March 26, 2023
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Excellent news! AirSWIFT has lately 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 service 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, however it stays largely beneath 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.

Airswift Romblon Airport

We had 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, among the province’s key vacationer spots with some sensible details about every.


The province of Romblon has three essential islands: Romblon, Tablas, and Sibuyan. Round and in between them are a number of different isles and reefs that appeal to scuba divers and underwater photographers from around the globe. Seaside lovers can even have a discipline day in any of those islands!

On this part, we’ll share among the prime points of interest exterior the three essential islands and actions that may be loved in any a part of the province.

Cobrador Island

Cobrador Island Romblon

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’s also inhabited. Many of the settlements, nonetheless, are within the western and southwestern coasts, that are coated in a a large mattress of positive 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 Price: P60
Environmental Price: P30

Methods to Get to Cobrador Island: From Romblon Port, e book an island hopping tour, which normally consists of Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island within the itinerary. Typically it’s the primary cease, different occasions, the final cease. The journey time from Romblon Port to Cobrador Island is about 45 minutes.

Cascarro Islet (Cliff Leaping)

Cascarro Islet Cliff Jumping

Most island hopping excursions make a cease at close by Cascarro Islet, the place you may go cliff leaping, if the situations are proper! Within the habagat season, the waves can get too sturdy, so boats may get a tough time getting nearer to the steps resulting in the leaping board. On this case, you could leap into the water out of your boat and swim in the direction of the islet.

Beforehand a guard station, this tiny adrenaline paradise nonetheless homes the guardhouse, painted in aquamarine.

Logbon Island

Logbon Island Romblon

Additionally a part of the three-isle tour, Logbon Island has an nearly uninterrupted seashore that spans its total western coast. However its most distinguished characteristic 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.

Methods to Get to Logbon Island: From Romblon Port, get on a ship to Logbon Island. The journey time is 15-20 minutes. You may also be part of an island hopping tour, which normally consists of Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island.

Alad Island

Positioned 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 provide wonderful snorkeling and diving spots in each the west and east coasts and are residence to quite a few species of fish and delicate and arduous corals.

Methods to Get to Alad Island: From Romblon Port, get on a ship to Alad Island. The journey time is 20-25 minutes. You may also hop on an island-hopping boat, which normally consists of Logbon Island, Alad Island, and Cobrador Island within the itinerary.

Carabao Island

Carabao Island

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 crammed with white sand, punctuated by cliff diving websites and lined with extremely Instagrammable coconut bushes.

Overlaying a land space of twenty-two.05 sq. kilometers, it boasts plenty of points of interest together with:

  • Lanas Seaside
  • San Jose Seaside
  • Tagaytay Viewpoint
  • cliff leaping spots like Cathedral Cave and Koding Koding

It may be accessed both manner: 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.

Methods 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. In case you are within the Caticlan space, go to Tabon Port, then take a ship to Carabao Island.

Scuba Diving

Whereas the better touristing public remains to be taking its candy time discovering its many seashores, scuba divers from everywhere in 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
  • Lunas
  • Mapula

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, they usually talked about that the majority of their company are divers who want to see among the uncommon creatures discovered within the surrounding reefs.

Romblon Meals Journey

Usually ignored, Romblon’s delicacies is one thing we don’t usually see highlighted or featured sufficient in popular culture. Nevertheless it’s one thing you shouldn’t miss once you go to. A lot of the province’s land space is fertile and its surrounding waters are a present that retains on giving, making certain that substances are recent and ample. Coconut and seafood are the commonest substances.

Listed here are a few of my favourite native delicacies. Description beneath, clockwise.

Sarsa and Utan na Langka Romblon
Sarsa and Utan na Langka
  • Sarsa, freshwater shrimps combined with coconut and spices after which wrapped in coconut leaves.
  • Sihi, small shellfish usually served ginataan (in coconut milk)
  • Gayabon, recent 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, usually rice or cassava desserts wrapped in banana or coconut leaves. Suman, after all, is available in completely different sizes and styles. We had been instructed that the signature Romblomanon suman is that this (pictured beneath), a candy and oily concoction fabricated 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.

Suman Romblon

Nilidgid Romblon

Probably the most unfamiliar to me was nilidgid, which is fabricated from floor corn after which wrapped in corn husk. Lidgid, I used to be instructed, means to grate.

Cobrador Island additionally takes absolute pleasure in its atis (custard apple), and the locals we talked to assert that the island produces the sweetest varieties.

And naturally, don’t go away the province with out stuffing your face with all kinds of seafood!

Romblon 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 points of interest. Let’s check out a few of them.

