Burias Masbate boasts plenty of beautiful islands. Three of the most visited are Animasola, Sombrero & Tinalisayan.
Sombrero Island – so called because of its hat-liked shape. It is the biggest (I think) of all the three Island with blue-green water and crushed coral sand.
My least bet of all the three, probably because the place is quite crowded and there are a lot of man-made structure like cottages, stores and houses.
Tinalisayan- second best on my rating. The island features an 80-meter-long sandbar, best time to go there is before sunset to see the whole stretch.
There is also a hill where you can climb to have a 360-degree view of the island.
Animasola- my top choice! amazing rock formations, beautifully crafted through time.
Dapa- this island is not part of the tour but our very generous boatman “Mico” gave this as a bonus since it is just another 15-20mins boat ride from Sombrero Island.
It also has its own distinct rock formation, flat roof style rock with several holes and pits said to be home to a number of sea snakes during rainy season.
Burias Island is making its name in the tourist industry and there are still a lot of island to be explored. I just hope the LGU will take good care of what the Lord has blessed their community.
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Burias Island, Masbate)