Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Masbate

From Wikitravel
Luzon : Bicol : Masbate
Revision as of 08:04, 11 May 2012 by 213.200.69.106 (Talk)

Jump to: navigation, search

Masbate is a largely rural island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias. Its capital and largest city is Masbate City.

Understand

Get in

By bus

There's a daily trip going to masbate via RORO bus, the terminal is locate at cubao, this is part of the nautical highway, the bus will be carried by the RORO boat,from pilar to masbate city port,is is just 1,050 pesos one way for aircon buses, 800pesos for one way for ordinary buses.

By plane

One daily flight from Manila taking about an hour. This is the same and only flight out of Masbate to Manila. Expect a turboprop plane.

By boat

Via Pilar in the province of Sorsogon. By Fastcraft, it is a two hour ride from there, much longer if using other ferry options, which is what most of the people traveling to and from the province use. There are also boats from Lucena in Luzon and Cebu in the Visayas.

Get around

Transport outside Masbate City is limited to tricycles for short distances and buses for longer distances which make stops at various points along the two lane highway that runs from Masbate City to the western and southern points on the island. Although paved, the condition of this highway at various points may have been allowed to lapse into disrepair, making 4 wheel drive vehicles a more practical option for those who own private cars.

See

Do

Bituon Beach is a small private beach south of the barangay of Mobo where guests can stay overnight in bungalows.

The Rodeo Masbateño is held annually.

The " Magcaraguit island " in Dimassalang, Masbate offers white sand beaches.

  • Swimming with Manta Rays. Dive and swim with the magical Manta Rays in Ticao Island
  • Buntod Sandbar. A 10 minute boat ride from the city will take you to Buntod Sandbar, which vanishes during high tide.


Learn

Starting this year, 2011, the Rodeo Masbateno will be held annually every 2nd week of April.

Unlike the US rodeo, the Philippine rodeo is more of a ranch practice in handling the cattle that was turned into a game.

The events consist of casting down, carambola, steer roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, load carrying and whip cracking.

There are two categories for participants—the school and the profesional. Under each category, there will also be women’s and men’s divisions.

Work

Buy

  • dimpol. gracio//, aroroy..


Eat

  • Amperez Grill*Jollibee
  • Minlan, Osmena St, Masbate City. offers Chinese and Filipino cuisine.
  • Port Zirteas, Mabini St, Masbate City. small resto with a homey ambience.


Drink

Ham's Cup Coffee Shop

Sleep

Budget

Sampaguita Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Masbate City

Mid-range

Balay Valencia Ibanez St, Masbate City Tel. No. 056 - 3336530 A quaint hotel in the middle of the city. Adequate rooms, aircon/non aircon, TV, free wifi connection, breakfast included, meals available upon request. Rate starts at Php. 800/ night to 1,200. Room facing the street side might be a little noisy.


Sea Mens Hotel Danao st

adequate room. air con, tv,no hot water 1000peso/ night

Splurge

Contact

Stay safe

Cope

Get out

LCC Mallis a two storey near the pier of Masbate. The building used to be the site of Victoria Mall.



This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!


Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages