JOMALIG ISLAND: DIY Funds Bills and Itinerary

Jomalig is an island municipality of Quezon and is taken into account one of many smallest cities within the province. Only a small island off the coast of the Pacific Ocean,  it was solely in recent times that it captivated the hearts of a number of vacationers due to its uncooked magnificence, golden and white sand seashores.

Years in the past, I used to be about to hitch a medical mission in Jomalig island but it surely didn’t push via.


Ever since I’ve been eager to go to this island in Quezon, however I used to be searching for somebody or a bunch to hitch. I don’t know at the moment I had an concept that since Jomalig is so distant from the mainland, going there’s a robust one by way of logistics. Think about enduring a 4-hour land journey from Manila to Actual,  Quezon then one other 5 hours boat experience going to Jomalig. Think about 5 hours!


Jomalig Island Diy Little Boracay

Little Boracay of Jomalig

Properly, it’s solely just lately that I’ve lastly determined to journey to Jomalig, the DIY type. And it’s one of the best choice! Me and my girlfriend, Eloi, cherished Jomalig a lot, and if there’s one tip to provide you in the event you additionally plan to go to this island is, do it DIY! It’s going to be much more enjoyable, and this weblog publish will present you the way.

I do know a number of vacationers would additionally wish to expertise Jomalig, however most are hesitant to endure the lengthy 5-hour boat experience.  So to ease that feeling of uncertainty and worry, extra are searching for a tour bundle.

Truthfully, at first, I looked for some group travels to Jomalig, but it surely was simply bizarre that the entire tour packages I contacted simply canceled a couple of weeks or days earlier than the journey. So Eloi and I made a decision to go there by way of DIY.  It’s an incredible expertise to be in an island paradise the place we had been free to do no matter we would like with out following a schedule.

So in the event you’re keen to have an superior journey, this weblog publish is for you! Let’s begin.


jomalig Island beach

Jomalig Island Seaside


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Easy methods to get to Jomalig Island

One bus firm that gives day by day journeys to Actual, Quezon is Raymond Bus in Legarda, Manila close to Arellano College. You possibly can both experience the LRT 2 and it’s simply close to the Legarda LRT Station, only a strolling distance.

You might also commute and experience a jeepney going to Divisoria from Cubao and inform the motive force to drop you off on the bus station.

There are 2-night journeys to Infanta and Actual Quezon,11:30 PM and 1 AM schedules. We weren’t capable of catch the 11:30 PM journey so we opted for the 1 AM schedule. Pay on the counter first, search for the one which has signage of Infanta and inform the counter that you simply’re going to Actual and pay 195 pesos.

  • Raymond Transportation
    Tackle: 246, Legarda Road, Sampaloc, Manila, 1015
    Contact Quantity:(02) 733 9380

UPDATE: There are UV categorical vans providing journeys to Actual, Quezon positioned in Espana, Manila. That is simply an replace from our associates and readers, however I believe the bus remains to be a extra dependable choice.

After hours of journey and a few intermittent sleep, we arrived in Actual Quezon just some minutes after 5 AM.

There are tricycles there on the jump-off level. Simply inform the motive force that you simply’re going to the port for boats sure to Jomalig. As soon as, you’re in Quezon, you could know the right pronunciation of  Jomalig, it’s “Hu-ma-lig.” Okay? Hahaha! That is derived from the Tagalog phrase, humalik which relies on a love story legend. Sure, the historical past of Jomalig truly got here from a love story. 

The fare for the tricycle is just 10 pesos per particular person. The port is known as Ungos port in Actual. It can be crucial that when you get to the port, you instantly discuss to the particular person in cost there and log in to the manifest for the primary boat to depart. Boats going to Jomalig are largely massive boats that carry cargo and commodities for the island, so the passengers often keep on the high load of the boats, the place they’ll sleep for the lengthy journey.

Port of Real Quezon Jomalig

Good morning from the port of Actual going to Jomalig

Fare for the boat experience going to Jomalig is 400 pesos per particular person with meals. Sure, you learn it proper. Meals are served throughout the journey, however don’t count on a elaborate meal okay? These are simply easy ala mangingisda meal hehe however sufficient to fill your abdomen for the lengthy boat experience, and I favored it. 

