TINALISAYAN ISLAND, MASBATE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

Tinalisayan Island is part of your island hopping excursion in Burias. During your trip, you’ll see a long white sand bar surrounded by clear emerald waters. There’s no shade, but you’ll soon forget your skin is turning darker because of the natural beauty of the place. Tinalisayan is the ideal place to forget everything and just relax and unwind.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Naga Airport (Camarines Sur)

By Air
  1. To cut the travel time, book flight tickets from Manila to Naga City. Travel time is one hour 15 minutes.
  2. Once in the city, look for the terminal that has jeep trips bound for Pasacao; the fare is around P30 per way.
  3. After arriving at the port, you can board public boats traveling to San Pascual, the jump-off point to island hopping. The fare for the boat ride is around P130; the trip may take up to three hours.
By Land
  1. If you were unable to get cheap flight tickets, there are regular buses plying the Manila-Naga route that travel overnight. The fare for this varies from P600 to P1000, depending on the bus company and class of the seat.
  2. Once in Naga, look for the terminal that has jeep trips bound for Pasacao; the fare is around P30 per way.
  3. After arriving at the port, you can board public boats traveling to San Pascual, the jump-off point to island hopping. The fare for the boat ride is around P130; the trip may take up to three hours.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: As of writing, there’s P10 entrance fee.
  • Cottage Rental Fee: P300 – P400
  • Island Hopping Rate: P1500 – P3000 (good for 6 pax)

    You can also book tours from Manila to the islands; packages cost around P3000 per person and include some meals, transportation, fees, and accommodation. Check the inclusions before booking.


Don’t Miss

  • Tinalisayan is famous for its long white sand bar and turquoise waters.
  • The area doesn’t have shade, but you wouldn’t mind getting a tan if the views are nothing short of spectacular.
  • Swim and wade in its waters or simply enjoy nature during your stay.

Don’t Forget

  • Withdraw enough cash for your trip because you won’t be able to use your cards for transactions.
  • Bring a powerbank and/or extra batteries for your gadgets to keep them charged throughout your trip.
  • Bring your own food and drinks, but collect your own garbage after eating and drinking.
  • Put your cameras and phones in a dry bag to keep them from getting wet during the boat ride.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • After beach bumming on Tinalisayan Island and the other destinations in Burias, you can go to mainland Masbate to visit its many attractions.
  • You can also head further south of Bicol to discover what Legazpi and Sorsogon have to offer.

Where to Stay

If you are planning to explore the island province of Masbate aside from Burias, here are the recommended accommodations according to Agoda users as of January 2018.

Ticao Island Resort
Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Masbate Hotels


Reminders

Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.