Albay is a dynamic and progressive province, and the Kimantong Sky Drive is a road that serves as a sign that the province continually moves forward while providing a great view of the natural wonders Albay has to offer.
Kimantong Sky Drive is a long stretch of newly-built concrete road in the town of Daraga in the province of Albay. It connects the Pan Philippine Highway going to Sorsogon and zigzags against a scenic mountainside. The panoramic view of Daraga and Legazpi is spellbinding especially at night. It has become a favorite stopover and resting place for motorists who want to relax from a very tiring trip.
How to get there
Take the bus, train or the plane from Manila to the province of Albay.
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.
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.
Hotels in the town of Daraga and in Legazpi City
• Avia Inn
- Brgy. Banag, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Balay De La Rama Hotel
- 1542 Banag, Daraga, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Villa Amada Hotel
- Rizal Street Sagpon, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Carlo's Hometel Bed and Breakfast
- 719, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Legazpi Tourist Inn
- 3rd Floor V and O Building Quezon Avenue corner Lapu-Lapu Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Mayon View Apartelle and Restaurant Sa Bukid - Formerly : Tropical Garden Apartelle
- Narra Drive, Pagasa Rawis, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Corner Place Hometel
- Barriada, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol