That day in Albay had so far been filled with unexpected adventures – hiking in the morning, walking into a coal-black cave and exploring an underground river in the afternoon.
After taking a much-needed shower and quick rest, Alan, our tour guide/taxi driver, asked if he could take us next to a relaxing place. Oh yes please! And ‘relaxing’ better be the key word here, Alan.
We mentioned to Alan that our original plan was do a fireflies tour in Donsol in another town in Albay, but we thought that we’d just go back to the hotel and call it a day.
But Alan had another thing in mind. He sheepishly suggested that he could bring us to a place not with fireflies but also with lots of lights – Christmas lights!
We were all glad that we went. It was wonderfully Christmassy in there. It was our first time to see a nativity scene with live animals!
- Sumlang Lake is located in Camalig. You may call this number before visiting +63 917 777 0257.
- Sumlang Lake is less than 5kms away from Cagsawa Ruins, so you could visit both on the same day.
- FarmPlate is in the town of Daraga and you may call this number +63 52 483 3841 before heading out. We recommended this relaxing farm.
- Alan was our taxi driver/tour guide. Our hotel made the arrangements with him but here are his contact details.
Other posts on our volcano road trip in the Philippines:
Three Volcanoes and a Road Trip
Mount Mayon: The Majestic Lady and the Rugged ATVs
Mount Mayon: ATV Summit Trail Video – All the Way Up
Albay Province: Hiking on Quitinday Green Hills
Albay Province: Jovellar Underground River and Dry Cave