The Untouched Beauty of Romblon

Cresta de Gallo
Romblon  is my home town and I am very proud that I was raised in this small archipelago. My early years was surrounded by rice field, trees, and marbles, I thought the province of Romblon is composed of such but I was wrong. When I started traveling that's the time that I discovered that my home town has a lot to offer. From the untouched beaches, unexplored caves, mountains, underwater richness and may others. This article will show you how beautiful Romblon is. Allow me to introduce to you the gorgeous tourist destinations in Romblon.

Let's start with Cresta de Gallo (photo above) in Sibuyan Island who got the top tourist attractions in Romblon and considered as one of the best sandbars in the Philippines. It is amazingly stunning because of the long-curvy stretch of the fine white sand and cool crystal clear waters. The area is surrounded by coconuts and trees that create beautiful shadows on the landscape. Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Bon Bon Beach
Bon Bon Beach in Romblon Island is another tourist spot that you can visit with a fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Its landscape is It is one of the most visited tourist spot in the province because it is near Poblacion. If you love diving, some of the resort owners do offer or organizes great underwater experience to the best diving spots in the province. Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Binucot Beach
Binucot Beach is one of the must visit tourist destinations in the Municipality of Ferrol, Tablas Island. Its shape looks very similar to Crista de Gallo and Bon-bon beach but differs on the color and the texture of the sand. Binucot is like a cove surrounded by mountains with hard wood and fruit bearing trees. In 2006, we tried trekking and visited the caves nearby. Photo Courtesy of Binucot Beach Resort FB Page.

Tourist Spots in Romblon
Carabao Island or San Jose is another tourist spot in Romblon that you should not miss. San Jose is a neighbor of Boracay Island, so it also has a fine white sand beaches with crystal clear waters. The air is fresh and has a cool ambiance. This is the untouched version of Boracay. Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Tourist Spots in Romblon
Ginablan, Sitio Talipasak, Romblon | Photo from FB User Park Minyuk.

Tourist Destinations in Romblon
 Sunset at Sibale Island

Romblon Tourist Spots
Sibale Island is another untouched gem of Romblon that is highly recommended. Just imagine, you are lying beside the blue tent on the fine white sand, while the cool and fresh sea breeze is blowing your hair and the coconut leaves. During night time, you are still lying on the cold sand while facing the sky, starring on the stars shining like diamonds in the sky. perfect right? But you can now stop dreaming and list down Romblon in your bucket list, don't forget to bring your friends. | Photo by Sir Dennis Evora of Sibalenhon Backpacker

Tourist Spots in Romblon
 Another tourist Spot in Romblon is Lapus Lapus Cove, Town of Calatrava, Tablas Island.
Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Fort San Andres
Fort San Andres is one of the historical sites situated in Romblon Island. Technically its main purpose is to protect the town from the invaders, same as with Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila and Fort San Pedro in Cebu City. Usually they are built on the higher spot to see if there are pirates and invaders coming in to the town. Since Romblon is the center of the Philippines, it was also used by the soldiers during Second World War. Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Kanidugan Festival
Kanidugan Festival (This Coconut Festival was derived from a word “Nidog” or Niyog in Filipino or Coconut in English) it’s an annual festival celebrated in the month of April, foundation day of Odiongan and to honor Saint Vincent Ferrer (the patron saint of Odiongan, Romblon). More photos of Kanidugan Festival 2016, Click Here >>>

Tourist Destinations in Romblon
A small part of the paradise in San Agustin, Tablas Island.
Photo from: Jay Magracia of The Trekking Jay of Romblon

Mt. Guiting guiting
Mt. Guiting Guiting is located in Sibuyan Island. It serves as the boundary of the three municipalities of the island: Magdiwang, San Fernando, and Cajidiocan. In the world of mountaineering, it is considered as one of the most difficult to climb mountains in the Philippines because of its technical factors garnered 9/9 rating. Check my photo taken during our Mt. Guiting-guiting Reverse Traverse, Click Here >>>

Romblon Marble Products
Of course, before leaving the Romblon, you should also visit any of the souvenir shops and stores. They sell local products such as key chains, bracelet and necklace with marble pendant, handicrafts and foods.

How To Get Here | At Jam Liner Bus Terminal on EDSA, take a bus ride to Batangas Port Terminal 3, travel time is within 2-3 hours. Then, Batangas Port to Odiongan (Tablas Island) or Romblon, Romblon. You have to choose either Montenegro Lines and 2Go; these two companies have their ticketing offices at the port. Montenegro Lines has 5PM departure everyday, while for 2Go you can also check 2Go website Here >>>. By Plane: Cebu Pacific Air has a flight to Alcantara (Tablas Island) Check their schedule Here >>>

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