Sunday, October 22, 2017

Travel Guide: Romblon Budget & Itinerary

Romblon, whether in Tablas or Romblon municipality, has an idyllic charm and laid back ambiance that most people in the city would love to go to every now and then. The province has beautiful beaches, friendly people and still has that off-the-beaten-path appeal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.


Budget Guide



Breakdown of expenses

1200 - 1 night Aglicay Resort
1300 - 2 nights Parc Bay Mansion
1313 - Food and drinks
500 - Transportation to Aglicay
110 - Jeep to San Agustin from Aglicay
440 - Transportation around the islands
40 - Entrance fee for Tiamban Beach
220 - Roundtrip tickets from San Agustin to Romblon, Romblon including terminal fee
34 - Internet at computer shop
20 - San Andres Fort fee
50 - San Pedro Beach entrance fee
200 - Souvenirs
100 - Jeep to airport from San Agustin
100 - Terminal fee at the airport                                                                                                 
P5627 - Total for solo travel in Romblon

I was traveling solo and was unable to find a travel buddy to share expenses with, so I ended up spending more on accommodations and transportation to see some of the attractions on the island. You can definitely spend less than the amount here based on where you stay and eat, and how you move from place to place.

Itinerary















On my first day in the province, I spent the night in Aglicay Resort. This is a beach front property with a beautiful beachscape and a captivating sunrise. There were only a handful of guests in the resort, which added to its idyllic ambiance. There were times when I felt like the only guest there.

On the second day, I traveled by jeep and by boat to Romblon, Romblon. I visited the beaches of Tiamban and Bon-Bon, and also dropped by the church, some of the marble workshops and Fort San Andres.

Things to Do in Romblon

  • Beach bumming
  • Chasing sunsets
  • Buy marble products
  • Try the local cuisine
  • Go up Fort San Andres

There are other activities and places you can enjoy in this province; I've only been to Tablas and Romblon, Romblon and have yet to see the other destinations.

What to Expect

Internet connection is terrible (to be honest) and not all accommodations have Wi-Fi. The best way to explore the islands is by hiring a tricycle or private car as public transportation may take long to arrive and depart. Romblon's islands are idyllic; time moves slowly in this part of the Philippines. There is an ATM in Romblon, Romblon, but better bring enough cash for your trip.



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