect cone btw?

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Bicol Philippines
350 chillies in 3 minutes. SRSLY?!!!


Bicol Philippines

Bicol Philippines

Cagsawa Ruins was like a playground. The view also of the Mayon volcano is very stunning. The perfect cone is definitely awesome because where else can you find that kind of slope? Lol. Feels like I wanted to capture the volcano on every view I can. haha! And can I just say how happy I am to see this for the first with ze boyfriend? Hehe. *cheesy*

There are a lot of stores scattered around the area, and if you're buying pasalubongs, this is the best place to do so. There are many cool souvenir shirts as well as local delicacy. What I like the most is of course their pili nuts! :) And if you're into spicy food, lucky you, chili sauces here are the bomb. 

After roaming around Cagsawa and buying some pasalubongs, together with the other joiners, we tried ATV. And it was my first time to try ATV here and it was fun!!! Only that it was kind of bitin because some of the ATVs are malfunctioning and we cannot really drive faster than the others because we're in a line. I think the 1400 pesos for a double ATV kart is not sulit though. But since it's my first time, it's kind of memorable na din for me. :) 

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Bicol Philippines
And.. that's us, enjoying the ride! :D

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Bicol Philippines

Bicol Philippines
The start and end point of the ATV ride

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View around the ATV vicinity.

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After an hour of riding the ATV, we then freshen up (because it was very dusty!) and went back to Manila. We arrived at 8PM but it wasn't that tiring. Kudos to kuya Eddie for driving that far and for making us safe always. Also, I've never commended any travel agency before but guys! if you want to book your future local trips, you might want to check out PH First Travel and Tours. They have cool and rare tours of the Philippines. If you really want to explore the Philippines and see the country on a whole new level, then this is the right travel agency for you! :D 

Our experience with them is more than awesome. Some itineraries wasn't pushed through but all in all it was a fun and adventure filled trip. :) 

Bicol Philippines

Bicol Philippines


And finally.. I was able to see parts of Bicol! hihi. Would still be coming back for the whale sharks in Donsol though. :)
 
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11 comments:

  1. It's so nice there no? I used to go to Bicol for six years, every other week to do business. The ONE thing I never got tired of was the MAJESTIC MAYON VOLCANO. I mean it is so hard to take eyes away once you see it especially early morning when the clouds do not cover it.

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  2. Just had a Bicol trip at the comfort of my desk. I feel bad for the guy who finished 350 chilis in 3 minutes haha almoranas yata ang inabot nya. But i think Bicolanos have become immune na to the stingy spice. Haha

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  3. Missing this great place. lots of adventures to do, food to explore and of course, stunning views. Not a bad first ATV experience, right?

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  4. Driving an ATV is really fun! You should try it in other landscapes, uphill and more rugged roads. They're made for it anyway haha I'm glad you had an awesome trip :)

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  5. Looks like you had a great time! It's sad volcanoes are so dangerous when they are so beautiful. And the ATV looks fun too. I've never been on one!

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  6. Lovely pictures, Maaya! I've never been to this part of the Philippines and it looks so refreshing to know there is something like this place!

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  7. Went in Cagsawa 3 years ago but haven't tried the Atv. It looks fun. Missing this place so much!

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  8. My heart is melting with the gorgeous Mayon! Lucky you to have visited it during a good weather. Went in Cagsawa recently but it was raining during our visit and we didn't get to see Mayon in her "perfect" beauty. We promised ourselves to be back there one day and we might consider riding the ATV :)

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  9. What ? 350 chillies in 3 minutes ? People must be crazy :) that would kill me . That is actually dangerous , mad world . Just trying to figure out the amount of 350 chillies .... don't wanna know about the problems that guy had days after probably ! Looks like an amazing place to visit , the photos are stunning ! The quads are good fun , we get them here as well . Great post, really enjoyed the insight !

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  10. You captured the beauty of the spectacular mayon volcano. The atv experience looks fun even if you were not going as fast as the others. The pili nuts are definitely delicious and the chili sauce I agree that they are definitely the bomb. Looks like you had a fantastic time.

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  11. I love ATV's! When we were in Boracay, that's the time where I experienced riding them and enjoyed touring around the place. So I'm sure with touring around Bicol and basing from the pictures, the ATV was worth it. I'd enjoy breezing through those rough terrains. Just don't forget to wear sunblock!

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