Fort San Andres

Fort San Andres Romblon

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 army protection, making certain the safety of its occupied lands and outposts from Dutch invaders and Moro pirates through 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 had 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.

One of the best time to go is early morning and late afternoon throughout sundown.

Location: Fort San Andres Highway, Poblacion, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Price: FREE. Any quantity of donation is way appreciated.
Visiting Hours: It’s open 24/7, however the ordinary visiting schedule is from 6:00 AM to six:00 PM.
Soar-Off Level: Thermopilas Avenue or Sabang Highway

Talipasak Seaside (San Pedro Seaside)

Talipasak Beach San Pedro Resort Romblon

A secluded stretch of sand alongside the western fringe of the island, Talipasak Seaside presents a tranquil seashore escapade. Positioned greater than 12 kilometers from the city heart, the seashore could be reached by land through a slim facet street related to the principle freeway.

On a transparent sunny day, the ocean dazzles in numerous shades of blue and inexperienced. Its cream-colored sand is a mix of positive grains and crushed corals. Just a few meters from the shore, the waters provide underwater surroundings excellent for snorkeling.

San Pedro Seaside Resort is your essential entry to the seashore. You’ll be able to go to on a day tour or keep in a single day. Should you want to spend an evening right here, know that the resort facilities are fundamental and the cellphone sign can get patchy. You could deliver your personal meals, however you may as well ask the administration for the menu.

Location: Barangay Ginablan, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Price: P50 (Day Tour)
Day Tour Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to examine for updates earlier than going.
Methods to Get to Talipasak Seaside: From the brown heart, 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.

Bonbon Seaside

Bon Bon Seaside is the preferred seashore vacation spot within the province, thanks largely to its accessibility and sheer magnificence.

Bon Bon Beach Romblon

What’s exceptional about Bonbon Seaside is that it glazes two sides of a scenic cape that stands out 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 heart, a brief tricycle experience can take you westward to the jumpoff level. Though this secluded seashore is hidden from view from the principle street by the plush vegetation, it’s truly only a quick stroll, lower than 5 minutes, from there. There’s a directional signal alongside the path.

Word that it is a rugged seashore, so no business institutions across the space, besides a small guesthouse that additionally serves because the entry strategy to the seashore. Prior to now, vacationers and locals had been in a position to entry this paradise without spending a dime. However on our latest go to, we met the proprietor and realized from him that extra facilities are being constructed within the space, so count on to pay an entrance payment 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 Highway in Barangay Lonos

Tiamban Seaside

Positioned simply south of Bon Bon Seaside in Barangay Lonos, Tiamban Seaside is one other seashore vacation spot close to the city heart. It’s a lot shorter strip than Bonbon Seaside, however nonetheless fairly picturesque, blanketed with positive, light-colored sand. It’s additionally a spectacular sundown spot.

That is non-public property, however guests are nonetheless allowed to enter for a payment. Tables and huts can be found for hire in addition to a eating place. If you wish to lower your expenses on meals, you may simply deliver your personal meals, snacks, and drinks. The seashore could be accessed through stairs down from the principle street.

Location: Tiamban Seaside, Barangay Lonos, Romblon, Romblon
Entrance Price: P50/head
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Regional Freeway 305/Romblon-Sawang-Agnipa-Sablayan Highway in Barangay Lonos

Cajimos Marble Manufacturing unit

Cajimos Marble Factory Romblon

In keeping with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the province is blessed with an estimated 150 million metric tons of marble deposit that may 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. Discuss bringing meals to the desk on a marble platter as an alternative of silver.

Marble merchandise vary from small gadgets (ashtrays, paperweights, and so on.) to furnishings units (backyard lounges, benches, eating tables, and so on.) to development supplies (tiles, stones, chips, and so on.). A lot of the marble extraction, quarrying, and processing occur within the municipality of Romblon.

In case you are inquisitive about marble processing, you may go to Barangay Cajimos, one of many locations in Romblon providing manufacturing unit excursions.

Location: Barangay Cajimos, Romblon, Romblon

Romblon Buying Middle

Romblon Marble Souvenirs

Should you’re on the lookout for memento gadgets which can 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 non secular collectible figurines.

Memento staples like keychains and ref magnets are additionally accessible, additionally fabricated 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 be able to give as pasalubong to your mates (or non-friends). You may also have them engrave a reputation on it.

Not too far-off from the buying complicated stands the Romblon signage beside an enormous statue of a dolphin, each in marble.

