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Masbate Travel Diary

Masbate Travel Diary

I love to travel (I think it’s quite obvious) and there’s no hiding it- I love the beach. I often find myself daydreaming about bathing under the sun and swimming, whether it be a five hour drive to La Union or a one hour plane ride to Boracay. Bottom line is, every free chance I get, I want to just spend it at the beach because it’s really my happy place. Recently, I’ve been doing more nature trips, not just to the usual places I go to like Boracay, Palawan, etc, but I’ve been exploring more local destinations like Cagayan Do Oro, Mantigue Island, Samal Island, Camiguin Island, Masbate and soon, Cagbalete Island. For now, let me share with you the beauty of Masbate City. I went on a short trip there with my close friends and got to see and experience some of their breathtaking sceneries there.

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Fazenda de Esperanza is truly a must-visit in Masbate. It’s a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that’s run by religious people. Two guys who are part of the community shared their trials. One was abused by his father as a kid and that resulted to him taking and selling drugs. People go to this rehab centre because they believe God can change them into better human beings. I was truly touched on how the facilitators treat the patients like brothers and sisters.

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Unlike other rehabilitation centers where you have people guarding you all the time, Fazenda de Esperanza is an open house and you can just leave/escape if you want to. People choose to stay here because they’re being treated like family. The community has established a lot of working sectors here (farming and livestock) and that’s how they earn money. They even showed us how they milk their cows!

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La Fortaleza Ranch probably has the most scenic view in the whole of Masbate. Everyone knows that they’re famous for their rodeo shows and I just had to try and ride a horse myself! When you get on top of the hill, you’ll get to see a panoramic view of Mother Nature.

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Palani Beach is located in Balud, Masbate is a perfect place if you want peace, quiet and relaxation. It’s about an hour away from Masbate City but is worth the drive. The beach is wide and long and you’ll get to enjoy the white sugary sand and shimmering water all day.

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Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary. It’s a sandbar that’s only 15-20 minutes away from Masbate. It’s one of the famous destinations here because the mangroves there are preserved and is beautiful as ever. Here you can rent a boat and you can scuba dive and snorkel!

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On the way to another island, the waves were too strong so we had to stop at Burobangkaso Island which had this amazing rock formation. We spent the entire afternoon there until the waves weren’t dangerous anymore. One thing I learned: always check the weather! Haha.

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Next time you plan on visiting Masbate, I hope you know where to go. BMS.

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24 Comments

  1. charleane
    2 years ago

    wooo. grabe! the place is sooo beautiful. parang lahat is picture perfect. this is one of my favorite post dahil nature lover din ako. 🙂 by the way iv’e been in cagbalete maganda at picture perfect din dun kaso ang babaw nung tubig 😀 god bless you laureen 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Super <3

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  2. Rachel Liwanag
    2 years ago

    That rock formation is amazig! thought it was from another country

    http://rachelkiml.blogspot.com/

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Nice right?

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  3. Wayne
    2 years ago

    oh my! you’re going to cagbalete island? when? i grew up in that province… that’s our version of boracay! so exciting….☺

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Oooooh! Yes I’m going 😉

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  4. Jolene
    2 years ago

    OMGG!! THAT PLACE THO. ESP THE BEACH ITS SO NICE HUHU

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      <3

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  5. Mercy
    2 years ago

    Wow, I didn’t know this side of the world. Well done lauren, your writing has described it well now i want to go there 🙂
    http://www.busyandfab.blogspot.com

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Thank you! 🙂 Go!!! It’s really nice!

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  6. Gail
    2 years ago

    Hi, Laureen! Thank you for sharing your Masbate experience. So wonderful! 🙂 btw, may I ask what cam are you using? so clear eh 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Just Panasonic LX100!

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  7. Seyra
    2 years ago

    What a nice place for recuperation!

    – Seyra x
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      <3

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  8. Gladys Raquel
    2 years ago

    Love the place. will go there someday! Oh BTW. what kind of camera did you use? lovin’ all your pictures!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Panasonic LX100. It’s the best and ang liit pa niya!

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  9. Ivy
    2 years ago

    Hi Lauren, hindi ba go-pro ang gamit mo for the pics?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Yes, go pro 🙂

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  10. Syd
    2 years ago

    Wow! that’s where I grew up! thanks for sharing this side of Masbate. most people think Masbate is just one of the poorest province in our country. they just don’t know how beautiful the place is.

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      It’s so beautiful!! Glad I went!

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  11. Ralph herMosa
    1 year ago

    How much did you pay fOr boat rental?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      They organized it for us 🙂

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  12. Expat Traveller
    12 months ago

    Is it safe to go there if you’re alone?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      12 months ago

      Better to go with a friend, para mas enjoy!

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