Tablas Island

Odiongan, Romblon

Tablas is the largest of the islands that comprise the province of Romblon in the Philippines. The name of the island was of Spanish origin. Before the colonialization of the Philippines, Tablas was known as the Island of Osigan. At the time of contact with Westerners, Osigan had a population of two hundred and fifty people living in small villages. Wax was produced in this island.

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A wooded central range of hills traverses the length of Tablas. The west coast is formed by the western slope of the central mountain ridge, which is narrow and well defined. The summits in the middle of the island are 1,600 to 2,000 feet high.

The southern part of Tablas is a group of many sharp conical hills, all bare and grassy except Malbug Hill, 276 m high, and Calaton Point, 255 m high, on the east coast, which are dark and wooded. The shore line is largely mangrove, with many beaches of coral sand and some limestone cliffs. The shore reef is continuous except off Guinauayan Point.  Wiki

Tablas Island News

  • Tablas Island Romblon Philippines

    Spots:

    - Linao ni Vecto Falls
    - Calatrava Island
    - Pearl Of Melody Cave
    - Busay Falls
    - Tuburan Caves
    - Binucot Beach
    - Blue Hole
    - Cummings Highlands

    Cancelled tours due to bad weather:

    - Looc Fish Sanctuary
    - Cubrador Island

    (Romblon Island)
    - Bon Bon Beach
    - Tiamban Beach
    - Talipasak Beach
    - Fort San Andres

  • The Next Big Experience Romblown Away

    The Next Big Experience Romblown Away

    Marbles a marvelous mineral. From enhancements that beautify walls and lobbies of elegantly designed skyscrapers to giving character to hotels, offices and homes; bathrooms looking so clean one can sleep in them to balustrades, stairs, monuments, hallways, terraces and tiles that, literally, can floor you (pun intended): What else can you not make beautiful with marble?

    Unlimited if the people of Romblon, undisputed as the marble capital of the Philippines, are asked this question.

    The southern Philippine province of Romblon, 264 kilometers from Manila, has carved a proud name for itself ...

  • The Untouched Beauty Of Romblon

    The Untouched Beauty Of Romblon

    Romblon is my home town and I am very proud that I was raised in this small archipelago. My early years was surrounded by rice field, trees, and marbles, I thought the province of Romblon is composed of such but I was wrong. When I started traveling that's the time that I discovered that my home town has a lot to offer. From the untouched beaches, unexplored caves, mountains, underwater richness and may others. This article will show you how beautiful Romblon is. Allow me to introduce to you the gorgeous tourist destinations in Romblon.

    Let's start with Cresta de Gallo (photo above) in Sib ...

  • The Best Summer Spots For The Spontaneous

    The Best Summer Spots For The Spontaneous

    Everyone loves summer. Unlike any other season, it brings out the spontaneous side of people. Maybe it's how everything gleams in sunshine??"as if the sun is actually teasing us to go out; or maybe it's the warm weather giving us all the happy feels. For whatever reason, during summer, everyone wants to break loose and look for adventure: Going on a road trip to Tagaytay just because they felt like it, hitting the beach to get away from the city, or even booking last-minute plane tickets to anywhere in the world. If you're one of these super spontaneous souls, READ ON because we want you to ge ...

  • Exploring Tablas Island Romblon

    Exploring Tablas Island Romblon

    Tablas Island piqued my interest when Philippine Airlines launched their flights to this relatively unknown island last year. There must be more to this place than just the infamous Romblon marbles, I thought to myself. So I booked a trip a couple of months back and explored this beautiful island for 5 days.

    Romblon has three major islands: Sibuyan, Romblon, and Tablas. Tablas (where I chose to stay) features sloping lands sometimes even rough to rugged terrain. Immediately, I loved how simple and rural the island is plus it sort of reminded me of my hometown back in the early days.

    Wher ...

  • Romblon Governor And Residents Oppose Mining Application

    Romblon Governor And Residents Oppose Mining Application

    Residents of 7 municipalities in Romblon filed a complaint against the offshore mining application of Asian Palladium Mineral Resources, Incorporated (APMRI) on Monday, June 27, before the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Mimaropa.

    In a June 3 letter addressed to MGB Regional Director Roland de Jesus, reelected Governor Eduardo Firmalo represented his province and the people of Tablas Island in objecting the application of APMRI "to conduct any mining activity in the water areas of the island."

    "No to metallic mining both on land and underwater has long been t ...