Buenavista Beach | Things to do in Gubat-Sorsogon

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Gubat Bay is Luzon's emerging surfing destination, and its stretch of beach facing the Pacific Ocean is the town's hub of everything thrilling. Its sandy bottom is perfect for beginners while its uncrowded line-up attracts more experienced surfers. The area is blessed with decent-sized swells all year long, but still the best time to play is during Amihan season from October to March. Board rentals, lessons, and basic accommodations can be availed at the two surf camps in the area: Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp and Buenavista Surf Camp. On the other hand, those who are more inclined to just laze around the beach would also find this spot enjoyable. The shoreline of Gubat Bay is several kilometers worth of palm-fringed white sand with a lot of greenery. There are days when the beach is empty of other tourists, and the best part about it is it's not at all hard to reach. Buenavista Beach runs along the Pan Philippine Highway, easily accessible by private and public transportation.
Open: N/A
Address: Pan Philippine Highway Brgy. Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Barcelona Church
4.93 km away

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 Cruise
10.92 km away

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 served—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
13.01 km away

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
Hotels and homes
13.01 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.

Fernando's Hotel
Hotels and homes
15.30 km away

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!

Siama Hotel
Hotels and homes
15.84 km away

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, Sorsogon

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