After passing by the Iniwaran Island (Check : A Glimpse of Iniwaran Island / Templo Island) and after few more minutes of clashing against waves, we finally reached our next destination. If we are going to list the islands in Burias, Masbate based on their popularity, this one is absolutely a top charter! The island of Animasola is one of the most visited islands in Burias not because of the sand nor the crystal clear water but because of their unique and impressive rock formations that are absolutely picture-worthy!
Here's a shot few meters away from the Animasola Island. You can see that ...
Established in 2002, the Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary, a local marine-protected area (MPA) in Masbate City, province of Masbate, is now considered a certified "tourist magnet" and one of the top ecotourism destinations in the Bicol region.
Once in the brink of extinction because of rampant illegal and destructive fishing, reef fishes and other marine wildlife now thrive in this 250-hectare marine sanctuary.
Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary's success story proves true the saying "you reap what you sow" for members of the Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Puro-Sinalikway (Samapusi).
Today Samapusi ...
Summer's underway and if you're still planning that ultimate escapade, these two island getaways will surely serve as great additions to your travel bucket list.
Burias Island, Masbate
If you want some downtime away from the noisy crowd, go off the beaten path to Burias Island—one of the three major islands in Masbate province.
The unspoiled turquiose waters and scenic rock formations of the islands are surely worth the long 10-hour trip.
An island hopping tour will take you to the beautiful islands of Burias, which are distinct from each other.
The island of Animasola feature ...
While on our way to Animasola, we passed by this Island which really took my attention. Unlike the Snake Island (Check: Islang Dapa / Snake Island) and the Sombrero Island, this one has no sandy shore but it has distinctive feature that makes this island quite special ~ it has underground caves! Too bad the island is not really part of our itinerary but I tried my best to get some decent shots of this interesting island in Burias. Thanks to the tourism personal who gave us a brochure about San Pascual, I learned that the island is known as Iniwaran
As you can see, these underground caves ar ...
Let's Explore the Burias Group of Islands in Masbate!
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We left Manila around 10 in the evening and it took us almost eight hours to reach San Andres, Quezon. Unlike what we have seen in Paracale Bay going to Calaguas, we were taken into a seemingly unspoiled beach resort in San Andres. There were few open air cottages in the resort and we spotted no other restaurants or hotels nearby. Burias Group of Islands are just starting to get attention from travelers which explains why there are no businesses yet who take advantage of the place's popularity (and I hope it will stay that way).
While waiting for the boat that will pick us up from San Andre ...