Today, Roca Baluarte, a fort-like formation in Bacacay, has been converted into a beach resort. The tower was used as a lookout for any invasion of Muslim pirate that had disturbed the natives time and again.
How to get there
Take the bus, plane, or train from Manila going 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 and 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.
• Spring Zone Resort - Bonga, Bacacay - Albay, Bicol
• HCG Residence Mansion - Formerly : Residence Mansion - Ziga Avenue, Tabaco City, Tabaco City - Albay, Bicol
• Villa Angelina Resort and Convention Center - Lidong, Santo Domingo - Albay, Bicol
• Capt. Mike's Beach Resort - Calayucay, Sto. Domingo, Santo Domingo - Albay, Bicol
• Costa Palmera Resort- Calayucay, Santo Domingo - Albay, Bicol , Philippines
• Mayon Spring Resort - San Isidro, Santo Domingo - Albay, Bicol , Philippines
• Magayon Hotel - Penaranda Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Hotel Rex - Aguinaldo Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Salvador Manor de Legazpi - 153 Washington Drive, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Vista Al Mayon Pensionne - Washington Drive Legazpi City, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• La Roca Veranda Suites & Restaurant - La Kandula Dive, Gogon, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol