The best airport view in the world

Early in the morning, the view at Legazpi City airport in Albay is just breathtaking

Early morning's flight. CLICK TO ENLARGE

No question about it. The Legazpi City airport has the best view in the country, if not the world with magnificent Mt. Mayon volcano infront of it with smoke billowing from its lip, especially in the early morning. Lignon Hill is at the foreground.

Morning flights are the best as the sun is still near the horizon, the light is just perfect and the clouds haven’t come in to wrap and shroud the moody lady. If the weather’s good, especially this summertime, and you always get picture perfect shots with blue skies. Really just spectacular!

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. journeyingjames
    April 14, 2011 @ 15:57

    reminds me of batanes, sa airport kita din yung mt.iraya diba.
    buti nagpakita si mt.mayon

  2. estan
    April 14, 2011 @ 15:58

    @james, but the world’s perfect cone is better than mt iraya 🙂

  3. Pinoy Adventurista
    April 14, 2011 @ 16:48

    I can’t agree more… it’s one of the best in our country…

  4. fetus
    April 14, 2011 @ 20:38

    pag ari nako, naka-ingon jud ko nga swerte ang mga taga diri hehehe. and yep, the airport has the best view in the entire country.

  5. » Mt. Mayon up close | Langyaw: Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
    June 27, 2011 @ 12:16

    […] point at the Embarcadero. Heck, I even consider Legazpi City airport as the airport with the best view in the world because of her! Years ago, while enroute to Cebu from Manila, the lady from afar is just beautiful. […]

  6. Pablito Belen
    March 12, 2012 @ 12:56

    i can smell you nearly my beloved country.

  7. Benjamin Priel
    March 12, 2012 @ 15:56

    what can i say … its truly a magnificent view God creation.

  8. Walterdelarama
    March 12, 2012 @ 20:40

    A splendid work of nature…. proud to have that view

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