The boat departed Actual, Quezon at about 6:30 Am, and we arrived in Jomalig just some minutes after 11 AM. You’ll know that you simply’re approaching Jomalig while you see an island with a glistening golden sand seashore. It’s so stunning, it’s going to get you too excited.

Primarily based on the most recent replace, boats from Actual can depart as early as 5:00 AM so long as it’s full. The second journey is often at 7:00 AM. Then, the final journey is 10:00 AM.

The water was clear and it blended effectively with the golden sand. The second I first set foot on the island, I keep in mind telling myself that we’re going to have a blast in Jomalig!

There’s a tourism and atmosphere payment of 170 pesos to pay when you arrive. Habal habal or the motorbike is a well-liked approach of transportation in Jomalig. We paid 50 pesos every for a experience going to the resort.

Full Weblog Publish: Easy methods to get to Jomalig Island

By way of Personal Vehicles

For those who introduced your individual automotive, observe the Marikina – Infanta Excessive strategy to Actual, Quezon. Then head on to Ungos- Highway. You will get assist with Google and Waze.


Various Approach to Jomalig

Through the low season, boats going to Jomalig irregular. There are occasions that there’s no journey going to Jomalig. One various is to take the boat going to Patnanungan, a close-by island of Jomalig. Fare is Php 350 for 4 to five hours of journey time. When you arrive at Patnanungan, rent a ship going to Jomalig for one hour of journey time. Fare is Php 1500 and you’ll share with different vacationers to attenuate the associated fee.


The place to remain on Jomalig island

Because of the rising variety of vacationers going to the island, there are extra choices now for resorts to remain in Jomalig. Please be reminded that it isn’t allowed anymore to pitch a tent at Salibungot seashore or the primary seashore in Jomalig. You must keep in a resort and you’ll pitch a tent there for 150 to 300 pesos.

We stayed at SPIR Seaside Resort. SPIR stands for  South Pacific Island Resort.  It’s on the opposite aspect of the island with a spectacular beachfront and sandbar! Simply contact Nanay Thelma at 09078285161, the proprietor of the resort,  if you wish to keep there. Truthfully, I like to recommend SPIR not simply due to its stunning beachfront however as a result of the homeowners are very hands-on with their visitors. You’d really feel such as you’re staying with a relative. They’re very nice.

SPIR Resort Jomalig

We availed a room lodging for 2 for under 500 pesos per night time. You even have the choice for group lodging just like the Kubo Model cottage (500), Cabana (300), and tent pitching.

Full Weblog Publish: The place to remain in Jomalig Island


Meals in Jomalig island

Fear in regards to the meals? Properly, you don’t have to carry all of your baon (meals) to the island!  At SPIR, you may have a beneficiant meal of seafood for under 100 pesos per particular person per meal. They’ll prepare dinner the meals and serve it for you. It’s inexpensive and beneficiant seafood, unli rice, and unli clear consuming water. Feels such as you’re at residence. Plus, you’re surrounded by coconut timber whereas consuming. How about that?

Nanay Lota and Ate Aila will deal with you. They fed us throughout our complete keep on the island. Plus, you’ll additionally get pleasure from chit-chatting with them. Oh, I’m starting to overlook Jomalig.


Jomalig Island Vacationer Spots

It’s a should that you simply do the tour! Jomalig is extra than simply the primary seashore at your resort. The island has a lot magnificence to find!

We actually supposed to relaxation on our first day. We had been so drained after the lengthy journey, however Kuya Victor was persistent, the previous habal-habal driver who introduced me from port to the resort.

At first, we politely declined his provide. We simply wished to relaxation and sleep hahaha! So whereas our meals was nonetheless being cooked, Eloi and I, determined to discover the seashore in entrance of the resort. It was our first seashore expertise in Jomalig and we had been amazed by the clear waters and the attractive sandbar. 

Jomalig Island SPIR resort

In entrance of the resort.

Jomalig Island sandbar

Victor supplied the tour once more, and it was a unique case at the moment. It was just like the seashore took away all our exhaustion from the journey. It felt like we had been re-energized and we are able to nonetheless do the tour that day. Hahaha!

