Sorsogon - Bulusan Volcano Natural Park and my First Kayaking Experience

Bulusan Volcano Natural Park is a nationally protected rain forest surrounding Mt. Bulusan, the highest peak in Sorsogon. It features the active Bulusan volcano, the lake, and two other mountain formations known as as Sharp Peak and Hormahan, and Lake Aguingay. Bulusan lake can be found at the foot of the volcano surrounded by lush green forest and encircled by a concrete pathway.

Located at 2 kilometers from the hi-way, you could either walk or take a tricycle to the entrance gate. A minimal fee of 10 pesos shall be collected at as entrance fee.

Believed to be formed by tectonic damming, Bulusan lake is located at the southeast flank of the volcano. It is possibly another crater of the volcano with emerald green water, rocky and sandy bottom.

I walked through the concrete pathway to see things around. It is indeed one of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen. The lush vegetation and green forests teeming with life and bio-diversity. Add to that the splendid view of the Bulusan Volcano, the mountains, the cold weather, and the stillness of the lake. It's really awesome!

Experiencing rich and well-preserved nature is truly one of the best feelings one could ever have. The sound of the rain forest and the fresh clean air that I miss! What else can I ask for?

The park is also a great place to relax after hiking Mt. Bulusan. An ideal kayaking site while enjoying the dense gathering of trees and lush tropical plants surrounding the area.

After my first top loading adventure, another first happened here in Sorsogon. My first kayaking experience! Woohoo!

The use of the kayak is at 100 pesos for 30 minutes. I was carefully assisted by the staff as I told them that it's my first time to do this and I don't know how to swim. Since I'm alone, they offered to take photos of me. So, I gave them my camera.

I navigated through the lake and enjoyed the calmness of the water. It was truly a peaceful and relaxing experience!

When you go to Sorsogon, visit this natural park and experience tranquillity on a rain forest, while enjoying some bonding time with your family and friends.

From Sorsogon City, take a jeepney bound for Gubat. Travel time is 30-45 minutes, fare is around 10 pesos. From there, you should take a Bulusan-bound jeepney and get off at Bulusan public market. Travel time is about 30 minutes, fare is around 25 pesos. Ask around as to where the terminal for jeepneys bound for Irosin are,these jeepneys passes by the entarce to the Park. Travel time is about 30 minutes and fare is 12 pesos. From the high-way, you can either walk or take a tricycle to the park. You may call Mark at 0930-6881918 for your tricycle service needs.


This is part of my solo adventure in Sorsogon that happened last October 21-23, 2011. Sorsogon is the 43rd province on my list. It's my 12th solo trip and marks my 4th time to set foot on Bicol Region (Region 5). Join me as I discover the different sights I saw, places I've conquered and activities I did in this southernmost province of Luzon.
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  1. wow...sarap naman nun..sayang nung nagpunta kami dyan d kme ngtry....hehehe...puro photo opps tapos minor trek lng...kelan ko kaya mababalikan yang lake na yan...^_^

  2. thanks for the guide Mervz. exacto at sa Feb ay pupunta ako dito.

  3. I'm so envious about the kayaking thing. It looks so peaceful out there! And mura lang ang rent ng kayak ha?

  4. Sobrang ganda ng lugar! Very tranquil. Sa pics pa lng nakakarelaks na pagmasdan panu p kaya pag pinuntahan? =)

  5. Ang ganda ng lake... sana makapractice din ako ng kayaking hindi ko pa na-try yun especially with this beautiful nature scenery.

  6. Very calm and looking at the photos parang walang tao and would love to kayak naked kung ganun LOL!


  7. sarap naman mag-kayak dyan parang nasa El Nido ka lang.

  8. @lakwatserong tatay - ay sayang naman... that's a reason to come back... very nice po dyan...sarap mag kayak... thanks Brian! :)

    @My Nomadic Habit - wow! nice! have fun and enjoy! thanks Gino! :)

    @Aleah - it was my first time and I'm glad dito ko cya nagawa... very serene indeed! relaxed na relaxed ako habang nagpa-paddle... hehehe!

  9. @Ichan - yeah, sobrang peaceful ng feeling... thanks po! :)

    @Ian - salamat Ian, can't wait to read your posts on this... try it na... :)

    @Edmaration - naked talaga? hahaha! nice idea, sana na try ko din yun.. LOL! thanks Edmar! :)

    @killerfillers - wow! never been to el nido though... hehehe! thanks po... :)

  10. Hello Sir, pa share naman po ng contact details ng park manager sa Mt. Bulusan. Thanks..


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