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This might be out of your travel goals, but Masbate has a lot to offer. Let me tell you why!

ABOUT MASBATE

Masbate City, officially the City of Masbate, is a 4th class city and capital of the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 95,389 people. As the only city in the province, it serves as the province's main commercial center and chief seaport.


HOW TO GET TO MASBATE?

Via Land and Sea
Via Legazpi City, Albay/Pilar, Sorsogon

  1. You can take a bus going to Legazpi City or Pilar, Sorsogon from Cubao Araneta Bus Terminal.
  2. However, if you choose to stop in Legazpi City, you still need to take a van going to Pilar Sorsogon at Legazpi Terminal near Pacific Mall.
  3. Alight the bus once you get to Pilar, Sorsogon Port.
  4. If you need help with your luggages/bags, porters are just around the area or will even ask you if they can carry your bags. I personally hand them 20 to 30 pesos.
  5. Pay P15 port fee in the entrance of the port.
  6. Go directly to the Montenegro Ticketing Office for your RORO Ticket or Montenegro Fastcraft ticket. Ask for the estimated time of departure of the RORO or Fastcraft.
  7. Patiently wait in the waiting area of the port or check some eatery outside the port.

Via Air
Direct to Masbate

If you are heading straight to Masbate City and you want the fastest and most convenient way of traveling to the city, there is a daily flight under PAL Express. Please take note that there is only 1 flight per day, with 1H and 15min duration. Airfare is around P6000 to P7000, one-way.

Here are the five spots you must see in Masbate province:

1. BUNTOD REEF MARINE SANTUARY IN MOBO

Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary is known for its sandbar. The reef is just about 15 minutes boat ride away from the Masbate City. One of the top spots in the whole province.



2. BALANGINGI ISLAND

Balangingi Island, a 4.9-hectare marine sanctuary is considered one of Masbate's virgin islands and is now eyed as an ecotourism zone. With just a 15 minute boat ride from Pio V. Corpuz, you will get to enjoy its crystal clear water, fine white sand, and peaceful, picturesque beauty that offers a breathtaking experience.

The Municipality of Pio V. Corpuz, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines.

BOOK A RESORT NEARBY


3. BATUAN IN TICAO

Batuan might be the smallest, but this municipality is blessed with marine sanctuaries and lovely beach destinations you have yet to discover. Some Manta Rays are spotted in the seas nearby.

Batuan is a fifth class municipality in Masbate which is located on the southern tip of Ticao Island. It is also the smallest municipality in Masbate in terms of land area and population.


4. BOROBANGCASO ISLET AND ROCK FORMATION IN MONREAL

Hop and climb around these majestic rocks of Borobangcaso or Burubangkaso islet in Ticao Island.

The Municipality of Monreal, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines.

5. HALEA NATURE PARK IN MONREAL

Also in Monreal, Halea Nature Park is haven to various sea species with its rich ecosystem. You will be captured by its beauty and wonders!

Which of these will you visit first? Tell us in the comment box below!








Five Spots You Shouldn't Miss in Masbate

This might be out of your travel goals, but Masbate has a lot to offer. Let me tell you why!

ABOUT MASBATE

Masbate City, officially the City of Masbate, is a 4th class city and capital of the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 95,389 people. As the only city in the province, it serves as the province's main commercial center and chief seaport.


HOW TO GET TO MASBATE?

Via Land and Sea
Via Legazpi City, Albay/Pilar, Sorsogon

  1. You can take a bus going to Legazpi City or Pilar, Sorsogon from Cubao Araneta Bus Terminal.
  2. However, if you choose to stop in Legazpi City, you still need to take a van going to Pilar Sorsogon at Legazpi Terminal near Pacific Mall.
  3. Alight the bus once you get to Pilar, Sorsogon Port.
  4. If you need help with your luggages/bags, porters are just around the area or will even ask you if they can carry your bags. I personally hand them 20 to 30 pesos.
  5. Pay P15 port fee in the entrance of the port.
  6. Go directly to the Montenegro Ticketing Office for your RORO Ticket or Montenegro Fastcraft ticket. Ask for the estimated time of departure of the RORO or Fastcraft.
  7. Patiently wait in the waiting area of the port or check some eatery outside the port.

Via Air
Direct to Masbate

If you are heading straight to Masbate City and you want the fastest and most convenient way of traveling to the city, there is a daily flight under PAL Express. Please take note that there is only 1 flight per day, with 1H and 15min duration. Airfare is around P6000 to P7000, one-way.

Here are the five spots you must see in Masbate province:

1. BUNTOD REEF MARINE SANTUARY IN MOBO

Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary is known for its sandbar. The reef is just about 15 minutes boat ride away from the Masbate City. One of the top spots in the whole province.



2. BALANGINGI ISLAND

Balangingi Island, a 4.9-hectare marine sanctuary is considered one of Masbate's virgin islands and is now eyed as an ecotourism zone. With just a 15 minute boat ride from Pio V. Corpuz, you will get to enjoy its crystal clear water, fine white sand, and peaceful, picturesque beauty that offers a breathtaking experience.

The Municipality of Pio V. Corpuz, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines.

BOOK A RESORT NEARBY


3. BATUAN IN TICAO

Batuan might be the smallest, but this municipality is blessed with marine sanctuaries and lovely beach destinations you have yet to discover. Some Manta Rays are spotted in the seas nearby.

Batuan is a fifth class municipality in Masbate which is located on the southern tip of Ticao Island. It is also the smallest municipality in Masbate in terms of land area and population.


4. BOROBANGCASO ISLET AND ROCK FORMATION IN MONREAL

Hop and climb around these majestic rocks of Borobangcaso or Burubangkaso islet in Ticao Island.

The Municipality of Monreal, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines.

5. HALEA NATURE PARK IN MONREAL

Also in Monreal, Halea Nature Park is haven to various sea species with its rich ecosystem. You will be captured by its beauty and wonders!

Which of these will you visit first? Tell us in the comment box below!








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