St. James the Greater Church | Things to do in Bulusan-Sorsogon

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St. James the Greater Church was established inside a Spanish garrison back in 1630. The church is still surrounded by the garrison's walls and has a reputation among locals as being the "little Intramuros of Bulusan". The church has a tower that overlooks the town and was used as both a warning signal and look-out post. The tower has several bells, with the oldest one dating back to 1810. The church itself houses an altar that was originally made of pure silver. However, there were three attempts to steal the silver during the presidential term of Ferdinand Marcos. The silver is now safely stored and preserved, and only adorns the altar during the Christmas Season.
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Nearby attractions

Arellano Nature Farm
Attraction
1.93 km away

Arellano Farm is a secluded 100-hectare island found along Nagsipit River. The island is home to a community of 24 families who farm and manage the entire island. The farm is host to a number of activities such as camping, local immersion, and educational tours. The area has been used a few times for corporate events such as leadership training and team building. This area is perfect for a seclusion getaway or retreat. Visitors are advised to corss the river during high tide as the boat can get stuck in shallow portions during low tide. Arellano Farm is a fantastic fusion of tourism and local immersion for those looking for a unique experience in the Sorsogon area.

Bulusan Volcano Natural Park
Attraction
3.81 km away

The park is home to two more lakes and three main peaks, which includes Mt. Bulusan, Sorsogon's highest peak and the Philippines' 4th most active volcano. Besides water activities, hiking is another popular activity among park guests. There's a trail that goes around the lake for daytrippers, and for the more adventurous ones, there's the "3 Lakes in a Climb" conquest. Its 2-day, 1-night hike that leads to Blackbird's and Anguigay Lakes in the deeper portions of the reserve.

Bulusan Lake
Attraction
4.82 km away

Bulusan Lake is the tranquil scene that welcomes nature lovers at the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park. Its deep emerald waters is the first to catch attention; a glassy surface mirroring the nature that surrounds it. The dense rainforest around its perimeter is the next one to impress where upon giving it more attention reveals the diversity of its vegetation. Then finally, near the side of the lake are bursts of color in the form of kayaks, canoes, and boat bicycles. This is the postcardable image that earned Bulusan Lake the title "Switzerland of the Orient", and yet this impressive masterpiece is just the opening act to the many natural wonders sprawled across 3,673 hectares of protected area.

Where to stay

Suki Beach Resort and Lodgings
₱1500.00

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Santa Magdalena. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Recidencia Del Hamor
₱5019.00
Hotels and homes
10.81 km away

Recidencia Del Hamor is a sanctuary of calm sitting on 24 hectares of foothills of Mt. Bulusan featuring panoramic views of the mountains, providing the perfect retreat into nature. The stunning outdoors is surrounded by dense vegetation, virgin forest with a flowing river.

Casiguran, Sorsogon is a mere 2 hour trip from Legazpi International Airport, and is easily accessible via relaiable, convenient and affordable modes of transportation. A bus ride to Bulan or our private van can transport you to our resort.

Pamana Beach Resort
₱500.00
Hotels and homes
12.19 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Sta. Magdalena. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Getting there and around

 , Bulusan, Sorsogon

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