Romblon

Tablas Island, Romblon: Buenavista Marine Sanctuary

Posted on December 10, 2013

A local villager at Buenavista Marine Sanctuary in Tablas Island, Romblon shows off a horse’s hoof clam. From Carabao Island, I got another free bangka (outrigger) ride to Tablas, a much larger island that also belongs to Romblon province. Near the pier area was a marine sanctuary I was interested to visit. I was looking forward to visiting the Looc Bay Marine Refuge and Sanctuary, but was extremely disappointed to find out that they do not permit tourists to take photographsRead More

Carabao Island, Romblon: Escape from Boracay

Posted on December 9, 2013

Glassy waters of Lanas Beach on Carabao Island (San Jose), Romblon Just 30 minutes north from famed Boracay Island is Carabao Island, whose territory is contiguous with San Jose, a municipality of Romblon province.  The island is also known as Hambil, hence, its inhabitants are called Hambilanons. There are two possible reasons why the island is named after the beast of burden. Some say that the island has long been populated by carabaos or water buffalos, while others say itsRead More