The Best 3-Day Itinerary for a Trip to Albay

Mayon Volcano

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Albay is a province in the Philippines known for its stunning landscapes, including the iconic Mayon Volcano. A trip to the province entails each moment a potential story waiting to be written. Planning your visit in this picturesque province in the near future? Here’s a suggested 3-day itinerary to make the most of your visit.

Day 1: Explore Legazpi City


Arrival in Legazpi City

  • Arrive in Legazpi City, the capital of Albay. You may opt traveling to Legazpi either by air, land, or sea. For flight schedules, visit Expedia. For ferry and bus schedules, visit 12Go. These are by far, the best sites to go to for your convenience.
  • Check into your accommodation and freshen up. For a list of places to stay in Albay, check out my blog post here.

Embarcadero de Legazpi

Start your day with a visit to Embarcadero de Legazpi, a waterfront lifestyle hub. Enjoy the view of the bay and grab a coffee or breakfast at one of the cafes. Click here if you want to see some photos of the place.


Lunch at Small Talk Café

Head to Small Talk Café for lunch. Try local Bicolano dishes with a twist. This is by far, my most fave quaint resto in the province. I so love their Bicol Express Pasta and Pizza Bicolana. Here’s an article of my getaway birthday celebration there. Enjoy peeping to our small talk! 🙂

Pay Homage to the Centuries Old Churches

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry as you pay homage to the centuries-old churches, where history and spirituality converge in Albay’s timeless embrace. For a list of churches, click here.


Dinner at Ayala Malls Legazpi

Head to Ayala Malls Legazpi for dinner. The mall has a variety of dining options.

Albay Capitol Complex

Visit the Albay Capitol Complex, beautifully lit in the evening. Take photos and enjoy the ambiance.

centuries old church facade

Day 2: Mayon Volcano Exploration


Mayon Skyline View Deck

Start your day early and head to Mayon Skyline View Deck for a breathtaking view of Mayon Volcano during sunrise. Here’s my blog post for the breathtaking perfect cone volcano.

Sumlang Lake

Visit Sumlang Lake, a serene spot with a stunning reflection of Mayon Volcano. Consider taking a boat ride.


Cagsawa Ruins

Visit the iconic Cagsawa Ruins, the remnants of a church buried by the 1814 eruption of Mayon. It’s a great photo spot. I had my pictorial there and you may see the photo gallery in this site.

Lignon Hill Nature Park

Head to Lignon Hill Nature Park for panoramic views of Legazpi City and Mayon Volcano. There’s a zipline and an observatory deck. It is best to wait for twilight here so you can witness the moon and stars so bright and so close to you. Check out my blog for this.


Dinner at 1st Colonial Grill

Try Bicolano specialties at 1st Colonial Grill for dinner. They are the original makers of sili (chili) ice cream. Promise, it’s the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted my entire life! Better head on to Albay’s Best Eats for more!

Legazpi Boulevard

Take a relaxing stroll along Legazpi Boulevard and enjoy the view of Mayon Volcano illuminated in the evening.

Day 3: Outdoor Adventure


Quitinday Green Hills

Head to Quitinday Green Hills, an eco-park with rolling hills and a stunning view of Mayon Volcano.

Kawa-Kawa Hill and Natural Park

Visit Kawa-Kawa Hill and Natural Park, known for its Stations of the Cross and the unique landscape resembling a cauldron.


Lunch at DJC Halo-Halo sa Balay Cena Una

Have lunch at DJC Halo-Halo sa Balay Cena Una. Try their special halo-halo, a popular Filipino dessert. See my review here.

Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave

Explore Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave, a natural cave with unique formations. For photos, click here.


Dinner at Waway’s Restaurant

Enjoy your last dinner at Waway’s Restaurant, known for its local dishes.

Nightcap at The Oriental Legazpi

If time permits, unwind with a nightcap at The Oriental Legazpi, a hotel with a scenic view. This was where we had our 64th Junior Chamber International Philippines Convention. For hotel rates at The Oriental, head on to this site.

Adjustments to the itinerary may be needed based on the season and any local events happening during your visit. Sometimes, tourists cannot even see Mt. Mayon. If you want to hear about the legend explaining this, visit my story here. Sometimes, love stories also start in Albay. Who knows who you might bump into. Just be inspired in my other story here. Enjoy your trip to Albay!

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If you want to learn more about Albay, visit my blog post How to Find Refuge in Albay in Your Distress.

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