Sto. Domingo is a town in Albay named after its patron Saint Dominic of Guzman. This scenic town is known for its black sand beaches and the grandeur of the view of the Albay Gulf. Although Sto. Domingo is only a small town, it is a place that has been wonderfully planned. The Cathedral sits at the heart of the town and surrounding it are the public market, the public plaza, and the school.
Everything seems to be a walking distance and we didn’t mind the stroll because the narrow alleys are well paved and the air is just so refreshing. We stayed at Puerto Vista Suites that has complete amenities like air-conditioned rooms, a hot shower, restaurant, billiards table, and even picnic huts at the rooftop. In front of the resort is the port which made it convenient for us to take the boat early in the morning for the island hopping.
While in Sto. Domingo, we grabbed the opportunity to get a massage from a local reflexologist. The activity was ideal with the unhurried and leisurely life people enjoy there. In Sto. Domingo, time seems to be running slow but the local folks’ smiles and laughter are evident that they are getting the best out of life.