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Exploring Camalig’s Natural Attractions

Exploring Camalig’s Natural Attractions

If you enjoy visiting natural attractions, then visiting the town of Camalig in Albay may be the place for you. The town has a rich heritage and culture that you will enjoy when you visit.

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From mountain adventure, farms, and ancestral houses, Camalig town can offer a lot of natural attractions and one of them is the Sumlang Lake. Sumlang lake is a picturesque body of water that offers a variety of water activities such as fishing, boating, and al fresco dining. It is popular for birdwatching and great place to enjoy the view of Mayon.

Mountainous Place

For people who are looking for a perfect place to have a lowkey hike, Quitinday Green Hills is the perfect spot. It offers a peaceful and serene environment as you stroll up to the peak for about 5 to 10 minutes. Once you reach the peak you can see different mountain formations as well as the majestic view of Mayon Volcano that you can enjoy while you picnic.

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If you want to enjoy mountain views with less hikes then Quituinan Hills/Ranch can give you that. It is also popular as a place perfect for picnics while seeing a panoramic view of the town, Mayon Volcano, and the neighboring areas. You can ride an ATV and horses.

Integrated Farms in Camalig

If you want to experience life on a Farm, you can go to El Miro De Shei and Solong Integrated farm. A sprawling seven-hectare farm is nestled at the foot of the majestic Mayon. This is a unique place that allows the visitor to enjoy and experience life on the farm. A variety of flowering plants added attraction to the place and visitors can taste fresh produce products from the farm.

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The recently revamped Solong Eco Park to Solong Integrated Farm will give you a strolling experience in a park but high up on the mountain. It introduces a learning site for farmers in order to support the development of a tourism agriculture circuit in the town.

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While you’re in the Solong Eco Park, you can also visit the Hoyop-Hoyopan cave because it’s just nearby. A natural wonder that is perfect for adventure seekers. The cave is home to a variety of bats and offers a thrilling spelunking experience.

Camalig’s Ancestral Houses

Camalig has several ancestral houses, The Gonzales, Melba Moyo, Nolasco, Nuyda, and Anson ancestral houses. The Gonzales ancestral house is designed in the floral style Bahay na bato. The Melba Moyo house is said to have been used as a shelter for high-ranking Japanese officials during the Japanese period. The Nolasco house is once a temporary municipal hall of the town. Nuyda’s house is built in the Geometric Style of bahay na bato. Lastly, Anson’s house is once used as a quarter for guardia civil during the Spanish period. These ancestral houses show the culture and history of the town.

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