Pilar - Sorsogon Destinations


It is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines.

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 57,898 people in 10,883 households.

Pilar is well situated for easy voyage to MasbateCebu, Boracay and other good beach resorts found in the south.


Though whale shark sight seeing is popularly associated with the town of Donsol, whale sharks can also be seen in Pilay Bay near San Antonio.


Interaction with the whale sharks is regulated by the local department office. With the help of WWF strict guidelines were developed to protect the sharks. These include limiting the number of swimmers per boat (six), no scuba divers and staying further than three meters from the sharks. In practise this rule is almost never applied. As many as 14 boats at a time may 'mob' a shark, with up to 30 or 40 swimmers following the shark on the surface. 




Attractions at Pilar

Parau Festival