Excellent news! AirSWIFT has not too long ago opened business passenger flights to Romblon, connecting the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport Terminal 4 (NAIA-4) in Metro Manila to Tugdan Airport (TBH) in Tablas Island. The boutique airline is the primary provider to function within the province for the reason that pandemic disrupted most tourism actions globally.
Romblon’s solely airport began operations a few years in the past, but it surely stays largely underneath the radar. It has been a favourite amongst scuba divers — because of the richness of its marine biodiversity — however most vacationers have but to find all the opposite pure and historic wonders that it has to supply.
We have been honored to be part of AirSwift’s inaugural flight to Romblon, so we had a sneak peek into its tourism trove. On this article, we’ll share with you, a number of the province’s key vacationer spots with some sensible details about every.
WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS GUIDE?
The province of Romblon has three fundamental islands: Romblon, Tablas, and Sibuyan. Round and in between them are a number of different isles and reefs that entice scuba divers and underwater photographers from around the globe. Seaside lovers also can have a subject day in any of those islands!
On this part, we’ll share a number of the prime sights exterior the three fundamental islands and actions that may be loved in any a part of the province.
Amongst beachgoers, Romblon is best-known for his or her three-island tour, which covers the isles north of Rombon Island: Alad, Logbon, and Cobrador. Of the three, Cobrador Island is the farthest and the northernmost, however it is usually inhabited. Many of the settlements, nevertheless, are within the western and southwestern coasts, that are lined in a a large mattress of effective grains, shells and coral bits. The inside of the island is usually hilly, with some rocky cliffs and formations protruding into the ocean, framing the serene beachscapes.
A notable attraction on the island is Tinagong Dagat, a pure saltwater pool tucked on the northeast coast. However as of writing, this half is briefly closed.
Entrance Payment: P60
Environmental Payment: P30
Find out how to Get to Cobrador Island: From Romblon Port, e-book an island hopping tour, which normally contains Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island within the itinerary. Generally it’s the primary cease, different instances, the final cease. The journey time from Romblon Port to Cobrador Island is about 45 minutes.
Cascarro Islet (Cliff Leaping)
Most island hopping excursions make a cease at close by Cascarro Islet, the place you may go cliff leaping, if the circumstances are proper! Within the habagat season, the waves can get too robust, so boats may get a tough time getting nearer to the steps resulting in the leaping board. On this case, it’s essential leap into the water out of your boat and swim in direction of the islet.
Beforehand a guard station, this tiny adrenaline paradise nonetheless homes the guardhouse, painted in aquamarine.
Additionally a part of the three-isle tour, Logbon Island has an nearly uninterrupted seashore that spans its total western coast. However its most outstanding function is the Logbon Sandbar, dangling from its southeastern tip, simply subsequent to Romblon Seaside Resort. (That is simply the primary of the various sandbars that we’ll point out on this article.)
From right here, you may catch a glimpse of Bonbon Seaside and Bang-og Island. On the opposite finish of the cove lie the Nabagbagan Rocks.
Find out how to Get to Logbon Island: From Romblon Port, get on a ship to Logbon Island. The journey time is 15-20 minutes. You can even be a part of an island hopping tour, which normally contains Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island.
Situated north of Logbon, Alad Island is one other inhabited island boasting pristine and uncrowded seashores with ivory sand. A marine sanctuary, the island’s surrounding waters supply glorious snorkeling and diving spots in each the west and east coasts and are residence to quite a few species of fish and mushy and onerous corals.
Find out how to Get to Alad Island: From Romblon Port, get on a ship to Alad Island. The journey time is 20-25 minutes. You can even hop on an island-hopping boat, which normally contains Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island within the itinerary.
Additionally known as Hambil Island, Carabao Island lies off the southern coast of Tablas Island. Right here, you’ll discover the city of San Jose, Romblon’s southernmost municipality. Additionally it is conveniently near Aklan’s Boracay Island, piquing the curiosity of extra seashore chasers who’re on the lookout for quieter, extra laidback escape. From Boracay, chances are you’ll merely e-book a ship tour to Carabao Island and be again inside the day.
Its nooks and crannies are stuffed with white sand, punctuated by cliff diving websites and lined with extremely Instagrammable coconut timber.
