Travel Guide: Jomalig Island
Jomalig Island is the easternmost island in the province of Quezon. A 5th class municipality, Jomalig offers breath taking views and pristine, fine sand beaches with turquoise waters. It is a place where you can eat deliciously fresh seafood.
From Manila, ride an Infanta-bound Raymond bus at their Legarda terminal that usually leaves every hour. Get off at the docking station in Real near the school before Puerto Real port. Travel time is four to five hours. Alternatively, you can have a more private journey if you ride a van located near Raymond bus terminal that costs
P180 P220. Travel time is three to four hours.
From the docking station, ride a boat to Jomalig Island. They usually leave Real before noon (10 am or 11 am) for a five to six hours boat ride. Fare ranges from P200 to P350, depending on the type of boat.
Jomalig Island has an airport (ICAO: RPLJ) but has no scheduled service on commercial airlines. However, you may avail the charter services of Mr Gabulla for 7000 per pax, minimum of 2 pax. You may contact call him at +63 917 854 2626.
There’s no bus and jeepney in the island but you can get around by riding a multicab, tricycle, or a habal-habal.
Being there is a great escape from chaotic city living. Sit on the sand, see the sunset, enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place, kill time, mingle with the people. Jomalig is a paradise, a golden paradise. Other activities to enjoy your stay in Jomalig are:
- Beach hopping
- Bird watching
- Island hopping
Drink Jomalig Island’s version of lambanóg.
Like all other pristine islands, there are no hotels to be found and the only place where tourists can stay is to rent a room from the locals. One of the first to rent their place is the Tejada’s, family of a town councilor. Located at Sitio Landing, they have rooms with private toilet and bath for P500 per night they also have rooms with common toilet and bath for P300 per night. Situated near the beach, Tejada’s place has a great sunset view.
If you want to spend the night at the beach, bring your gears as camping is allowed for free.
Tejada family +63-9399027532
Mayor Rodelo Tena
Ready to go to your next destination? Take a boat from Jomalig to Real port.
RTW Photo Carnival
I love going back to Jomalig, it’s one of my favorite beach place and it appears in a photo carnival hosted by The Nomadic Family.