Tinalisayan Island: 4th Island Hop- A Long White Powdery Sand Bar

We are ready to take a long walk in Tinalisayan Island’s white powdery sand bar ! We were welcomed by this immense beauty, pure white sand and clear water. The municipality of San Pascual is blessed with surrounding small islands with unspoiled white beaches and spectacular rock formation, one of the town’s best kept treasure is Tinalisayan. Great island that will complete our summer escapade. But wait before I tell you  more about this island let me show you our arrival photo ↓


The tide was getting high when we get there but good amount of sand was still in the surface. After seeing the two islands Animasola, Sombrero and Dapa Islands, I thought I wouldn’t be surprised anymore but Tinalisayan islet has a little bit of everything. A white sand beach, a long sandbar off the coast  and a scenic hill with nearby rock formations are just perfect! Seeing it from a far is totally different from actually being there. The sandbar was indeed long, probably longer on low tide. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Everyone enjoy swimming and playing in white long sandbar.

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How to get to Tinalisayan 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.

Manila-Naga-Pasacao Port

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.

Manila-Daet-Pasacao Port

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 Tinalisayan 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.

Via Tours

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!

Check our pretty cool photos here↓ ( Photos owned by Couragean )

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