Overlaying a land space of twenty-two.05 sq. kilometers, it boasts plenty of sights together with:
- Lanas Seaside
- San Jose Seaside
- Tagaytay Viewpoint
- cliff leaping spots like Cathedral Cave and Koding Koding
It may be accessed both method: through Santa Fe Port (about an hour) in Romblon or through Boracay (40-45 minutes). Cabalian Channel separates Carabao Island from Tablas Island, whereas Hambil Channel separates it from Boracay Island.
Find out how to Get to Carabao Island: If coming from Tablas, go to Santa Fe Port, then take about to Carabao Island. If coming from Boracay, simply constitution a ship or e-book a day tour. If you’re within the Caticlan space, go to Tabon Port, then take a ship to Carabao Island.
Whereas the higher touristing public continues to be taking its candy time discovering its many seashores, scuba divers from all around the globe have lengthy been making Romblon their residence and playground.
Romblon is positioned close to the mouth of the Verde Island Passage, thought of the realm with the richest biodiversity on the planet. Beneath the waves is an underwater wonderland, marked by plenty of dive websites together with:
- Three P Home Reef
- Blue Gap
- Bonbon Sea Grass Valley
- The Rope
One of many locations we stayed at in Romblon Island is Three P Vacation and Dive Resort, which has entry to the Home Reef. We met two of three brothers, who personal the resort, and so they talked about that almost all of their friends are divers who want to see a number of the uncommon creatures discovered within the surrounding reefs.
Romblon Meals Journey
Typically neglected, Romblon’s delicacies is one thing we don’t usually see highlighted or featured sufficient in popular culture. But it surely’s one thing you shouldn’t miss whenever you go to. A lot of the province’s land space is fertile and its surrounding waters are a present that retains on giving, guaranteeing that components are contemporary and ample. Coconut and seafood are the commonest components.
Listed below are a few of my favourite native delicacies. Description beneath, clockwise.
- Sarsa, freshwater shrimps blended with coconut and spices after which wrapped in coconut leaves.
- Sihi, small shellfish typically served ginataan (in coconut milk)
- Gayabon, contemporary taro leaves cooked in coconut milk, just like laing
- Utan na langka, chopped unripe jackfruit cooked in coconut milk
Conventional Filipino snacks are additionally peddled within the streets of most cities, the commonest of which is suman, typically rice or cassava truffles wrapped in banana or coconut leaves. Suman, in fact, is available in totally different styles and sizes. We have been informed that the signature Romblomanon suman is that this (pictured beneath), a candy and oily concoction made from sticky rice. Visually, texturally, and
flavorally taste-wise, it’s similar to Batangas’s sumang Taal, which isn’t actually shocking for the reason that two provinces are geographically and culturally shut.
Probably the most unfamiliar to me was nilidgid, which is made from floor corn after which wrapped in corn husk. Lidgid, I used to be informed, means to grate.
Cobrador Island additionally takes absolute delight in its atis (custard apple), and the locals we talked to say that the island produces the sweetest varieties.
And naturally, don’t depart the province with out stuffing your face with all types of seafood!
Romblon Island is the place you’ll discover the municipality of Romblon, the capital and the financial and administrative hub of the province. The island additionally boasts pristine sandbars, secluded coves, white sand seashores, and a few cultural sights. Let’s check out a few of them.
Fort San Andres
Fort San Andres sits atop San Antonio Hill between Barangay Capaclan and Barangay II, overlooking the harbor and the municipality of Romblon. Made out of coral stones and limestones, it covers an space of virtually 300 sq. meters with 4 turrets, one in every nook. Spanish-era cannons additionally adorn the fort grounds.
The fort was constructed within the mid-Seventeenth century as a part of Spain’s navy protection, guaranteeing the safety of its occupied lands and outposts from Dutch invaders and Muslim pirates throughout the 80 Years Battle. The development was overseen by the Portuguese friar, Fr. Agustin de San Pedro, nicknamed “El Padre Capitan”.
It was declared a Nationwide Cultural Treasure by the Nationwide Museum of the Philippines in 2013. With a grant from the Nationwide Fee for Tradition and the Arts (NCCA) in 2012, the primary two phases of restoration tasks have been lastly accomplished in 2016.
