Top 10 Tourist Spots in Albay

9. Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave

Hayop-Hayopan Cave

Photo courtesy of Engr. Juvs

Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave is one of the known tourist spots in Albay. The cave covers a 31.4 square meters of land area and has many entrance and exit points. The numerous openings makes the gentle winds blow inside the cave providing a natural ventilation. “Hoyop” in local dialect means “blowing of air“, hence the name Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave was derived. The exploration of interesting stalactites and stalagmites made easier and convenient for visitors through the development pathways and stairs inside. Based on historical facts, the cave serves as a refugee camp during Japanese occupation and party site during Martial Law.

 Hoyon-Hoyopan Cave is located in Catmon Village, Camalig, Albay.

10. Daraga Church

Daraga Church

Photo courtesy of Deanmark Tortosa

Daraga Church is one of the grand churches in Albay constructed on top of a hill with vantage view of splendid Mayon Volcano. The Renaissance Gothic and Mexican Baroque style Roman Catholic Church was built Franciscan Friars on 1773 and it was declared as a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines. The church was made of volcanic rocks, well-decorated facade and an octagonal bell tower. Rehabilitation works have been done to preserve its cultural and historical significance.

Daraga Church is situated in Daraga, Albay.

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