Manila, the Philippines' capital, is about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Masbate, while Aklan is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the west.
Vacationing in just one place, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a glimpse into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to savour Visayan Islands' other sights and attractions. You'll find Donsol, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the south, and Legazpi 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the south.
Approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the north of Masbate is Legazpi, an important regional center which is home to Magayon Art Gallery, Bicol Heritage Park and Embarcadero. Legazpi City Museum, Mayon Volcano and Japanese Tunnel are some other popular places definitely worth visiting for those who find themselves with time to spare.
Discover some of the pieces of the region's rich cultural makeup within Visayan Islands' fascinating craft workshops.
When you are ready to relax, have a go at beach combing or sunbathing.
A great way to discover the true soul of a place is by visiting the restaurants in the area. Try some dishes and connect with the locals. Ingredients found in many Visayan Islands recipe books are prawns and clams. Are you ready to order batchoy (pork offal noodles) or kadios baboy langka (pork and pea soup)? Both meals are a common fare in this area. Utap (puff pastry) is a popular dessert in these parts.
Your time in Masbate will provide you with captivating photos and delightful memories that will last forever.