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Travel Blogs from Legaspi
... was in the "general" vicinity, and we had never been there, so started looking for two options — high end, and "adventuresome".
Our high end resort was great (also somewhat obscure…), and our adventuresome selection has been wonderful! We flew into the town of Legaspi in Philippines Airlines (we were the only westerners on a plane with over 100 people on it), and then were picked up by a driver for the one hour trip to the small ...
... br> The main attraction in Legaspi is Mount Mayon. One of the most active volcano’s in the Philippines and, I think, it is one of the worlds top ten most active volcano’s. It is a near perfect cone shape and is beautiful. You can only see it is it’s entirety very early in the morning when there is no cloud around. But it is always smoking, looming over the landscape waiting to pounce. As ...
... costs the same if it goes out with one or six people so once registered it leaves me the rest of the day to explore Donsol Village and town and for some relaxing by the lovely pool at the hostel. It's a really traditional and unique village with many local wooden/bamboo homes with thatched roofs which are lovely set in amongst the palm trees and paddy fields. I love all the washing hanging out on the lines, their potted gardens and kids running around, everyone here ...
... shark. However, sightings had been rare that week due to bad weather (yes it rained a lot...so feel for us), so we were worried about not seeing one. Our worries came true on our first outing, as for three hours we saw nothing, even though other boats did (much to Rich's annoyance). We decided to let the weather settle and take a day off of the spotting. In the meantime Rich did some scuba diving & was hopeful to dive ...
... how huge it was (10m long) and just how close we were. Its mad that its a fish! I shoved my way to the front and swam alongside the whole time feeling completely surreal. Its like a big friendly giant, yet so powerful, conpletely relaxed having me swim with it, although his ginormous mouth was quite scary. I wish I had a tank on my back. Then the frenzy started as every other boat turned in and people appeared from everywhere, it was frantic. Fins, legs, arms ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet