Mayon Volcano

MOUNT MAYON is the central feature and natural attraction of the region. Just north of Legazpi City it’s symmetrical slopes dominate the view for miles around. If you dare to scale it, read the Climbing Guide first then contact the Mayon Mountaineers through the Department of Tourism Office. If you change your mind you can ride to the Mayon Resthouse one-third of the way up. Nearby is the PHILVOCS Observatory and Museum which showcases Mayon’s violent volcanic past.

It nestles on the eastern slopes of Mt. Mayon at an altitude of 2,700 ft. An excellent summer resort with almost similar temperature with Baguio at 28 degrees Celsius. It is popularly known as �heaven on earth� because of the hanging clouds and the pleasant climate where cool and invigorating air could be experienced. From this height, visitors, see the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the different towns, lakes, villages, fields and other mountains. Accessible through Tabaco, motor vehicles of any type could be used to reach it.

The world’s nearly perfect cone. It stands majestically at 7,946 ft. from the broad base about 10 km. In radius. The crater is 2,451 meters above sea level and with a diameter of .5 kilometer. It has a notched rim where a pool or building hot lava boils and rich coal deposits could be found.


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