Famous for being the Rodeo Capital of the Philippines, Masbate has more things to brag about aside from cowboys and delicious beef tapas. Being situated at the center of Philippine archipelago, Masbate serves as the gateway of Bicol Region to the Visayas and Mindanao. If you been too hesitant to visit the place and thinks that you might get bored, think again. It has beaches, mountains, old churches that would definitely fascinate you. Not to mention that this place also has lot of warm and friendly people.
Come on, let’s explore its beauty!
How to get there:
There are various way on how to get to Masbate from Manila. The fastest and easiest way to reach your destination is via plane which take about an hour and 20 minutes. You can also take bus which departs from Cubao and Pasay to Masbate City. Or travel via ferry.
What to do in Masbate:
1. Experience ranch living with Masbate’s Ranches and Rolling Hills
Fancy the rolling hills of Batanes? Well, Masbate also got one! Delight your eyes with the stunning rolling hills while watching a flock of cows. It is not everyday that you experience ranch life in the busy city, so cherish every moment here![/caption]
2. Be amazed with the breathtaking Rodeo Festival
If there’s one thing that will mark Masbate, it is none other the yearly feast of yee-haas and cattle spanking. Be amazed on how brave the men who tend to spank with this horned-animals. Yay!
3. Swim into the crystal clear water of Palani Beach
Hot? Indulge yourself and swim as long as you want into the clear water of Palani Beach. Surely you will be refreshed and relaxed with the water and of course the scenic view! Don’t forget to put sunscreen though.
4. Breathe fresh air at Pawa Mangrove Park
If you are seeking for a place where you can breathe fresh air and be relaxed, Pawa Mangrove Park would be a great place to be.
5. Explore the stunning Halea Natural Park
Are you up for chilling, diving or a usual beach buffing? Then come on and let’s explore the stunning Halea Natural Park! Don’t forget to bring your cameras, buddies.
6. Catch the joyful Lapay Bantigue Festival
Happen to visit this place in the month of September? Then you shouldn’t miss to catch the awesome Lapay Bantigue Festival. Another feast that would make your Masbate trip worthwhile.
7. Take a walk at the pristine shoreline of Buntod Marine Sanctuary
Having the a turquoise sea water, the pristine Buntod Marine Sanctuary is enough to shake off your stress and clear your troubled mind.
8. Get lost with the beauteous Porta Vega Beach
White sand, crystal clear water and serene environment. Who would not love Porta Vega beach, anyway?
Where to eat at Masbate
One of the must-include things on your itinerary is of course the food! Right? After a joyful trip, all you want to do next is filling in your tummy with delectable food. So, let’s check the must-go-to food spot in Masbate for a satisfying meal servings.
Youngster, elders, families, barkadas, lovers or whichever category you’re in, Ham’s Cup is one of the must stop place in Masbate for a plate of uber-delicious meal and a cup of kicking coffee!
Where to stay at Masbate
From expensive down to cheap hotels and resorts, Masbate has a lot to offer. Looking for a fine place to stay at while wandering around this beautiful place? MG Hotel would definitely be a nice choice, travel buddy!