Known throughout the Philippines as an area of great natural beauty, Bicol (“bee-col”) comprises the mainland provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon, and the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. The area is rich in adventure sports, from surfing in Camarines Norte and volcano-climbing in Albay to whale shark-watching in Sorsogon. Another highlight is the cuisine, which is some of the best in the country, characterized by the use of chillies and coconut milk.

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