Adventure: Romblon

  I am an adventurer, first and foremost.  My passion lies in finding new and beautiful places in nature. This is why I went into ecotourism and how I ended up in the Peace Corps.  I am serving as a Response Volunteer in the province of Romblon in the Philippines.  My office is the back…

Calatrava Pier

Calatrava is the jumping off point to reach Las Tres Islas: the 3 northern islands of Corcuera (aka Simara), Conception (aka Sibale), and Banton. Las Tres Islas are about rural and pristine as you can get! Witness traditional Filipino island life, the friendliness of coastal communities, colorful Filipino schools overlooking the ocean, and the very…

Budiong Fish Sanctuary, Odiongan

This sanctuary may be the best kept secret of Odiongan! Even the locals were surprised by the photo shown above of 3 large lionfish seen within the sanctuary. I counted 7 lionfish total! This sanctuary is extremely well-protected and a clear demonstration of success. Visibility is highly variable and often turbid so the best time…

Binocot Beach, Ferrol

World class scuba diving just off shore from this beach so close you can swim there! A large coral pinnacle sitting around 60ft deep is an ideal Open Water Dive site, where you can see anemones with clownfish, sea turtles, parrotfish, anthias, beautiful branching and soft corals…etc.  

Odiongan Bay (Tabing Dagat)

The perfect place for beach walking, skim boarding, kiteboarding, or yoga! Make sure to come back in the evening to witness Romblon Province’s most magical sunset.

Looc Fish Sanctuary

This fish sanctuary was established in 1999 and has a thriving population of beautiful reef fish and coral. Snorkel around to see the giant clams! One clam may be bigger than a wash basin in size, but do not touch there is no pearl hidden inside these clams. A small boat will take you from…

Busay Falls in Tuburan, Odiongan

There waterfalls, caves and waterfalls in caves at this site! A short walk up river past banana and coconut tree forests, this is the perfect spot for a picnic and a refreshing swim. The best time to visit is September through January, particularly in December when the waterfalls will be raging and you can get…

Mainit Falls in Pato-o, Odiongan

“Mainit” means “hot” in Tagalog. This waterfall was named after the hot springs found upriver where locals swear the water gets so warm that you can boil an egg! While I cannot verify this legend I can attest to warmer water as you hike up river. Maybe next time I’ll hike further and reach this…