Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Suggested Itinerary for San Pascual, Burias Island, Masbate

Suggested Itinerary
Day 0
9:30pm Take Naga bound bus; Depart Araneta Center Terminal (Raymond regular aircon is P620)

Day 1
8:30am Arrive in Pasacao Junction; take Naga-Pasacao jeep bound (Fare is P12) for port; You may also take the more expensive trike service if time passes so long and jeep isn't arriving
9:00am arrive in Pasacao Port; Register for boat and have breakfast
10:30am Leave Pasacao port for San Pascual Port thru MB Maxim (fare is P130)
01:30pm arrive in San Pascual Port; Rest, lunch, and then check in in the lodging house (P150/head).
4:00pm town tour; San Pascual Church belived to be the second oldest, and balinsasayaw house)

balinsasayaw house

San Pascual Church

inside San Pascual Church, Masbate

one of San Pascual's heritage houses owned by the Virjen Resort proprietors

San Pascual, Masbate

Alternatively, you may also check in at Virjen Island Resort for P750/room per night. It will be a 30minute boat ride from the pier to the island of brgy busing where it is located.

MSS Fuentes Lodging House in San Pascual Masbate

Virgen Island Resort

Day 2
Island hopping (Sombrero Island and nearby rock islands, Tinalisayin, Animasola and Unnamed cove). It will be best to start the island hopping fr the unnamed cove as waves around a rock island that looks like a cathedral from a distance can get to several feet high)
From port to Sombrero Island is 1 hour; From sombrero to Tinalisayin is also 1 hour;

Sombrero Island, San Pascual, Masbate

Tinalisayin Island, San Pascual, Masbate

A cove in San Pascual, Masbate

A Cathedral Like island from afar

Day 3:
Depart San Pascual: Choose frm either the 5am or the 9am boat trips to Pasacao.

Other Notes:
P2500 boat for island hops provided by the tourism office; Other boatmen in the pier offered P1500 for the same, but since I had a prior offer from the tourism office, though a lot more expensive, we took the tourism offer for security. After our tour, I thought the difference would have only been the life jackets and the guiding provided by the tourims officials. To tinalisayan (only), the random boatman offered P300 for our group (5 pax).

There are no petty restos in the town except for the carinderias. All the time we were in burias, we ate at Ate Jing's eatery right at the port, who has been very hospitable to us. Price is about P50/meal.
You can scout beer and even tanduay ice from the local stores around the port, but for spirits, it's only either Empe Light or Ginebra Quatro Kantos.

You may want to camp in Sombrero island where there's a wide plane of white sand. You may also scout fish from the island's caretaker by letting him know of your plans and needs. His no is 0921 612 0604:

The tourism officer, Mr Tony Cordena may be contacted on this no 0947 879 5844.
For the boats, you can contact ricky (the P300/P1500 deal on (i'll post soon or if still not available, ask for him in the port) and just let the tourism know that you've already arranged for the boat).

see here for more pics of Virjen Island Resort


  1. Thank you very much for this Sir Ian! Ang laking tulong... :)

  2. Sir! Updated po ba yung number ng tourism office? Thanks!


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