Masbate – Home of Virgin Beaches
Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It is the last frontier of Region V, next to the island of Cebu.
The capital of the province is Masbate City and it consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias.
Physically, Masbate lies exactly in the center of the Philippine archipelago north of the Visayas region.
The main island looks like an arrowhead with its tip pointing north. Its southern portion encloses the Asid Gulf, while the Jintotolo Channel separates it from Panay Island.
The Masbate Pass separates the two islands of Burias and Ticao from the main island of Masbate.
Masbate is noted for its well-protected port with Ticao Island acting as barrier against the effect of inclement weather from the northeast.
Being located at the central part of the Philippine archipelago, the city serves as Bicol Region’s gateway to Visayas and Mindanao provinces. It is accessible through sea and air transportation
The people of Masbate were formerly called “Visaya” but when the province was transferred to Bicol region during the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, they were called “Bicolanos” or “Masbatenos”.
Many of its people are immigrants from several provinces such as Romblon and Panay Island provinces. The people of Masbate are known as best in agriculture, history, politics and geography..
Masbate is rich with virgin beaches and falls. Among the spots every tourist should visits are:
- Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary(Masbate City)
- Palani White Beach(Balud)
- Animasola Island(Burias Island)
- Catandayagan Falls(Ticao Island)
- Sombrero Island(Burias Island)
- Tinalisayan Islet and Sandbar (Burias Island)
- Kalanay Falls(Masbate City)
- Burubangkaso Island(Monreal)
- Guinawayan Islandd(Placer)
Hotels and Resorts
There are a number of resorts and hotel which can accommodate visitors of the province. Among them are:
- AGM Beachfront Resort
- St. Anthony Hotel & Restauran
- 7AR Golden Beach Resort
- MG Hotel & Restauran
- Baywalk Garden Hote
- Bantigui Beach Resort
- Gigantes Hideaway Tourist Inn
Indeed, Masbate has numerous virgin places to visit.
“Kadi na kamo sa Masbate!” (Let’s go to Masbate!!).
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