The name of the island is derived from the Filipino term for hat, and the island has an iconic rock formation that looks same with cowboy’s hat.
It was lunch time when our boat arrived at the shores of Sombrero Island from Animasola Island. Sombrero island is a private island and there is an entrance fee of 20 Php. Camping is the way to go at Sombrero Island, but if you feel you need some more privacy or you’re taking vacation with family there are cottage local called it as “bahay kubo” kind of accommodation for 2,500 Php per night with private bathroom while the simple bamboo cottages worth 700 Php. The island has public toilets enough to serve the travelers.
Waking up in the beautiful island with great people was such a delightful experience. We enjoyed Sombrero Island even at night because of its cool breeze from the ocean. It was really relaxing, the type of vacation we all need and deserve. Kind of Best 2016 Summer Escapade!
We were also told that the islet was, at one point in time, connected to the bigger island where the resort stands until sands were mined for transport to Boracay.
After our whole day island hopping we take our afternoon dip at clear water with white sand and enjoy the sunset at Sombrero Island. We spend the night a’la castaway in Sombrero island to watch the stars as the waves softly rolls and rumbles.
How to get to Sombrero Island of San Pascual, Masbate
If you’re coming from Manila, there are buses that would take you to Naga City or Daet Camarines Norte , check these Bus Operators : Superlines, DLTBCo., Philtranco, Amihan Buslines, Elavil . It takes 8 hours land travel from Manila to Bicol Region.
You can also ride a plane going to Naga if you have enough budget.Check flight schedule and fare here; Cebu Pacific & Philippine Airlines. It takes 45mins by plane from NAIA, Manila Airport to Naga Airport.
From Manila ride a bus and get off to Naga City bus Terminal then ride a bus and get off to Tambo, Pamplona. From the crossing area ride a jeep that will take you to the port of Pasacao. You can directly ride a jeep at jeepney terminal in Naga city located at the back of LCC Mall.
From Daet Bus Terminal ride a bus or van and get off to Tambo, Pamplona from crossing, ride a jeep that will take you to the port of Pasacao.
There are 3 trips from Pasacao port going to San Pascual, Burias Island. Once you arrive at the town of San Pascual, you can rent a boat for an island hopping going to Sombrero and other islands. It is better to coordinate at the local tourism office of San Pascual for you to get the best rates for boat rental and also for proper assistance and for the safety.
There are tour operators that serve Burias Island island hopping tours if you need a hassle free travel to this beautiful place. Feel Free to contact PJ Gonzales– 09396316372. He organized our island hopping and he did a great job to our group for only 2000 pesos (25pax) we really enjoy our Burias Island Hopping for 1 night and 2 days tour, good food, friendly staff and of course beautiful islands. Superb worth it!
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