That is the one remaining construction of the Twin Forts of the Romblon. The opposite tower, Fort Santiago, used to crown Calvary Hill however is now in ruins reclaimed by nature.
The most effective time to go is early morning and late afternoon throughout sundown.
Location: Fort San Andres Street, Poblacion, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Payment: FREE. Any quantity of donation is way appreciated.
Visiting Hours: It’s open 24/7, however the regular visiting schedule is from 6:00 AM to six:00 PM.
Soar-Off Level: Thermopilas Road or Sabang Street
Talipasak Seaside (San Pedro Seaside)
A secluded stretch of sand alongside the western fringe of the island, Talipasak Seaside presents a tranquil seashore escapade. Situated greater than 12 kilometers from the city middle, the seashore will be reached by land through a slender aspect highway linked to the principle freeway.
On a transparent sunny day, the ocean dazzles in varied shades of blue and inexperienced. Its cream-colored sand is a combination of effective grains and crushed corals. Just a few meters from the shore, the waters supply underwater surroundings good for snorkeling.
San Pedro Seaside Resort is your fundamental entry to the seashore. You’ll be able to go to on a day tour or keep in a single day. If you happen to desire to spend an evening right here, know that the resort facilities are primary and the cellphone sign can get patchy. Chances are you’ll carry your personal meals, however it’s also possible to ask the administration for the menu.
Location: Barangay Ginablan, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Payment: P50 (Day Tour)
Day Tour Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify for updates earlier than going.
Find out how to Get to Talipasak Seaside: From the brown middle, chances are you’ll rent a tricycle to take you to San Pedro Seaside Resort. The fare begins at P200 for 2-3 pax. The journey time is 30-45 minutes.
Bon Bon Seaside is the most well-liked seashore vacation spot within the province, thanks largely to its accessibility and sheer magnificence.
What’s outstanding about Bonbon Seaside is that it glazes two sides of a scenic cape that stands proud from the western coast of Romblon Island. These two seashores meet on the tip, which is adorned by a prolonged sandbar that stretches out to close by uninhabited Bang-og Island at low tide.
From the city middle, a brief tricycle journey can take you westward to the jumpoff level. Though this secluded seashore is hidden from view from the principle highway by the luxurious vegetation, it’s truly only a brief stroll, lower than 5 minutes, from there. There’s a directional signal alongside the path.
Word that this can be a rugged seashore, so no business institutions across the space, besides a small guesthouse that additionally serves because the entry method to the seashore. Previously, vacationers and locals have been capable of entry this paradise without spending a dime. However on our latest go to, we met the proprietor and discovered from him that extra facilities are being constructed within the space, so anticipate to pay an entrance charge quickly.
Bon Bon Seaside additionally faces west, making it one other superior sundown viewing spot.
Location: Bon Bon Seaside, Barangay Lonos, Romblon, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Regional Freeway 305/Romblon-Sawang-Agnipa-Sablayan Street in Barangay Lonos
Situated simply south of Bon Bon Seaside in Barangay Lonos, Tiamban Seaside is one other seashore vacation spot close to the city middle. It’s a lot shorter strip than Bonbon Seaside, however nonetheless fairly picturesque, blanketed with effective, light-colored sand. It’s additionally a spectacular sundown spot.
That is personal property, however guests are nonetheless allowed to enter for a charge. Tables and huts can be found for lease in addition to a eating place. If you wish to get monetary savings on meals, you may simply carry your personal meals, snacks, and drinks. The seashore will be accessed through stairs down from the principle highway.
Location: Tiamban Seaside, Barangay Lonos, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Payment: P50/head
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Regional Freeway 305/Romblon-Sawang-Agnipa-Sablayan Street in Barangay Lonos
Cajimos Marble Manufacturing facility
In line with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the province is blessed with an estimated 150 million metric tons of marble deposit that can final for as much as about 300 extra years based mostly on the present extraction charges. Naturally, the province’s financial system depends closely on the marble trade. Speak about bringing meals to the desk on a marble platter as an alternative of silver.
