Jomalig Island – Quezon Province

Known for its golden and white sands beaches, Jomalig Island is continuously captivating the hearts of a lot of travelers. The island’s name is pronounced as “Humalig” derived from the word “Humalik” meaning kisses, and later became Jomalig has quite risen in popularity but the place has remained undisturbed because of its remote location that require 5-6 hours boat ride from the mainland.

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Jomalig Island is an isolated paradise of Quezon and considered one of the smallest towns in the province. Just a small island off the coast to the Pacific Ocean. If this is the first time you hear about this place, that’s totally understandable and now that you do, CONGRATS! Believe me this place is totally majestic.

I visited this paradise together with my girlfriend to witness its famous golden beaches and sea but to our surprise its not just all about golden sand beaches. In fact, there’s a beach called Pamana White Beach Resort dubbed as the “Little Boracay”. The fine, white sand and the turquoise sea is really similar to Boracay beach.

Transportation on the island is only by a tricycle or habal-habal drivers offer whole day tour for Php600/person. If you want to explore different places in Jomalig, some local fishermen’s boats are available for rent. The small boats are normally rented for only P2,000, while the medium-sized boats are usually rented for P4,000 for a whole day of island hopping. I suggest to get the tricycle/habal-habal tour for a real adventure!

Activities to enjoy your stay in Jomalig are:

  • Swimming, Fishing and Beach Hopping
  • Island Hopping and Snorkeling
  • Camping/Picnic
  • Visit Pamana White Beach Resort dubbed as the “Little Boracay”, Little Batanes “Lingayen Cove”, Canaway Beach, Golden Sandbar and Bigwangan Lake

Travel guide to Jomalig Island

From Manila – via Real, Quezon
If you are coming from Manila, the nearest port of entry will be in Real Quezon. Go to Legarda Terminal in Manila and ride a Raymond bus bound to Infanta. You can ride the buses scheduled at 11:30PM – 1:00AM or wait until morning for the 4:00AM schedule. Bus terminal is located at Sta.Teresita cor Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila. Once in Real, Quezon, hire a tricycle or taxi and tell the driver to bring you to Ungos Port. At Ungos Port in Real, Quezon get on a fishing boat heading to Jomalig Island. The boat ride takes about 5-6 hours and costs P400 per person. If you have problem with motion sickness, prepare yourself for this adventure.

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