Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. Its capital is Masbate City. The province of Masbate comprises the islands of Burias, Ticao and Masbate. Burias derived its name from the buri, a palm tree endemic on the island.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is tropical. The short dry season has little effect on the overall climate. This location is classified as Am by Köppen and Geiger. The temperature here averages 27.6 °C. Precipitation here averages 1955 mm.
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Masbate City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Masbate province is divided into 20 Municipalities, 1 Component City:
There are 18 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Masbate which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Masbate province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Masbate throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Masbate province.
Where in the Philippines is Masbate located?
Masbate is at the crossroads between two island groups: Visayas and Luzon.
Is Masbate a city or province?
Masbate is a province.
What is the Capital of Masbate?
The capital of Masbate is Masbate City.
What is Masbate famous for?
Masbate is famous for ranches.
How do I get to Masbate?
There are several ways to get to Masbate, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.75 hours | $50-$180
- Ferry | 19 hours | $24-$27
How many islands are in Masbate?
There are 18 islands in Masbate province.
How Safe is Traveling in Masbate?
Masbate is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Masbate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The Masbate province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …
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