Albay is a region in the Philippines where the powers and wonders of nature take place every day. The aptly-named Bulubagon Boiling Cave shows just how nature can astound us, shooting spouts of steam and hot water into the air that can be seen miles away.
Balubagon Boiling Cave is a geothermal formation. The steam pressure is described as stronger than Tiwi Geothermal. The lake has an outlet near the seashore, just a hundred meters away from where the steaming sands and coral-like rocks emit the geysers in a fountain-like formation. The best time to see this natural wonder is during low tide. The steaming geyser shoots upward. It could be seen from miles.
How to get there
Deep in the heart of Bicol is the Province of Albay. Take the bus, train or the plane from Manila.
Albay can be reached by plane through the Legazpi Airport. It is served by Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific flying daily to Legazpi from Manila or vice versa. The approach to Legazpi Airport commands a bird's eye view of the majestic Mayon Volcano-Albay's pride. Take the seat nearest the window on the forward section of the aircraft; the wings can get in the way of your view.
Several buses leave Manila daily to Legazpi like Cagsawa Travel and Tours, Inc., Philtranco, Peñafrancia, Amihan (AM) Travel and Tours, Isarog, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours, Inc. The terminals are located at the Araneta Center in Cubao and in Ermita, Manila near the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Travel during the day is cool. The lush green scenery is magnificent. Drop by the clean rest areas at the forest reserves of Atimonan in Quezon Province or at the Bicol National Park. The trip is as good as the destination itself.
The Balubagon Cave is located in Manito in the province of Albay. The cave is accessible by any type of motor vehicle from Legazpi.
Getting around the province
Buses and jeepneys are generally the main mode of transportation in getting around Albay’s destinations.
Pedicabs and tricycles are also available for short distance travels. Taxis and rent-a-cars are also available.
• The Oriental Hotel Legazpi
- Taysan Hill, Sto Nino Village, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol, Philippines
• Tyche Boutique Hotel
- Gov. Forbes corner Rizal Streets, Baybay, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol, Philippines 4500
• Siville Inn
- Brgy. 8, Vibal St. Washington Drive, Legaspi City, Albay, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Casablanca Hotel
- 185 Penaranda Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Ellis Ecotel
- Embarcadero de Legazpi, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol, Philippines
• Hotel Villa Angelina
- 32 Diego Silang Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol, Philippines 4500
• Neuhaus Inn
- Magayon Drive, Daraga, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol, Philippines