The places that first come to mind when people speak of Albay are the majestic Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, Albay Park, and Wildlife, among many other top tourist spots. While these are truly non-negotiable must-visit destinations, there are still many spots that everyone deserves to see in this southern province.
One of those places is Costa Kristianna, a serene beach resort we recently discovered in Ligao City, a 4th class component city of Albay which is also home to the famous Kawa-Kawa Hill. From Legazpi, it’s about a 3 to 4-hour drive, but the trip’s definitely worth taking especially if you want a relaxing beach escapade after days filled with sightseeing. It’s for travelers who love water activities and food fresh from the coast.
The way to this resort is already rewarding. You’ll delight in the stunning green landscapes of mountain ranges on your right and enjoy the panoramic ocean views on your left, a part of Albay many tourists probably don’t know just yet.
Once you get there, it’s hard to leave. Costa Kristianna is right in front of Tambac Beach, a lesser-known coastal destination in the province with azure waters. In the morning, you’ll wake up to the sound of waves crashing to the pebbly shores and cream-colored sand. Another thing that you shouldn’t miss is the charming sunset that you can watch from the veranda of the resort like a VIP. Overall, it’s the right and perfect amount of fun and relaxing vibes that will make you come back for more.
Aside from lounging by the beach, Costa Kristianna also offers kayaking and snorkeling for as low as P100 per hour. You can also rent the cottages or set up a tent and just unwind with your family and friends. If you are staying for the night, book a room for 6-8 people for only P3000.
After satisfying your hunger for a beach getaway, it’s time to fill the tummy. Visit the resort’s new restaurant, Sabado Nights, which offers affordable freshly-caught seafood, delicious and spicy Bicolano dishes, and refreshing cocktails at night.
If you think you’ve already seen all of Bicol, make sure you have visited this resort at Tambac Beach! Start planning your post-pandemic trips now and include Costa Kristianna in your itinerary.
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