Buenavista Beach | Things to do in Gubat-Sorsogon
|Address:||Pan Philippine Highway Brgy. Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon|
Built in 1874, St. Joseph Church, popularly known as Barcelona Church, is one of the oldest churches in the Bicol region. A well-preserved heritage site, the façade, the bell tower, and its surrounding walls are the original structures whose construction did not involve any cement nor steel work. Instead, the materials used were coral rocks plastered with a mixture of beaten egg whites, tuba (a type of local wine), and lime. Also within the church's vicinity are two other historical ruins from the Spanish era. The first is the Presidencia Building, which had the dual purpose of being the town's seat of government as well as a fortress to guard against Moro raids. Opposite it is a stone building that used to be a school for the Ilustrados, or society's affluent class. These three structures are located by the coastline of Barcelona, Sorsogon, along the Pan Philippine Highway. A small park was developed by the local government to better promote the site as a tourist attraction.
Buhatan River is an eco-adventure tour with the river cruise being its highlight activity. Experience lounging on a raft with cushioned seats as it gets pulled by a small boat downstream. The lush mangrove vegetation dominates the scenery with the occasional bird sighting. On-board, local snacks are servedâ€”an interesting mix of local treats, which includes pili nuts, cassava and taro chips, and a fresh serving of cold lemongrass juice. The tour covers 3.9 kilometers per way, and this slow-paced journey's destination is the floating bamboo restaurant at the mouth of Sorsogon Bay. Here, a feast awaits visitors where only the freshest mud crabs, oysters, tilapia, and shrimps from the river are served. The recommended itinerary for the river cruise is to start the tour late in the afternoon. Doing so allows guests to experience in one go the river scenery in broad daylight, a gorgeous sunset view, and enchanting fireflies come night time.
Residencia del Hamor is a luxurious retreat for those yearning for nature and wide open spaces. Situated on the foothills of Mt. Bulusan, this 19-hectare property has something to offer whether for special events, business, relaxation, or adventure. Its amenities include a clubhouse for special events, a spa, an infinity pool, a kids' pool, a river walk, and a playground. Activities include horseback riding and ATV riding, while still being developed are hiking and ATV trails to nearby Nagsipit falls. The resort has 25 villas that can each accommodate two to four persons. A modern version of the "bahay kubo", it is equipped with first-class in-room facilities, and in the case of premium villas, a private pool can be found right at its doorstep. Moving on to dining, the in-house restaurant serves traditional Filipino and Bicolano dishes made from locally sourced produce. For big groups and special functions, catering services can also be arranged. Residencia del Hamor is open to daytrippers and overnight guests. Despite its secluded location in Casiguran, Sorsogon, accessing it via public transportation is still possible. Alternatively, guests also can avail of the van service for their transportation to the resort.
Where to stay
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.
We are located right in the heart of Sorsogon City, an hour's drive from the Legazpi City Airport.
Here you are just a few minutes away from the province's
incomparable ecotour destinations, which showcase fantastic adventures
such as Whaleshark (Butanding) Interaction the mystical Bulusan Mountain Lake and volcano climbing; scuba-diving, kayaking and other deep-sea adventures in white sand beaches like Bacon, Gubat and Prieto Diaz; island hopping to pink sand beaches of Matnog; or simply relaxing in natural hot springs and pools. Feast on the best and freshest seafood available locally. You can enjoy all these activities while staying in Fernandos Hotel!
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Sorsogon. 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
Pan Philippine Highway Brgy. Buenavista, Gubat, SorsogonGet directions