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If you want a break from scuba diving, there are many options to relax and tour the island of Romblon. You can explore on your own or hire a local guide.
Motorbike or Tricycle Tour around the island
A tour around the island takes around 2 hours to a full day depending on how many times you want to stop to explore, take photos, eat or swim at beaches and waterfalls. A large part of the road runs near the coastline and the rest of it leads you through forests, mountains and small villages.
Tiamban Beach, Romblon Island
It takes about 20 minutes to reach Tiamban Beach by foot from the resort. Taking a tricycle would be only about 5 minutes. Here you can swim or snorkel and relax in the shade of the trees. Entrance fee is around PHP 70. There are toilets and a small store selling drinks.
Bonbon Beach, Romblon Island
Bonbon Beach is a beautiful beach in the center of Barangay Lonos. A long sandbar connects the beach with the nearby island Bangug. During low tide you can walk to the small island – just make sure you return in time before the tide comes back as the current can get strong ones the water flows over the sandbar.
San Pedro Beach (Talipasak), Romblon Island
It takes about 15 minutes by tricycle or motor scooter to reach San Pedro Beach. The small resort offers drinks and local dishes. Entrance fee is around PHP 50. You can relax on the beach or go swimming and snorkeling in the nearby San Pedro Marine Sanctuary.
Sunbird Ridge in Lonos, Romblon Island
The private house is owned by friends of the family, who are willing to welcome guests on appointment. They are bird specialists and observe local birds on a daily base. Frequent guests at their garden are Olive Backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), the rare Purple Throated Sunbird (Leptocoma sperata) and a couple of other bird species (common and rare species). You can also enjoy the amazing view over the bay and the nearby islands. The owners are also creating art: fine oil paintings on marble and shell jewelry (from shells found at local beaches).
Cobrador Island (Naguso), Romblon
Here you can find Cobrador’s White Beach – a long stretch of beautiful fine white sand not far from Takot Reef Marine Sanctuary (Sunken Island). The island is part of most of our island hopping tours. In recent years a small rock near Cobrador got famous for cliff jumping and was promoted by several travel bloggers.
coming soon: waterfalls
Mount Guiting-Guiting, Sibuyan Natural Park, Sibuyan Island
Sibuyan Island is located east of Romblon Island. It takes about 2 hours by ferry to get there. The island is known for its dense forests, high mountains and large waterfalls. Due to the high number of species including a couple of endemics the Sibuyan is also dubbed “The Galapagos of Asia”. You have to stay at least one night at the island and can enjoy hiking in the forsts, natural park tours and visiting one of the many waterfalls including Catingas River, Cawa-Cawa Falls, Lagting Falls, Cataja Falls and Lambingan Falls.