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Published on February 5th, 2012 | by Legazpi City


Ligñon Hill Nature Park

Photos courtesy of Dex Baldon, Eduardo David Pardo, and Sherwin Magayanes The 156-meter high Ligñon (also spelled Lingñon, pronounced as /li-NYON/) Hill has always been one of Legazpi’s most famous landmarks. For years, Ligñon Hill is known only for the PHIVOLCS observatory located in its flanks and an old lighthouse on its summit. Today, it has become one of the city’s prime destinations for sightseers, adventurers and even fitness buffs. The new Ligñon Hill Natural Park promises to be the city’s best destination offering sights and activities for all types of visitors. For sightseers, a panoramic 360 degree view of Legazpi City, Daraga, Albay Gulf and the Mayon Volcano awaits at the viewdeck. A landscaped promenade as well as restaurants and shops also cater to guests.

View of Legazpi from Ligñon Hill | Photo by Joyce Tan

The best time to ascend the hill is at early morning just before sunrise, while the air is cool. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the morning sun rise up from the Albay Gulf and cast its golden rays on the city below. Early morning is also the best time to view Mayon since it is usually in all its naked glory at this time of day. An alternative is the sunset or evening walk up the hill where one can see the sparkling city lights sprawled below and enjoy the cool breeze from the ocean. Aside from the spectacular sights, Ligñon Hill Nature Park also offers fun filled and thrilling activities. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of exciting activities including a 320-meter zipline (Php200) where the adventurous can soar through the air harnessed to a cable.The hill also offers other adventure activities and extreme sports, such as hiking, biking, rappelling, paintball, and soon, airsoft.

Zipline at Ligñon Hill | Photo by Joyce Tan

Another adventure sport is biking on the gullies at the foot of Mayon. The gullies serve as pathways of loose sand and volcanic rocks swept away by heavy rains from the volcano’s slopes. Four-wheel All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are available for rent at P1,500.

What to do at Lignon Hill

  • Kapit Tuko Trail (Lizard Grip Trail) – an exceedingly steep shortcut to the summit of Lignon Hill, this trail offers a taste of what it feels like to climb to the summit of Mayon Volcano in 5-10 minutes.
  • The Japanese Tunnel – an arms cache used by the Japanese forces during WWII, this 50 foot tunnel gives visitors a chance to act like soldiers and enter 3 foot high tunnels. (Bring a flashlight, it is almost impossible to get lost but there are areas where one has to crawl)
  • Art Shows and Photo Exhibits by local artists located at the concrete pavilion at the summit of Lignon Hill.
  • Snacks while overlooking Mayon Volcano, the Gulf of Albay and the lights of Legazpi City.
Enjoying the view of Legazpi at Night

Enjoying the view of Legazpi at Night | Photo by Dexter Baldon

Operating Hours:

8AM to 11PM Daily 5AM to 9AM Regular Joggers(free of charge) Park Environmental fee rates:

Php 10 Educational Tour rates Php 20 Non-Albay residents Php 20 Foreign Visitors Zipline off Season Rates (with hard copy picture):

Php 250 Basic Php 350 Advance – superman Rapelling (150 feet):

Php 200 off season Php 250 peak season ATV c/o Your Brother Travel and Tours 

Php 1800/hour 150cc Php 2500/hour 500cc Php 2500/hour Buggy (at 052-8203629 or email yourbrothertravelandtours[at]yahoo[dot]com)

How to Get to Ligñon Hill:

From the airport: Turn right to Magayon Drive (you will pass through a private subdivision). Turn left at the junction with Bogtong Road and proceed until you reach the tennis courts, just before the gate to the Albay Wildlife Park. You may start your trek up the hill at the entrance (near the tennis courts). You can also drive your vehicle up the hill. From Legazpi Port: A Legazpi-Daraga Loop 1 jeepney will take you directly to the foot of the hill. From Daraga: Take a tricycle from the centro to Tagas and ask the drive to drop you off at the tennis courts.

Ligñon Hill Map

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  • man

    kanina andito ako..nagjogging pataas..hanep talaga sa ganda at may Zip line na mga kabayan…PUNTA NA!

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  • Anthony

    Hai!malaki talaga yung nging improvement ng Lignon Hill since last aqng pumunta d2 together w/my gf dito kmi madalas tumambay sa taas ng burol para magpahangin..Although nakakapagod enjoy din lalo na pag masaya xa,pero now na wala na xa hindi ko alam kung makakapunta pa ko jan sa Lignon Hill:( hai…

  • gb

    madumi pa ba CR DUN?,,REPLY PLS..nakakahiya naman sa mga friends ko kng pupumta kami dyan..

  • dhang

    gusto ko bumalik jan sa Bicol at ride ulit ng zip line nakakamis

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  • rhald_Ll

    im very proud to be a bicolano….

    keep up the good work guys please help each other para mapauswag pa lalo ang ating lugar…..

  • racel d newest

    ang ganda talaga ng bicol,uragon kta mga bikolano’s
    keep it up!

  • hero_1969

    this coming first week of march,i”ll try to conquer lignon hill thru my mountain bike from tabaco city.

    • racel d newest

      good recreation.nice one
      from were are you hero?

  • lady gaga

    kita nyo na,,ilan pa bang kagaya ni kokoy ang makakapuna?kayo din

  • Ang ganda na ng improvement keep it up…

    Sana makapunta ulit ako at makita ko ang kagandahan ng LA pagkagabi sa tuktok ng Lignon Hill nakakapagud maglakad pataas pero sulit naman pagka nasa tuktok kana…

    Soon I will be back to my homeland… Legazpi Albay

    • racel d newest

      gwapo ni mdnicerio oh..hmft..hehehe

  • kokoy

    Attn: Paki-ayos naman ng CR.. smells stinky wala pang tubig.. nakakahiya naman sa mga turista 🙁

    • Millet

      I second the motion…In the book with the title “Hey Joe..” written by an American who lives in Manila..he mentioned in one of the chpters that..” almost all toilet in Manila ( for me..I think, in the entire Philippines) there are no working toilets…flush are always broken…” isnt’ it something…? something to ponder upon..!

      • racel d newest

        yeah ryt.i agree wid u millet.jejeje,,peo partly tama c kokoy nakakahiya sa turista.

    • makahiya

      kahit naman sa local tourist nakakahiya yang mabaho at maduming palikuran, db kokoy? Sana mabgyan attention yan ng mga namamahala. Dapat maintain ang cleanliness, for health reasons also. At sa lahat na nappunta din ng place, avoid loitering of any kund of garbage.

      • tins

        i agree with all of you guyz, peo dapat nasa mga gumagamit na din yan. If only everyone would learn to use it properly walang magiging problema about it diba? kasi aminin man natin o hindi may mga tao talagang walang care at parang hindi marunong gumamit ng cr… hehehehe

  • Drew

    Di lang pala zipline meron sa LEGASPI MAYON REGION…pati PAINTBALL GAMES, AIRSOFT, WALL CLIMBING at ATV pang world-Class ang dating.URAGON talaga BICOLANO!!!

  • Angel Cruz

    wow! the best ang experience ko sa zipline sa lignon hill…sarap ulit ulitin at ang ganda ng view…MAYON VOLCANO talaga

  • ems

    wow finally may sarili na ring site legazpi!! great!!

  • Kokoy

    very nice, more effort to make the place grand and exciting. I plan to be there soon.

  • Rosalie Cerbito

    i’ll vist this again and experience this place at night.. so excited

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