Mayon Volcano in Albay

Mayon Volcano – a visual masterpiece in Albay

Mayon Volcano, also called Mount Mayon, is an active volcano and a popular tourist attraction in the province of Albay. It is an iconic landmark of the Bicol Region and is known all over the country for its conical shape hence dubbed as a “perfect cone” volcano. This majestic volcano is often the highlight of any tourist visiting the region as it provides a scenic backdrop in any part of Albay.

Mount Mayon is the centerpiece of the Mayon Volcano Natural Park. The area covers about 5,800 hectares and it is known for its diverse natural resources. The natural park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna including the critically-endangered Philippine Cockatoo.

Mayon is the highest point of the province and the Bicol Region with an elevation of 8,077 ft.  Like most stratovolcanoes, it has a small central crater of about 800 feet in diameter at the summit.  Mayon is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

As the most active volcano in the Philippines, it has erupted more than 50 times in the past five hundred years. The last confirmed eruption happened last June to October 2022.

Regardless of its destructive nature, the people of Albay developed a resilient culture to always return and rebuild after every eruption. There are a lot of ways to enjoy and have fun in this attraction like visiting nearby towns for food, learn local language, island hopping, or even trekking.

Where is Mayon Volcano?

The volcano is located on the south eastern portion of Luzon island. It is within the province of Albay. There are eight cities and municipalities geographically sharing this attraction including Legazpi City, the capital of Albay.

Map of Mayon Volcano in Albay

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Additional Information

Read more about Mount Mayon in Luzon. Check out the links below to learn how to get there, what to do, what to see, when to go, where to stay and many more helpful information about this attraction.


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