Burias Island, Island Hopping


Burias Masbate boasts plenty of beautiful islands. Three of the most visited are Animasola, Sombrero & Tinalisayan.


with our very generous boatman Mico

 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.


with Che, a solo backpacker


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)




About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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