Legazpi City – The Heart of Bicolandia

About Legazpi City

A progressive city by the bay with the Philippines’ most active volcano and the world’s most perfect cone on the backdrop is Legazpi City.

The capital of the Province of Albay and regional hub for Bicol Region, Legazpi City beckons everyone with its beautiful scenery, natural wonders, delectable cuisines and delicacy, and lovely people.

Our Lady of Gate  Church of Daraga

More than its unparalleled attractions, Legazpi City also serves as gateway to the province and the region’s amazing destinations. Trek the trails of Mount Mayon; dip in the hot springs of Tiwi; rekindle the volcano’s tragic past at Cagsawa Ruins; experience adventure and the best view of the city at Lignon Hill; enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Misibis Bay; discover the unspoiled white sand beaches of Cagraray, San Miguel and Rapu Rapu; be amazed with the black sandy beaches of Bacacay; visit the province’s ancient churches and heritage buildings; enjoy the cold water of its countless waterfalls; or explore its hidden caves.

If these do not excite you, swim with the whale sharks of Donsol, see the virgin beaches and hidden treasures of Sorsogon, dive in Manta Bowl of Masbate, go wake-boarding in Naga, be mesmerized with the seascape of Caramoan Peninsula, surf in Catanduanes and Daet, or fall in love with Calaguas.

Truly, Bicol is the land of beauty and wonders, and in the middle of it all is Legazpi City, your gateway to Bicolandia!

Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga

How to Get to Legazpi City

By Air

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi City.

By Bus

Several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Legazpi City including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan, Isarog Line, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately 9 to 10 hours. You can book your bus from Manila to Legazpi City or vice versa below:


By Train

Philippine National Railways’ used to service Albay Province with their Bicol Express. The end terminal was in Legazpi City until the service stopped in 2006 after the line incurred damages due to typhoons. In 2011, the PNR Bicol express resumed its Bicol Express service albeit only up to Naga City, Camarines Sur. Currently, PNR service to Bicol is not operational.

Sili Ice Cream of First Colonial Grill!

Where to Stay in Legazpi City

From backpackers hostel , lodges and inns to fancy hotels, various accommodations for different market segments are available in Legazpi City.

Top-Rated / Highly Recommended Accommodations in Legazpi City

Embarcadero Hotel
Embarcadero de Legazpi, Legazpi
Starts at 1,000 PHP


Hotel St. Ellis
Rizal Street, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP


Casa Roces Bed & Breakfast
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP


The Oriental Hotel Legazpi
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 3,000 PHP


Top-Rated Budget Accommodations in Legazpi City

Mayon Backpackers Hotel
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 350 PHP


Legazpi Tourist Inn
Old Albay, Legazpio
Starts at 600 PHP


List of Hotels/Inns/Lodges in Legazpi City

  • Alicia Hotel
    Capt. F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City, Philippines
    Telephone: 481-0801 / 481-4808 / 820-4412
    Fax: (052) 481-4444
    Email: info@aliciahotel.com.ph
    Mobile: +639186253696
  • Arimbay Shell Inn
    Arimbay,Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 820 6283, +63 (52) 820 0558
  • Carlo’s Hometel Bed and Breakfast
    Rawis, Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 482 0738
  • Casablanca Hotel
    185 Peñaranda St., Legazpi City, Philippines, 4500
    Tel No: +6352 480-8334 to 35; 820-1428; 821-6684
    Fax No: +6352 480-8338
    Website: http://www.casablancahotel.ph
    Email: info@casablancahotel.ph
  • Dreams Inn and Café
    F. Imperial St., Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 820 0885
  • Hotel Venezia
    Telephone: (63 52) 481-0877, 481-0888 and 820-0888
    Telefax: (63 52) 820-4790 and 820-5824
    Email: hvrsvn@discovery.com.ph
  • Hotel Villa Angelina
    32 Rosario St., Old Albay District, Legazpi City
    Telephone: (052)480-6345
    Email: villaangelina_bicol@yahoo.com
  • Ibalong Traveler’s Hostel
    BDB Bank Bldg, 210 J.P Rizal St, Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 820 3333
  • Jennifer’s Kababayan Hotel
    J. Estevez St., Albay Dist., Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 245 5172, +63 (52) 480 1086, +63 (52) 245 5172
    Fax: +63 (52) 820 4467
    Email: info@jennifers-hotel.com
  • Legazpi Pension
    Rawis, Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 231 33 c/o Casablanca Hotel
  • Legazpi Tourist Inn
    3rd Floor, V&O Bdg, Quezon Ave cor. Lapu-lapu Street Legazpi City, Philippines 4500
    Telephone: (+6352) 820-4880
    Telefax: (+6352) 480-6147
    Email: legazpitouristinn@yahoo.com
  • Lita’s Lodging House
    Albay District, Legazpi City
  • Magayon Hotel
    Peñaranda St., Legazpi City
    Tel : +63 (52) 214 3121/ +63 (52) 214 3919
  • Mayon View Apartelle
    Tel. no. (052) 482-0463,
    Mobile: 0920-932-9581
    Email: sa.bukid@gmail.com
  • Neuhaus Tourist Inn
    Magayon Dr., Daraga, Albay
    Tel; +63 (52) 820 0453
  • Pepperland Hotel
    Airport Road, Legazpi City
    Telephone: (52) 481-8000 Fax: 481-8004
    Email: pepperlandhotelbikol@yahoo.com
  • Rawis Pension House
    Rawis, Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 820 1702
  • Sampaguita Tourist Inn
    Rizal St., Legazpi City
    Tel : +63 (52) 480 6258
  • Tanchuling Hotel
    Imperial Subdivision, Legazpi City
    +63 (52) 480 6003, +63 (52) 227-88
  • Vista Al Mayon Pensionne
    Washington Drive, Legazpi City, Philippines 4500
    Telephone: (+6352) 820-5814,
    Mobile: (+6352) 481-0308
    Email: vistaalmayon@yahoo.com
  • Xandra Lodging House
    Peñaranda St., Legazpi City
    Tel: +63 (52) 820 4808
Quitinday Hills of Camalig
Mayon Volcano as seen from the last barangay of Legazpi City

Things to do in Legaspi City

  • See Mayon Volcano up close (or trek the volcano and drop by to Mayon Resthouse Observatory).
  • Experience adventure at Lignon Hill. Trek up, try zipline, see the unobstructed view of the surrounding and check out the observatory.
  • Hang out Embarcadero, Legazpi City’s newest commercial and entertainment hub.
  • Climb up the Kapuntukan Hill for the panoramic view of Albay Gulf, Mayon Volcano and the surroundings.
  • Explore the Japanese Tunnel at the foot of Lignon Hill.
  • Feast with spicy Bicolano cuisines. Try laingpinangatginataang langka or bicol express.
  • Join the fun of Magayon and Ibalong Festivals
  • Visit Magayon Art Gallery and Legazpi City Museum
  • Stroll in Bicol Heritage Park and Albay Park and Wildlife
  • See the Liberty Bell in front of Provincial Capitol
  • Drop by to the nearby town of Daraga to see the Cagsawa Ruins and the century old Our Lady of Gate  Church
  • Dip in the hot springs of Tiwi
  • Try caving in Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave of Camalig
  • Dive and snorkel in Albay’s unspoiled dive sites
  • Discover the white sandy virgin beaches of Bacacay, San Miguel and Rapu-Rapu
  • Experience the luxurious Misibis Bay Resort
  • Trek to Quitinday Hills of Camalig
  • Explore Jovellar Underground River and Quitinday Falls
  • Explore more of Bicol wonders in Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes and Masbate