It was the 22nd of May 2012, I was happy that this day was a rest day as I was tired from continuously traveling the Province of Romblon for 17 days. The plan was simple that day, for Dazl to spend time with her family at Tiamban Beach in Romblon Island. But seeing that I was only going to be here for a few more days before going back to Manila, I quickly hid my tiredness and decided to do more than just lie on the beach. I asked Jessica on what other places we could visit on Romblon Island, she answered some waterfalls and ITT Tower where I could see a great view of the island of Romblon from a higher vantage point than Fort San Andres.
A friend of Jessica fetched me from where we were staying. He was riding a motorcycle so we could go move around and stop as we pleased. We first stopped at a gas station little under a kilometer from town. We loaded the motorcycle with a hundred pesos of gasoline and continued through the circumferential road around Romblon Island.
We passed by Tiamban beach as we were decided to visit ITT Tower first. After a few minutes we turned left and was now battling our way on the rough-uphill road passing by fewer houses and sometimes quails running across the road. As we quickly ascended I saw glimpse in between trees on how high we were as the town was significantly smaller. I wanted to stop the motorcycle but stopped myself from requesting as I find it important our momentum to not be stopped. I just hoped that we were going back the same route.
Less than 30 minutes passed since we left the town we were now at one of the highest points of Romblon. The weather was cooler than the usual from above and the dark clouds floating above may have added a chill factor to the air. I looked at the transceiver in front of us and turned around to one of the best views I have seen in Romblon Island. Lush green trees on mountains, some where covered in coconut trees. The town was below us showing different colors from paints of houses and roofs. Different coves and islands that explains why the Romblon Island port was a refuge from rough seas of the boats.
A fainter color of blue on the seas shows how shallow the waters were there. It also answered my question why the ferry to Batanas Port and going to Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island would not take a straight line as its route out of Romblon Island Port.
We did not take long on the top as the feeling of hunger was upon us (11:05AM). But I would not rob me of the chance of taking a picture of Romblon Island from the passed chance I had earlier.
Then we went straight to Tiamban Beach where it took us a long 20 minutes motorcycle ride. We passed by a compound fenced with strips of Bamboo and went down a flight of stairs to reveal cottages where I quickly located Dazl and food on the table under some trees. They were still cooking the food and I decided to check on the beach.
Dazl’s children were having fun when I saw them on the clear light blue waters. Some were building sand structures and some were just running and splashing around. Who would not have fun under the a sunny yet cloudy sky, a fine white beach that could easily compete with Boracay’s sands and clear waters. Every element would spell fun on the beach.
Around 2PM, we went back on the road leaving Dazl and company on the beach to continue our tour around Romblon Island waterfalls.
We then stopped by a bridge at Baranggay Agbaliga that I could easily remember from our motorcycle tour around Romblon Island and asked around on where we could locate Agbaliga Falls. They pointed us to a path in between the houses across the road. Dogs were barking as we passed by the path, which quickly became steep burning my shins. I slowed down to regain my strength and after enduring the steep climb for 10 minutes. I was rewarded by a small waterfall on the rocks. The rush of water was not grand, as to be expected on the rainless month of May, but still it was a good waterfall with a deep basin. I loved how the rocks were arranged around the waterfall. One could climb from the side and go to a different level and further upward was another basin on the rocks.
It was 4PM when we decided to go down and go back to Tiamban Beach where we spent a little more time before heading back to town.
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- 14 Things to do in Romblon Island, Romblon (Summary)
- How to get to Romblon Island
- Where to stay in Romblon Island
- Boat Ride to Romblon Island from Batangas Port
- Motorcycle Tour Around Romblon Island
- Tiamban Beach, ITT Tower and Agbaliga Waterfalls
- Fort San Andres
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