Marble merchandise vary from small gadgets (ashtrays, paperweights, and many others.) to furnishings units (backyard lounges, benches, eating tables, and many others.) to building supplies (tiles, stones, chips, and many others.). A lot of the marble extraction, quarrying, and processing occur within the municipality of Romblon.
If you’re keen on marble processing, you may go to Barangay Cajimos, one of many locations in Romblon providing manufacturing facility excursions.
Location: Barangay Cajimos, Romblon, Romblon
Romblon Buying Middle
If you happen to’re on the lookout for memento gadgets which might be quintessentially Romblomanon, head over to the Romblon Buying Middle, which is a posh composed of a number of memento shops. True to its marble capital moniker, it’s bursting with all issues marble — from kitchen utensils to furnishings items to spiritual collectible figurines to phallic symbols (yep, generally in the identical retailer!).
Memento staples like keychains and ref magnets are additionally out there, additionally made from marble, at solely P35 every. You’ll be able to also have a identify or textual content engraved on it without spending a dime. Probably the most fascinating are in all probability the lapida keychains (tombstone keychains), which you’ll give as pasalubong to your folks (or non-friends). You can even have them engrave a reputation on it.
Not too distant from the procuring advanced stands the Romblon signage beside an enormous statue of a dolphin, each in marble.
Extra formally often called St. Joseph Cathedral, it is likely one of the most essential landmarks within the province.
Hailed as a Nationwide Cultural Treasure by the Nationwide Museum of the Philippines in 2001, it has roots that may be traced again to the fifteenth century. However a lot of the cathedral’s construction right now have been constructed or added a lot later, within the 18th and nineteenth centuries.
The fortress church was initially constructed to serve not solely as a non secular website but additionally as a protection construction in opposition to the Moro raids within the Seventeenth century. Just like the Twin Forts, the cathedral’s building was supervised by the Portuguese Recollect priest Fr. Agustin de San Pedro.
It acquired its cathedral standing when the Diocese of Romblon was based in 1974. Two of the highlights are the belfry and the picture of Sto. Niño de Romblon.
Location: Rizal Road, Barangay 1, Poblacion, Romblon, Romblon
Mass Schedule: Wednesday – Friday, 6:00 PM / Saturday, 7:00 AM / Sunday, 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM. These schedules may change, so it’s greatest to verify for updates earlier than going.
Tablas Island is the biggest within the archipelago. Regardless of its measurement and land space, most elements of the island are nonetheless untouched by urbanization, making it a haven for individuals who desire nature tripping, journey trails, island hopping (and seashore hopping), scuba diving, and thrilling actions like cliff leaping.
Admire the scenic coastal views on the northeastern finish of Tablas Island from above! the Biaringan Zipline is a two-way island-to-island zipline connecting Tablas to the smaller Biaringan Island. It’s stated to be the primary of its form within the nation.
Spanning a complete size of 1,350 meters, the zipline measures 700 meters from Station 1 to Station 2 and 650 meters from Station 2 to three.
The jump-off station is at Lengthy Seaside in Barangay Mahabangbaybay within the municipality of San Agustin. Going to the very best station entails a 20-minute uphill trek, however the journey ends on the identical aspect, nearer to the seashore.
Word that this attraction is weather-dependent. After we visited, we weren’t allowed to do it as a result of the wind was tremendous robust, so ensure that to verify the climate and coordinate with the administration first earlier than going.
Location: Barangay Mahabangbaybay, San Agustin, Romblon
Charges: Adults (18 y/o and above), P350; Youngsters (12-17 y/o), P300 (two-way)
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Lengthy Seaside in Barangay Mahabangbaybay
Romblon isn’t all about seashores! Perched on a mountainside, Dad’s Bukid presents a laid-back venue for these eager to loosen up whereas having fun with the view of the Tablas highlands, significantly Pader forest, Mt. Kang-ayong and Mt. Ondok, curiously nicknamed Suso ng Dalaga.
Its highest level is at 360 meters ASL. You’ll be able to take within the verdant surroundings from the principle viewing deck or from the log deck.
A pioneer ecotourism vacation spot within the city of San Andres, the farm goals to advertise the worth of straightforward residing by means of its “buhay-bukid” method. It’s a spot the place you may observe the artwork of doing nothing!
