Start Your Day at Cagsawa Ruins
Explore the Ruins
This is your chance to touch and feel the famous Cagsawa Ruins and you'll come to realize that there are some more things to know not discussed by your school teacher only if you will observe keenly and examine the ruins with curiosity.
See what's inside the ruined belfry
But of course, have you ever wondered what to see inside the belfry? 'Cause you know, we always see the exterior in books but not what inside the belfry right? This is your chance to prove that there is no dragon inside the belfry.
I was really curious, and now, I was able to see that inside the belfry are volcanic stones stuck together. It is massive you know. The holes inside (that used to be the windows of the belfry) were great source of light inside. But during the night, they become non-useful, of course.
Shop for souvenir (optional)
Inside the Cagsawa Ruins premises are plenty of local products to choose from. But one inviting commodity that I don't suggest shoppers to buy is the Wild Orchid from Mayon. I am afraid these orchids will run out due to high demand.
Just buy other orchids but not this beautiful wild orchids growing at the slopes of Mayon Volcano.
Travel Back in time at Balay SuanoyBalay Suanoy Ancestral Home. It is a restaurant-museum. It is a very elegant house that contains a lot of vintage stuff. It feels like you are not in Albay because of the Intramuros-ish and Vigan-ish ambiance.
Located across the street is the Gazebo, it is recommended for group travelers who want to experience dining in this high-end restaurant.
Food Trip: Recommended Foods to Eat at Balay Suanoy
I am confident enough to say that it won't disappoint :)
You need to climb the hill where this church is located. If you don't have an idea how this church looks like before it was painted with white, check out the belfry and you'll know how old it looks.
Get inside the Daraga Church
Inside the church was empty when I went here. The facade looks older than what is seen inside based on how I see it.
Dine (again) with the Mayon View
It gives you an outdoor-dining experience because of the vastness of the plains you see below that gradually meet together at the top in unison that is the peak of the almost-perfect cone Mayon Volcano.
I hope this one helps. Go! Explore the town of Daraga!