Hermana Menor Island

Santa Cruz, Zambales

Hermana Menor Island is located in Sta. Cruz, Zambales. An ideal place for diving, swimming, and recreation, it is the venue where the candidates of the 1979 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant posed for photograph. It has standard facilities for beach combing and water sports activities.

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  • Hermana Menor Island Zambales Travel Guide

    Hermana Menor Island Zambales Travel Guide


    How to get to Hermana Menor Island:
    - Ride a bus from Metro Manila bound for Santa Cruz, Zambales (i.e. Victory Liner in Monumento, Caloocan) .
    - Remind the bus conductor to drop you off at Petron Gas Station of Barangay Lipay, Santa Cruz (travel time: 5 - 6 hours).
    - Hail a tricycle to get to the jump-off.
    - Charter a boat that will take you to the island (travel time: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on sea condition).

  • Start Of Summer At Hermana Menor

    Start Of Summer At Hermana Menor

    Last April 10, PAGASA (the Philippine government weather bureau) announced the termination of the northeast monsoon. This is usually taken as the start of summer or the warm and dry season in the country. A day later we were off and driving, heading for the beaches. We stopped briefly at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone to give Manny, a visiting Balikbayan friend, a look at the former U.S. naval base converted into a duty-free zone. Afterwards it was on to the northernmost part of Zambales province and the town of Santa Cruz.

  • Hermana Menor Or Makatira Island In Zambales

    Hermana Menor Or Makatira Island In Zambales

    Since it is summertime already and everyone is looking for a perfect get away to relax, unwind or just chill out with friends on a weekend. Makatira Island (a.k.a. Hermana Menor, its local name) is a perfect spot for everyone who love beaches a lot. Not too far, not too expensive, less crowded or not polluted I must say. I can't help but share the thing I am passionate about and that is "beachineering" at its best. Zambales is not new to me, way back year 2002 was when I first set foot to nearby islands namely Pundakit beach, Anawangin cove, Nagsasa cove, Palauig, Capones lighthouse and Potipo ...

  • Meeting The Sister Islands Hermana Menor And Hermana Mayor

    Meeting The Sister Islands Hermana Menor And Hermana Mayor

    Zambales is popular with each beaches. However I am sure that a lot of people like me wants to enjoy the serenity of place far from the crowd without traveling too far.

    Here is another place where you can enjoy your me time or even with your friends. It's called Hermana Menor and Hermana Mayor. This sister islands literally mean Younger and Elder sister. They are not as famous as Subic, Anawangin, Nagsasa, Capones, Magalawa, and Potipot. However you will surely enjoy its raw beauty and crystal clear water.

    hough Live more Adventures and Tours I was able to visit the smaller island called ...

  • Zambales Tourist Attractions

    Zambales Tourist Attractions

    The province of Zambales is endowed with tourist attractions that are surely loved by the tourists. They will enjoy visiting and exploring the province. It is one of the best provinces in the Philippines that host many tourist attractions and wonders.


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