Carabao Island

San Jose, Romblon

Carabao Island, otherwise known as Hambil Island, is the southernmost island of Romblon province. San Jose or formerly known as 'Hambil' in old manuscripts and later as 'Isla de Carabao' appeared in various rare Philippine maps of 1734 as 'Isla Carabaos', in 1785 as 'Isla Carabao' in 1861 as 'Isla de Carabao o Ambilo' and finally in 1878 map showing the locations of its two barrios of Lanas and Ag ...

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On the island's irregular coastline there are white sand beaches that are becoming an alternative tourist destination in the country. It is the proposed site for the planned Boracay Island International Airport, to be constructed in the vicinity of barangay Lanas.

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  • Romblon Plus Boracay 6D5N Backpacking Story

    I describe Romblon as unspoilt beauty filled with genuine people. As we travelled for 6 days exploring what Romblon has to offer we also had the opportunity to visit Boracay before it was closed to the public I had a glimpse of how Boracay before it was closed to the public.

  • DIY Itinerary: Batangas - Tablas - Carabao Island - Boracay - Manila For 5D4N

    DIY Itinerary: Batangas - Tablas - Carabao Island - Boracay - Manila For 5D4N

    Ever tried to go to Boracay the long way? While this world-famous island is still closed, we'd like to share a one-of-a-kind way of getting there (we're talking about slow travel) once it opens in a few months from now. Mea Amoranto would like to share how she did it with friends and spent only Php 8, 500 dubbed as #ChamporadoAdventure for 5 days and 4 nights.

  • 5 Awesome Things To Do On Carabao Island, Romblon

    5 Awesome Things To Do On Carabao Island, Romblon

    Carabao Island is a bit of unknown gem right around the corner from Boracay in the Romblon Province. Many people might have taken a day trip from Boracay at some stage but it's actually a perfect spot for a multi-day adventure stay, away from the crowds of Boracay. If you like cliff jumping, you need to get yourself to Carabao. There are two awesome spots to send some backflips but it's not just cliff jumping there are loads of other things to do on Carabao and I?ll show you what they are in this article.

  • Koding Koding Cliff On Carabao Island

    Koding Koding Cliff On Carabao Island

    Koding Koding on Carabao Island is one of those places you walk into and just get so excited you almost panic. Crystal clear, vibrant blue water lay in waiting for you from several diving platforms at this epic hangout spot.

  • The Search For The Next Boracay: Carabao Island Romblon

    The Search For The Next Boracay: Carabao Island Romblon

    The locals call it Hambil, but the rest of the world refers to it as Carabao Island. Also known as the municipality of San Jose in Romblon, this slice of tropical paradise has been described as Boracay from 30 years ago.

    Located just roughly half an hour away from Boracay, it's a beautiful place that is still relatively pristine, and with enough investment and proper environmental planning it could become a must-visit destination in itself instead of an afterthought for travelers going to Boracay.

    For the longest time, Carabao Island has been like a satellite orbiting Boracay, its fortun ...

  • Exploring Tablas Island Of Romblon Province, Travel Guide

    Exploring Tablas Island Of Romblon Province, Travel Guide

    When someone says Romblon, the first thing that comes on my mind (maybe yours too) are Mt. Guiting-guiting and Sibuyan Island. Romblon, in my opinion, has been underrated. Although it may not be the least visited province in the Philippines, but you know that it wont be on the top list either. Even I, is guilty of neglecting Romblon and just passed it by whenever Im looking at our countrys map. Little did we know that this province offers tranquility from the bustling and hustling of Metro Manila particularly Tablas Island.