I keep in mind considering, at the very least by tomorrow Eloi and I are simply free to sit back and kill time by the seashore. So sure, we determined to do the habal habal. Hahaha! Eloi and I had one habalhabal every for a payment of 600 pesos per particular person.

Habal habal tour was actually an journey. It was a good way to discover the island, see the locals’ lifestyle and go to some stunning spots. Once I say journey, it’s actually an journey! I imply there are occasions after I felt just like the habal habal experience was like a motocross. It was quick and livid. Hahaha!

Listed here are the attractive seashores and spots we explored throughout the tour! Pay attention to these locations to go to in Jomalig.


Kanaway Seaside

The primary and farthest vacation spot of all of the spots we explored. Kuya Victor had a method of going to the farthest location first after which going again. 

I attempted to seize the adventurous habalhabal experience utilizing my motion cam however I spotted it wasn’t working anymore. What?! Waaahh! However it’s okay. I nonetheless have my digicam.

Jomalig island kanaway beach

Kanaway Seaside

Jomalig island Kanaway Beach

Feeling pogi. Feeling sturdy when one with nature. hehe

Kanaway seashore is gorgeous in its personal approach. Clear waters and a pristine seashore. However what makes this place stand out are the rock formations scattered all through the seashore. Trying past, you will notice two islets that are referred to as Pulo and Manlanat Islets which you’ll be able to discover throughout low tide. We spent our time in Kanaway taking footage, and having fun with the untouched great thing about nature. Look!

Kanaway Beach Jomalig island


Jomalig Island Kanaway Beach

Oh, by the way in which, there’s an entrance payment of 30 pesos per particular person in Kanaway collected by the caretaker. 


Full Weblog Publish: Kanaway Seaside in Jomalig


Little Boracay of Jomalig

Jomalig is understood for its golden sand seashores, however hey there is part of the island that has white powdery sand. Vacationers who’ve been there referred to as it Little Boracay as a result of it’s akin to the favored Philippine vacationer spot.

Jomalig Island Little Boracay

Naliligaw pow ako. hahaha!

Little Boracay Jomalig Island

Wag kayong magulo, natutulog ako. bwahaha!

Little Boracay is managed by Pamana Seaside Resort so there’s a 30 pesos entrance payment. The place was peaceable as there was no different vacationer there besides us. We relaxed on a hammock and even took some stunning images.

Jomalig island little boracay

wow. simply wow.

jomalig island Little Boracay

Chill lang…

Your complete place is unspoiled and uncooked that generally there are a number of seaweeds, however the resort proprietor is severe at caring for the place. We noticed a person along with his big internet taking off the seaweeds from the shore.

Jomalig Island Little boracay

Selfie naman. hehe


READ THE BLOGF POST:  Little Boracay of Jomalig Island, Quezon


Lingayen Cove or Little Batanes

It was a hell of a experience going there!

There have been many instances our motorbike obtained caught within the sand, and due to my weight, simply think about how a lot effort Victor exerted as a driver. Hahaha!

Jomalig Island Little batanes

lakd lakad lang

One other peaceable place with gold to the white sand seashore between two boulders of rocks.  We hiked the massive rocks and we had been welcomed by this gorgeous view of the lengthy stretch of white sand and the blue sea. Simply spectacular!

Little Batanes Jomalig Island

See? my girlfriend has a Masters Diploma in Instagram Posing Hahaha!

Jomalig Island Little Batanes

Andami nyang pinapagawang pose sakin. Ang hirap. hahaha!Lingayen Cove Little Batanes Jomalig

A payment of fifty pesos is collected by the caretaker for each vacationer that visits Little Batanes.


Golden Sand Seaside

At first, I didn’t perceive why they simply name this the Golden Sand, I imply nearly all of the seashores in Jomalig has golden sand, so why name this place like that?

Jomalig Island Golden Sand

However man, it didn’t disappoint. It has a surprising sandbar with glistening golden sand and a few tiny rock formations scattered everywhere. God is simply so good at creating this distinctive great thing about nature.

