Subic Beach – Matnog, Sorsogon

Note that this is not to be confused with the Subic of Olongapo City. This is the one in Sorsogon. It’s the most well-known beach in Sorsogon and it has been called Subic since way back as per our boat guide.

There is no direct flight from Manila to Sorsogon, so you must fly to Albay and then ride a bus going to Sorsogon proper and then a jeep going to Matnog. It’s about a three and half hour land ride all in all.┬á I must say, the roads in Bicol are of one of the most well-maintained that I saw in the country.

Once you reached Matnog, you’ll see this:

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How cool is that! Haha.

Sorsogon is at the southern-most tip of Luzon island (same island where Manila is). It’s quite far that I usually mistaken it to be part of the Visayas region already.

From here, you still have to take a boat ride going to Subic beach (about a thirty minutes ride).

And then, congratulations! You have already reached Subic beach. 🌊

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Us, doing what we do best – beach bumming. ­čÖé

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Barcelona Church – Sorsogon

During our Bicol trip, we went to Barcelona, Sorsogon just so we can have a picture of below. Haha

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My friend saw this on Instagram and she urged us to go here. But it’s raining that day so we weren’t able to really take good pics of this standee. Plus the flowers were no longer there. Haha.

Anyway, in front of this is the Barcelona Church.

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In the Philippines, churches are like public work of arts. We have a lot of old churches spanning as early as the 1600s so it’s really a good idea to go inside and take a peek and of course make a short prayer.

Beautiful stained-glass entrance.

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Here is the interior:

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More stained-glass.

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I love old churches. They are like silent witnesses of history.