Reasons To Visit Legaspi
Legaspi is one of the Philippines’ lesser-known gems offering a wealth of memorable things to see and do from its stunning natural landscape to its many interesting historical attractions. The most iconic landmark in Legaspi is Mt Mayon, celebrated as the most symmetrical volcano on the planet, which overlooks the city from a distance. If you are interested in seeing some of the heritage sites in the city, you may want to visit the Cagsawa Ruins or the Lapu Lapu Monument, while some of the finest works of architecture in the city include the train station and San Raphael’s Church. Be sure to sample some of the local cuisine known as Bicolano, while the city also offers impressive shopping facilities with its shopping centers and marketplaces.
Arriving In Legaspi
Legaspi Airport is located just 2 km from the city center of Legaspi and currently handles regular flights from Manila and Cebu. Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Legaspi won’t be able to make the journey directly, but you can catch direct flights to both Manila and Cebu before transferring and continuing your journey to Legaspi. You can use our guide to find the best time to book your flight tickets from the UAE to Manila or to Cebu from Dubai only. Also if you're planning a stopover in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila.
At Legaspi Airport you won’t find much available in terms of amenities and facilities, but everything essential is there for travelers including places to eat and shop. Once you have arrived at the airport you are just 2 km away from the city with taxis available just outside of the terminal. In general it should take around 10 minutes to reach the downtown area of the city, although those taking a cheaper local taxi (tricycle) may find it takes a little longer.
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UAE nationals catching flights to the Philippines do not need to worry about making a visa application as you are entitled to stay in the country visa free for up to 30 days. The weather in Legaspi is fairly wall year round with average highs of 28 to 32 degrees. However, be advised that it rains fairly frequently in the region, with a period of especially heavy rainfall from October to January. To get on local time in Legaspi you will need to put your clocks four hours ahead if you are coming from the UAE, while in general the price of things like accommodation and dining out in the city tend to be slightly cheaper compared to the UAE.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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