Albay is a province located in the Bicol Region in southeastern Luzon of the Philippines. Its capital is the City of Legazpi. Tourists know the province more as home to the spectacular and famous Mount Mayon Volcano, the crown jewel of the region and among the great wonders of the world because of its perfect cone shape.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is classified as tropical. Albay has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Af.
If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Legazpi, the hottest months are May, June, and then April.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
CITIES & TOWNS
The Albay province is divided into 15 Municipalities, 3 Component cities :
There are 6 Islands in Albay:
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Albay province.
Where in the Philippines is Albay located?
Albay is located in the southeast portion of Luzon.
Is Albay a city or province?
Albay is a province.
What is the Capital of Albay?
The capital of Albay is Legazpi.
What is Albay famous or known for?
Albay is famous for Mount Mayon.
How do I get to Albay?
There are several ways to get to Albay, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 14.5 hours | $16-$24
- Taxi | 6.5 hours | $130-$160
- Drive | 6.5 hours | $36-$52
- Plane | 1.5 hours | $70-$80
How many islands are in Albay?
There are 6 islands in the province of Albay.
Is Albay safe?
Albay is generally safe for locals and tourists unless there’s Phivolcs alert regarding volcanic activity in Mayon.
Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
Albay province is considered tropical and is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.
READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines
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