Dubbed as the Whale Shark Capital of the World, Donsol is arguably the most popular Sorsogon tourist spot primarily for the unparalleled whale shark interaction it offers to its visitors. 

While spotting and swimming with a school of butandings are definitely magical and one-for-the-books, there’s still much more to see in Sorsogon. 

Where to Go in Sorsogon: 5 Must-Visit Sorsogon Tourist Spots

Beyond the popular whale shark watching, there are still a lot of sights to see in Sorsogon. If you’re asking where to go in Sorsogon, consider it answered as here are our top five picks every traveler must visit in Sorsogon at least once.

  1. Subic Beach
  2. Tangke Nature Spring
  3. Pakol Hill
  4. Ogod River
  5. Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary

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1. Subic Beach

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Subic Beach surely is a popular Sorsogon tourist destination but not as popular as Donsol because hey, one of the main reasons travelers go to the province is to see the gentle giants of the sea, right? But Subic Beach is so stunning that it deserves a little more attention. 

It is popular for its fine pinkish sands thanks to the crushed red corals that are naturally mixed with the fine white sands of the beach. 

2. Tangke Nature Spring

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Tired of seeing the modernity of tourist spots in Sorsogon City? Pack your bags and head to Tangke Nature Spring. This Sorsogon travel destination boasts of crystal clear waters that will refresh you and calm your mind. Aside from the spring, there are also small nipa huts there where you can rest and eat with your travel buddies.

3. Pakol Hill

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Located in Sta. Magdalena, Pakol Hill will remind you of Batanes! As you reach the top of the hill, you will be welcomed by a majestic view of the vast greenery and crashing waves of the sea.

4. Ogod River

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Unlike other cruise tours, the one offered in Ogod River is done at night. This is because the main attraction of the Ogod River tour can only be seen in the dark. Thousands of fireflies show up there every night, making the experience feel magical.

5. Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary

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The Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary was initially established by a family to become a safe and healthy habitat for aquatic species. At present, this privately-owned sanctuary is open to the public who wish to learn about marine biodiversity and conservation. There you can swim or snorkel to see the colorful sea creatures. You can also enter its most popular attraction, the bamboo enclosure, where you can see colorful fish and corals up close.

Where to Stay in Sorsogon

Now that we’ve answered your most pressing travel question about where to go in Sorsogon City, it’s now time to help you find the best place to stay in the province.

Check out ZEN Rooms Asia Novo Sorsogon which offers quality accommodation at low rates. The rooms here are spacious enough to accommodate group travelers. 

Asia Novo Sorsogon

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Near: Sorsogon City Park, Sorsogon Provincial Museum and Heritage Center, Rompeolas Lighthouse
Amenities: Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, 24h Front Desk, Parking, Elevator, Designated Smoking Area, 24h Security

Frequently Asked Questions About Sorsogon Tourist Spots

Q: Why do tourists visit Sorsogon?
A: There are a lot of reasons travelers visit Sorsogon and one of the main reasons is the magical whale-shark watching experience. But other than that, the province boasts of so many beautiful tourist attractions like pristine beaches, majestic lagoons, waterfalls, and more.

Q: What is Sorsogon known for?
A: Sorsogon is known for the large school of whale sharks that regularly visit Donsol. Hence, it’s dubbed as the Whale Shark Capital of the Philippines.

Q: Where can visitors get the best food in Sorsogon?
A: Here are some of the most popular restaurants in Sorsogon:

  1. Cafe Isabelle
  2. Mango Grill Restaurant
  3. Leonardo’s
  4. Casa Dominga
  5. Una Pizzeria
  6. Cafe Rosita
  7. Bookshack Cafe

Q: What to do in Sorsogon?
A: There are so many things to do in Sorsogon. These are:

  1. Swimming with the whale sharks
  2. Snorkeling
  3. Diving
  4. Island-hopping
  5. Boating
  6. Firefly-watching
  7. Hiking
  8. Food trip

Q: Where to go in Sorsogon?
A: Here are the most popular tourist attractions in Sorsogon:

  1. Donsol
  2. Subic Beach
  3. Tangke Nature Spring
  4. Pakol Hill
  5. Ogod River
  6. Libanon Beach
  7. Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary
  8. Rizal Beach
  9. Bulusan Volcano Natural Park
  10. Bahay na Bato
  11. Paguriran Island and Lagoon
  12. Irosin Hot Springs
  13. Tikling Island
  14. Bagatao Island
  15. Prieto Diaz Mangrove Ecopark

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