If you wish to keep for an evening, you may e-book one of many few glamping A-frame huts with primary facilities. Though they name it “glamping” huts, know that these are very primary, however a bedsheet might be supplied. The setting and local weather listed below are harking back to Tagaytay, so don’t overlook to carry your jacket or something to maintain you heat throughout colder days when the place will be lined in fog too. The realm has a weak cellphone sign or none in any respect.
Listed below are the charges:
- Entrance Payment: P20/head
- A-Body Hut (w/ bedsheet): P600/2-3 pax
- Tent Pitching: P1,000/tent
- Treehouse: P1,000 (as much as 8 pax)
- Use of Cooking Facilities: P100.
You’ll be able to carry your personal meals or you may avail of their meals for P120 per individual per meal. A modest café presents snacks and drinks do you have to get hungry.
Location: Binoog Street, Barangay Victoria, San Andres, Romblon
Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Wednesday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Glamping Hours, 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Binoog Street in Barangay Victoria
Marinor Mountainview Resort
One other highland resort within the municipality of Ferrol is Marinor Mountainview in Brgy. Hinaguman. You’ll be able to simply acknowledge it by the attention-grabbing wood duplicate of the Eiffel Tower that straddles its entrance gate. As you climb to the principle corridor, you’ll discover one other construction that appears like a ship poking out from the slope. MV Marinor, the signal reads.
And sure, rooms are additionally out there for individuals who need to spend the evening. Charges are from P1,400 to P1,600 per evening. It additionally homes a restaurant.
However as a result of it’s constructed on a hillside, Marinor Mountainview’s greatest asset is the view. From right here, you may simply spot past the luxurious forest a glowing sandbar extending to a rocky islet. That, my pal, is Binucot Seaside.
Location: Barangay Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Entrance Payment: P30/head
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Tablas Circumferential Street/Regional Freeway 308
Situated on the southwestern coast of Tablas Island within the city of Ferrol, Binucot Seaside is an off-the-beaten-path seashore vacation spot. Its uncooked magnificence is magnified by the rock formations, the coconut timber lining the seashore, and its cream-colored berm made up of shingles, pebbles, and rocks. The shore is split into two coves, clipped by a outstanding lush rock islet, making a visually arresting beachscape.
The waters fluctuate in depth, so select the shallow elements the place it’s protected for teenagers to swim. The power of the waves relies on the season — robust throughout the habagat and calm throughout the amihan. If you happen to desire deeper waters to correctly swim in, you may simply discover your spot too. The clear blue water can also be nice for snorkeling.
Binucot Seaside can also be a great spot for sundown viewing. You’ll be able to ask the locals for the paths to the hilly viewpoints and a cave.
In 2009, it was established as a marine protected space as a result of presence of uncommon and endangered species together with the onerous and mushy corals. The seashore additionally serves as a turtle sanctuary.
Location: Barangay Bunsoran/Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Tablas Circumferential Street/Regional Freeway 308
If you happen to stroll farther south of Binucot Seaside, you’ll attain a small quiet cove bookmarked by towering limestone cliffs. That is Bel-at level.
Sticking our from the middle of the seashore into the ocean is an extended wooded boardwalk that results in a lined overwater gazebo, which serves as a viewing deck. This is likely one of the greatest spots to look at the sundown on Tablas Island.
If you happen to come early for sundown, chances are you’ll observe a path and take a brief trek up a hill for the fantastic view of Bel-at Level and Binucot Seaside.
Location: Barangay Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Binucot Seaside through Tablas Circumferential Street/Regional Freeway 308
Looc Fish Sanctuary
Nestled in the course of Looc Bay, the Looc Fish Sanctuary is a protected marine space, encompassing a complete space of 48 hectares. Established in 1999, it goals to guard the marine ecosystem of the realm whereas additionally enriching its native livelihood. The sanctuary harbors a few hundred totally different marine species, together with reef fishes, octopuses, eels, turtles, large clams, and corals.
Registration and fee are achieved at Looc Pier. Get on a ship that can ferry you to the marine sanctuary in 5-10 minutes. The spacious floating dock or pontoon serves as a base for vacationers the place they’ll cool down, eat, and simply chill.
