Often called the Switzerland of the East, this small town at the end tip of the southern coast of Bicol Peninsula has rolling hills and valleys that are carpeted with varying foliage of mostly untracked tropical soil. Seen as a humble town but with affluent myriad of natural sights and man-made places to explore. These are the unbounded strips of beaches along its coasts, lakes, falls, thickly forested mountains and hotspring resorts comprised together as an ultimate destination for both leisure and adventure tourism.
- municipal building of Sorsogon
The domineering view of Bulusan Volcano in the middle of a forest land is considered Sorsogon’s best touring adventure for either sightseeing and hard-hitting trips. Its emerald-green lake by the peripheral crater offers a refreshing sight of a well preserved natural park. The hike to the main crater, once experienced, undeniably turns out a real encounter with the wilds. Down by the mountains of Bulusan there is a town named Irosin that is catering hot spring resorts with man-made pools of curative effects. It is an ideal place to rest after a long day walk.
Bacon Beach although incomparably far from other beaches, has shores best for picking shells and corals. And despite of its remoteness, Sta. Magdalena has strips of white sand beaches overlooking the neighboring islands of Samar and Leyte.
- Bulusan Lake
Sorsogon is a town famous for coconut based Bicol cuisine. Laing or Gulay Na Gabi in its dialect, is a famous dish that have delighted Filipinos and foreigners to the extent of their Bicol dining experience. It is a kind of vegetable called Taro leaves cooked in coconut-cream and mixed with variety of chillies. Another popular dish immensely flavored with chilli and cooked in coconut milk is called Bicol express. It is present in most restaurants of Bicol but for Sorsogenos, it is just a daily energizing food. Other dishes are Langka or jackfruit, a local fruit called Santol, or even the banana blossoms are simple ingredients usually prepared in coconut cream but when cooked the Bicolano way, turns out an exciting tasteful cuisine. Such richness any visitor in Sorsogon should never miss to experience.
- Paguriran lagoon, sawanga
To get there by land, all buses bound for Visayas pass by Sorsogon; the most known are Philtranco buses. They have routes straight to Sorsogon. By air, PAL and Air Philippines have flights from Manila to Legazpi City and 1 hour by bus from Legazpi to Sorsogon. Buses from Legazpi are located near the City Public Market.