"Going Gaga In Daraga" Daraga by cyndymc

Daraga Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 95 photos

One of the places I failed to stop by during my workaholic days is Daraga, so for our Albay tour, it was on top of our list of must-see destinations.

Daraga is home to the Cagsawa Ruins National Park in Barangay Busay. Its main attraction is the Belfry of the Cagsawa Church which was submerged in mudflow during the fateful date, February 02, 1814 where 1,200 people were killed by the devastating eruption of Mayon Volcano.

Another popular tourist destination is the Church of Our Lady of the Gate constructed atop a hill overlooking the town of Daraga. Built in 1773, it is acknowledged as another architectural gem in Bicol, known for its rich baroque architecture.

Daraga is a land-locked municipality located in the Southwest portion of the Province of Albay, bounded on the north by Legaspi City; on the south by Pilar town of the Province of Sorsogon; on the east by Legaspi City and on the west by the towns of Camalig and Jovellar.

Daraga is acknowledged as the most progressive town not only in the Province of Albay, but in the whole Bicol Region. Daraga was chosen to be the future site of the Bicol International Airport. If it materializes, the presence of the airport will open more opportunities for this town, and further boost tourism in the region.

  • Last visit to Daraga: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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