Welcome to Mt Isarog National Park
Dominating Camarines Sur’s landscape is Mt Isarog (1966m), Bicol’s (dormant) second-highest volcano. From Panicuason (pan-ee-kwa-sone), a steep, half-hour walk along a rough road (passable if it’s dry, but a regular car will struggle) leads to the entrance of Mt Isarog National Park. Pay the admission fee at the base of the mountain. To the right, a short walk leads down some very steep stone steps to Malabsay Falls, where you can swim with a view of Mt Isarog – the experience is amazing. At Panicuason, Mt Isarog Hot Springs has five natural hot-to-tepid pools – a nice way to relax after a trek in the park. The springs are a 1.3km walk off the main road, just before the road to the national park.