Mt. Mayon & Cagsawa Ruins, Albay

Mt. Mayon is definitely the top tourist spot in Albay and it was hiding in the clouds during our 2 attempts to visit Cagsawa Ruins. According to the metal plate: "The spiritual administration of Cagsawa from 1587 to 1595 was under the Parish of Camalig. An early church was burned, 25 July 1636, by the Dutch who ransacked the towns bordering Legaspi Bay. This church was built after 1724 by Fray Francisco Blanco. D.F.M., was buried by rocks and lava during the eruption of Mayon Volcano, on 1 February 1814. The authorities of Cagsawa meeting at Ligao, 6 July 1814, decided to incorporate their town as part of Daraga. The first centenary of the destructions of the church was commemorated 1 February 1914, with a huge pilgrimage to the ruins where high mass was celebrated."

Location, How to Get Here, Travel to Albay
Air: Take a flight from Manila to Bicol or Legazpi. Bus: Penafrancia, Cagsawa, DLTB, and other bus line bound for Albay. READ: BACKPACKING ALBAY, SORSOGON, CATANDUANES