Ticao Island

San Jacinto, Masbate

Ticao Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate province in the Philippines. The other two major islands are Masbate Island and Burias Island. The island is divided into the municipalities of Batuan, Monreal, San Fernando and its mother-town, San Jacinto.

Ticao Island is also home to Bongsanglay Natural Park, a protected area of mangrove forests and swamps on Ticao Island ...

in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It is located in the municipality of Batuan in the island province of Masbate covering an area of 244.72 hectares.

Bongsanglay Natural Park is the only remaining primary growth mangrove forest in the Bicol Region as all the other regional mangroves have been replanted. It is located in the barangay of Royroy near the southern tip of Ticao Island by the Biton Bay facing the Ticao Pass and Samar Sea marine corridor. A small fishing community can be found not far from the mangroves. There is also a 1,000-meter canopy walk that traverses the park for patrolling and for ecotourism purposes.  Wiki

Ticao Island News

  • Ticao Island Masbate

    Ticao Island Masbate

    After spending a wonderful time with the rock formations of Biri Island, I decided to go to Ticao Island to explore the islands hidden gems. From Santa Clara Port in Northern Samar, I took boat going back to Matnog Port then rode a bus to Bulan, Sorsogon. I departed from Biri Island around 1pm and arrived at Bulan by 6pm.

  • Ticao Island Masbate PH

    Ticao Island Masbate PH

    Masbate, an island province in the Bicol Region of the Philippines, is a land of many surprises. Before I was impressed with a group of islands in this province called Burias Islands, I was first smitten by the charm of another island of Masbate called Ticao.

  • Travelosyos Best 2016 Visit 2017

    Travelosyos Best 2016 Visit 2017

    Happy New Year, everyone! The year 2016 had been great for me in terms of traveling. I visited 23 local and five international destinations. Every place has its unique culture and stories. But there are these five local places on top of my list that I hope you visit this 2017.

    Last year was the year of a bunch of changes. It was the year of being the real me and doing the things that I had really wanted. It was the year I moved out of my comfort zone and decided to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy. Probably, quitting my job to travel was the highlight of my 2016. It was the bigge ...

  • What Can You Do In Ticao Island

    What Can You Do In Ticao Island

    When people think of Masbate, the first thing that pops into their mind is the annual rodeo wherein MasbateƱo cowboys and cowgirls showcase their skills. The rodeo is definitely a must-see, but remember that it's not the only thing that you can do in Masbate province. After all, you can also spend a few days in Ticao Island and enjoy the wonders that it offers.

    Ticao Island is one of the three major islands in the province. It's divided into four municipalities ??" San Jacinto, San Fernando, Batuan, and Monreal ??" all of which have many wonderful sights and activities to offer to visitors ...

  • Manta Rays At Ticao Island Philippines

    One of the highlight dives at Ticao Island Resort is the Manta Bowl. Here the Mantas come up from the deep to a shallower area in the center of the channel to cleaning stations. They hover around this area for a while then head back to the deeper waters. Current here is ripping at times so the procedure is to get to the drop off edge, hook off on a rock and wait. Your patience is paid off by a great fly by from the Manta Rays. A great experience! Joyce and I enjoyed this immensely.

    Many thanks to Jan Jan Esteban our dive guide for the week at Ticao Island Resort for his expert advice and k ...

  • Biyahe Ni Drew In Ticao Island Masbate

    Na-stuck ang paborito nating Biyahero sa isang isla sa Ticao! Pero ayos lang dahil malaparaiso naman ang lugar na ito sa Masbate! (Date aired: November 27, 2015)Subscribe to the GMA News and Public Affairs channel.