Sombrero Island which belongs to a six group of islets at the western tip of the Burias Island covering San Pascual and Claveria towns is one of the three major islands of Masbate province.
San Pascual is a 4th class municipality of over 8,000 households representing a population of nearly 40,000 residents that rely mainly on farming and fishing for their livelihood.
Sombrero Island Masbate News
It was late afternoon when our boat arrived at the shores of Sombrero Island in Masbate. Looking from afar, we already had an idea why the island was called Sombrero. Sombrero is a Filipino term for hat, and the island has an iconic rock formation that looks like that, actually a cowboy's hat!
The most popular among all the islands is Sombrero Island, named because of its very interesting hat-like shape.
Crossing the waters of Burias Passage from Tinalisayan to Sombrero was a heart pounding experience. Not only that, as we were getting nearer to the shoreline, coral ecosystems and underwater flora and fauna are visible because of its clear waters. I took off my pink sando while on the boat because my skin hurts, a sign that, for sure, I will have sun kissed skin due to sun burn but it's fine, am positive that my skin will still recover after a week. Instead of covering myself or applying Belo sun block before jumping off the boat to the shallow water, we just grabbed our cameras and proceeded ...
Burias Island is situated in the charming coastal town of San Pascual. It is one of the three main islands of Masbate Province; the other two are Masbate Island (where Masbate City is located) and Ticao Island.
Burias Group of Island, Masbate
Aerial Shot Featuring
-Tinalisayan Islet and Sandbar
It is no secret that Philippines is a home of beautiful beaches, white sands, amazing landscapes, and many more. Many of you may probably heard of Boracay, Palawan and Puerto Princesa, maybe those places I have mentioned are one of your target destinations in the Philippines. But after the trip we had, I think you should also consider Burias Island, Masbate! Lacking of colorful blinding lights of beach bars like other resorts, it is perfect if you are looking for quietness and if you want to be more intimate with nature.