Romblon is an archipelagic province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA Region. Its capital is the municipality of Romblon. Romblon is known as the Marble Capital of the Philippines, home to the “Galapagos of Asia” (Sibuyan). The province is composed of three major islands that one must visit – Romblon Island, Tablas Island, and Sibuyan 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 falls under Type III of the Corona climatic classification system which was devised in 1920. It is characterized by no pronounced wet and dry seasons. Generally, the wet season is from June to November and sometimes extends up to December when the southwest monsoon is predominant. The dry season is from January to May but is sometimes interrupted by erratic rainfall. The annual mean temperature is 27 °C (81 °F), with February as the coldest month with temperatures dropping to 20 °C (68 °F), and May as the warmest month with temperatures reaching up to 35 °C (95 °F). Habagat monsoon winds pass through the province from June to October while northeasterly winds or Amihan blows through the islands from December to February.
Best time to visit Romblon is from October to June, but you can dive in Romblon all year round.
The most appropriate clothing for 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 Romblon province is divided into 17 Municipalities:
There are 22 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Romblon which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Romblon province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Romblon, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Romblon throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Romblon province.
Where in the Philippines is Romblon located?
Romblon is located in the middle of Sibuyan Sea which separates Luzon from Visayas.
Is Romblon a city or province?
Romblon is an archipelagic province.
What is the Capital of Romblon?
The capital of Romblon is Romblon.
What is Romblon famous or known for?
Romblon is famous or known for local marble and unspoiled beaches.
How do I get to Romblon?
There are several ways to get to Romblon, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus to Batangas Pier | 3 hours | $3-$5 + Ferry to Odiongan | 4 hours | $24-$30
- Plane to Tablas | 1.5 hours | $50-$140
- Plane to Caticlan | $42-$200 + Car ferry to Odiongan | 3 hours | $6-$30
How many islands are in Romblon?
There are 22 islands in the Romblon province.
What does Romblon mean?
Romblon came from the local word “nagalumyom”, pertaining to a chicken in the act of sitting on its eggs on a nest. It eventually evolved to “lomlom”, later on to “donblon”, and finally Romblon.
How Safe is Traveling in Romblon?
Romblon is generally safe for locals andt tourists.
Is the climate in Romblon the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Romblon 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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