Romblon Cathedral

Extra formally often called St. Joseph Cathedral, it is among the most necessary 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 this moment had 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 spiritual web site but in addition as a protection construction in opposition to the Moro raids within the Seventeenth century. Just like the Twin Forts, the cathedral’s development 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 Avenue, 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 examine for updates earlier than going.

Tablas Island is the biggest within the archipelago. Regardless of its measurement and land space, most components of the island are nonetheless untouched by urbanization, making it a haven for individuals who want nature tripping, journey trails, island hopping (and seashore hopping), scuba diving, and thrilling actions like cliff leaping.

Biaringan Zipline

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 mentioned to be the primary of its form within the nation.

Biaringan Zipline Romblon Tablas

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 best station entails a 20-minute uphill trek, however the experience ends on the identical facet, 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 sturdy, so ensure that to examine 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; Kids (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 examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Lengthy Seaside in Barangay Mahabangbaybay

Dad’s Bukid

Dad's Bukid Romblon

Romblon isn’t all about seashores! Perched on a mountainside, Dad’s Bukid presents a laid-back venue for these desirous to chill out 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 dwelling by its “buhay-bukid” method. It’s a spot the place you may apply the artwork of doing nothing!

Dad's Bukid Glamping Romblon

If you wish to keep for an evening, you may e book one of many few glamping A-frame huts with fundamental facilities. Though they name it “glamping” huts, know that these are very fundamental, however a bedsheet can be offered. The setting and local weather listed here are paying homage to Tagaytay, so don’t neglect to deliver your jacket or something to maintain you heat throughout colder days when the place could be coated in fog too. The realm has a weak cellphone sign or none in any respect.

Listed here are the charges:

  • Entrance Price: 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 deliver your personal meals or you may avail of their meals for P120 per particular person per meal. A modest café presents snacks and drinks must you get hungry.

Location: Binoog Highway, 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 examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Binoog Highway in Barangay Victoria

Marinor Mountainview Resort

Marinor Mountainview Resort Romblon

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 accessible for individuals who wish 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 largest asset is the view. From right here, you may simply spot past the plush forest a glowing sandbar extending to a rocky islet. That, my good friend, is Binucot Seaside.

Location: Barangay Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Entrance Price: P30/head
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The schedule may change, so it’s greatest to examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Tablas Circumferential Highway/Regional Freeway 308

Binucot Seaside

Binucot Beach Romblon

Positioned 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 bushes 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 distinguished lush rock islet, making a visually arresting beachscape.

The waters range in depth, so select the shallow components the place it’s secure for teenagers to swim. The energy of the waves is determined by the season — sturdy through the habagat and calm through the amihan. Should you want deeper waters to correctly swim in, you may simply discover your spot too. The clear blue water can be nice for snorkeling.

Binucot Seaside can be a great place 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 arduous and delicate corals. The seashore additionally serves as a turtle sanctuary.

Location: Barangay Bunsoran/Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Tablas Circumferential Highway/Regional Freeway 308

Bel-at Level

Bel-at Point Romblon

Should you 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 a protracted wooded boardwalk that results in a coated overwater gazebo, which serves as a viewing deck. This is among the greatest spots to observe the sundown on Tablas Island.

Should you come early for sundown, chances are you’ll comply with a path and take a brief trek up a hill for the great view of Bel-at Level and Binucot Seaside.

Location: Barangay Hinaguman, Ferrol, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Binucot Seaside through Tablas Circumferential Highway/Regional Freeway 308

Looc Fish Sanctuary

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 completely different marine species, together with reef fishes, octopuses, eels, turtles, big clams, and corals.

Registration and cost are achieved at Looc Pier. Get on a ship that may 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 quiet 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 suggest it because it might alter their conduct.

You may also see the outdated lighthouse close by.

Location: Looc Bay, Looc, Romblon
Entrance Price: Grownup, P100; Little one, P50. The charges are inclusive of the roundtrip boat experience. 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 examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Soar-Off Level: Looc Pier

Cabaliwan Peak

Located in San Agustin close to the border with San Andres, the Cabaliwan Peak is among the noteworthy spots within the province in case you are 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 street main as much as the spot snakes across the mountainous panorama, making a scenic and thrilling experience.

You’ll be able to go farther off the concrete street, taking the rugged trails, to among the view spots. The climate could be a lot cooler right here, so be sure you have your jacket with you. Bask within the bucolic setting and take advantage of your journey right here by taking as many images as you want.

Location: Barangay Bachawan, San Agustin, Romblon
Soar-Off Level: Bachawan Barangay Highway

Sibuyan Island is the second largest Romblon isle, subsequent to Tablas. It harbors three of the province’s municipalities particularly 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 exceptional pure landmark is Mount Guiting-Guiting (G2), the best mountain within the province.

