Mayon Volcano

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Mayon Volcano
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Mayon Volcano eruptions

The photo above shows the 1984 eruption. Another major one happened in August 2006. A less severe one occurred in 2013.

When to come

Visit Mayon Volcano between December and March, the heart of the dry season. Clouds can obscure the summit during the wet season.

When to climb

The clear-sky period is also the time to scale the summit (the ascent is slippery when it rains). The final stretch is not easy – underfooting can be fragile and the incline is 30 to 40 degrees.


Mayon Volcano soars 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) above sea level. The summit has a white coating that some visitors think is snow. It's sulphur.

Nearest major city

Mayon Volcano is 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of Legazpi City, which is one hour by plane from Manila.

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