I know swimming with white sharks is the main reason that attracts tourists to Donsol. Are there any other things tourists can do in Donsol or somewhere neaby? Thanks.
Hi Donsol is a great place! What are the things that interests you? There is so much things you can do in CamSur. You can go the Caramoan Beach which is majestic, Sight Seeing in Mayon Valcano if you're on your adventure side there's CWC world-class wakepark. To know more about Camarines Sur check this website http://www.camsur.com about 6 years ago
When you go to the Tourist office to register for your whale shark encounter, they will also advise you on what other tours are recommended for the season.
The Firefly boat trip is sometimes good, sometimes meh, depending on whether the fireflies want to come out ;p It's still nice to see houses living by the river though. And there's a chance your boat will get caught on the low-tide. Always exciting ;p
I usually pass through the city of Legazpi to get to Donsol. That town is great for shopping for native products - a lot of woven pandan and buri bags - quite popular with tourists.
Legazpi also has the Mayon volcano, which you can view from the Cagsawa ruins. Mayon used to be a perfect cone, but with its recent active state, that may have changed ;p The Cagsawa ruins are a good reminder of its danger.
But if you're more adventurous, you can drive a 4WD up to the mountain & see the new landscape created by the spewed-out, cooled lava and mud and ash.
Hope you enjoy! :) about 6 years ago