Listed here are among the greatest vacationer points of interest in Sibuyan Island.

Cresta de Gallo

Cresta de Gallo Romblon

About 12 kilometers off the southern tip of Sibuyan Island, Cresta de Gallo will not be the best tropical paradise to succeed in 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 essential deliver your personal tent, meals, and water in case you are planning to spend the evening right here.

Location: San Fernando, Romblon
Entrance Price: P20-50, is determined by 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 scale of the group and the period of keep (day journey or in a single day).
Soar-Off Level: Barangay Azagra in San Fernando
Methods to Get to Cresta de Gallo: From Tablas Airport, go to Odiongan Port. Trip a ferry to Sibuyan Island’s Magdiwang Port. From there, experience a jeepney to San Fernando. From San Fernando, take a ship to Cresta de Gallo. The boat experience lasts for about an hour, relying on the wave situation.

Mt Guiting-Guiting

Towering over Sibuyan Island, Mount Guiting-Guiting, nicknamed G2 by mountaineers, is probably the most distinguished characteristic 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 one of the crucial troublesome to climb within the nation.

Within the vernacular, guiting-guiting means “jagged”, a shoutout to its most fascinating characteristic: the jagged-shape ridge that resembles a noticed or, if you happen to’re into dinosaurs, the again of a stegosaurus!

The same old tenting cease earlier than continuing to the summit is Mayo’s Peak. Normally, those that are usually not seasoned hikers decide to conclude their climb right here, which is already a feat! The climate is kind of unstable and impacts the visibility and wind velocity, particularly if you end up nearing the grassy summit.

We had been instructed that the views on the summit and at Mayo’s Peak are breathtaking and humbling. And even if you happen to weren’t in a position to 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

Cantingas River

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 provision.

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. Should you’re feeling adventurous, leap from any of the three concrete diving platforms at numerous heights: 5m, 7m, and 10m. Or if you happen to’re simply in a soothing temper, simply dip your toes whereas taking within the breathtaking views, together with Mt. Guiting-Guiting within the background.

Facilities together with kiosks, picnic tables, showers and bogs, and a parking space can be found. It’s essential deliver your personal meals and drinks. This place is standard amongst locals, particularly on weekends.

Location: Barangay Taclobo, San Fernando, Romblon
Entrance Price: Locals, P20; Foreigners, P50
Visiting Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Soar-Off Level: Sibuyan Circumferential Highway/Regional Freeway 302. The slim street resulting in Cantingas River Resort is positioned 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 here are a few of them:

  • Busay Falls. Positioned in Barangay Panangcalan within the city of San Fernando, it incorporates a tall column falling from a rocky cliff right into a deep swimming gap. The realm is surrounded by big rocks and slabs.
  • Dagubdob Falls. Positioned in Barangay Espana in San Fernando, Dagubdob Falls is a four-tiered sequence of cascades and pure swimming pools. Some swimming pools are excellent for cliff diving too.
  • Cataja Falls. Positioned in Barangay Jao-asan within the city of Magdiwang, Cataja Falls is an imposing multi-level splash-machine. One of the best time to go to is through the moist season when the amount of water is excessive and the stream is powerful. As of writing, it’s briefly closed.
  • Lambingan Falls. Positioned in Barangay Silum in Magdiwang, Lambingan Falls is small in comparison with different falls within the space, however this is among the hottest too as a consequence of its accessibility from the principle street.
  • Cawa-Cawa Falls. Positioned 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 are usually 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 lately! 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.

Airswift Romblon Inaugural Flight

The Manila-Romblon (Tablas) route is on the market 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. Nevertheless, because it’s a promo, restricted seats can be found for this package deal.
  • Fundamental allows you to rebook 5x freed from cost (fare distinction could apply), however it doesn’t permit refunding and rerouting. No check-in baggage allowance, however you may have 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 could apply), however it doesn’t permit rerouting.
  • Premium has the identical perks because the Worth package deal BUT with a check-in baggage allowance of 20KGs as an alternative of simply 10KGs.

To examine flight schedules or to e book, go to AirSWIFT’s official website.

As talked about, Romblon has three essential islands: Romblon Island, Tablas, and Sibuyan. One of the best space is determined by what points of interest you want to get pleasure from. However most vacationers normally keep both in Tablas or Romblon, which have probably the most lodging choices and extra developed points of interest and institutions.

Listed here are the highest Romblon lodges and resorts on Agoda:

Villa M Resort Room Romblon
Villa M Resort

Written by: Asta Alvarez
Pictures and extra phrases by: Yosh Dimen

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