Bulusan Volcano

Bulusan, Sorsogon

The Bulusan Volcano Natural Park is a 3,673-hectare protected area of rainforest surrounding Mount Bulusan in the Philippines. It was first designated as a National Park on June 7, 1935.

The Park is located at the South central part of Sorsogon Province Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, Philippines, bounded by five municipalities such as Bulusan, Barcelona, Irosin, Juban and Casiguran.< ...

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As the natural habitats declined over the years as a result of extensive kaingin heavy hunting, and human settling, cooperating municipalities especially Bulusan and Irosin joined hands in responding to conservation efforts.

Plans have been drawn with the support from DENR, local communities, local government units, non-government organizations and concerned citizens for the rehabilitation of affected areas and protection of still remaining untouched forests. Eco-tourism has been encouraged to give more job to the locals to limit the use of produce found in the park.

Bulusan Volcano Natural Park News

  • Guide To Bulusan Volcano Natural Park

    Guide To Bulusan Volcano Natural Park

    The Bulusan Volcano Natural Park is a protected area surrounding Mount Bulusan located in central Philippines. The park spans 3,673 hectares of rainforest and it is home to numerous animal and plant species.

    Bulusan Volcano Natural Park was first designated as a National Park on June 7, 1935. Before then, the area was just used by locals to hunt, fish and cultivate plants.

    The park includes the volcano itself, the Bulusan Lake, two other mountains??"the Sharp Peak and Hormahan??"and Lake Aguingay.

    Bulusan Volcano, is the highest peak and it is characterized by deep ravines and caves. ...

  • A Visit In Bicol

    A Visit In Bicol

    A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." ??" Tim Cahillal

    I beg to disagree with what Mr. Cahillal said! Why settle for one if you can have both? This is a later than late post but it has to be documented because this is our first ever distant travel as buddies! So this… therefore… is history! LOL.

    The cheapest way to travel is to visit someone's hometown on a fiesta ??" and that's what I did! We went to Bicol to celebrate fiesta where food and accommodation are free and everything else comes cheaper at the market.

    We went there via Cebu Pac and took a 14-hour b ...

  • Energy Exploration And Development In Protected Areas

    Energy Exploration And Development In Protected Areas

    Several protected areas in the Philippines are now confronted with proposals for the exploration and development of energy resources. The Northern Negros Natural Park in Negros Occidental is one of these PAs being eyed for geothermal survey. Other PAs known to me that have similar energy issues with the NNNP are the Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro and the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park in Sorsogon. Although not officially listed as a PA but recognized as a key biodiversity area, Mt. Talinis, or Cuernos De Negros, is another site proposed for the expansion of a geothermal project in ...

  • Tapping Energy In Protected Areas

    Tapping Energy In Protected Areas

    Several protected areas in the Philippines are now confronted with proposals for the exploration and development of energy resources. The Northern Negros Natural Park in Negros Occidental is one of these PAs being eyed for geothermal survey.

    Other PAs known to me that have similar energy issues with the NNNP are the Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro and the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park in Sorsogon.

    Although not officially listed as a PA but recognized as a key biodiversity area, Mt. Talinis, or Cuernos De Negros, is another site proposed for the expansion of a geothermal proj ...

  • Sorsogon Inner Beauty Of South

    Sorsogon Inner Beauty Of South

    Features: Tricycle Road Trip, Irosin, Bulusan National Park, Falls, Dancalan Beach, and Mateo Hot Spring in San Benon.

    The escapades in Albay are delightful. The food, locals and the tourist spots are melting my heart away. I started very early, checked out in Magayon Hotel around 0430. Full packed to Sorsogon, I went straight to Legazpi Grand Terminal via tricycle for Php 40.00. I arrive in the terminal too early, bus bound for Sorsogon are not available at that time. Since its off-peak season, bus coming in and out of Albay don't follow schedule. I waited for 2 hours before a bus bound fo ...

  • Cool Escape to Bulusan Lake

    Cool Escape to Bulusan Lake

    The morning sun was playfully darting in and out of the gray cumulus clouds as we made our way on a trike up the paved highway. Upon reaching a narrow bend we made a right turn into the park's entrance. We had barely started up the two kilometers of concrete pathway leading to the park when the foliage began to get thicker. It was the edge of a rainforest, its verdant canopy shielding us from the morning sun's glistening rays. After baking in the April sun the previous day at the beaches of Matnog, this was a refreshingly radical departure.

    Bulusan Lake is sometimes referred to as the "Swit ...