Masbate - A Relaxing Swim at Bituon Beach in Mobo, Masbate

Four days after my Solo Northern Mindanao Adventure, I was again on the road to explore a province that is not frequented by tourists. It was a quick solo trip but I was able to enjoy a beach and become acquainted with what and how a provincial city life is. Masbate is a province south of Manila and is located in the Bicol Region. It’s capital is Masbate city and consists of three major islands, namely Masbate, Ticao and Burias.

It was already lunch time when I reached Masbate City. From the airport, I took a tricycle to the city proper (10 PHP) and checked-in at Sampaguita Tourist Inn (275 PHP per night) along Quezon St., in downtown Masbate City.

After I have settled my things, I hired a tricycle outside the hostel and asked the driver to bring me to Bituon Beach in the nearby town of Mobo. I asked him how much would it cost and I am so lucky to get it for just 150 PHP, to and from the beach plus the waiting time. Note: Be sure to ask first for the price before going so as not to encounter any problems along the way.

Hiring a tricycle would be the best way to get there as it is not along the national road. It would require approximately 10 minutes of navigating through a dirt road before reaching the resort. In total, it’s about 13 kilometers away form Masbate City and it took us around 40 minutes to reach the beach.

Bituon beach is popularly known as “Star of Masbate”. It is a 90 hectare privately-owned property surrounded with coconut trees, ferns, bamboos, mahogany and acacia trees.

There are individually built cottages (100 – 200 PHP per day) made from local materials dotted along it’s shoreline. It also has a kilometer long of "not-so white" sand beach (read: subjective) with a picturesque view of a hill decorated by tropical vegetation.

Beach volleyball, basketball, bowling, lawn tennis and some water sports are also available for the guests' delight.

If you plan to stay overnight, they have room accommodations (1,000 to 1,800 PHP per night) with air conditioning, private toilet and bath, television with cable, refrigerator, kitchen plus an outdoor swimming pool. Entrance fee is 50 PHP for adults and 30 PHP for children.

It may not be the best beach I've been to, but still the water is clear and it's so refreshing to swim as the lush greens around is so relaxing.

It's a nice venue for family gatherings; ideal for weekenders, honey-mooners and adventurers, a perfect place to relax or celebrate a special occasion.

Contact Information
Address: Bagacay, Mobo, Masbate, Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (63918) 346-4987 / (056) 333-8065
Website: www.bituonbeach.com


This is part of my Solo Weekend getaway in the province of Masbate that happened last August 13-14, 2011. Masbate is the 34th province on my list and this weekend adventure is my 8th solo trip.
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  1. non stop traveling it is! ano work mo? im interested.. hehe

    masbate looks very intersting to me. may araw din yan sakin! hehe

  2. @Chyng - i work as a programmer for an Australia-based insurance company...

    dami ko pa din hindi napuntahan dun, overnight lang kc ako... weekend lang... hehehe! thanks Chyng!

  3. very nice pix. someday, i'll travel these towns...only if my work allows me to take a long vacation....

  4. I agree with Chyng, non-stop travel ka tlga! Inggit! :D

  5. ang dami mo na napuntahan Mervs, ikaw na ang weekend getaway king :)

  6. MASBATE! I miss it. I remember during my first ever backpacking trip... From Bicol sa Masbate city ako tumuloy para tumagos ng Iloilo.. When I arrived in Masbate, the following day pa ang biyahe nung bangka to Iloilo kaya nagkaroon ako ng chance to explore the small town. :) Sana makabalik din ako dito.

  7. @Marcus - napansin ko nga din yan... sa city malinis din... :)

  8. @mike - would love to stay longer if my sked permits... :)

  9. @tina - nagka-sunod sunod lang... hehhe! thanks Tina! :)

  10. @Bino / Frameless World - sana pag nakabalik ako, ganyang route din ang gawin ko... thanks Bino! :)

  11. @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas - yeah... due to my regular day job, weekends lang talaga ako free... nag leave lang ako ng 1 day pag longer trips... but normally, weekends lang... :)

  12. i haven't been here... and i'm looking for a province to go to this october. this can be on my list. thanks for this info :)

  13. wow.. nice post.. pwede bang sumama sau minsan ;)

  14. @Gladys | ByahengBarok.com - Masbate is relatively undiscovered... i bet, you'll definitely have a good time there! :)

  15. Nice post...

    Next time try newly developed Khokak Beach at Cataingan, Masbate or the Sunset Beach at Balud, Masbate...

    There are many "virgin" beaches in Masbate waiting to be discovered... :)

  16. ikaw na talaga ang pinaka addict sa gala! hahaha nonstop na nonstop mervs! :D

  17. @JPA - wow! thanks a lot for sharing! i will try to visit those on my next visit to your beautiful province... :)

  18. @Ed - ahheheheh! sunod-sunod lang... hehehe! thanks Ed! :)

  19. looks interesting! thanks sa info. i'll be in masbate this weekend. :)

  20. Hi, ask ko lang... Wala po ba mapag-stayan sa Mobo? Kasi gusto ko sana magpagabi dun eh dahil nga sa mga stars at night... Thanks po.

    1. If you read this post, I have mentioned "If you plan to stay overnight, they have room accommodations (1,000 to 1,800 PHP per night) with air conditioning, private toilet and bath, television with cable, refrigerator, kitchen plus an outdoor swimming pool. Entrance fee is 50 PHP for adults and 30 PHP for children."

  21. Sna navisit mo po ang buntod sandbar ng masbate :)


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