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    Posted April 18, 2012 by
    franmen28
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    TRIP TO SIMARA ISLAND

     

    SIMARA ISLAND, ROMBLON...... it takes 5hrs travel from Pinamalayan Or.Mindoro riding a "BANKA". On my first step in SIMARA ISLAND I was amaze because of its white beach, and wonderful scenery. The only transportation in that island is "SINGLE MOTOR". the only passage to the island just for the motor simply because it has only small roads on the island.

     

    It is very beautiful than BORACAY because of its clear sea and very pure white sands.
    Many Tourist spots there in SIMARA ISLAND. Like

     

     

    Historical Attraction, San Vicente, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle then hike.

     

    A World War II battleground. In liberating Simara, Company B of the 19th Infantry, US Eighth Army, lost 10 GIs and killed 118 Japanese enemy soldiers.

     

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    Natural Scenic Lookout, Barangay Tacasan, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle then hike.

     

    A roadside lookout where passing inter-island shipping vessels can be viewed. The area also shelters boats during inclement weather.

     

    Religious Attraction, Barangay Mangansag, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle then hike.

     

    Located at the peak of Mount Anradoon, this grotto of the Immaculate Concepcion offers devotees a place to go and pray during Lenten season.

     

    Natural Attraction, Barangay Mangansag, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle then hike.

     

    Formed by geological and wave movement, this testis-like structure hangs along the bank of the sea.

     

    Natural Attraction, Barangay Mangansag, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle

     

    A beautiful beach with pristine waters.

     

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    Natural Attraction, Barangay Mahaba, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle.

     

    This cave features a dome-like structure that abounds in stalagmites and stalactites. There is a pool of cool water where one can swim.

     

    Natural Attraction, Barangay Mahaba, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle.

     

    This is a long stretch of white beaches along pristine waters north of the island.

     

    Natural Attraction, Barangay Colong-colong, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle.

     

    A beautiful sandy beach with pristine waters which is a popular picnic destination for local folks and returning residents.

     

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    Natural Attraction, Barangay Colong-colong, Corcuera
    Hire a tricycle or motorcycle.

     



    This cave has plenty of stalactite and stalagmite deposits.

     

     

     

     

    The municipality is accessible to other municipalities by pumpboats. There are regular schedule of trips plying between Calatrava and Corcuera daily. Pumpboats leave Corcuera at 8:00 o'clock in the morning to Calatrava and return to Corcuera at 12:00 noon of the same day. Going to Romblon Capital, there is a special trip either Mondays or Fridays. Usually going to the Capital, people take pumpboat via Calatrava where jeepneys are available for San Agustin. In San Agustin, pumpboats are available for Romblon at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.


    Pumpboat plying between Corcuera and Calatrava.

     

    Originally, Simara had only 8 communities. Ilijan(derived from "Iligan" locally meant as a flowing source of water), Mainit (a locality with a hot spring),Guintiguiban (supposedly with chiseled source of water), Suba now San Roque, Mahaba (named for its long beach), andAlegria, formerlyBagaroyong. Today, Simara has 15 barrios with the addition of Poblacion,Ambulong, San Agustinbefore Sumabyay,Tacasan (landing of Moro pirates), Mabini, Gobon,San Vicente, Mangansag,Colong-Colong, andLabnig. Eleven of these are along the seacoast.





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