Right now you might be really bored with stressful city life. You’re wishing to break the cycle at some peaceful getaway far from the noises and hassles of the busy city. Good thing, there are too many places to choose from if you’re searching for fun, relaxation, cool breeze, fresh dishes and exciting adventures.
Tikling Island in Matnog
Visit Sorsogon, one of Bicol region’s provinces with great tourist spots and activities for adventure seekers. Come and take a peek of what awaits you there. List these 10 awesome examples of what you can do once you’ve stepped on the province for the first time. Ready? Go!
Butanding by Ace Reston via Flickr
1. Let’s be friends with the gentle giants of Donsol.
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Whenever people hear the place “Sorsogon”, what comes to mind is the world’s biggest fish- the whale shark, or locally known as Butanding. Opposite from its name, this giant sea creature shouldn’t be something to be scared of. Whale sharks are way too cool and friendly that you may swim and play with them while having an awesome vacation at Donsol. Not afraid of the gentle giant but afraid of the sea because you don’t know how to swim? That’s no problem. You can still wave your hands to your new buddies as you have fun with whale shark watching.
Boats for Firefly tour in Donsol by Mandy via Flickr
2. Light up the dark night with glowing fireflies.
Watch the latest movie, dine at a no-joke restaurant, and buy her chocolates and roses, and all the other cliché dates. You’ve been there and done all of that. If you wish for a unique date with your loved one, go for a boat trip down Donsol River and witness glowing fireflies lighting up a moonless night. Isn’t that extra romantic than the passive movie marathon? Absolutely! But firefly watching is for everyone and not for lovers alone. So you may also bring your family or friends for this unique experience.
Fishing in Donsol
3. Experience a fisherman’s life for a day.
One of the simple yet fun ways to hit the best of Sorsogon is to challenge yourself to be a fisherman for a day. Rent a boat and go fishing at Sta. Cruz, Donsol. Who knows, the friendly whale sharks might show up too! Finally, this is your chance to meet the gentle giants of the sea if you haven’t experience that yet.
Paguriran Island by Carl Clasio via Flickr
4. Feed your visual appetite with Bacon district’s scenic Paguriran Island.
Crystal clear shallow water. Powdery sand. Beautiful landscape views. What more to ask for? You have everything you wish for at Paguriran Island! Pay a visit you won’t regret.
Olango Beach in Sta Magdalena Sorsogon photo by Joey Salceda FB
5. Snorkel and fall in love with Olango Beach’s rich marine life.
Olango beach at Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon is a perfect place for divers and snorkelers. It is a home of rich marine life, especially stunning coral reefs just a few meters away from the shore. Never miss this activity!
Subic Beach in Matnog
6. Beach camping is best at Subic Beach, Matnog, Sorsogon.
Conducting a team-building activity, sparking creative ideas for a new article or book, plain adventure to unravel nature’s hidden wonders, looking for sceneries to capture for photography- whatever your purpose is, Subic beach at Matnog Sorsogon is a haven for campers who wish to explore tranquility and peace of nature within a couple of days. Be sure to bring your tent, food supplies, beddings, and other camper’s items and you’re all set to go.
Kayaking in Lake Bulusan
7. Go kayaking down Lake Bulusan.
Prepare a maximum of 500 pesos for one person, so you may choose any boat ride to tour around Bulusan Lake. The best choice though is to go kayaking. Grab a buddy and paddle all you want around the lake. And oh, don’t forget to gather enough courage. The lake is pretty deep and you might be scared at first. But no worries, there are lifejackets anyway. Besides, once you’ve already adjusted, you’ll find yourself distracted with the nature’s awesome wonders.
Palogtoc Falls photo by Awesome Bulusan
8. Chill out as you plunge to Palogtoc Falls’ cool water.
Palogtoc falls is a man-made earthen swimming pool with small waterfalls flowing to it. Beat the heat as you plunge to the cool water.
Mateo Hot Spring photo by LakwatseradePrimera.com
9. Get yourself super relaxed at Mateo Hot Spring, Irosin, Sorsogon.
Hot springs are one of the most relaxing places to go if you’re having a tired back, headaches, and stress because of work. The town of Irosin is the home of many natural hot springs, one of which is the Mateo Hot Spring located at San Benon.
Grilled Lobster in Sorsogon
10. Recharge yourself with Sorsogon’s finest sea foods.
Your Sorsogon adventure won’t be complete without having the chance to taste the seaweed salad, Baluko, grilled squid, ginataang alimasag, and other seafood delicacies of the province.
So, fix your schedule and set a week or two for a fantastic vacation in the province of Sorsogon. Never miss what it has to offer. Explore Sorsogon now!