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Albay: Quituinan Hills

Located at Barangay Tinago, Camalig in the province of Albay, Quituinan Hills is one of the most beautiful yet least known tourist destinations of the town. 

For those who have visited Quituinan Hills on a clear day, I bet they'd agree with me when I say that this place is among the top places in the province to view Mayon Volcano. Aside from that, the best way to describe Quituinan Hills is that it has a ranch-like feel. Well, that's probably due to the fact that the developed part of the hill is really a ranch named Quituinan Ranch
Road to Quituinan Hills
Welcome to Quituinan Hills

This place is a great location for picnics with friends and family. You can either rent a cottage (small P100; big P500) or bring and pitch a tent (P100 space rental) in one of the allowable areas of the hill. Other activities offered here are horseback riding (P60 per 15 minutes) and ATV rental (P200 per 15 minutes). You can also explore the Japanese Tunnel across the street. However, make sure that you have a guide along with you. For those who are looking for an activity that does not require you to pay, then better bring a kite or frisbee along with you. You only shell out P20 pax for entrance fees.

Here are some pictures taken on Quintuinan Hills:













I got the chance to visit Quituinan Hills with my family during the 3rd day of our 2019 Bicol Road Trip. We got there very early in the morning and we were very lucky as Mayon Volcano was very visible during that time. We spent our time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and taking pictures of the scenic view. 
Let's go back to the car guys!

Overall, Quituinan Hills remains one of the top places to view Mayon Volcano. Given the chance, I'd love to come back here in the future to watch the sunset while sipping hot cocoa.

Getting there:

From Manila, ride a bus bound for Legazpi City. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the tricycle terminal in Camalig town proper. From there, rent a tricycle to bring you to Quituinan Hills. The tricycle ride costs P100-200 as they would usually wait for you (make sure to make it clear to them that you want them to wait for you as transportation going back to the town proper could be a challenge.)

For those bringing their vehicles, Google Maps and Waze will be very helpful. Keep in mind that there is a parking fee of P10 for motorcycles, P20 for cars and jeeps, and P50 for buses.

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Comments

  1. what country is that?

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    1. Oh, this is in a paradise called The Philippines.

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  2. beautiful place. look at the greens everywhere

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  3. it really is a beautiful place and well described

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  4. That looks like a calm relaxing trip and everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves. It does look like a ranch, doesn't it?

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  5. Wow. This place looks serene and peaceful. Wold have love to experience horseback riding!

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    1. Please do. This place is one of the best places to do that.

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  6. Very informative and worth-reading article related to Quituinan Hills. Thanks

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  7. It really looks like a fantastic place to go. I love being around nature :)

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  8. These are stunning views, especially with the volcano in the background

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  9. Your pictures are simply beautiful and I would definitely love to go to that place.

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  10. Sounds like a beautiful place. Wish i could wish it with ny friends some time and take really good pictures.

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    1. It's not too late to visit Quituinan Hills Christian. =)

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  11. This place looks absolutely stunning. such a great place to relax and yet as you have mentioned not very known ! thanks for sharing, hope we 'll visit it someday.

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you and your family could visit Quituinan Hills someday!

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  12. Wao this place looks so beautiful and relaxing. It must be really adventurous too stating next to a Volcano šŸŒ‹

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    1. This place is actually several miles away from Mayon Volcano. It just has an awesome view of it. You should come visit.

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  13. Horses in the first image are really sexy! This is a great location to spend time with family.

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