Touring Cobrador Island In Romblon
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Situated along the coast of Romblon Bay in the town of Romblon, is an island that has fine white sand, crushed corrals and crystal clear waters. Romblon is known as the capital of the province of Romblon and this is where you can find Cobrador Island also locally known as Nogoso Island.
A local kid inside the Bamboo Cottage
During our visit, the Municipal Government of Romblon treated us sumptuous authentic Romblomanon lunch as we enjoy watching upbeat street dance performance from Biniray Ati-atihan festival dancers. Food in Romblon are mostly freshly cooked seafoods while some are cooked mostly with coconut milk or what we call “Ginataan” in Tagalog.
Biniray Ati-atihan dancer
After having lunch, we enjoyed swimming while others opted to go fishing and caving. Since Romblon is already near the Visayas Region, I noticed that Paraw is also popular in this province. Paraw is a double outrigger sail boat native to the Visayas region of the Philippines.
Crystal Beach at Cobrador Island
Things to do in Cobrador Island
In this Island, visitors would find creamy sand beaches where small beautiful shells are scattered everywhere. It is the perfect spot for the kiddy snorkel and the blue water will literally make you fall in love with the island.
A local dish made from young coconut and shrimps
Apart from being a nice beach spot, Cobrador Island is also the jump off point to some of the most beautiful dive sites in Romblon. If you love exploring caves, you can visit Ilaya Cave – a three chamber cave that used to be a burial ground by local tribes.
Fresh Seafoods for Lunch
This is one peculiar island is known as a source of black marble. This black marble has become a rarity across the souvenir stores in the town of Romblon.
Crystal Clear waters at Cobrador Island
White Sand Beach in Cobrador Island
Best time to visit
Cobrador Island is an all year round destination but if you love to experience Romblon’s Biniray Ati-Atihan Festival then make sure to be in Romblon on the second Friday of January.
Paraw Regatta in Romblon
Sulong Romblon Boat
Where to stay
There are several accommodation options in the town of Romblon but if you prefer to stay in Cobrador Island, ask a local for an available home-stay accommodation or if you have a camping gear, just ask permission from a local Barangay Official.
How to reach Cobrador Island?
From Manila, 2Go Shipping runs ferries to Romblon Island (call Trunkline : (+63 2) 5287000) or visit Travel.2go.com.ph. The only way to reach to this island is by hiring a banca, off Romblon.
Alternatively, tourists can contact local tour operators who provide one day private tour of the island. The journey to Cobrador from the town of Romblon through banca takes around 45 minutes to an hour.