Masbate Island Travel Guide

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Masbate Island Things to Do

  • 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 arranged a boat for Buntod Reef and a tricycle ride to Pawa Mangrove-Year...

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  • 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

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  • 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 different dates / months -Year 2009 (Month of March); Year 2011 (Month of...

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  • 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 visit-Lady vendor stationed outside said that the church had gone through some...

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  • 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 excited to see it-Here comes the destination and think to saw the MALL,...

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  • Morning Sweat

    -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

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  • 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

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  • Friendly-matched Game

    -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

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  • 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

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  • Internet Cafe

    Several net cafes have already opened in the city. However, one thing I find annoying is that these cafes are always full with noisy young students who are there only for the net games rather than do some research or study.

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  • Chill Out at Rendezvous Beach Resort

    A long time time favorite breeze breathing hang out among the locals and the visitors alike. This is located within the city and can easily be reached by all means of transpo available in the city. This resort offers island hopping to the nearby Masbate fish sanctuary known as the Bontod Reef.

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  • Stargazing at Bituon Beach Resort

    Bituon is our dialect for a star. So called because it faces an open space in the sky making it a good place for stargazing. However, this resort is a bit far from the city proper. Cottages are available for overnighters.

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Masbate Island Restaurants

  • Going Chinese

    -Near City Center-One of the fewest restaurant choices in the city-Chinese noodles-Reasonable price-Accepts last order at 7:30 PM and that day was a Saturday-Cash basis only

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  • 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)

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  • Foods from the Kitchen to your Table

    The restaurant offers freshly cooked crispy pata and sizzling seafoods as especialty. This resort also has eventually evolved as a venue for conferences, seminars, wedding receptions and other celebrations.

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Masbate Island Transportation

  • To and From Masbate

    -AirPhil Express fly to Masbate City daily-Masbate City Airport terminal fee: Php20, Year 2011 BOOK Here!

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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Masbate Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by jayjayc Written Feb 19, 2012

    -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

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Masbate Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by pres_16 Updated Mar 22, 2007

    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.

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Masbate Island Sports & Outdoors

  • RODEO MASBATEÑO: Fun Time for Cowboys...

    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, Football Fiesta, Dress A-Cow Contest, 1st Rodeo Cup (Gun Competition),...

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  • Football Game

    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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