Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano, is the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines. It is situated in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region, 70 km southeast of Mayon Volcano and approximately 250 km southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila. It is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.
Located around the mountain are four craters an ...
d four hot springs. Crater No. 1, called Blackbird Lake, is 20 m in diameter and 15 m deep. The oval Crater No. 2 is 60 by 30 m and 15 m. Crater No. 3 is about 90 m in diameter and 20 m deep and Crater No. 4, which is near the northeastern, rim opened during the 1981 eruption. There is also a 100-metre fissure measuring 5 to 8 m wide below Crater No. 4. Its hot springs are San Benon Springs, Mapaso Springs, San Vicente Springs, and Masacrot Springs.
Mount Bulusan is generally known for its sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions. It has erupted 15 times since 1885 and is considered as the 4th most active volcano in the Philippines after Mayon, Taal, and Kanlaon.
Mount Bulusan Volcano News
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Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp
Ruins of Barcelona
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Bulusan Volcano Natural Park (Lake Bulusan)
Masacrot Spring Resort
San Mateo Hot & Cold Spring Resort
This side trip came out at a very minute because my original plan was just to stay in Legazpi City but my feet brought me here, The Province of Sorsogon.
I took a van from Legazpi Grand Central Terminal to Sorsogon City for 2 hours, rode a jeep to Gubat, then a tricycle to Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp. The place is a ...
The Bulusan Natural Park in Sorsogon province is set to reopen its tourist area to accommodate visitors, over a year after preventing access to it due to the eruption of Mt. Bulusan in June last year.
Benjamin Santiago, director of the Department of Tourism (DoT) for Bicol region, said the reopening of the park's tourist area followed the move of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) this week to lower the alert level on Bulusan Volcano from 1 (abnormal) to zero (normal).
Santiago said trekking, hiking, and water paddling on the Lake Bulusan will be reopened ...
After exploring the wonders of Ticao Island, part of my itinerary was to visit the hot springs of Irosin in Sorsogon and at the same time, I wanted to have a closer look at the Mt. Bulusan. I departed from San Jacinto in Ticao Island by 4:30 am and arrived at Bulan, Sorsogon around 5:45am. Then from Bulan, I rode a jeep going to Irosin for 30-45 minutes.
Since elementary days I already knew that Bulusan is an active volcano & that it is also a name of a town in Sorsogon. But what I didnt know is that its also filled with beaches, lakes, waterfalls & historical sights. And surely theyre prettier than what we imagined from school textbooks.
The southernmost province in Luzon, Sorsogon is part of the Bicol Region. Bordering the province of Albay to the north is the provinces capital, Sorsogon City.
Bulusan is a small town in Sorsogon that has become popular among local tourists in the recent years. It's usually considered as a side trip for those who spend a beach vacation in Matnog and/or check out the hot springs in Irosin, but it's important to note that Bulusan is an excellent destination all by itself. If you just have a couple of days to spend in Sorsogon, you won't go wrong with spending them all in Bulusan.
But the question now is this: what should you do when you get to the town? Well, have no fear since there are a lot of attractions that will keep you busy and entertained w ...