The Rising Pili | Things to do in Looc-Romblon
The Rising Pili is a family-run business that is marketing one of the Philippines' most famous nuts, the pili. The organically grown nuts are shipped over to Tablas Island from farms in the Bicol region where they are quality checked and packaged ready for export to countries in Europe, and the Middle East. Marketed under the brand, The Cracking Monkey, the pili nuts are sold with their shell on to harness their maximum benefits. Their factory employs local staff from Tablas, which greatly helps the development of the island towards being eco-friendly. As part of their commitment to reducing waste, The Rising Pili does not use any plastic. Instead, they package their all-natural product onsite in reusable cotton sacks. Those who want to learn more about pili nuts may book a tour with their factory, free of charge.
|Open:||By appointment only|
|Address:||Poblacion,, Looc, Romblon|
Said to be the best halo-halo on Tablas Island, this roadside stall in Brgy. Gabawan attracts first timers and regulars alike. Their bestseller is the classic halo-halo, which is complete with the requisite ingredients: leche flan (milk custard), pinipig (rice crispies), langka (jackfruit), saba (banana), nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm fruit), beans, gulaman (jelly), and haleya (purple yam jam). For P50 a glass, Lily's doesn't scrimp on these freshly-cooked ingredients. Customers can get their halo-halo fix in plastic cups to eat while on the go, or by the stall while seated on a few number of wooden benches under the shade of the trees. Aside from the well-loved dessert, the stall also sells skewered hotdogs, siomai, and lugaw (rice porridge).
Not far from Looc Fish Sanctuary, the lighthouse adds a nice historical texture to the scenic bay. It has been erected prior to the World War II, and conservation measures are currently being undertaken to guarantee the structure's survival.
Covering 48 hectares, the Looc fish sanctuary helps to provide a sustainable source of fish to the local market. It has been a protected area since 1989 and attracts around ten thousand visitors a year. Fishing is banned within its borders and volunteers help to guard the site as well as acting as tour guides to the hundreds of visitors every month. Once on board the floating raft, there is a pool like enclosure where you may feed the fish and have some photo ops. Surgeon fish, Kumai and Elak are just a few of the fish that may be seen here. There are snorkels for rent for the more adventurous who would like to jump into the sea for a bit of snorkelling.
Where to stay
Cummings Highlands is a whimsical and charming tree house and teepee style Bed & Breakfast accommodation nestled in the lush mountains of Tablas Island, Romblon. We are offering unique, natural studio, and dorm style cottages, with or without balconies. Each accommodation is directly overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of Looc Bay, and amazing sun-sets. Every cottage or hostel space overlooks the fresh water pool, for guests to enjoy as they relax and truly embrace the tranquil mountain ambiance. Your vacation stay at Cummings Highlands allows you to be totally surrounded by the beauty of coconut palms and organic living of the Philippines . Enjoy this amazing and self absorbing naturalists vacation experience of the Philippines in the mountains of Tablas Island, Romblon.
Cummings Highlands is one of the few locations on Tablas Island where you can see wild monkeys up close, share the pool area with you, and even have them pose for photo's!
A 2.5 hectares of property located at the southern coast of Tablas, Romblon, mediterranean design, sprawling garden surrounded with mango and coconut trees, overlooking the sea and spectacular sunset view, with beach front, with infinity pool, living room and dining room has open veranda, 14 different design of rooms, and sizes. Attentive staff to attend to all your needs, All rooms equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fan, and hot water in every bathroom. It is 15 minutes drive to Looc Town, 45 minutes drive from airport and Odiongan port.
Getting there and around
Poblacion,, Looc, RomblonGet directions