Romblon is a province in the Philippines rich in both marble deposits and stunning tourist spots. Being an archipelago of 20 islands and islets, it is gifted with the country’s most pristine islands, beaches, sandbars and coves. The sea that surrounds it is teeming with marine life where numerous snorkeling and dive sites are recognized. For inland destinations, Romblon has a challenging mountain for hikers, waterfalls and the cleanest river in the country for adventure seekers.
The province of Romblon belongs to MIMAROPA Region of Luzon composed of 17 small islands and 3 major islands: Romblon, Sibuyan and Tablas Islands. The archipelago of Romblon lies in Sibuyan Sea bounded by the islands of Marinduque (north), Panay (south), Masbate (west) and Mindoro (east). The town/island of Romblon is its capital municipality. Over 292,000 residents of the province speak in Romblomanon, Asi, Onhan, Tagalog and English Languages.
The natural tourist spots of Romblon are slowly on its way to the limelight of the beautiful destinations of the country. If you want to experience its natural beauty and explore its hidden gems aside from marbles, below are the top tourist spots in Romblon you may want to visit this year.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Romblon
1. Cresta de Gallo
Cresta de Gallo Island is one of the best tourist spots in Romblon situated off the east coasts of Sibuyan Island. The island has a very unique and interesting features which is composed of a big and a small island being connected by a long strip of sandbar and have another sandbars on both ends. This 5-hectare paradise island is best known for its powdery white sand, long stretch of sandbars, rock formations, picture-perfect views, turquoise and crystal clear waters. It is an unexploited island at its raw natural form without any developments. Beach camping is best here but visitors must bring everything.
Cresta de Gallo Island is located in San Fernando, Sibuyan Island, Romblon.
2. Carabao Island
Carabao Island is a famous island in Romblon lies in the southern tip of Tablas Island. It is politically named as San Jose but locally known as Hambil. The coastlines of the island are dotted with secluded coves and kilometer long stretch of fine white sand beaches which the famous one is Hambil Beach. It is a beautiful beach arrayed with some bent coconut trees, white sand and turquoise waters. It’s clear and calm waters are teeming with marine life perfect for swimming and snorkeling. It is considered as twin beach of the nearby 30-minute boat ride infamous Boracay Beach.
Carabao Island is situated in San Jose, Tablas Island, Romblon.