When you say Albay, Bicol, people automatically think, "Mayon Volcano". While Mount Mayon is a truly awesome work of nature with its breathtakingly perfect cone, there are actually a lot of other places and things to see in the province. Definitely, a visit to the pili nut capital of the Philippines won't be complete without dipping your feet in the waters.
I pretty much learned how to swim in the beaches surrounding my mom's hometown, Sto. Domingo. But even though I spent almost every summer of my childhood there, there are still so many islands beyond the town that I haven't explored yet.
During our recent four-day visit, my uncle arranged for us a tour of the Cagraray group of islands in the municipality of Bacacay. While the waters of Cagraray aren't as clear as Palawan's and its sands aren't as white as Boracay's, the island hopping proved to be a whole lotta fun for us.