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    Bicol: Legazpi Airport Terminal Fee and Travel Guide

    The airport at the foot of Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City servicing not just the province of Albay but the entire Bicol Region. It's in this airport where tourists wishing to commune with butanding (whale sharks) of Donsol, Sorsogon pass by to get to the tourist town.

    cebu pacific legazpi mayon volcanoa Cebu Pacific aircraft unloading passengers at Legaspi Airport. On the background's the almost perfect cone of Mayon Volcano and part of Lignon Hill

    Legazpi Airport Information:

    Flights to Legazpi from Manila are offered by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and ZestAir(formerly Asian Spirit) with airline offices inside the airport compound. (guess which airline offers the cheapest flights to Legazpi?)

    Legaspi Airport Terminal Fee:PhP30.00

    legaspi airport

    From Legazpi Airport to your destination:

    There are no taxis in Legazpi, only tricycles that can be hired for PhP50.00/trip to vans and bus terminals where you can ride vans and buses to the Albay towns of Bacacay, Nabua, Tiwi; Sorsogon City, Pilar, Donsol in Sorsogon; Naga City (Camarines Sur) and also back to Manila.

    There are vans for hire available though the Legazpi Tourism officers at the airport. Tutubi was quoted a van to Donsol for PhP1500.00 good for 10 people (one way) and willing to wait in Donsol back to Legazpi. (Van to Donsol fare is currently PhP60.00/head plus the two tricycle rides: one from the airport and another to a Donsol resort ). The same V-Hire also quoted PhP2,200.00 for a six hour Legazpi City Tour covering 16 tourist spots in Albay.

    Contact Numbers:

    Albay Tourism Bldg., Albay Astrodome Complex,
    Capt. F. Aquende Drive, Legazpi City, 4500 Albay, Philippines
    Tel. No.: +63.52.820.6314; +63.52.820.6316
    Fax: +63.52.820.6315

    Related Post:
    Donsol Whale Sharks

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    At Jun 22, 2009, 3:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    tutubi i was fr.pilar sor.ilove my town but its hard to improve easily in that place although shipping bznz is on the top.can you suggest to our bad elements in thea society not to stay and threat the people who wants to put bznz in that town.i see to it that these elements are the cause of not putting their money.if they have a big time bznz man the first thing we need to consider is to talk to them.asking percentage of how much for them in terms of secret taxescoz if not ur bznz is useless.or i can say that fear will follow after u stablished the bznz.

    At Jul 24, 2009, 12:00:00 PM, Anonymous Mimi Carbery said...

    Can you please advise best way to travel ... would like to stay for 2 days at CamSur Water Complex then 1 day at Mayon. Please suggest both tour and accommodation from Manila. Thanks.

    At Jul 24, 2009, 6:18:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    mimi, my new favorite hotel in Legazpi city is right inside the airport: Legazpi Airport Hotel, cheap accommodations, great location and good food. I don't have recommendations for tours for i'm a backpacker, travel DIY style ;P

    At Jan 22, 2010, 8:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi. i'm new to backpacking and its my first solo vacation. i'm planning to go to a good beach in bicol with a good bunch of other tourists and a string of bars. this vacation is just to clear my head off some things and i dont have much dough to spend so can you suggest a beach and a place to stay similar to a boarding house or a cheap room? i imagine some place like puerto gallera but better.. my email is anyone is welcome to comment on this thanks a lot. btw i plan to leave anytime before february 2010.

    At May 4, 2010, 4:11:00 PM, Anonymous planet bicol said...

    Go Legaspi, This is one of the wonderful place in Bicol that you can count on if you need to relax and see the beautiful place.
    But I can suggest also the Camarines Sur that you can also find amazing and awesome place.

    At Jan 7, 2012, 4:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Do you have a promo po ba from Legazpi City to Boracay (via Caticlan)? We're 10 and planning to visit Bora 4th week of Feb or 1st week of March. Thanks!

    At Feb 5, 2012, 11:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Im planning to go to legaspi this march 2-4(3D/2N), 2 pax only. Can you recommend me a tour package which includes hotel accommodation, CITY Tour and butanding watching? And how much would it cost, per person or 2 pax already?
    Be glad to hear from you soon.. thanks!

    At May 27, 2012, 1:16:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Hi i will be leaving manila for a 2 days winding up in albay. I am a backpacker and im after the view in albay. can u suggest me a good place to stay not a hotel but just a place where i can sleep cause during the day i will be roaming around the city and by the way suggest me a place to visit. the best time to visit them ans directiom how to gothere and how much is the fare? anybody van email me thru no spam email pla

    At May 27, 2012, 1:22:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...


    I need ur help... i am looking for a backpackers in albay i dont prefer hotel because most of the time i will be out to roam during the day. hanap ko lng ia a place to stay. then u can also suggest a good place to visit. the best time to visit (like mayon mgnda dw morning) the direction and fare. Good thiingunderstand ilonggo. bisaya. cebuano and bicolano dialect. pla let me know sa june 10 na flight ko e. email me at


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