Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)

Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.

 


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Camarines Sur Natural Wonders

Mt. Isarog, Camarines Sur
Towering 1,976 meters above sea level and covering 10, 112 hectares, it is the haven of indigenous flora and fauna. Most of the rare exotic of orchids, medicinal and flowering plants, wild boars, deers, squirrels, monkeys and untamed rodents are found on the base of the slopes of the mountain. It is now the last Rainforest Mountain in Southern Luzon. Hundreds of waterfalls both known unknown, an unforgettable sigh to behold. The Protected Area Management Board has identified Malabay Falls (Naga City), Curry (Pili) Consocep (Tigaon), Hiwacloy (Goa|) as tourism areas within the mountain.

Mt. Asog, Iriga, Camarines Sur
Towering 1,120 meters at Buhi side and 1,212 meters Iriga City side and overlooking Lake Buhi dormant Asog beckons to the adventurous mountaineers and feel rewarded discovering a three hectare sunken crater blooming with pine trees. It is home to the Agta, a tribal people of Bicol.

Lahuy Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
A 10-kilometer long island about 3 kilometers at its widest point. The island has long stretches of uniquely white fine sand. Barangay Gota has been known as a gold-mining community even before the war. At present only small-scale operation is in existence. At sitio Nipa, a spring 300 meters from the shore provides fresh water source not available elsewhere. A 40-hectare mangrove swamp near Barangay Oring offers a habitat for a marine wildlife.


Animasola Island
, Balatan, Camarines Sur
A captivating scene of exotic rock formations and crystal clear water welcome visitors traveling off the coast of Balatan.



Tayak Lagoon
Malarad Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
The lagoon is accessible by swimming underneath the rocks on the beach side. Coral gardens are vast and colorful.

Isla de Monteverde
Denrica, Garchitorena, Camarines Sur
The island is covered with virgin forest, inhabited bybirds, bats and ignanas. It is bordered by white beaches with clean and clear sea water.

Pinaglukaban Island
, Brgy. Denrica, Garchitorena
The island offers superb sites for scuba diving. It has white sand and a lagoon.


Umang Cave
, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Like a deformed cathedral the cave interior is illuminated by natural windows millions of bats flying in circles petrified hill of guano.



Philippines Cuisine History and Influences

During the pre-Hispanic era in the Philippines, the preferred Austronesian methods for food preparation were boiling, steaming and roasting. The ingredients for common dishes were obtained from locally raised livestock. These ranged from kalabaw (water buffaloes), baka (cows), manok (chickens) and baboy (pigs) to various kinds of fish and seafood. More details at Philippines Cuisine History and Influences

 

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