Kawa-Kawa Hill in Ligao City


The Kawa-Kawa Hill is a 236 meter land form located in California Village, Brgy. Tuburan, Ligao City. Its name is derived from its curious shape resembling a ‘kawa’ or cauldron. From afar, Kawa-Kawa may seem as ordinary as any other hill, but from its summit, one can see its unique feature in its full glory – an amphitheater-like six-hectare crater. Because of this peculiar characteristic, it is also called ‘the hill without a hilltop’.

Today, the Kawa-Kawa Hill is now one of Albay’s tourist destinations, developed by the city government of Ligao spearheaded by Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Gonzalez. It offers a stunning 360 degree view of Ligao City and neighboring towns, as well as sprawling green fields and nearby Mts. Masaraga and Mt. Mayon.

The hill is also famous as a religious destination because of the larger than life Stations of the Cross lining the 500-meter path to the crater and extending all the way around the crater’s 836-meter rim. During the Lenten Season, devotees flock to Kawa-Kawa to reflect and meditate on the Stations of the Cross as penance.

Recreation facilities and attractions in Kawa-Kawa Hill include a Philippines Eagle Scout Advancement Camp and Facilities, a volleyball court and horseback riding. On the hills slopes, dinorado (high-quality mountain rice), pineapple and vegetables are cultivated to promote agriculture and environmental awareness.

More photos of Kawa-Kawa Hill

Kawa Kawa Hill | Photo by Leinar Guanzon

Kawa Kawa Hill | Photo by Leinar Guanzon

Taken at Kawa-Kawa, Ligao, Albay (north side)

View of Mayon from Kawa-Kawa | Photo by emmanjares8

Photo 1: The Ascension

The Ascension, Kawa-Kawa | Photo by GirlFromIraya

Ligao City Kawa Kawa Hill Sunrise | Photo by Gene Diaz Jr.

Ligao City Kawa Kawa Hill Sunrise | Photo by Gene Diaz Jr.

How to get to Kawa-Kawa Hill

Kawa Kawa Hill is located in Tuburan, 2 kilometers away from Ligao’s city center. Ligao is 27 kilometers away from the Provincial Capitol of Albay and approximately 30 kilometers from Legazpi City. Vans and jeepneys regularly serve the Legazpi-Ligao route. You can find these vans and jeepneys at the Legazpi Grand Central Terminal.

Location map of Kawa-Kawa Hill


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Photos courtesy of Kawa-Kawa Hill and Ligao City on Facebook


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Comments

  1. Corazon Pe Benito Claudio says:

    Could anyone pls send me asap a recent aerial view of Kawa-Kawa that is of JPEG format and with high resolution of at least 300 DPI or at least 1 MB for a book on Best Practices on Climate Change Adaptation that I am serving as Adviser/Editor for. The DENR will publish it and it will go to press on May 1 so our need is URGENT. This photo, with credit to the photographer, will be part of the case study submitted by Ligao City's LGU. The office of Mayor Gonzalez kindly sent already 3 shots of Kawa-Kawa but their resolution is quite low. If it is an outstanding photo, showing what is now a green hilltop, I can consider it to be used also on the cover for which we need 8 photos. Pls send your photo to me at earthinstitute@gmail.com. We cannot pay for the photo but we can give due credit to the photographer. Copies of the book will be widely distributed here and abroad (at the next World Summit, Rio+20). It will feature 100 case studies from the public and private sectors. The Management Association is a major cooperating organization.Thanks in advance!

  2. ganda dito… grabe…. kaso nakakapagod lang mag lakad papunta sa taas…

  3. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

    1. Tintin Taday Aquino says:

      tama ate jes.. :D hehehehe..

  4. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

  5. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

  6. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

  7. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

  8. Jessa Moran Alfelor says:

    . it was such a nice place. :))))

  9. [...] Kawa Kawa Hill is a 236 meter land form located in California Village, Brgy. Tuburan, Ligao City. Its name is derived from its curious shape resembling a ‘kawa’ or cauldron. From afar, Kawa-Kawa may seem as ordinary as any other hill, but from its summit, one can see its unique feature in its full glory – an amphitheater-like six-hectare crater. Because of this peculiar characteristic, it is also called ‘the hill without a hilltop’. [...]

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  11. [...] because the sun is showing and we were already complete (Yen finally arrived), we trek to Kawa-kawa. That was my second time to Kawa-kawa but I still feel excited in going there because I love [...]

  12. Jessa Baal RuBi says:

    it's a very beautiful place that I never forget;;;;;;in ligao.

  13. Jessa Baal RuBi says:

    it's a very beautiful place that I never forget;;;;;;in ligao.

  14. Jessa Baal RuBi says:

    it's a very beautiful place that I never forget;;;;;;in ligao.

    1. Jessa Baal RuBi says:

      thnksssssssssss po sa like mama:P:: Aida Rubi

  15. I'll will came back with my family.

  16. Kent-mie Balbastro says:

    aM PROUD TO BE bicolana.

  17. I want to visit next time I am in Bicol.

  18. I want to visit next time I am in Bicol.

  19. I want to visit next time I am in Bicol.

  20. I want to visit next time I am in Bicol.

  21. I want to visit next time I am in Bicol.

  22. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  23. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  24. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  25. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  26. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  27. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  28. Ayen Balondo says:

    punta kmi dyan tommorow :)

  29. Gohan Sayan says:

    ganda tlaga dyan.

  30. Gohan Sayan says:

    ganda tlaga dyan.

  31. Gohan Sayan says:

    ganda tlaga dyan.

  32. Michael Angelo Mesina says:

    it's a place where man and beauty meets.

  33. Michael Angelo Mesina says:

    it's a place where man and beauty meets.

  34. THE PLACE THAT U WILL NEVER FORGET,,,

  35. this is my hometown in Albay Ligao city they call it sunflower city of bikol it superb the view of the hill # 1 in tourist destinations in albay.

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