"Make It To Kapuntukan Hill" Legaspi City Things to Do Tip by cyndymc
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Often taken for granted because it is so near and more accessible than Lignon Hill, Kapuntukan Hill is a nice place which we missed. We always postponed going to Kapuntukan Hill, thinking it was very easy to go there because it was very near our hotel... Alas, the time and weather beat us to it. By the time we were free and wanted to go there, it was showering. We would have wanted to proceed to Kapuntunan Hill from Embarcador. We had planned to hike uphill to see the touted panoramic view of the Albay Gulf and the surrounding towns and islands, and take a shot of the breathtaking view of the entire city of Legaspi, with the majestic Mayon Volcano as background. But... Bicol's unpredictable weather wasn't so kind on us; we thought the shower was only going to be brief, but it took longer than we expected so we weren't able to go.
So if you happen to stay in Legaspi City before you go to Daraga and other places, visit Kapuntukan Hill first which is only approximately a kilometer away from Legaspi Port. It is only about 1.5 kilometers away from the city center, with the new Legazpi Boulevard leading directly to the Hill’s foot.
Trivia: Standing like a sentinel guarding the city’s port, it is also fondly and more popularly called by locals as the Sleeping Lion Hill because of its shape. Of course, it is in the eye of the beholder, but locals (like our roomboy) insist that the higher peak supposedly resembles a lion’s hunched shoulders and mane, while the lower peak supposedly looks like its rump.
Address: Legaspi City
Directions: Take jeepney or tricycle to the Legazpi Port Are. The hill is a short walk from there. Our roomboy said there are small boats near Embarcador bringing guests to the hill, but I have not personally verified it.
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