Local Philippines: Rockin’ Romblon
Romblon, a cluster of 20 islands in southern Luzon, is known as the marble capital of the Philippines. The quality of its marble is said to be among the best in the world and is comparable to that...
Romblon, a cluster of 20 islands in southern Luzon, is known as the marble capital of the Philippines. The quality of its marble is said to be among the best in the world and is comparable to that of Italy’s Carraca. However, Romblon has a lot of offer other than its high-quality metamorphic rocks.
Located some 346 kilometers south of Manila, Romblon covers a land area of 1,533.5 square kilometers. It is divided into 17 municipalities which are blessed with abundant natural resources, making the province one of the primary ecotourism destinations in the archipelago of 7,107 islands. Romblon has also its own share of white sand beaches that are perfect for swimming and other water recreations.
Romblon is now placed in most Philippine travel guides, thanks to the improving public transport infrastructure. Gone are the days of boring and tiresome sea travel. The province, which offers a host of must-see attractions for discerning travelers, is now less-than-an-hour plane ride from Manila. This development has tourists talking about Romblon again.
Here are some of the top attractions in Romblon.
San Andres and Santiago Forts
Other points of interest in Iloilo are the St. Joseph Cathedral and Belfry, Guyangan Caves, Lambingan Falls, and Cotta Tower. Visitors who are interested in how marble is processed can visit hundreds of quarries and factories around the province. Meanwhile, a common travel tip experts give to first-time tourists is not to expect lavish accommodations in Romblon. However, there are resorts and hotels offering bed and breakfast services and other affordable vacation packages.
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Allan Leandro Merin has been writing for a living since 2008. After leaving a career at a daily electronic crew newspaper, he joined a web development outsourcing company and linked up with Local Philippines, the most comprehensive online directory of Philippine destinations, events, and attractions.