St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for "building up" and strengthening the Church. Located at San Vicente, Tabaco City, the Shrine is visited by a large number of devotees from other neighboring barangays and towns devoting to its Patron Saint who is known to be miraculous. Many have claimed and experienced the miraculous healing water that is said to be very effective in curing different kinds of illnesses.
Devotees, fanatics and pilgrims come to Brgy. Buang located on the northern slopes of Mayon Volcano to experience the eight-kilometer “Alay-Lakad” at the dawn of Good Friday. A pilgrimage going to the Rosary Mountain located at 2,500 ft. above sea level while stopping at every station of the cross.It is a tradition being observed by Roman Catholics in commemoration of Christ’s suffering.
Museums and Parks
Mayon Planetarium and Science Park
Tabaco’s most visited tourist destination. Perched in the heels of Mayon Volcano, the Planetarium is at least 2,500 feet above sea level, offering visitors a stunning view of mainland Tabaco and its two islands, Natunawan and San Miguel. The height also gives the place a Baguio-like chill ideal for picnics and nature watching. Added attractions include horseback riding and guided treks within the park grounds.
TNHS National Museum
Tabaco City Plaza
Tabaco City Mall Park
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Isla Punta Beach Resort
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San Lorenzo Beach
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Marine Sanctuary and Fishery Reserve
At 2.25 sq. km. protected area off the coast of Barangay
Sagurong. In 2002, it was adjudged 2nd Best Managed Coral Reef in the entire Philippines by the environmental organization PhilReefs. After 5 years of protective management, the catch rate of San Miguel fisherfolk increased fivefold.
The fishery reserve once had one of the highest coral covers among the 14 marine reserves and sanctuaries in Region V. Regrettably, Typhoons Milenyo and Reming in 2006 decimated it but with typical resilience, Tabaqueños have resolved to rehabilitate and restore the San Miguel Island Marine Fishery Reserve to its former glory- an underwater tapestry of colors and fantastic marine lifes as captured by the breathtaking photos taken before the typhoons.
Natunawan Island Cove
(The City with Natunawan Cove and San Miguel Island seen from the Mayon Planetarium and Science Park.)
Natunawan is the brown islet below San Miguel Island shaped like a hook baiting the building-scaled giant of a fish that is mainland Tabaco. Lush with history as well as mystery, Natunawan has remained uninhabited save for the ghastly tales surrounding its dissolution, after it was reduced to its barren appearance with the onslaught of a super-typhoon known to the locals as Bagyong Ogis or the White Typhoon. San Miguel Island on the other hand is vital to Tabaco’s almost unhindered growth, as it serves as a natural barrier for the Tabaco port against violent waves and storm surges , making Tabaco an ideal anchorage of vessels and cargo ships.
San Miguel Island
You’re sure you’ve missed one half of your life when you still haven’t seen the captivating sunset as seen from San Miguel Island. And you’ve missed another half if this magnificent place and its beautiful people aren’t familiar to you. Lying several miles east of Tabaco City, the small island is a natural breakwater to the waves crashing in from the eastern sea to the mainland shores.
San Miguel Island’s rocky terrain has been home to hundreds of in habitants leading simple lives of fishing, farming and mat-making long before any recorded history of the place. One of their generally known means of transportation is the ‘sibid-sibid’, a small rowboat which the inhabitants from the 19th century used as conveyance from their sitio to the chapel.
An eminent history of industrious people plus breath-taking views and a coastal wonderment, I doubt if even the Garden of Eden would have anything to say to this.