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Don’t Miss Visiting the Town of Bulusan!


Bulusan is a 4th class municipality in Sorsogon Province. It is bordered by the towns of Barcelona in the north and going counterclockwise, the towns of Casiguran, Juban, Irosin, and Santa Magdalena. The islets of San Bernardino are about 15 km off the coast and falls under the jurisdiction of Bulusan.

by Kheem Caparas on July 23, 2012
Don’t Miss Visiting the Town of Bulusan!

Mount Bulusan

Bulusan is a 4th class municipality in Sorsogon Province. It is bordered by the towns of Barcelona in the north and going counterclockwise, the towns of Casiguran, Juban, Irosin, and Santa Magdalena. The islets of San Bernardino are about 15 km off the coast and falls under the jurisdiction of Bulusan.

Mt. Bulusan

Bulusan is home to the highest peak in Sorsogon, Mt. Bulusan. This active volcano is the centerpiece of Bulusan Volcano National Park which covers a land area of 3,672 hectares. At the foot of the mountain is the equally popular Bulusan Lake, a scenic crater lake surrounded by a dense green forest and encircled by a concrete pathway. The lake is about thirty minutes’ drive through a paved winding road from the Bulusan town proper.

Other places of interest

Springs

Bulusan, which means where water flows, is home to several springs and waterfalls that originate from the mountains of the National Park.

Masacrot Spring. A man-made earthen swimming pool with cool waters emanating from underground springs.

Palogtoc Falls. Also known as Palogtok Falls. A small waterfall fills this man-made earthen swimming pool which can be reached after a 20-minute leisure walk through rolling hills carpeted with green grass, under a canopy of tall coconut trees.

Bayugin Falls. Located in Brgy. San Francisco in Bulusan and surrounded by a thick forest, the falls is the source of the Bayugin River which eventually joins Paghasaan River as it flows into Bulusan River. It can be reached by a 20-minute tricycle ride from the town of Bulusan to Brgy. San Francisco. A 20-minute walk on a mossy and slippery path and then a steep descent to the falls culminates the hike.

Dulipay River

Beaches

Dancalan, Miliga-biga, and Riroan Beaches are popular swimming spots in Bulusan.

Historical Sites

Punta Diamante. The muralla (stone fort) that encloses the church complex of St. James the Greater Parish remains grand in its antiquity together with the Bulusan belfry, the largest of the five watchtowers dotting the historical complex.

Buco Pass

Viewpoint

Tan-awan is a cliff road that overlooks the town of Bulusan, San Bernardino Strait, and the expansive Pacific Ocean. From the vantage point, the view stretches from Tawog to the north, to barangay San Antonio to the south. Glimpses of offshore islands like San Bernardino or Parola (because of its lighthouse), Biri and the main island of Samar can be seen on clear days.

How to Get There

By air

There is no direct flight from Manila to Sorsogon, so you need to travel first to Legazpi City. Then from there, you can ride a bus going to the province.

By sea

From Manila you can ride a bus going to Pilar, Sorsogon.

Accommodations

These are some hotels that can be found in Sorsogon City, not too far from the town of Bulusan.

•    Santa Clara Park Hotel - Maharlika Highway Pangpang, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Santa Clara Park Hotel - Maharlika Highway Pangpang, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Villa Isabel Hotel - Flores Street, Burabod, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Mayorga Pensione - Pangpang, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Carolina's Hotel - Magsaysay Street Cogon, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Ingko Hotel Macabog - Macabog Diversion Road, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Fritz Homestay - 507 Block 21 Executive Village Tugos, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Selvinas Hotel & Restaurant - Maharlika Highway, Pangpang, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Tentyard Hotel - Pangpang - Blk 33 St. Rafael Subdivision, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Ingko Hotel Gabao - Gabao San Roque Bacon, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Fernandos Hotel - 3799 Rizal Street Piot, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol
•    Tentyard Hotel - 105 San Juan East District, Sorsogon City - Sorsogon, Bicol

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