Spanish Galleon Wreck is a site which serves as a strong reminder of the rich Manila to Acapulco (Mexico) trade routes during the Spanish era. Found along the shores of Buhatan Beach at Sto. Domingo, Albay, this galleon relic was wrought by a strong typhoon on its way to Acapulco and crushed on the reefs of Albay Gulf. This historical remains lie at five fathoms under the sea with green transparent water. It is an ideal place for scuba diving, fishing, or boating.
How to get there
Deep in the heart of Bicol is the Province of Albay. Take a bus, plane, or train from Manila. The choice is yours.
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 going 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. Pedicabs and tricycles are also available for short distance travels. Taxis and rent-a-cars are also available.
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