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Legazpi City

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Legazpi City is a city in the Bicol Region.

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Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Legazpi City Domestic Airport is located 5 km west from the downtown. Philippine Airlines/PAL Express and Cebu Pacific have several daily flights from Manila to Legazpi and vice versa; Cebu Pacific also has several flights a week to/from Cebu.

Note: apart of Cebu Airlines which departs from NAIA Terminal 3 in Manila, other airlines fly from NAIA 1 Domestic Terminal.

Tricycle will take 10-15 minutes to get to/from the downtown, and should cost (private ride, January 2014) PHP 50-60 after some bargaining. Taxis are also available in the airport.

By train[edit]

From the PNR Station in Manila (Tutuban Mall Station), you can ride a PNR train directly to Naga City. PNR provides sleeper coaches, price can range from P416 - P1300 (depending on which coach you want to stay - Economy, Aircon, Family Sleeper, Executive Sleeper). Reservation of seats is possible, please call 319-0048 for reservations/inquiries.

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

Several buses travel to Legazpi from Metro Manila, serviced by southwest bound. Departed from several buses pool, can be several times within a day but from Legazpi back to Manila normally start from 05.30 pm and the journey takes 8 -10 hours. Asked to be align at Pasay City or nearby EDSA for more convenient travel to downtown Manila.

Legazpi has a good bus terminus. Several canteen served local food and passengers will be departed from the main gate and follow the sign that mentioned its direction, e.g to Manila, to Naga etc. Make sure your bags are properly kept in the baggage compartment and bring your hand-carry into the bus.

Tickets sales daily and can be booked in advance, just go to the counters and choose based on budget: economy (non A/C) to executive (A/C with seating lay out 2 - 2 or 1 - 2 are available).

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Get around[edit]

  • By jeepney with duration minutes to hours. The direction that mentioned on the sign is the last stop, so it will be necessary to be asked first: is your direction passed by within the entire of the journey.
  • By tricycle for close destination. It's doable that driver might be add some passenger to the same direction or at least passed by with direction you had mentioned before.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mt Mayon, said as the most symmetrical volcano in the world. Can be seen from distance, as far as in Sorsogon or pretty close from Embrocadero Mal in the city.
  • Cagsawa Ruins, the eerie church dated back centuries ago when the ashes and lava flown from Mt Mayon and buried this location. On the background can be seen Mt Mayon.
  • San Raphael's Church, an artistic old Catholican Church within the city, not so far from LCC Mal.
  • An old train station that still mirrored old charm colonial building.
  • Lapu Lapu Monument at the intersection of local market and some kiosk and pedestrian food stalls, not so far from LCC Mal. Lapu Lapu is one of a national hero, known very well in the fighting against Spanish conquistador at Mactan.
  • Rizal Park, pretty close to LCC Mal, there's a small pond and the monument of Joze Rizal, a national hero who speak more than 20 languages, a doctor, a writer and many distinctive profession. Written remarkable books such as Noli me Tangere and the poem My Ultimo Adios, banned during Spanish era in the Philippines.

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Learn[edit]

Aquinas University Of Legazpi Bicol University

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Local culinary is known as Bicolano food. Coconut milk is the most important ingredient to be added during the cooking. Mains can be pork, seafood or poultry. Flavor will be hot from chili, sweet and sour to savoury enriched by coconut milk base. Most famous amongst the Bicolanos' menu is Bicol Express, which consists of pork and intestine slow-cooked in coconut milk, vinegar and some spices. Common Filipino menus also can be found quite easily. They include dishes like pork adobo, silog (fried rice in garlic), milkfish (bangus) and longganisa (pork sausages). The taste of the longganisa is sweet, quite similar to Ilocano's longganisa.

Budget[edit]

On the top floor of LCC mall, there's a cheap food court offering various Filipino and Bicolano foods; try Bicol Express if you're ok about very spicy food & pork. Food court in Pacific Mall offers more choice, at slightly higher prices. In the evening, there's a street food market near L.Los Baños Ave., halfway between these two malls, but the price quoted to foreigners may be inflated (by Filipino standards) sometimes; beggars also may bother you if you're looking Western.

Mid-range[edit]

LCC Mal nearby Lapu-Lapu Street has several vendors that sells some Filipino menu, just like fried bangus with rice, fried chicken with silog. Small Talk Cafe in the Albay area of the city serves mainy Italian food (pasta) with a Filipino twist, but has a broad ranging menu. Cozy interior with piano, plants, etc. Good for lunch or dinner.

Splurge[edit]

Find out in the cafes within Embrocadero and having dinner towards the sea.

