Mt. Pinatubo in Angeles City - Pampanga
Mount Pinatubo makes a blast once again! No, it is not what you are thinking. The active Philippine volcano which erupted way back in the year 1991 is full of energy once more not because it has recently erupted but due to the presence of the adventure and nature lovers who decided to take a peek at the fantastic gem of nature. If you are interested to see it and enjoy the nerve-wrecking activities in store for you, read on and decide.
This huge land formation known as the Mount Pinatubo is found at the juncture of the provincial borders of Tarlac, Zambales, and Pampanga. The year 1991 made this active volcano known to the whole world because of its eruption –the second biggest volcanic eruption at that time. Lahar or volcanic debris literally rained not only here in the Philippines. Imagine, lahar reached different other countries! But now, the volcano seems to be in its beauty rest. Safe and beautiful, who could resist this tempting adventure?
You have heard it right, the site of Mount Pinatubo is indeed a beauty. The place is really awesome even in pictures and, maybe, the 1991 eruption added to the magnificence of this natural tourist spot. Adventurers absolutely love this place because it is a package deal.
Besides after trekking, all your efforts of walking around for almost an hour and a half up to the crater would be forgotten because of the view of the blue green volcanic waters. So here are the things you could do: you can trek around the site, have a relaxing session at the spa within the area, undergo a volcanic ash treatment, swim at the blue green volcanic waters, or just enjoy communing with nature.
By now, you must be wondering if this trip is pocket-friendly. Well, for the satisfaction and awe that you would feel once on this site, it is surely pocket-friendly. There are different tourist companies which offer various services. It would cost you at around Php 1,500.00 inclusive of the spa treatment, accommodations and trekking expenses at the lowest. Tour companies are also around the site to offer packages inclusive of the tent, food, guide and transport at Php 3,500.00 per head.
Going to Mount Pinatubo is not at all complicated since major roads lead near the site. From Manila, you could ride a bus, usually Victory Liner buses, to Lingayen or Dagupan until you reach Capas, Tarlac. This ride would cost you at around Php 90.00 – 100.00 per head. From there you could take a 4x4 truck to the foot of the Mount Pinatubo. Once you reach this point, you could start trekking all the way to the top of Pinatubo. Keep in mind that the best time to go there is during the rainless months, January to April, just so to avoid accidents.
Have you decided yet? Go pack your stuff in a backpack and get ready to reach Mount Pinatubo’s awesome crater. Take this opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime adventure. Just don’t forget your swimming attire for a refreshing splash after the long but satisfying walk.