Mayon (Bicolano: Bulkan Mayon, Filipino: Bulkang Mayon), also known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano located in the province of Albay in Bicol Region.
Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its symmetric conical shape, the volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national park on July 20 of 1938, the first in the nation.
Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon Travel Guide was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed as the Mayon Volcano Natural Park in 2000. Local folklore refers to the volcano being named after the legendary princess-heroine Daragang Magayon (English: Beautiful Lady). Numerous festivals and rituals are associated with the volcano and its landscape. The volcano is the centerpiece of the Albay Biosphere Reserve, declared by UNESCO in 2016.
Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon is the main landmark and highest point of the province of Albay and the whole Bicol Region in the Philippines, rising 2,462 metres (8,077 ft) from the shores of the Albay Gulf about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon is geographically shared by the eight cities and municipalities of Legazpi City, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Tabaco City, Malilipot and Santo Domingo (clockwise from Legazpi), which divide the cone like slices of a pie when viewing a map of their political boundaries.
How to Get to Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon Travel Guide Legazpi City
By Air: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express have daily regular flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi City.
By Bus: From Manila several bus lines to Legazpi City including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan, Isarog Line, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours. Travel time is approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on traffic.
By Train: Through Bicol Express operated by the Philippine National Railways. Trips are available daily from Tutuban, Manila to Naga City at 6:30 in the afternoon, the return trip also leaves at 6:30 pm.
Where to stay near Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon:
Balay de la Rama Bed and Breakfast
1542 Bañag, Daraga, Albay
The Oriental Legazpi
Taysan Hills, Sto. Niño Village, Legazpi
3F Embarcadero de Legazpi, Port Area, Legazpi
Peñaranda St., Legazpi City
Phone: +63 (52) 214 3121 | +63 (52) 214 3919
Legazpi Tourist Inn
3rd Flr. V&O Bldg., Corner Quezon Ave. Lapu-Lapu St., Legazpi City
Phone: (052) 480-6147 / 820-4880