We had quite a nice view of the volcano's peak from the swimming pool of Vista Al Mayon Pensionne. As soon as I saw the summit peek out from behind the clouds that morning, we jumped into a tricycle and rushed to the Legazpi Boulevard breakwater.
The first time I saw Mayon from the plane, I was astonished by how big it was. It's really, really big. It's one of the biggest things I've ever met in my life.
The best times to view Mayon in its gigantic entirety are early morning and late afternoon. The rest of the day, a thick veil of clouds is wrapped around the summit.