Perfect Summer Getaway? Visit the awesome Lagting Falls!

Lagting FallsOne of the perfect place to visit this summer is Romblon’s amazing Lagting Falls, located in barangay Taclobo, 3 kilometers away from barangay Poblacion.

The falls is fitted for tourists who want to achieve an extraordinary enjoyment of the blazing hot sun of summer. It has two natural swimming pools that can be used as an oasis after the long play with the sun.

Because Lagting Falls is also a part of the Camp Christ in the Mountains, it can be utilized as seminars and retreats venue. Its natural beauty and silent ambiance would surely bring everyone to a never-ending satisfaction and fulfillment.

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The Next Boracay: Carabao Island in Romblon

Carabao Island 2Located at the southern part of the Tablas Island, Carabao Island is said to be the “next Boracay.” Why? Let’s find out why.

The island has two main beaches that attracts people: the Lanas Beach and the San Jose Beach. The former is located on the western part of the island while the latter is on the eastern side.

Though the beach in the Carabao Island is white but not really the same as the ones in Boracay wherein the sand is ultimately white and powdery, you would surely not regret spending your summertime in this island because of the different water activities you could enjoy in here.

On the other hand, the San Jose beach has the same white sand like in Boracay that tourists can bury their bodies under it. But unlike Lanas Beach, it is more private because no guest houses, resorts, and restaurants operate in this area. Thus, making it a spot for a quick swim in the vast sea.

But, hold it, beach bums. There is still one place you can be accommodated in this area. The place is called “The Republic of Inobahan” which is own by the mayor of San Jose. Though the rent in its cottages and rooms is quite expensive, you would love to stay in here because of the lovely sceneries.Carabao Island

Another option is to stay on the seashore and build a camp. You don’t have to worry about disturbing your sleep along with your friends in the middle of the night because camping is permitted by the authorities. In here, you will have the serenity and peace you needed if you are tired of your party and fun modes in Boracay. Just a boat ride away from Bora and voila! Carabao Island is at your disposal.

There are also caves you can visit in the island.

Because of the continuous prominence of the Carabao Island, the local government is planning to build an international airport that would give direct access to the island. But the plan is still a plan right now. No further actions have been initiated throughout the years that the residents are  getting afraid if this is to be implemented or not.

How to go to Carabao Island? Check out these guides from Claire Raborar (www.

From Manila or Batangas: Catch an overnight ferry to Odiongan port, Tablas. From there take the first jeep of the day to Santa Fe where you can catch ferry to San Jose on Carabao Island (45 mins). You’ll probably need to stay overnight on Tablas somewhere (either Odiongan or Looc would be good options). If you miss the public ferry to San Jose, you may be able to charter a private boat to take you.

From Boracay/Caticlan: From Caticlan you can arrange a boat ride to San Jose (about 45 mins). Timetables and prices vary, so ask around in Caticlan or Boracay.

San Jose to Lanas Beach: To reach Lanas beach from San Jose take a habal-habal (P120 for 2 pax).



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Romblon and its Natural Attractions

Romblon is another tourist spot in Region IV-B. There are many natural attractions that the residents are proud to have. Here are some of those natural spots in Romblon.

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Mt. Guiting-Guiting (Sibuyan, Romblon)
Mt. Guiting-Guiting rise 2,075 meters above sea level in the middle of Sibuyan Island. Wild and unexplored, it is a challenging mountain for seasoned climbers. Before hiking, hiring experienced guides is a must. Wild ferns, orchids, and bonsai dot the rocky trails. The entire island and neighboring Romblon and Marinduque can be seen at the summit of the mountain.

Bonbon Beach (Brgy. Lonos, Romblon)

Bonbon beach

This great expanse on the eastern shores of Romblon Island possesses fine white sand and a gradually sloping ocean floor. A small islet accessible by foot at low tide is just right across the beach. The islet has a secluded swimming area on a short stretch of fine white sand.

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Tiamban Beach (Brgy. Lonos, Romblon)
Located due north of Bonbon Beach, this beach is covered with fine white sand, narrower than Bonbon but almost as long.


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San Jose (San Jose, Romblon)
The coastline of San Jose town harbors some of the most beautiful and isolated beaches in the province. Famous are the ones located in Barangay Lunas and Bignay. One should ride banca to get access to the coastal village. Horses are the major means of transport to visit inland villages.

mablaran falls

Mablaran Falls (Linawan, San Andres, Romblon)
Set amidst luxuriant foliage, the waterfall flows into a 20-foot deep pool of cool, blue-green water. This is one of the most common picnic and swimming spots in town, although picnickers are advised to bring their own food and gear.

Santa Fe Trail (Santa Fe, Romblon)
The mountain-zigzag road leading to Santa Fe where one can see the beautiful Tablas Strait, Looc Bay, the neighboring island of Panay, San Jose, and Boracay Islands.

cobrador island

Cobrador Island (Romblon, Romblon)
Cobrador is the largest among the islets dotting the seas around Romblon.Reputed to hold deposits of rare black, gold, and green marble. The best sweetsop and papaya are also grown here. Other treasures of Cobrador Island are its beaches – the most prominent being the wide expanse of fine white sand for about one kilometer on the eastern side of the islet.


Tinagong Dagat (Brgy. Talisay, Calatrava, Romblon)
Measuring 40 meters in diameter and about seven fathoms at its deepest, this “Hidden Sea” is a circular pool of saltwater barely 10 meters from the sea on the northmost tip of Tablas Island. It is a home to several species of saltwater fishes and seashells. The route to Tinagong Dagat crosses a shoreline of sheer cliffs, interesting rock formations, small coves, and a fishing village.

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Mainit Falls (Brgy. Patoo, Odiongan)
Earning its name from its warm waters, Mainit Falls is a three-tiered cascade that forms three deep pools ideal for bathing. Visitors are advised to bring their own food, drinking water, and gear as the area is secluded and undeveloped.



cantingas riverCantingas River (Taclobo, San Fernando, Romblon)
A natural swimming pool; the water is clear, odorless, tasteless, and ever-flowing; one could quench his thirst while swimming. Around four kilometers away from the poblacion, it has a cottage with a conference hall.

Because of the residents’ care about their natural environment, Romblon stays beautiful just like any other tourist destinations in the Philippines.


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