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Burias Island Travel Guide: Things to do + Best Places to Visit

Sombrero Island in San Pascual Masbate

Your DIY Travel Guide to Burias Island in Masbate

For more than two decades, I have been traveling and exploring the 82 provinces of the Philippines. Everywhere I go, I am reminded of how beautiful and diverse our country is. After visiting all 82 provinces, I realized there are still so many places I have yet to discover. I am constantly dreaming of new places to explore and experience, and I get opportunities to visit and explore more islands in this archipelago.

Sombrero Island in San Pascual Masbate

Recently, I had the opportunity to join the Domestic Tourism Invitational Program, an exploratory familiarization trip to the beautiful islands of Capiz and Masbate. Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the provincial tourism offices of Capiz and Masbate, this program aims to showcase the best of these two islands and their connectivity using transportation options like fast crafts and RORO (roll-on roll-off vessels).

We spent our first two nights in Roxas City before embarking on a nine-day journey to the Rodeo Capital of the Philippines – Masbate. It was an incredible experience filled with breathtaking views, fascinating culture, and delicious food.

I was fortunate enough to experience the beauty of Burias Island on a work trip to Masbate. It was one of the most unforgettable trips I’ve had in recent years, and I can see why it’s become a popular destination among tourists! The stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and laid-back island vibe made me feel like I was in paradise. It was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and I’m so glad I got to experience it. If you’re looking for a more off-the-beaten-path destination, then Burias Island in San Pascual, Masbate, should definitely be at the top of your list!

Tinalisayan Island
Tinalisayan Island

Getting to Burias Island

If you plan to visit Burias Island, there are several ways to get there. Here are some options for transportation to Burias Island.

From Mobo Port, Masbate

From Mobo Port in Masbate mainland, take a six-hour RORO ride to Claveria, then another one-hour van ride to San Pascual, the jump-off point to the beautiful islands in Burias.

From San Andres, Quezon

If you are coming from Manila, the fastest and cheapest way to reach Burias Island is by taking a bus to San Andres, Quezon. Buses from Manila take about 9 hours, and bus fare ranges from P500 to P700, depending on bus type.

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