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Adventure activities and 360° Views
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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