Burias is a large island located in Masbate Province, Bicol Region. The island is comprised of two municipalities: Claveria and San Jacinto. The town of Claveria is located at the south end of the island and San Jacinto at the north end of the island. There is a road network in the island but most of it are unpaved and only motorcycle will be able to navigate the rough roads. There is electricity in the island, however, most of the time the electricity only last for 12 hours or less every day. Each town has its own diesel-powered generator that supplies electricity to some barangays.
Situated at the small town of San Pascual is Burias Island which is composed of three distinct islets of Tinalisayan, Sombrero and Animasola.
San Pascual is detached from Masbate mainland, thus the journey getting there may be a little grueling, but just like the saying goes, it's not all about the destination but the journey.
The stimulating amalgam of both the journey and destination will make your adventurous spirit pleased, most especially when you explore the province's 3 distinct islands.
Among the three islands, Sombrero is the most favored. The cerulean colo ...
Guinduyanan Point is believed to be the very center of the Philippines. It is located in a small coastal barangay of Mabuhay in San Pascual, Burias Island, Masbate. Aside from this interesting trivia, Burias is home to pristine, white sand beaches, gorgeous islands and islets and breathtaking rock formations.
My Burias Island adventure wasn't an easy one. Coming from Manila, I boarded a Tabaco-bound bus and got off in Naga, 10 hours later. From Naga, I rode a Pasacao-bound van and got off near the port. I was hoping to catch the 7 am first boat trip to San Pascual. Unfortunately, it was a l ...