Islands and Beaches

Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Burias Island: Itinerary and Budget

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Yua Dominguez | Mar 02, 2017

Burias Island, one of the three main islands located on the upper coast of the province of Masbate, offers white sand beaches that travelers can explore.. 

The quiant town of San Pascual is the jump off point for the island hopping tours to three other islands within Burias: Sombrero, Tinalisayan, and Animasola.  

Photo from Maui Sanvictores

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 0

10:00 pm          ETD Manila (from Cubao)

DAY 1

6:00 am            ETA Naga Terminal. Upon arriving proceed to Pasacao terminal

6:45 am            ETA Pasacao Terminal. Go straight to Pasacao Port

7:00 am            From Pasacao Port, ride a passenger boat heading to the town of San Pascual

10:00 am          Arrival at the town of San Pascual. Inquire at the tourism office for the island hopping tours

10:30 am          Brunch/Look for accommodation

1:00 pm            Start Island hopping tours: Tinalisayen and Sombrero Island

6:00 pm            Back to San Pascual to freshen up

7:00 pm            Dinner

8:00 pm            Socials

9:00 pm            Sleep

DAY 2

5:00 am            Wake up for Animasola

6:00 am            Animasola Island

8:30 am            Back at San Pasual mainland

9:30 am            Depart San Pascual and heading to Pasacao port

12:30 am          Arrival at Pasacao port

1:30 pm            Arrival at Naga terminal. Late lunch.

2:00 pm            ETD Naga terminal

11:00 pm          ETA Manila


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 SAMPLE BUDGET

Manila to Naga                   Php 650 x 2 (But, price may vary from 650-1000 depending with the bus company)

Naga to Pasacao                Php70 x 2

Pasacao to San Pascual    Php 130 x 2 

Meals                                  Php 85/meal x 6 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Island Hopping                    Php 3000/6 pax or 500/head

Lodging                               Php 200/person/night

TOTAL =  Php 3,000 

 


Photo from Maui Sanvictores

TIPS

Restaurants

Do not expect any fancy meals. Restaurants are very limited in San Pascual. Only small eateries are available within reach. You may opt to shop at the local market before reaching Burias Island for your needs.

Where to Stay

  • MSS Lodging Inn: 200/head/night
  • Sunset View Tourist Inn (port area)
  • Virjen Island Resort
  • Villa Amando Resort

Camping

You may enjoy a night in your preferred island at a cost. Don't forget to bring your camping equipment and cookset!

Island Hopping

If you can't afford the price offered by the tourism office, you may scout locals for an affordable bangka to take you around.

Passenger Boat Schedule

All passenger boats going back and forth (Pasacao - San Pascual and vice versa) are scheduled. Make sure to ask beforehand.


Photo from Maui Sanvictores

HOW TO GO HERE

Manila to Naga 

(by plane)

  • Manila to Naga Airport (1 hour flight)
  • Naga Airport to Pasacao Terminal (45 minutes - 1 hour: Public van or jeep)
  • Pasacao Terminal to Pasacao Port (5 minutes: Walk or pedicab)
  • Pasacao Port to San Pascual (2- 3 hours: Via passenger boat)
  • At San Pascual Port, inquire at the tourism office for the island hopping tours

(by bus)

  • Manila to Naga Bus Terminal (8-9 hours)
  • Naga Bus Terminal to Pasacao Terminal (45 minutes - 1 hour: Public van or jeep))
  • Pasacao Terminal to Pasacao Port (5 minutes: Walk or pedicab)
  • Pasacao Port to San Pascual (2- 3 hours: Via passenger boat)
  • At San Pascual Port, inquire at the tourism office for the island hopping tours

Manila to Quezon 

(by bus)

  • Manila to San Andres Quezon Province (7-8 hours)
  • From San Andres, you may inquire with the locals for boat rentals

Manila to Masbate

(by plane)

  • Manila to Masbate City (1 hour flight)
  • Masbate City to San Pascual (8-9 hours: Boat)

 

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