Tiamban Beach | Things to do in Romblon-Romblon
|Address:||Brgy. Lonos, Romblon, Romblon|
|Fee:||P20/head - kids; P40/head - adults|
Just 15 minutes away from the town proper, this marble-white beach is Romblon’s top tourist drawer. It’s a unique formation for it has two long beaches meeting at a corner, which extends to a beautiful long sandbar towards the corally Bangug Islet. The sandbar is like a low slope that divides the sea so the currents (and color) are different on either side of the sandbar. Access to the beach is free and the place is still unspoiled by commercialization.
Coral-bricked Spanish bridges are still intact in Romblon, and three of these—Puente de Rio Casalogan, Puente de Romblon, and Puente de Belen—are declared Important Cultural Properties by the National Museum of the Philippines. The bridges have the Spanish signature of coral rocks commonly known as “buga.” They also have benches on either side that were made for “cocheros” (carriage drivers) for resting while their horses enjoy a drink from the stream below.
Catedral de San Jose is the oldest Catholic church in Romblon province. It was declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2001. Among Spanish churches in the country, the cathedral stands out because of its copper bell, which sits on top of the reconstructed tower. Catedral de San Jose was built by Recollect Fathers in the 15th century, following a cruciform design. Its unique features include its marble retablos, religious paintings, antique icons, and coral-bricked walls. The stained-glass windows and Byzantine altar house the Nuestra Señor Sto. Niño de Romblon, which went missing for 22 years until 2013.
Things to do nearby
- Join Romblon’s marble tour, a learning excursion to one of the Philippines’ top exports
- Experience hassle free transfers from the pick up point to the marble quarries
- Enjoy a relatively easy walk to the marble quarry sites, access to these sites are easy and accommodate frequent visitors
- See workers breaking down marble from the bedrocks of mountains
- Watch artisans up close as they carve large slabs of marble into beautiful sculptures
- Check out the top-quality marble products in shops near the port
Turtle Cove Island Resort Marine & Turtle Sanctuary, is one only of a very few places in the Philippines, where others as well as ourselves, are trying to preserve & protect the few remaining Coral Reefs, & Marine Life, Reef Fish, Sea Turtles, Rare Fan Back Lizards, Crab Eating Monkeys, etc, for our children & generations to come.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Romblon. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Dream Paradise Mountain Resort is the very first Resort of its kind in the island, inspired by the neighboring lust green environment, the surrounding beaches, the untouched islets and the underwater wonder of the region. This tranquil retreat is now the flagship of the Barnes Properties, an award-winner which has stood the test of time.
Dream Paradise Mountain Resort confines the warmth and generosity of spirit so unique to MIMAROPA culture, while allowing nature to reign supreme. The genuine and heartfelt service creates the ambience of a welcoming private home where guests can relax and rejuvenate in beautiful natural surrounds. Located in a secluded coconut grove overlooking the bay, the resort is located in a slope facing the sunset of Panay islands. The Villas provide guest’s a spectacular view, while other facilities includes Resort Club, Swimming Pools, Outdoor BBQ Garden, Outdoor Club/Lounge and a Restaurant situated in picturesque locations around the resort.