Jomalig Island Golden Sand

Jomalig Island Golden Sand

Learn the weblog publish: 15 Finest Seashores in Quezon 


Puno ng Walang Eternally

I laughed a bit when Victor advised me about our subsequent vacation spot. He was additionally too proud to say, that subsequent is known as “Puno ng Walang Poreber.”

What? Hahaha!

Jomalig Puno ng Walang Forever

GUYS, Could Eternally. hehe

And after we arrived in an enormous inexperienced land, we instantly understood why. This stunning tree stood in the course of a large piece of land that felt so lonesome to take a look at. Similar to somebody who simply broke up together with her boyfriend or the opposite approach round. There’s a motive why this tree is known as, Puno ng Walang Poreber.

[ Full Blog Post:  “Puno ng Walang Poreber” in Jomalig ]


Salibungot Seaside

That is the primary seashore of Jomalig, the most well-liked amongst all of the seashores primarily as a result of that is close to the port and in addition yow will discover right here the favored “I really like Jomalig” signal.

Salibungot Beach Jomalig

Salibungot Seaside

However greater than that, Salibungot has a allure of its personal. The golden sand and crystal clear waters is simply too irresistible. After hours of touring Jomalig underneath the warmth of the solar, Salibungot seashore relaxed us as we each swam to its pristine waters whereas holding arms. Naks! Hahaha!

We additionally skilled the view of the dramatic sundown in Salibungot. Eloi and I simply sat there on the seashore trying because the final rays of the solar bid goodbye to the island’s golden colour.

Jomalig Island Salibungot beach


Salibungot Beach Jomalig

Dramarama sa Hapon hahaha!

After we obtained again to the resort, we went straight to Nanay Lota and Ate Aila’s kubo for our dinner. They served us this grilled big fish for dinner with toyo and calamansi. We had been each happy.

It was a jampacked first day for each of us! Simply think about how I slept that night time. Hahaha!

[ READ: Salibungot Beach in Jomalig Island  ]



Jomalig gave me one thing I’ve by no means skilled in a very long time, that’s to sleep greater than 8 hours! I felt so refreshed, and moreover, it was our second day and we had been free to do no matter we would like. Any actions. No itinerary. Don’t you like that? Hahaha!

After having our breakfast, we determined to hit the seashore early within the morning. I introduced my Cabin Zero bag with me. We already talked about it, that Eloi will take some images of me carrying the bag as a result of I’ll write a weblog publish about it and can publish some promotions on my social media accounts. You recognize sponsors. Hahaha!

Right here’s simply one among my images with my Cabin Zero.

Jomalig Island Quezon


We went again to our room for some time, then after that, we hit the seashore once more to expertise the sandbar within the morning.

That is one other benefit of experiencing Jomalig by way of DIY, you’re free to simply calm down. No strain. Since we already did the tour the opposite day, we simply spent our Saturday seashore bumming. We walked on the sandbar, till such time that we couldn’t resist it anymore and determined to swim.

Jomalig island sandbar

Eloi and I walked additional the stretch of the seashore till the top of it.

Not minding the summer time warmth, we simply loved our second collectively. Jomalig is a type of seashore that you simply’re keen to get darker and be underneath the solar, to expertise. It’s well worth the sunburn on my pores and skin.

Additionally, we’ve discovered some worthy spots for images.

Jomalig island Quezon
The most effective seashore expertise occurred after we reached the tip of the seashore. Truly turning proper, we’ll discover the Salibungot Seaside, however we simply determined to remain there, soaked underneath the solar. Superior summer time expertise.

It was as if we owned the whole place. There have been simply us and having fun with our second.

Jomalig island Quezon


After we obtained again to the resort, it was already lunchtime. Then we took a shower and stayed in our room for some time. What a life! We stayed the whole afternoon on the resort, feeling the breeze of the ocean, chilling, and generally taking naps.

The subsequent day, we wakened early. We had our breakfast at 6 am and deliberate to go away early to catch the primary journey going again to Actual.

Nanay Thelma organized the habalhabal to carry us to the port which is known as Moros or Sitio Moros.

We left Jomalig with a heavy coronary heart. I wished to remain longer, however we each have work on Monday. It was unhappy, however however, we each felt recharged to face the challenges of the town. It was like a button in us has been reset. Jomalig Island is actually particular, with its seashores and nature to its heat individuals, Eloi and I’d wish to come again.

