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Sorsogon Travel Guide

Itinerary, Things to do, How to get there and more

A province in the Bicol Region, Sorsogon is one of the most densely populated provinces in the Philippines. It lies on the southern tip of Luzon bounded by Albay Gulf, Ticao Island, Samar and Pacific Ocean. Sorsogon is composed of 14 municipalities and 1 city, Sorsogon City, which is the provincial capital. The Bicolano language is the dominating language used by Sorsogueños. The province’s major industries are farming, fishing, poultry-raising, copra-making and livestock.

Where to go in Sorsogon

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How to Get Here

GETTING HERE
By air: The nearest airport in Sorsogon is the Legazpi Airport located in Legazpi City, Albay. From Albay, take a bus bound for Sorsogon. Travel time is one and a half hour.

By land: There are several bus companies travelling from Metro Manila to Sorsogon. Travel takes around 12-15 hours.

DLTB (QC Terminal) – Fare Php 900.00
Penafrancia Tours (QC Terminal) – Fare Php 1,194.00
RSL Bus (QC Terminal) – Fare Php
PHILTRANCO (QC or Pasay Terminal) – Fare Php 860.00 – Php 950.00

Popular Food

A native delicacy in Sorsogon, baluko is a pen shell that thrives in the sea waters of the province. It can be fried or cooked in coconut milk mixed with a good amount of chilli.

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This is a staple dish in Irosin, Bulusan and other towns in Sorsogon made from lokadon (young coconut) and shrimp, and then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. For a more full seafood flavour of kinagang, you can add scallops or crab meat to it.

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Pili conserva is a sweet pili delicacy wrapped in hamilig leaf that adds a distinct flavor and aroma to the pili nut.

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The province’s rice dessert, hinagom is akin to Laguna’s espasol. It is made from ground rice, coconut meat and sugar and usually rolled into a ball shape.

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Another dessert made from rice is the filling binut-ong. The sticky rice is cooked with coconut milk and wrapped in leaves. It is best paired with hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

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What to Do

Scuba dive at Manta Bowl
Dive and enjoy some blissful moment in the manta ray capital of the country at Manta Bowl dive site. Not just manta rays, but see sharks, remoras and other beautiful sea creatures. It is also the migration route for many pelagic species that will surely fascinate all lovers of the undersea.
Enjoy island hopping
The municipality of Matnog offers one of the best island hopping experience in Sorsogon. The Subic Pink Beach island and Tikling Island plus the Calintaan Cave and Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary are must-see sites when visiting the province.
Hike Mt. Bulusan
Climb Mt. Bulusan, one of the 3 active volcanoes in the Bicol Region. Its dense forest and the sweeping panorama of the West Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean from its summit are simply breathtaking. Reward yourself of a cold dip in the Palogtoc Falls after a thrilling conquer of this volcano.
Have a great gastronomic experience
Sorsogon is blessed with abundant marine resources. To complete your visit to this province, you have to indulge in the wide array of seafood and local delicacies to fully appreciate your travel experience in one of the Philippines’ up-and-coming eco-tourism destination.