Airbnb in Bulusan: Native hut with hammock and half-board meals
Bulusan, Sorsogon is known for its incredible sights and wonders surrounded by forests and mountains that give you a warm sense of relaxation, serenity, and peace. A perfect place for ecological trekking, mountaineering, and water sports adventures with friends and family.
It was declared as an Eco-Tourism zone by the local government. One of the most popular tourist destinations in town is the Bulusan Volcano which towers at 1,565 meters above sea level and sprawls with a base area of approximately 400 kilometers.
At the foot of the volcano, you can then witness the magnificence of three adjacent lakes to the volcano, such as the Bulusan Lake, Lake Aguingay, which is located halfway to the volcano, and the Blackbirds Lake, which is close to the summit of the Bulusan Volcano.
How to get there
The fastest but more costly way to reach Bulusan from Manila would be by plane, which would take about an hour and a half from NAIA Terminal 1 to the Legazpi Airport in Albay. Then a taxi or bus from Legazpi to Bulusan would take another two hours. The entire trip could cost up to Php5000.
The cheapest way would be by bus. Several terminals and bus companies throughout Metro Manila depart once a day for a fare of about Php 850 to Php 1200. Popular bus stations include those in EDSA Cubao, Pasay City, Alabang, and Buendia.
Once you reach Sorsogon City, you can wait for a jeepney at the terminal in Sorsogon City’s public market. It would cost Php 20 to reach Gubat then another Php 40 to reach Bulusan. You can also ride a bus to Barcelona for a fare of Php30 then get to Bulusan for Php25.
Home Away From Home
Touring around Bulusan won’t be as memorable without a comfortable place to stay. You can rent an authentic native hut located just a short walk out of the town center. This accommodation is situated near Dolipay River and boasts of a calm and relaxing environment with cool, fresh air plus the serene sound of rushing water.
The ambiance of the place is heartwarming, and it definitely takes away the stress from city life. At night, you can settle down in a hammock and fall asleep as the fresh air sways you to sleep. The atmosphere will really take you back to a life of simplicity, with the rustic setting and nature found all around.
The host and caretakers are very accommodating too. They offer half-board meals and are attentive to your requests. At P700 per night, the native hut can accommodate up to 3 guests.
Things to do in Bulusan
Trek Mount Bulusan
Get the whole experience of Bulusan by trekking and mountaineering to the summit of Mt. Bulusan, then relish in the beauty of the three adjacent lakes: Bulusan Lake, Lake Aguingay, and Blackbirds’ Lake.
Take refuge at Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee Farm.
Reconnect with nature and your inner self in this secluded tropical place and experience a piece of the barrio life. Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee is a farm found on the slopes of Mount Bulusan in San Roque. The farm is home to ligwan and pukyutan bees that produce honey.
Get your Tan at Dancalan Beach
Besides its mountainous attractions, Bulusan is also home to white sandy beaches with cool and clear seawater. If you’re lucky, you may even get a chance to spot one or two Whale Sharks or Butanding that frequent the waters of Sorsogon!
Be awestruck at the beauty of Punta Diamante
A historical landmark of Buluan, it is the only one in the Province with historical recognition issued and installed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. When Moro pirates raided the town, the diamond–shaped wall protected the people.
The Punta is located behind St. James, the Greater Parish Church. Moreover, the municipality’s rustic ambiance and its outlying location are a plus factor for eco-trekkers, nature lovers, and cultural visitors.