Sorsogon boasts little pockets of serenity. They are everywhere: in gardens, by the beach, in parks, even in unexpected places.
El Retiro, tucked away in a quiet corner of Cabid-an, is one of these. Built primarily as a home for the religious, it has lawns lovingly tended by praying hands. A few meters up, there’s the Monastery of St. Clare. The chapel and the surrounding gardens mirror monastic calm, making El Retiro a touch of heaven on earth.