It's summer time once again and one good place to go for a good vacation is the Bicol region which abounds with beautiful beaches, sceneries and unique things to offer. Although Bicol is lagging behind in development and tourism infrastructures compared to other tourist destinations, it has one big advantage over the other places in the country. It is the only region in the country with a train system and it has good trains at that. With the recent operation of the new trains of PNR : Bicol Express and Mayon Limited, it will surely be a smooth ride all the way to Bicol. For your fare budget, you have options to take the ordinary or deluxe trains for the Mayon Limited ; or choose an economy, reclining aircon, family sleeper or executive sleeper coaches for the Bicol Express.
Because of new developments (CamSur Water Sports Complex, Misibis Bay Resorts, etc) and renewed interest in the region triggered by the "repackaging" of CamSur, Bicol region is reported to be attracting more tourists now. The ever majestic Mayon Volcano (erupting or not) and the regular migration of the friendly giant whale sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon are just two of the unique and world-class attractions that Bicol has to offer to local and foreign tourists. Add to that their trains : Bicol Express and Mayon Limited, Bicol region is ready for big-time tourism boom.
Here is the PNR train Mayon Limited trip schedules for Manila-Ligao and Ligao-Manila routes.
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Source : https://www.facebook.com/pnrailways http://www.pnr.gov.ph/mayon_limited.htm