About four hours south of Naga, the busy port city of LEGAZPI (sometimes spelt Legaspi) is a convenient base for exploring the area, including Mount Mayon whose almost perfect cone-shaped bulk rises from paddy fields to the north of the city. Other attractions include quiet beaches around the town of Santo Domingo, the eerie remains of a church at Cagsawa that was buried in the devastating eruption of Mayon in 1814, and Hyop-Hoyopan and Calabidongan caves.

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