I've been planning this trip a month ago after searching and searching i get my ultimate rewards. Three different point of view destination to explore here in Camalig Albay. Albay has so many surprises to offer from the very famous Mt. Mayon down to the secret place of Albay. i had a chance to visit again here in Albay so my research in Camalig has been accomplished.
In just one day, me and my cousin's company experience the secret place of Camalig. actually based on my research and theory Quitinday green hills and sumlang lake is the newly additional tourist destination here in albay. luckily we finally experience Camalig Albay beauty.
I welcome you to our first stop of exploring Camalig Albay.
THE QUITINDAY GREEN HILLS
the beauty of nature just talk how breathtaking is the place. this is also the albay chocolate hills version. up here you can see the hills mountain formation. at late afternoon around 4:30pm-5:30pm this is the perfect time to come here simply because the Mt. Mayon will come out from the clouds and welcome you with a smile. so all your background view will be the Mt. Mayon and the mountain hills......perfect photo shoots.......( so i suggest to come here at the time i was suggested. )
|this will be your view the moment Mt. Mayon welcome you up here|
Everywhere is perfect view, your eyes will captured the beauty of nature. up here is 265 meter above if i'm not be mistaken.
---ware comfortable shoes / outfit ( i suggest trekking pants and sleeves shirts )
---bring sun glass with you for sun protection
----hat / sunblock
---bring also food pack or power bars to keep you on energy
---bring water to drink ( highly needed )
----take an extra precaution in every steps
Quitinday green hill is newly open to the public for tourism campaign last year 2014. it's so nice that tourism of Camalig is blooming.
Nature you always amazed me every time i see you, you make me smile.
HOW TO GET HERE?
QUITINDAY GREEN HILLS
FROM LEGASPI AREA
----from the down town of legaspi ride a jeep or tricycle going to the terminal ( fare Php8 for jeep / tricycle may vary just negotiate the driver )
----from the terminal ride a Van going to Camalig. just tell the driver to drop you off at intersection going to Quitinday green hills Camalig.
FROM DARAGA AREA
---from Daraga ride a jeep ( Polanque signage in-front of the jeep ) just tell the driver to drop you off at the intersection going to Quitinday green hills camalig ( fare Php15/pax ) less than 1 hour travel.
---from the intersection going to Quitinday ride a tricycle going to green hills ( pakyaw the tricycle php500 two way ) the driver will wait you up until your done of your activity ( travel period 30-45min. )
get ready for the rocky / light bumpy ride road. at the middle of the ride, the driver will tell you to take a walk ( more or less 3 mins walk ) because of the road condition.
at the area of Quitinday green hills the guide will welcome you. and ask to log inn at their log book and take your little time for the short orientation to be discuss by the guide ( does and don't things ) up there.
Entrance fee is php20/pax. and it will depend on you if you wanted for the guide assistance up there. ( in our case i choose to be accompany with the guide for the safety purposes ) just give a some tip after the tour. a little way of helping out the tourism industry of Quitinday.
|our guide Mr. Francisco|
in here you can buy water / buko juice / junk foods ( not much food available for your comfort ) just bring food pack the moment your going here.
St. John the baptist church or known as Camalig church is one of the oldest church here in Legaspi.
i was so amazed of this church because of the many tomb located outside and inside wall of the church. I've been to many old churches but Camalig church is different from all of the old church i saw.
mostly old churches here in the Philippines has a tomb inside the church but here in Camalig church they have more tomb outside the wall of the church which dated 1800's and 1900's years.
after been amazed of the church we get some refreshment drinks beside the church
after, lighten up candles, as they say don't forget to lighten up candles in your 1st time visit in the church and make a wish as your wish may come true.
luckily we have a change to see the interior of the church. and it's so beautiful. it was old design interior
|sailing painting design|
inside also of the church they have many old religious images
HOW TO GET HERE?
---from the intersection going to Quitinday ride a tricycle. just tell the driver to drop you off at the Camalig church
---or from Daraga ride a jeep ( Polanque signage ) just tell the driver to drop you off at the Camalig church.
---or from legaspi ( at terminal ) ride a Van going to Camalig just tell the driver to drop you off at the camalig church
Sumlang lake is perfect for picnic together with your friends and love one's while staring the beauty of Mayon.
at Sumlang lake you can take a ride of balsa ( it is made of bamboo ) with a perfect design of furniture
the balsa man which is your driver. he is the one that will drive you off. he will tour you around the lake
( breathtaking view of the lake plus Mayon = happiness )
the lake has a tilapia ( kind of fish ) fingerling more the 600,000 cutie small tilapia
----bring food pack ( no food / store at the area ) this is a place to take some picnic moments
----come here at around 4:30pm para di kaayo init
HOW TO GET HERE?
---from Camalig church ride a tricycle going to sumlang lake
---from Legaspi ( terminal ) ride a Van going to Camalig just tell the driver to drop you off before the Albay Agri Ethno Eco Village ( Agri-Village ) Cabangan, Camalig
---from Daraga ( polanque signage ) ride a jeep going to Camalig. just tell the driver to drop you off before Argi-Village in Cabangan Camalig
---from their you can ride a tricycle going to sumlang lake or you can take a walk ( 15 mins.walk )
|this will be your landmark going to sumlang lake|
at this place....for sure i will visit you again........thank you for accommodating us......
after all the destination we step in too, it's time to reward our hungry tummy. take a food trip on the go at Legaspi.
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY 3 WONDERFUL COUSIN'S FOR BEING PART OF MY CAMALIG ALBAY ADVENTURE
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