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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Mt. Bulusan Natural Park & Bulusan Mountain Lake
The site is a favorite destination of mountain climbers and nature lovers for a number of excellent reasons: Mount Bulusan remains to be an active volcano; the surrounding forests boast of exotic flora and fauna; and the mystical Lake Bulusan lying 2,084 ft. upon the slopes of the volcano.

Picturesque Islands off Matnog
Island hopping is a must-do when in Matnog, with its picture-pretty little islands featuring fine white, black, and even pink sand beaches. The islands are jump-off points for scuba diving and deep-sea sport fishing.

Prieto Diaz Mangrove Forest & Coastal Management Showcase
The natural mangrove forest and wide expanse of seagrass is a recipient of the 1998 Best Community-Based Coastal Resources Management Program Award given by the United Nations Agency for International Development (USAID). It features a wood and canopy walk.

Tolong-Gapo Beach Resort
Located merely a 15-minute ride from the center of the city, in the Bacon District, is the Tolong-Gapo Beach Resort. It offers a long stretch of fine white sand beach, complete with beachside cottages made of native materials that are ideal for picnics. Tolong-gapo means “three stones” – a resort landmark.

PNOC / Inang Maharang Eco-Park
Covering 25,000 hectares of a forest reservation, it is the site of the Bacon-Manito Geothermal Plants of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC). The eco-park itself offers a lot of eco-tour delights and adventures including mountain falls, hot and cold springs, boiling water lakes, and exotic flora and fauna.

Hot & Mineral Springs of Irosin
All located in the barangays around the foot of Mount Bulusan, in the adjacent towns of Irosin and Bulusan, are the hot and cold spring resorts of San Benon and Mapaso, and the mineral (soda) water spas of Masacrot and Palogtok to soothe tired bodies and rickety bones.

Rizal Beach Resort
Located in Gubat town, the Rizal Beach Resort offers a wide expanse of fine white sand beach. It has two well-appointed beachside resort hotels.
   

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Travel Quotes:

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson

No matter where Ive been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy. Carmen Electra

Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

Vinegar is a common ingredient. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage.

Tinapa is a smoke-cured fish while tuyo, daing, and dangit are corned, sun-dried fish popular because they can last for weeks without spoiling, even without refrigeration.

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