Masbate Island Travel Guide
Visit Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary
-The Security Guard of Hotel Sea-Blick tells a lot of locals living in Nursery Street offer boat rides to and from the Reef-In the Nursery Street searching, a local tricycle driver introduced Mr. Marlon Seranno-Mr. Seranno works as a tourism officer at Masbate City Hall -He...
See the Old Capitol Building
-Across the Province Capitol building are fields for football games-Better to visit the place late afternoon to catch a friendly match of the locals at the same time
Come and see Rodeo of the Philippines
-It is said to be the only rodeo show in Asia-Masbate's festival is called Rodeo Filipino or Rodeo Masbateno held once a year-Mind to do some researches when the festival will be exactly celebrated before heading to Masbate-Previous commercial banners of the festival showed...
The Patron Saint of Travellers
-Visit St. Anthony de Padua Cathedral-The Diocese of Masbate was created on March 23, 1968-Patron is St. Anthony of Padua (the Catholic patron saint of lost items, the poor and travelers)-Was not able to see and take photos of the interior since it's closed the day of...
To the MALL
-Best practice when travelling is to buy a liter of mineral water / canned soda drinks to bring to your hotel since they are priced sky-high at the hotel-Asked a local tricycle driver where to, he mentioned "to the MALL"-Really surprised hearing there is a mall and really...
-Nursery Street is the best place for a morning jog-Most new and famous Masbate Hotels happen to be at or near Nursery-Lots of locals and tourists are having their legs stretched at this very street every morning-View is spectacular looking by the sea and mangroves along
Watch the Sun sets
-Exact location where the still was taken is at the port with small boats bound to Batuan (Ticao Island) from Masbate City
-During late afternoon, specially weekends, a lot of locals play football across the Masbate Capitol Building-Come to see a friendly but very competitive match game
Get refreshed @ the street
-There are a lot of Buko (coconut) vendors around Masbate City-For only Php20 per shell (Year 2011), refresh yourself with fresh juice after a long walk-Vendor will scrape a portion of the coconut skin for you to use as a spoon to eat the coconut meat
Grud Richelle: Going Chinese
-Near City Center-Chinese noodles-Reasonable price-Accepts last order at 7:30 PM and that day was a Saturday-Cash basis only
Port ZIRTEAS: Grill
-Small restaurant located downtown -Reasonable prices-Fast service-Serves beer-Conveniently located-They also sell branded slippers-Cash basis only
-Grilled chicken barbecue-Halo-halo (mixed fruits)
To and From Masbate
-AirPhil Express fly to Masbate City daily-Masbate City Airport terminal fee: Php20, Year 2011 BOOK Here!
Take a tricycle
-Unlike other cities in the Philippines, Masbate City is uncrowded and almost all places can easily be reached in a few minutes-Taking tricycle is the cheapest to get around-Fare / pax / way is Php7.00 (Year 2011)
Fly Zest Air
Zest Air ply the route Manila-Masbate and vice-versa. Leaves Manila at 6AM, arrives Masbate at 7AM. Leaves Masbate at 8AM.
Ferry To/From Masbate
A/C ferries from Montenegro Lines ply the route Masbate/Pilar, Sorsogon and vice versa. Fare is P360.00. Travel time is 2hrs.Departure from Masbate to Pilar: 5AM, 8AM, 12PM, 2PMDeparture from Pilar to Masbate: 5AM, 8AM, 12PM, 2PM
No electricity every Saturday
-Masbate City has no electrical power every Saturday (from 8AM - 5PM - Year 2011 until further notice)
-The hotel staff informed that this is due to the transfer of electrical service to a new electrical company in Masbate
-They do not know when the transformation will be finished and for the meantime Masbate City will out of power every Saturday
-Good thing, some hotels run generators - this is a major consideration to ask when booking a hotel in Masbate during weekends
Written Feb 19, 2012
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Lambs in the Garden
Fronting and welcoming the visitors of the Masbate Magallanes Coliseum are plants cut and designed as small sheeps, maybe to portray the birth of Jesus as this was taken during Christmas season.
Updated Mar 22, 2007
RODEO MASBATEÑO: Fun Time for Cowboys and Cowgirls
A yearly event held every summer with the aim to promote tourism in the city. Its a heart-throbbing experience watching cows and humans fighting for superiority.Other activities lined up for this event are the following: Cattle Events, Trade Fair, Beer Plaza, Street Dancing,...
Another favorite among the young locals. Some locals are being trained both for provincial and national competitions.This picture was taken during my visit. I happen to watch the Alumni Cup Football Festival. No amount of rains can stop those football enthusiasts.
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