And I additionally need you to expertise Jomalig in your individual eyes and senses. Come and say sure to journey!

READ THE BLOG POST: 15 Finest QUEZON TOURIST SPOTS (Seashores, Church buildings & Extra)



Jomalig Island Funds and Bills

Right here is the breakdown of bills in our Jomalig journey ALL -IN for 3D2N

Bus Fare from Manila to Actual Quezon Php 195 per particular person
Tricycle from Actual to the port Php 10 per particular person
Boat Journey to Jomalig Php 400 per particular person
Setting and Tourism Charge Php 170 per particular person
Habal Habal from Jomalig port to resort Php 50 per particular person
Entrance Charge to Resort Php 100 every
Lodging for two nights Php 500 every
500 per night time x2 = 1000
1000 divided for two individuals = 500
Meals (Resort)– Whole of 6 meals (100 per pax) Php 600 per particular person
Habal Habal Tour Php 600 per particular person
Entrance Charges – Kanaway, Little Boracay, and Little Batanes (30+30+50=110) Php 110 per particular person
Habal habal from resort to the port Php 50 per particular person
Boat Journey from Jomalig again to Actual Php 400 per particular person
Jeep from Actual to Bus Terminal in Infanta Php 20 per particular person
Bus from Infanta to Manila Php 218 per particular person
TOTAL Php 3,423

*There are very minimal miscellaneous bills in Jomalig like a little bit bottle of coke throughout the island tour, so it’s protected to have Php 3,500 funds for 3D2N All in. After all, nonetheless, carry some additional money for pasalubong. There may be not a lot pasalubong gadgets in Jomalig. Keep in mind you’re in a fishing village. Or else if you wish to carry your folks some seafood or lobster? Nah. Simply share your superior images with them as an alternative.

In order that’s it. Please be reminded that this funds is the proper, truthful and clear type of bills for 3D2N. Hindi ito tipid! Busog ka sa meals! There are a number of blogs there that at all times declare the LOWEST bills simply to catch your consideration however has a disclaimer of excluding meals or excluding the tour. Or the bottom bills however you’re going to starve and be dissatisfied (tipid) with the meals serving. Gutom ka bes! hahaha! I’ve learn all of them after I did my analysis for this journey, and it simply makes me unhappy.

If you wish to decrease down your bills you may select to not do the island tour, which’s minus Php 600 per particular person. However once more, you’re already in Jomalig, and the island has a lot extra magnificence than the primary seashore. So it’s a should to do the habal habal island tour.


Jomalig Island DIY versus Tour Packages

Many of the tour packages (van going to Actual) to Jomalig provide 2D1N for about 2,500 pesos, excluding the Habal-habal tour which is 600 pesos per particular person. So in the event you go for the tour, that’s a complete of three,100 for 2D1N solely! Evaluate to three,500 for 3D2N DIY all in with sufficient time to sit back on the seashore.

2D1N will not be sufficient to discover Jomalig. I’m simply being trustworthy right here. We determined to do the tour on our first day as a result of we knew that we nonetheless have the second day in Jomalig to relaxation and chill. And we loved it so much! Evaluate to a 2D1N with a tour? So that you’re too drained from the lengthy journey from Manila then you definately do the tour for the whole day, then tomorrow you’re going again to Manila? That’s too exhausting. Even the locals in Jomalig mentioned that 2 days will not be sufficient. Go for 3D2N. 

Many of the 3D2N tour packages to Jomalig prices about 3,600 pesos. So evaluate it with 3,500 DIY the place you’re free to do no matter you need together with your time. You resolve.


