25 Volcanoes to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
Bud Dajo is a stratovolcano and makes the center part of the island of Sulu (right center of photo) in the Sulu Archipelago. Most of the island is blanketed in the volcanic material. Hot springs have been reported and a lake occupies one crater. There have been two small eruptions in 1641 and 1897. It is also the second-highest point in Sulu. The mountain and adjacent lands were declared as Mount Dajo National Park in 1938.
A beautiful crater lake which was located in the Botolan, Zambales. The view from this area is truly astonishing and a lot of people visit this place every day. Geophysical evidence shows that there were at least two ancient lakes in the Mapanuepe River valley in the southwestern part of the volcano.
Mayon, the most famous of the active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462 m on Luzon Island. It erupts very frequently. It is the archetype of a symmetrical stratovolcano and one of the world's most active ones. The volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national par and it attracts a lot of tourists to here.
The Mayon Volcano Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region on southeast Luzon Island, the largest island of the country. The Natural Park covers an area of 5,775.7 hectares, which includes its centerpiece Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, and its adjacent surroundings. The volcano is also renowned for having an almost perfect cone. First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.
Towering at 1,026 meters above sea level is Mount Arayat, an extinct stratovolcano and the only mountain in Pampanga. Dubbed as the roof of the province, it proudly stands in the middle of flat land bordered by the towns of Magalang and Arayat. According to local folklore, Mount Arayat is home to the mystical fairy Mariang Sinukuan, sister of Mariang Makiling of Laguna. But for adventurers, it is a playground! An ideal day hike for mountaineers based in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.
An extinct volcano that was located in the heart of Pangasinan. It is famous among the trekkers and The volcano is located in the flat agricultural region, near the border of the Province of Nueva Ecija. It is the main tourist attraction of the town, along with the Balungao Hot and Cold Spring Resort nearby.
MOUNT BANAHAW, AN OLD VOLCANO, is considered a holy mountain; a keeper of secrets, stories, and cults. Filipinos make the journey to Banahaw’s slopes in an effort to restore their vitality and spiritual health. Belief in its powers draws pilgrims from all over the country year-round, culminating in huge gatherings and en masse rituals during Holy Week (Easter).
Mount Batulao is an inactive volcano in the Calabarzon region of the Philippines. It is a dissected andesitic stratovolcano at the northwestern rim of the Taal Caldera which began to form in the late Pliocene period, about 3.4 million years ago.The mountain is a prominent landmark of jagged peaks, rolling to rugged ridges and deep gorges situated just west of the hill station of Tagaytay at the southwestern end of the Tagaytay Ridge. It is well known for its scenery.
Binuluan volcano belongs to the Ambalatungan volcanic group and is located in the Kalinga Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. A possible steam eruption of the Binuluan volcano in 1952 killed 12 people by a sulphur-rich debris flow. Mount Binuluan is one of the highest peaks in the area. The mountain is surrounded by the municipalities of Lubuagan, Pasil and Tinglayan in Kalinga provinceMount Binuluan is usually covered in cloud or mist and it gives a beautiful view of the mount.
Mount Cabalían volcano is located on the SE tip of Leyte Island, Philippines. It is is an andesitic stratovolcano with steep radial erosion valleys and ridges that are moderate to thickly vegetated. It contains a summit crater filled by a lake. The crater rim is irregular and forms 2 peaks on the S side. A recent pyroclastic flow deposit was radiocarbon dated to be only about 150 years old. Hot springs with temperatures of up to 64 deg C are found on the east and west flanks of Cabalían.
Canlaon volcano (also spelled Kanlaon) on Negros Island is one of the most active volcanoes of the Philippines and the most active one of the Central Philippines. It forms the highest peak of Negros Island and is located west of Canlaon about 36 km southeast of Bacolod City and belongs to Canlaon National Park. it was one of the highest trekking destinations in this area and a lot of people visits this place nowadays.
Hibok-hibok is a stratovolcano and makes the island of Camiguin, about 12 miles north of Mindanao. The summit is covered with loose ejecta and four small craters are nearby. Sulfur was mined at one of the craters prior to 1948. The other craters contain lakes. Hibok-Hibok has erupted five times in modern history. It is a popular hiking destination in Camiguin island. Nowadays a lot of tourists visit this place.
An old dormant stratovolcano located at Bicol lies a prominent mountain known to mountaineer as Mt.Asog but to local, it is Mt.Iriga straddling into multiple towns of Camarines Sur, in particular, Iriga and Buhi. According to some article, underneath its crater lies 4 fault line and may erupt anytime without warning but as to date, the mountain remains calm. My difficulty rating for this mountain is 4/9 similar to Mt.Cristobal. The summit crater rim is very astonishing as it will offer the hiker
Isarog volcano is an andesitic stratovolcano of Naga city, in SE Luzon, Philippines. It is part of the Bicol volcanic chain, and could still be active although no historic eruptions are known. Mount Isarog was where local troops of the Philippine Army and Constabulary units and Bicolano guerrillas hid during the Japanese Occupation. Now it is one of the beautiful places in this province and a lot of peoples comes here for trekking and to enjoy this nature's wonder.
Kalatungan volcano is the second-highest volcano in the Philippines and located 47 km east of Lake Lana on Mindanao Island. The dominantly basaltic volcano forms a broad E-W trending ridge. The age of its last activity is unknown. It is one of the several high elevation peaks in the Kalatungan Mountain Range in Bukidnon on the island of Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines.
Malindig volcano, is an andesitic stratovolcano at the southern tip of Marinduque Island, west of the Bondoc Peninsula on Luzon Island, Philippines. The summit has sharp peaks. No recent eruptions have occurred at the volcano. Hot springs are active at its western base. The mountain is the largest on the island of Marinduque and the most popular climb and hike on the island for mountaineers and alike, known for its unique environmental biodiversity.
The small, but voluminous Mariveles stratovolcano is located at the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on the west side of Manila Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines. Although there are no known eruptions in historic times, it is a still active stratovolcano of andesitic composition. It has a 4-km-wide caldera open to the south. Mount Slamet on the north and Mount Limay on the east are 2 large, young flank cones.
Matutum is a symmetrical stratovolcano located in southern Mindanao, NW of Sarangani Bay and 30 km NNW of General Santos City. The mountain, a popular hiking destination, has a well-preserved summit cone and a 320 m wide and a vegetated 120 m deep summit crater. The crater is breached by 3 large canyons.