Romblon is known as the marble capital of the Philippines. It is composed of three islands -Tablas Island the largest, Sibuyan Island where the Mt. Guiting Guiting is found and the smallest island the Romblon Romblon. I have completely visited MIMAROPA or Region 4-B (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) yey!
How we got there:
We planned this trip last January and set the date to March 25-27. We took 2go travel going to Romblon, Romblon, please check the schedule here http://travel.2go.com.ph/index.asp The prices vary on the type of accommodation. We got the cheapest one, the super value class (non aircon, no meal but with insurance) since it’s just an overnight trip from 10pm to 6am only.
We left Buendia Pasay terminal (via Ceres transport) at 2pm going to Batangas port, travel time is 3-4 hours depending on the traffic. Paid for terminal fee and ate the famous Batangas lomi while waiting for boarding at the back of departure area or terminal. You can ask around where it is located. You have to be at the port 3 hours before departure time. We then checked in and waited to be called for boarding. We left Batangas port at exactly 10pm, here is our humble accommodation. Free linen but you have to ask for it just show your ticket and ID.
Kuya Dan fetched us in the port and took us to our resort 30 minutes away from the town. It was a quiet and relaxing place recommended by our friend Juniel who went there before us. The accommodation is P1,200 per night (kubo, fan room without breakfast) and guess what we are six in the group and got only one room lol.
Lamao Beach Resort – you may contact Ate Gina the caretaker at 0948-4138079 to reserve a room and contact driver for the tour and hatid-sundo. The staffs are very warm and accommodating, we were treated like princes and princesses. Highly recommended!
Tiamban Beach – there’s an entrance fee of P40 for adults. We asked Ate Gina to prepare for our lunch here.
Bonbon Beach – the easiest way to get here is already closed because it is private property so we had to go to Tiamban Beach and walk all the way here. It was all worth it the beach and sandbar is very beautiful and crystal clear water.
Meanwhile, back in the resort.
Fuerza San Andres – it is more than 100 steps to get here I suggest you go here early in the morning for exercise lol
The Town – it’s a small town where the souvenirs, church and school is located.
St. Joseph Cathedral and Belfry
|Bus fare to Batangas Port||177.00|
|Batangas to Romblon, Romblon via 2go travel||1,174.00|
|Room accommodation – Lamao beach resort (2 nights)||400.00|
|Common fund (food, fare, entrance fee etc)||1,700.00|
We booked our flight back to Manila. We went to Tablas island on our last day to catch our flight back to Manila via Cebu Pacific. For other questions fee free leave comments or visit my Instagram account (@wheresjoanne). Thank you awesome travel mates for the company and stunning pictures. Until our next!