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Budget[edit]

  • Mayon Backpackers Hostel, #040 Brgy. 11 Maoyod, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines 4500, (+63 052) 480 0365, [1]. The first and only true backpackers hostel in the area and in the Bicol region. A small, family-run business that aims to create a fun, comfortable, social environment, where guests can relax, make friends with other travelers, and swap travel stories and advice. Located close to the city center and the airport. Dormitory beds as well as private rooms available at competitive prices. Visit website (www.mayonbackpackers.com) for more details. 250-1000PHP.  edit


  • Balay de la Rama Bed & Breakfast, #1542 Banag, Daraga, 4501 Legazpi, Legaspi, Philippines, +63 918 385 7939, [2]. In the Bicolano language, “Balay” means house, and we strive to be just that, your home away from home but with the backyard view of Mayon Volcano, to add a bit of spice to it. Balay de la Rama is a six-room family house, with three spacious rooms available for short-term homestay. Like any provincial home, it has big windows to promote natural ventilation, and indeed, the gentle, or sometimes st alwart breezes are enough to lull you to sleep as you take your afternoon siesta by the wooden sofa, or better yet, on the hammock by the balcony. If by any chance it is summer, and the mango tree is in full bloom, you can spend afternoons picking mango, or if that is too much effort, you can wait for them to fall, so you can eat them with hot bagoong (shrimp paste). If you’d rather read than be hit by falling mangoes,then the owner’s personal collections are free for you to browse. Come, dinnertime, you can join the family meal to sample that spicy Bicolano cooking, such as “pinangat”, or “ginantaang gulay”, or you can request for that poor man’s fare, such as tinapa (smoked fish) or “tuyo” (salted fish), if you suddenly crave for them. We wont force you to eat “balut” (fertilized duck egg), but would love to see your priceless expression as you try. If you came to Bicol to see moody, fiery Mayon, all you need to do is cast a sideway glance by the window, and there it is. But we know you may want to swim with the whale sharks in Donsol, wakeboard in CWC or island-hop in Caramoan, then this is a great jump-off point with easy access to all kinds of transport to your destination. The land at which Balay de la Rama stands has been with the dela Rama family for more than a century. While Balay itself isnt ancient, the warm family spirit and hospitality is. Your Bicolana host is herself an avid backpacker, but knows, that indeed, there is no place like home (www.balaydelarama.com or www.facebook.com/balaydelarama). 850-1060PHP.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel St. Ellis, Rizal Street, Legaspi City, Albay, Philippines 4500, (+63 52) 480 8088, [3]. Hotel St. Ellis is superbly situated along Rizal St., it is a short 3 kilometer drive from the airport.. It offers rooms completely furnished with a 32-inch LCD television set with satellite cable TV connection, high-speed internet access, NDD/IDD telephone, in-room safe, and an electronic door lock system. Some of its amenities includes Essences Spa, Salon Mye, a fitness centre, and a kiddie activity room Best rates on official website start at PHP 3,150.00.  edit
  • Tyche Boutique Hotel, Gov. Forbes St. corner Rizal St., Baybay (Directly across the Philippine National Bank branch, it is only a few minutes from the Legazpi Domestic Airport.), +63 (52) 480-5555, [4]. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, widescreen high-definition lcd tv with cable channels, complimentary wireless internet access, bathroom amenities and hair dryer. Some of its facilities and services are 24-hour room service, concierge, massage service (by arrangement), laundry service, 24-hour security, business center with Internet access for email, secretarial services, and fax. Rates start at 2,700.00 PHP.  edit
  • Alicia Hotel, Capt. F. Aquende Drive, (052) 4810801 (), [5]. Alicia Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol Region is only a few minutes from the domestic airport. It's also conveniently accessible from the city center and various notable spots. The hotel offers 32 rooms and suites individually equipped with modern amenities like cable TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a telephone, and Internet access. Rates start at PHP 1,950.  edit
  • La Piazza Hotel, Tahao Road, Airport District, 63 (52) 480 3377, [6]. A/C suites equipped with LCD TV with cable channels and unlimited Wi-Fi access. Some of its facilities and services are function rooms, wi-fi access in public areas, Massage services and airport transfer. From PHP 1600.00.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • The Oriental Legazpi, Taysan Hill, Sto. Niño Village, 052-742-8888, [7]. A/C suites equipped with TV with cable channels, executive work desk, IDD/NDD telephone and high-speed broadband Internet access. Some of its facilities and services are airport transfer, wireless Internet access, infinity pool, spa, fitness room/gym, business center, car rental, and city transfer. From PHP 6,500.00.  edit

Stay safe[edit]

There are night curfew rules in the city, around 10 pm. So, wherever you are, if you want to stay in Legazpi, try to arrive before this time where all malls are closed and there are no people on the street.

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Get out[edit]

To Sorsogon, Gubat and Rizal Beach. There are several sleepy towns and nice beaches after Legazpi just like Sorsogon and Gubat. Take a jeepney to these directions. Normally they make a stop in Pilar on the way to Sorsogon and Gubat.




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