Romblon is popularly known as the Marble Capital of the Philippines. The island is 264 kilometre away from the city. You have to take a bus going to Batangas Port and it will take 2 to 4 hrs travel time. Upon the arrival in the port, you have to go to the ticketing office and book your tickets for the ferry scheduled to travel on the day of your departure. The travel time from Batangas Port to Romblon will take 8-10 hours.
When you get there, the Freedom Park is the first spot you can immediately visit. It is just footsteps away from the port. You can find here the famous landmark of the island, “The Marble Man”. It serves as a symbol of Romblon’s wealthy industry of marble.
Around the park, you can also find restaurants with very affordable prices. One of these restaurants is the MOM’S PLATE that can be found just across the park beside the port. The restaurant offers different varieties of foods such as sizzlings and pastas but it is well-known with their Pizza Burger. In the city, there are a lot of burger parlor offers this pizza burger but compare to theme Mom’s Plate’s Pizza Burger is way much cheaper compare to others. With just Php 160.00 you can already experience and taste Pizza Burger ala Romblomanon.
Beside from its marble industry, Romblon is also known for its beaches and resorts. One of these resorts is the Lamao Beach Resort that can be found on the barrio of Lamao. This resort is the most recent resort in the town. The resort has an 8 feet deep swmming pool for adults, a 3 feet deep mini pool for children and a jacuzzi. But, the best part in this resort is you can also swim on its white-sanded beach.
Romblon is the place that I would love to go back every year not because it is my hometown but because it is a perfect place to distress. The peaceful surrounding and fresh air that would really help you to forget all the stress you had from city.
As the time goes by this town continues to develop from just an island who was known with its natural mineral resources to being famous as one of the tourist spots in the Philippines.