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Romblon Island Philippines Cruise Port Guide


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The port at Romblon island is located in the downtown area of Romblon, with walking distance of the town.

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Romblon is the seat of the provincial government and center of commercial and economic activities in the province. Romblon Island is situated between the two major islands of Sibuyan and Tablas. It has a well-protected harbor, which is considered to be the best landlocked harbor in the country. A few kilometers away from the town proper are the beaches of Bonbon and Tiamban. Off the coast are Logbon, Alad and Cobrador, three islets with white sand beaches.

Bonbon Beach, Romblon - This shoreline is covered with fine white sands and features a gradually sloping ocean floor free of sea grass and sharp stones. Right across the beach is a small islet, which is accessible by foot during low tide. This islet has a secluded swimming area with a short stretch of fine white sand beach.

Romblon Bay, Romblon - A well-protected harbor, which is considered to be the best landlocked harbor in the country. During inclement weather, inter-islands ships take shelter here. Facing the sea is the town proper of Romblon with colorful bancas and quaint houses lining the dock.

Romblon is one of the three major islands of the Romblon Province in the Philippines; the other two are Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island. The island offers beaches, snorkeling and hiking. It is often called Marble Island; the marble deposits form the basis of Romblon's local industry.

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The port town, a quaint mixture of colonial-style architecture and nipa-roofed houses, is surrounded by steep bluffs and noted as one of the safest natural harbors in the Philippines. Major points of interest include a lively market, the 1726 cathedral with its fine interior and the hilltop Fort San Andres.

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The local currency is the Philippine peso.

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in major establishments throughout the big cities of the Philippines. ATMs are available.

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Most Filipinos speak English well, no matter their level of education.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

1 Jan - New Year's Day
24 Feb - Edsa Revolution Day
9 Apr - Bataan Day (Araw ng Kagitingan)
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
5 May - Labour Day
16 Jun - Independence Day
31 Aug -National Heroes' Day
2 Oct - Eid Ul Fitr (exact date varies)
1 Nov - All Saints' Day
30 Nov - Bonifacio Day
25 Dec -Christmas Day
30 Dec - Rizal Day
31 Dec - New Year's Eve

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