Top Tourist Spots in Sorsogon [And How To Get There]

Also known as the “exit point” of Luzon, many travelers pass by Sorsogon on their way to various other destinations. However, many of them stay hooked with the province itself! Why is it? Just check out some of these top tourist spots in Sorsogon to know the answer.

Top Tourist Spots in Sorsogon

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Sorsogon, Philippines

Donsol

Known around the country for its whale shark-watching opportunities, the municipality of Donsol has been featured as Asia’s Best Animal Encounter by Time Magazine back in 2004. Go here between November and June for the one-of-a-kind experience of getting up close and personal with these gentle giants! While you’re here, don’t miss the not-so-well-known but equally mesmerizing firefly tour. These are just two of the top tourist spots in Sorsogon found in Donsol.

Lake Bulusan

This lake is found in Bulusan Volcano National Park, around ten kilometers from Irosin. The lake, aside from its natural beauty, is also at the heart of a tropical rainforest sporting a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you’d like to go trekking, camping, or jungle hiking, this is a good place to start.

Tourist Spots in Sorsogon: Lake Bulusan

Tikling Island

Located in Matnog, this is a privately-owned island that is open for day trips. One of the most unspoiled locations in this side of the country, Tikling is covered in a lush green cover and has almost no man-made structures! If you’d like to disconnect, the island is a great destination.

Saint Joseph Parish / Barcelona Church

St. Joseph is locally known as Barcelona Church, and is one of the country’s many ancient churches (being built in 1874). Beautiful and stately (though the Presidencia ruins on the other side of the church lies more on nostalgic), it’s one half of Barcelona’s pair of tourist attractions. The other one is Barcelona Beach, a simple and wind-swept coastline that’s a perfect place to sit down, rest, and even take a short dip while on a stopover!

Tourist Spots in Sorsogon: Saint Joseph Parish / Barcelona Church

Subic Beach

Yes, we’re still in Sorsogon! This is another of Matnog’s treasures, a beautiful stretch of fine white sand under the shade of trees. Actually, there are two Subic Beaches — one called “big” and the other called “small”. It’s not one of those commercialized beaches where you can rent all sorts of things, but you can enjoy an amazing view of nature and a relaxing dip in its deep blue waters.

Hot and Cold Springs of Irosin

Some towns in the Philippines are famous for their hot springs, but Irosin one-ups them all with its hot and cold springs! The road leading to the Mateo springs don’t look like they’re going to a tourist attraction, developed as they are with residential properties. The springs themselves have also been developed in a resort, but you can still feel the naturally-produced temperatures from the springs. There are actually several smaller springs here aside from the two big ones, and most have varying temperatures. The hottest ones here can effortlessly cook an egg!

Sorsogon really holds its own when you consider its beautiful attractions. Hopefully, these top tourist spots in Sorsogon can sway you to give this charming province a visit!

How to get to Sorsogon

There is currently no commercial airport in Sorsogon Province. The closest airport is in Legazpi, Albay. From there, you can take a bus or van to any points in Sorsogon. If you are coming from Manila, you can take a bus to Sorsogon or hop on a bus bound for Eastern Visayas or Mindanao. From Mindanao, there are buses going to Manila that you can take and just alight in Sorsogon.

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