DONSOL promises an escapade just as spellbinding. Known to be the playground of whale sharks, going there is not a question of whether you will see sharks or not, but whether how many you are going to catch sight of. And it would be hard to count all of them once you’re there.
Famous for being the whale shark capital of the world, snorkeling in Donsol is a thrill even bigger than its butandings (gentle giants) that grow up to 60ft and weigh up to 15 metric tons. No, they don’t harm humans. Unless you’re an alien wrapped in veggies. You can also go diving in Manta Bowl, island-hop to San Miguel Island off Ticao and go snorkeling (yes, more snorkeling) in the seas nearby. You may also choose to just stroll in town and enjoy local treats on the street. There are plenty of adventures you can do in this tiny town in Sorsogon. Including firefly watching on a boat in the river. Yes, we have a river dedicated solely to that. And you’ll be surprised how fun it could be.
An absolute beachfront, Elysia Beach Resort in Donsol, Sorsogon is the ideal place to unwind and experience Philippine’s tropical playground. It is at Elysia Beach Resort where guests can conveniently hop on a motorised boat from the nearby Whale Shark Interaction Center and begin an adventure of a close encounter with with one of the largest, most mysterious and gentle creature – the whale shark.
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If in search of your next big adventure, Donsol is the right stop. This small town found at the southern tip of Luzon Island, Philippines, knows what a big adventure is all about. Have you ever imagined swimming beside a huge fish that is 18 meters (50-60 feet) long and 40 tons heavy? Now, imagine swimming with a school of fishes that big! That is what Donsol has to offer.
The Whale Shark, the biggest fish in the world, finds refuge in the waters of Donsol from november to May. With snorkeling equipment, you will be awestricken by the grandeur of these animals. If you doubt your swimming skills, Just slip on a life vest! The Whale Sharks swim from surface to mid-water and with their size, they are hard to miss. The Whale Sharks are friendly to human beings and they will love your admiration. Just remember not to scare them away by touching or harassing them. Give them the respect they deserve, and they will make sure that your visit will be one that is worth a lifetime!
There are several flights from Manila daily and three weekly from Cebu City (Cebu Pacific – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) to Legazpi. From Legazpi it is approximately 1.5 hours by public van or private pick-up to Donsol. You can get them outside the airport when you arrive.