Jomalig Island Journey Ideas

  1. Electrical energy remains to be restricted from 5 PM to 1 AM. However good factor, SPIR Resort has a generator that they often activate within the morning.
  2. Jomalig has cell indicators and knowledge however it may be very weak at instances. However you may nonetheless make a name or textual content.
  3. When going again to Manila, and when you’re in Actual, Quezon higher to experience a jeep for Php 20 to the Bus terminal in Infanta. As an alternative of ready for the bus in Actual which is usually full already. You don’t wish to stand throughout the 4-hour journey to Manila, proper? Some tricycles provide a experience to Bus Terminal in Infanta from Actual for Php120 max of 4 individuals.
  4. Once more, it’s not allowed to pitch a tent at Salibungot Seaside. You must keep in a resort and do tenting there. That is to guard the seashore from rubbish left by some campers.
  5. It’s best to go to Jomalig throughout summer time, or till a couple of months after summer time. Throughout “ber” months, big waves can generally cancel the boat journeys, and also you’ll find yourself stranded on the island.
  6. Carry sunblock and different toiletries.
  7. Carry sufficient money. There is no such thing as a ATM on the island. All transactions are via money.
  8. Go away No Hint. At all times. On a regular basis. Let’s shield this paradise.
  9. You’ll cross via the Polillo Group of islands going to Jomalig, there are additionally some islands there which can be changing into a well-liked vacation spot like Patnanungan Island, Minasawa island, and others.
  10. It’s also possible to journey to Jomalig by way of Atimonan Quezon. All you must do is journey by bus from Manila to Atimonan, then boat to Jomalig. There are a number of buses going to Lucena. When you get in Lucena, take one other bus or jeep to Atimonan. Journey a tricycle going to the previous port. Ask round on the port for the boats going to Jomalig.
  11. Truthfully, some individuals are asking me if there’s an airport in Jomalig, so I’ll simply embody it right here. Properly, there’s a small airstrip in Jomalig for small non-public planes and helicopters. So it isn’t the airport that you simply’re anticipating. Proper now the primary approach of transportation going there’s by boat.
  12. Additionally, I’ve been receiving questions if they’ll surf in Jomalig. Properly, I’m conscious that waves going to Jomalig might be very robust throughout the wet season, however I didn’t discover any browsing spot on the island.
  13. When Jomalig was featured in KMJS or Kapuso mo Jessica Soho, the island is now getting the eye that it deserves. Extra vacationers are anticipated to go to the island now, in contrast to earlier than so be ready for an extended ready time on the port.
  14. A buddy from Jomalig suggested that there’s now an ATM on the city correct, however nonetheless, at all times be sure you carry sufficient money. As a lone ATM on the whole island, there’s a risk that it’d run out of money.
  15. Summer season of 2019, we traveled to Jomalig for the second time after exploring Burdeos and Polillo Island. We stayed at Jojomalig Resort and we had a good time. We had been glad that Jomalig has maintained its uncooked magnificence and unspoiled seashore. I hope all vacationers will assist the locals in addition to the tourism workplace in defending the island.  Full weblog publish right here: Second time in Jomalig
Jomalig Island

Second Time in Jomalig

Jomalig Island

Candy lang

Jomalig Island


Jomalig Island Itinerary 

Right here is our itinerary after we traveled to Jomalig and discover the island for 3 days. This could function a information for you, however be happy to tweak it a bit relying in your schedule.


1:00 AM Bus experience from Manila to Actual
5:00 AM Arrival in Actual, Quezon
6:00 AM Boat experience to Jomalig
11:00 AM Arrival in Jomalig Island
11:30 AM Arrival on the resort
12:00 Midday Lunch
1:00 PM Begin of Habal Habal Tour
(you have got the choice to do the tour the subsequent day. We determined to do it on our first day to have free time on our second day)
6:00 PM Finish of Tour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Sleep na (sobrang pagod pero masaya)

7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Stroll by the seashore
9:00 AM Sandbar expertise
10:00 AM Seaside Bumming
12:30 Midday Lunch
1:30 PM Freetime – Sleep, Chitchat, Chill out on the Resort
4:00 PM Merienda
5:00 PM Stroll by the seashore within the afternoon
5:30 PM Watch the sundown
6:30 PM Again to the resort
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Freetime
9:00 PM Sleep

5:30 AM Wake Up
6:00 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM Bathtub
8:00 AM Left the resort
8:15 AM Port
10:30 AM Boat experience to Actual, Quezon (the boat was late)
4:30 PM Arrival in Actual, Quezon
6:00 PM Bus station
11:00 PM Again in Manila
2:00 AM Arrived residence in Cavite