Ice candies can be found all over the country not just Romblon. I think. Flavors include coconut, mango, cantaloupe, etc. Condensed milk is mix with the diced, chop, or scraped fruit. It's siphoned on a cellophane. Then put in the freezer. Think of it as the Filipino version of a popsicle.more
One of my favorite food which is I think only can be found in Romblon because I've ask Filipinos from other provinces and they have never heard of this dish.. Sarsa is made from coconut with chilis and very tiny shrimps caught in the river/streams. It is wrap in a coconut leaf and then boiled. When I go to Romblon, I always eat this. I ask my...more
The Best Hotel in the heart of the Island. Beautiful garden on top of the 7story building with modern architectural design not far from the rest of the best ones anywhere in the Globe.
Favorite Dish: Seafood, naturally fresh from the ocean that surrounds the island. Freshness is what matters in most of all tastes.
Here's a motorized bangka. Rented this for a few hrs, for 1000 pesos. Was planning on going to neighboring islands of Logbon and Nagoso but the water was choppy, so ended the trip earlier than I wanted to. There was a thypoon, got stranded for 2 extra days in Romblon. No ferries can leave from an island in the Philippines if there's a signal no. 2...more
3 Boats per week from Romblon, 954 Pesos, tuesday, friday and sunday 1 pm, arrive in Batangas at 4 am, from there by Bus, 2 hours, 170 Pesos, to Manila.Banka (wooden Boat, you can get wet in bad weather) every day from Romblon to San Augustin, 90 Pesos, leaving 7 and 11 am, 2 hours, then Jeepney (road is partly new, the rest is under construction...more
The only ATM in Romblon Island is not accepting Mastercard or Cirrus cards, the Bank is changing only US $ (good rate), a grocery shop nextdoor gives very bad rate for Euro, Palawan Pawnshop at the triangular town plaza beside the dock a slightly better rate.
Unique Suggestions: Bring enough Pesos with you
Romblon is composed of several barangays, and one of them is called Lupa. Going up there, there's a lot of good views, esp part of the coastline of the island. You will pass one of the two cemeteries in the island (which is worth going up to bec there is a good view, if you don't mind cemeteries, just don't go in the late PM bec the mosquitos will...more
If you ever get to Romblon, Romblon try to visit a marble factory. These is where they cut marble blocks to smaller pieces. From the town, hop into a tricycle to a barangay called Cajimos where they have several marble plants (factories). It's probably about 15 minutes away, and the ride to the barangay is a trip in itself where you pass a cemetery...more
If you have to come to Romblon, the best time is the 2nd weekend of January when they have the Ati-Atihan festival. Different barangays of Romblon dress up as aetas. They cover themselves with coal, and dress up as warriors, etc. This festival is a religious festival dedicated to the Sto. Nino. It last for about a week (with different activities...more