Land Tours and Sightseeing – Things to do in Romblon Island

Beside scuba diving there are many things you can do in Romblon Island to spend an adventurous or relaxed holidays.

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 and snorkel and relax in the shade of trees. Entrance fee is approx. PHP 50. There are toilets and a small store selling drinks.

Bonbon Beach, Romblon Island

Bonbon Beach is a beautiful often secluded 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 island – just make sure you return in time before the tide comes back.

San Pedro Beach (Talipasak), Romblon Island

It takes about 15 minutes by tricycle to reach San Pedro Beach. The small resort offers drinks and local dishes. Entrance fee is approx. PHP 50. You can go swimming, snorkeling and diving in the nearby San Pedro Marine Sanctuary.

Agpanabat Turtle Sanctuary, Romblon Island

The turtle sanctuary takes care of injured turtles. Five species of turtles can be found in the waters around Romblon: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). No entrance fee has to be paid, but the owners are happy to receive a small donation from visitors. Worth a visit are also the fossilized giant clams nearby and the light house that can be toured for a small donation.

Sunbird Ridge, 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 feed/observe local birds. Frequent guests at their garden are Olive Backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), the rare Purple Throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata) and a couple of other bird species. You can also enjoy the amazing view over the bay and the nearby islands. The owners are also creating art: fine paintings on marble and shell jewelry (from shells found at local beaches).

Romblon Town, Romblon Island

Romblon Town is known for the marble artists and the historic Filipino houses built of wood with the typical shell windows. Best time to visit is early morning (market) and late afternoon. A walk around town takes 40 to 60 minutes.

Calvario del Romblon (Stations of the cross)

Locates 20 minutes from the pumpboat pier this hill offers a full view of Romblon Town and Romblon Bay. Best time to visit is late afternoon/sunset.

Biniray / Ati-Atihan Festival

The “carnival of Romblon” starts every first or second January with colorful parades and drum concerts.

Anchorbay Watersports

Anchorbay Watersports (Marlin Bar) offers a wide selection of water sports including wake boarding, banana boat riding, knee boarding, paddle board rental, sailing lessons and motor boat tours. You can find a full list of their services on their website.

Romblon Yacht Club

Romblon Yacht Club was founded by Romblomanons in 2011. Their main goal is promoting sailing.

Logbon Island, Romblon

It takes about 15 minutes by boat to reach Logbon Island. You can go swimming on one of the beaches, have a picnic in the shade of the coconut palms or go snorkeling in Logbon Marine Sanctuary.

Alad Island, Romblon

Alad Island is known for its beautiful marine sanctuary with large soft and leather corals and colorful fish.

Cobrador Island (Naguso), Romblon

Here you can find “the White Beach” a long stretch of beautiful fine white sand and Takot Reef Marine Sanctuary (Sunken Island).

Mount Guiting-Guiting, Sibuyan National 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 Sibuyan endemics it is dubbed “The Galapagos of Asia”. You have to stay at least one night at the island and can enjoy hiking, national park tours and visiting one of the many waterfalls including Catingas River, Cawa-Cawa Falls, Lagting Falls, Cataja Falls and Lambingan Falls.

Motorbike or Tricycle tour around the island

A tour around the island takes 2 hours to a full day depending on how many times you want to stop to explore or take photos. Most of the road is located right at the cost and part of it leads you through forests and mountains.

Island Hopping Tour to Logbon, Alad and Cobrador

This tour gives you the option to visit several islands on the same day. It’s perfect for a day of relaxation, swimming and barbeque on the beach.

Hiking in Romblon Island

There are many trails across the island. Some offers scenic views across the island. From Buntok you can even see 360° of Romblon.

Night hiking / Insect and Phasmids Tour

This tour starts at sunset at takes 1 to 3 hours. During night time a lot of interesting animals can be found in the forest including large stick insects (phasmids), colorful moths, spiders beetles and many more. This is a good option for land macro photography.

Romblon Marble Tour

On a tour you can follow the way of the marble from the small quarries and factories to the souvenir shops in Romblon Town.

St. Joseph Church, Romblon Town

The cathedral of Romblon was built by the Spanish in the 17th century.

Fort San Andres, Romblon Town

The historic Spanish fort is located on a hill overlooking Romblon Town.

Dive Sites Romblon Island

Dive Sites Logbon Island

Dive Sites Alad Island

Dive Sites Cobrador Island

Dive Sites Tablas Island

Dive Sites Sibuyan Island

Dive Sites Banton and Simara Island

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