Take pleasure in your time swimming with the colourful fishes or marvel at them whereas snorkeling. Fish feeding is allowed right here, however we don’t advocate it because it might alter their habits.
You can even see the previous lighthouse close by.
Location: Looc Bay, Looc, Romblon
Entrance Payment: Grownup, P100; Little one, P50. The charges are inclusive of the roundtrip boat journey. Word that this may change quickly as fee changes are within the works.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to verify the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Looc Pier
Located in San Agustin close to the border with San Andres, the Cabaliwan Peak is likely one of the noteworthy spots within the province if you’re after breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and the encompassing lush mountains. You’ll be able to even see the mighty and mystical Mt. Guiting-Guiting on a transparent day. The concrete highway main as much as the spot snakes across the mountainous panorama, making a scenic and thrilling journey.
You’ll be able to go farther off the concrete highway, taking the rugged trails, to a number of the view spots. The climate will be a lot cooler right here, so ensure you have your jacket with you. Bask within the bucolic setting and benefit from your journey right here by taking as many pictures as you want.
Location: Barangay Bachawan, San Agustin, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Bachawan Barangay Street
Sibuyan Island is the second largest Romblon isle, subsequent to Tablas. It harbors three of the province’s municipalities specifically Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, and San Fernando. Due to its unspoiled panorama and largely intact forests and wildlife, the island is usually dubbed the “Galapagos of Asia”. Its most outstanding pure landmark is Mount Guiting-Guiting (G2), the very best mountain within the province.
Listed below are a number of the greatest vacationer sights in Sibuyan Island.
Cresta de Gallo
About 12 kilometers off the southern tip of Sibuyan Island, Cresta de Gallo might not be the best tropical paradise to achieve however those that courageous the lengthy journey are rewarded with pristine white-sand seashores lapped up by cerulean waters.
The 2 islets forming Cresta de Gallo are linked by a sandbar, which surfaces when the tide is low. The opposite sandbars embrace one tailing the southern a part of the bigger isle and one other extending from the northern tip of the smaller islet.
Word that the one construction on the island is the caretaker hut. It’s worthwhile to carry your personal tent, meals, and water if you’re planning to spend the evening right here.
Location: San Fernando, Romblon
Entrance Payment: P20-50, relies on your contact/boatman
Boat Charges: The boat charges from San Fernando to Cresta de Gallo vary from P2,500 to P3,000, relying on the dimensions of the group and the length of keep (day journey or in a single day).
Soar-Off Level: Barangay Azagra in San Fernando
Find out how to Get to Cresta de Gallo: From Tablas Airport, go to Odiongan Port. Journey a ferry to Sibuyan Island’s Magdiwang Port. From there, journey a jeepney to San Fernando. From San Fernando, take a ship to Cresta de Gallo. The boat journey lasts for about an hour, relying on the wave situation.
Towering over Sibuyan Island, Mount Guiting-Guiting, nicknamed G2 by mountaineers, is essentially the most outstanding function of the protected Mt. Guiting-Guiting Pure Park, which was based in 1996. Standing 2,058 meters above sea stage, it’s hailed because the tallest mountain within the province. Its formidable peaks and unforgiving slopes pose nice problem to mountaineers, making it some of the tough to climb within the nation.
Within the vernacular, guiting-guiting means “jagged”, a shoutout to its most fascinating function: the jagged-shape ridge that resembles a noticed or, when you’re into dinosaurs, the again of a stegosaurus!
The standard tenting cease earlier than continuing to the summit is Mayo’s Peak. Normally, those that usually are not seasoned hikers choose to conclude their climb right here, which is already a feat! The climate is kind of unstable and impacts the visibility and wind pace, particularly if you end up nearing the grassy summit.
We have been informed that the views on the summit and at Mayo’s Peak are breathtaking and humbling. And even when you weren’t capable of attain the summit, the surroundings all all through the entire stretch of meandering lush trails is already a deal with. Presently, hikers have two path choices — one from Magdiwang and one other from San Fernando.
Location: Mt. Guiting-Guiting Pure Park, Sibuyan Island, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Magdiwang Path or San Fernando Path
Flowing from the majestic Mount Guiting-Guiting down towards San Fernando Bay, Cantingas River is the island’s lifeline — its major wellspring of water and electrical energy (through mini-hydro powerplant), contributing about 90% of the availability.
