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Information about Masbate

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All kind, Valley 2, Philippines
4,151 sq km


Sombrero Island in MasbateMasbate is an island province in the Philippines that is mostly rural. It is part of the Bicol region. It is made up of three big islands: the main island of Masbate, Ticao, and Burias. Administratively, it is part of Bicol, but the culture and language of the people who live there are Visayan, not Bicolano.

The island of Masbate is gifted with a variety of natural charms, some of which include hills, beaches with beautiful white sand, exciting marine life, and unique animals.

Best time to visit

To thoroughly enjoy the province and its culture, schedule your trip around its dry summer season and during their top festivals.

Cheapest time to visit Masbate

It is preferable to visit Masbate during less busy times of the year. A flight or private transportation could cost more during the summer months because there are typically more individuals traveling during those months.

Weather in Masbate

Masbate has some rainy months, and the humidity is always high. During the hottest months, May, April, and June are the best times to visit Masbate.

Main festival/events in Masbate

If you want to experience the city at its brightest and most vibrant, you may wish to visit during a festival. Observing street parades and cultural sports is entertaining for both locals and foreign visitors.

Masbate celebrates each year with the Pangumagat festival. It is being held in the second week of April and attracts many travelers. The term "pangumagat" is derived from the terms "panguma" and "panagat," which are the typical sources of revenue in this region.

How to get to Masbate

If you are traveling from Manila, you can reach Masbate via bus from Quezon City. RoRo buses and Bicol Isarog buses depart Cubao and are loaded onto roll-on/roll-off boats between Pilar port in Sorsogon and Masbate City. 

Safety in Masbate

Masbate is a safe location, however precautions should be taken as in any other region of the nation. Always stay vigilant. Avoid wandering alone on calm streets late at night. 

Maintain your baggage nearby. In an emergency, the nearest hospital should be visited. Within and outside the city limits of Masbate, there are medical facilities.

Getting around Masbate

Most ways to travel are easy and inexpensive. Masbate is rather easy to navigate. Depending on your budget, comfort, and ease of travel, you can take a jeepney, bus, tricycle, self-drive car, private van, or any private method of transportation.

Food and Drinks

In Masbate, you'll try several of the province's most popular and special cuisine. You can learn about the province's culture through its restaurants.

Indulge in Masbate cuisine, especially their seafood options, horse’s meat, cheese, and other native delicacies.

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Masbate

Some of Masbate City’s best neighborhoods include Masbate City, Uson, Placer, Milagros, Cawayan, Balud, and more.


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