Cagsawa Ruins Park
What may look like an insignificant, old church is actually a remnant of a tragic past, an important landmark, other than the Mayon Volcano, for the people of Daraga, Albay.
It’s amazing how an old structure becomes all the more interesting when people discover the story behind the Cagsawa Ruins Park. In February 1814, Mount Mayon erupted violently that resulted in lahars and pyroclastic flows that eventually covered the whole town and the majority of Cagsawa Church. In here, you can take stunning photos — think postcard-like shots, and sunset snaps — but it can also be a challenge considering the number of tourists visiting the area. While at Cagsawa Ruins Park, you can go on an exciting tour around the area or take a relaxing break at the nearby resort with a pool offering a great view of Mayon Volcano.
Cagsawa Ruins Park is located in Daraga, Albay.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 6:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Visitors are required to pay PhP 10 (USD 0.20) upon entrance.
How to Get There
- From Manila, board a bus to Legazpi, Albay.
- Board a jeepney bound to Camalig or Guinobatan.
- Ask to be dropped off at Cagsawa Ruins Park.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Allow 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy the attractions in the area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To make sure you have more time for outdoor activities, visit as early as 7:00. If you are a sunset junkie, visit between 16:30 to 18:00.
- ATV Rides
There are plenty of dining options around Cagsawa Ruins Park. Must-try dining places include Cocoy’s, Balay sa Bikol, Balay Cena Una, Casa Lorenzo Food and Culture, Waway’s Restaurant, and Chachi’s Kitchen.
- Ligñon Hill and Nature Park
- Kipwin Mayon Viewpoint
- Mayon Volcano
Nearby accommodations such as Neuhaus Inn, Villa Amada Hotel, Mayon Lodging House, and Balay Dela Rama Bread and Breakfast offer rooms at rates ranging from USD 25 to USD 60.