The most well-liked a part of the river is Cantingas River Resort, which presents a cool respite surrounded by lovely pure surroundings. Swim within the clear calm waters. If you happen to’re feeling adventurous, leap from any of the three concrete diving platforms at varied heights: 5m, 7m, and 10m. Or when you’re simply in a soothing temper, simply dip your ft whereas taking within the breathtaking views, together with Mt. Guiting-Guiting within the background.
Facilities together with kiosks, picnic tables, showers and bathrooms, and a parking space can be found. It’s worthwhile to carry your personal meals and drinks. This place is standard amongst locals, particularly on weekends.
Location: Barangay Taclobo, San Fernando, Romblon
Entrance Payment: Locals, P20; Foreigners, P50
Visiting Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Soar-Off Level: Sibuyan Circumferential Street/Regional Freeway 302. The slender highway resulting in Cantingas River Resort is situated close to the bridge.
Throughout the island’s lush inexperienced nooks and crannies lie a number of cascades, every possessing its personal appeal and distinctive character. Listed below are a few of them:
- Busay Falls. Situated in Barangay Panangcalan within the city of San Fernando, it includes a tall column falling from a rocky cliff right into a deep swimming gap. The realm is surrounded by large rocks and slabs.
- Dagubdob Falls. Situated in Barangay Espana in San Fernando, Dagubdob Falls is a four-tiered sequence of cascades and pure swimming pools. Some swimming pools are good for cliff diving too.
- Cataja Falls. Situated in Barangay Jao-asan within the city of Magdiwang, Cataja Falls is an impressive multi-level splash-machine. The most effective time to go to is throughout the moist season when the amount of water is excessive and the circulate is powerful. As of writing, it’s briefly closed.
- Lambingan Falls. Situated in Barangay Silum in Magdiwang, Lambingan Falls is small in comparison with different falls within the space, however this is likely one of the hottest too on account of its accessibility from the principle highway.
- Cawa-Cawa Falls. Situated in Barangay Weste, inside the ancestral area of the Sibuyan Mangayn Tagabukid, within the city of Cajidiocan, Cawa-Cawa Falls is a three-level cascade with three kawa-shaped pure swimming pools. The cascades usually are not actually excessive, however the depths of the swimming pools are good for cliff diving too.
For the previous few years, the one mode of transportation to the archipelagic province is by sea through Batangas Port or Manila Port. However that has modified not too long ago! On September 24, AirSWIFT, the one boutique airline within the Philippines, had its inaugural flight to Romblon from NAIA’s Terminal 4. Touring to the province is now quicker and extra handy.
The Manila-Romblon (Tablas) route is obtainable twice every week — Tuesdays and Saturdays. The journey takes about one hour and quarter-hour.
Airswift presents 4 forms of airfare packages: Promo, Fundamental, Worth, and Premium.
- Promo has limitless free rebooking (topic to fare distinction) and 7KGs carry-on baggage. Nonetheless, because it’s a promo, restricted seats can be found for this bundle.
- Fundamental helps you to rebook 5x freed from cost (fare distinction might apply), but it surely doesn’t enable refunding and rerouting. No check-in baggage allowance, however you’ve got free 7KGs for carry-on baggage.
- Worth presents 10KGs check-in baggage allowance on prime of the 7KGs carry-on baggage. This additionally permits 5x rebooking without spending a dime (fare distinction might apply), but it surely doesn’t enable rerouting.
- Premium has the identical perks because the Worth bundle BUT with a check-in baggage allowance of 20KGs as an alternative of simply 10KGs.
To verify flight schedules or to e-book, go to AirSWIFT’s official web site.
As talked about, Romblon has three fundamental islands: Romblon Island, Tablas, and Sibuyan. The most effective space relies on what sights you want to take pleasure in. However most vacationers normally keep both in Tablas or Romblon, which have essentially the most lodging choices and extra developed sights and institutions.
Listed below are the highest Romblon inns and resorts on Agoda:
Written by: Asta Alvarez
Pictures and extra phrases by: Yosh Dimen
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