In June 15, 1991, the then-dormant Mt. Pinatubo erupted leaving behind ruined structures, crops, and killed more than 700 lives. The environmental effects of the eruption left an impact not only in neighboring cities but throughout the world, according to sources. 25 years after the disaster, life around Mt. Pinatubo flourished again. The then-dormant volcano is now one of the most famous tourist spots in the Philippines. From Baguio City, Mt. Pinatubo is a 4-hour travel.
What to do in Mt. Pinatubo:
- Ride the 4×4 – The most common drop-off point when going to Mt. Pinatubo is in Sta. Juliana in Capas, Tarlac. From there, head to the Tourism office where 4×4’s can be rented which will bring you to the crater of the volcano. It will be an hour ride going to the drop-off point.
- Trekking – From the drop-off point, tourists will have to walk going to the crater. According to travel blogs, it will be around 2 hours to trek. It is quite tiring but once you reach the crater’s lake, your exhaustion will surely fade.
- Picnic by the crater – Relax and enjoy the scenery while eating, snacking and socializing at the crater of Mt. Pinatubo. After feasting your stomach and eyes, you may start the trek down the crater to the 4×4 drop-off point.
- Spa Town – After the long journey to and from the Mt. Pinatubo’s crater, it would be nice to try the volcanic ash spa in a place called Spa Town in Sta. Juliana Village.
- Kart City Tarlac – For those who still want to feel the thrill, you may head to Kart City Tarlac which is just around 40 minutes away from the Mt. Pinatubo Tourism Office. Here, you may play go-cart racing.