Luzon

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The capital city of Manila is located on Luzon, along with Quezon City, Angeles City, Legazpi, and the city of Baguio rounding out the other large metropolitan areas. It is bordered on the west by the South China Sea, the east by the Philippine Sea, and the north by the Luzon Strait The island is well-known for its mountainous region, including Mount Pinatubo in the central region that last erupted in 1991, and Mount Mayon in the southeast city of Legazpi, the most active volcano in the Philippines, erupting 47 times in the past 500 years! A spectaular coastline, tropical rainforests, and farmlands round out the rest of the island. At the northern tip is a group of small islands known as Batanes and to the south is Palawan island, all known for their incredible natural beauty, coral reefs,marine life, and beaches. There are also three international airports that serve Luzon which makes it one the most accessible islands in the Philippines, and one of the most visited. There are many attractions on Luzon that lure in travelers, including ocean sports, mountain trekking, shopping, museums, amusement parks, and city nightlife. It’s an island big enough to explore for months without ever getting bored! The climate on Luzon tends to be a bit cooler than it’s sister islands to the south, thanks in part to its ocean cross-breezes and higher elevations. Luzon is also less prone to direct impacts from typhoons as the surrounded sea winds tend to skirt them above and around the island, making it a more attractive place to live or visit without concern for major storms. Tagalog is the native language in Luuzon and English is widely spoken.