Are you looking for a place where you can swim, camp, hike, trek and a perfect place to meditate? Welcome to the Simara Island, an absolutely gorgeous place with beautiful white sand beaches which could rival the Island of Boracay. Simara Island is part of the ever-stunning Romblon Islands and Province. The island’s name Simara was derived from the local word “sima” meaning “hook”, which refers to how the island looks like.
Here are some of the places worth seeing in the island:
Cotta Tower – It is situated on a hill overlooking Brgy. Poblacion. This tower is what remains of a Spanish fort to ward off Muslim pirates.
Mahaba Beach – Stretch of white sand beaches along pristine waters north of the island.
Mangansag Beach – A beautiful white sand beach dotted with tall palm trees and volcanic boulders along pristine waters in Brgy. Mangansag.
Lis-ong Cave – A great cave to visit in Brgy. Colong-Colong where plenty of stalactites and stalagmites deposits.
Payayasog – If you’re a person that love hiking, then this could be one of the places you would want to visit in Brgy. Mangansag.
Guin-iwagan Cave – This is a perfect place for you if you haven’t seen stalagmites and stalactites. There is a pool of cool water where you swim and enjoy the scenery.
Travel guide to Simara Island, Romblon
There are regular flights coming in from Manila to Romblon’s. Tugdan, in Alcantara are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Another way to reach Tablas is via the roll-on, roll-off boat from Batangas port to San Agustin port.
From Odiongan town (Tablas), take the jeep or motorcycle to Calatrava town where boats depart for Simara island.