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Nakakabilib na Jomalig – DIY

By |June 26th, 2016|Travel Blog|30 Comments

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary



  • Raymond bus from Manila to Real is Php220 AC
  • Tricycle from Bus stop to Port for boat ride – Php30
  • Port to Jomalig vice versa – Php350 each way, lunch included
  • Electricity in the island is only up from 5PM-1AM every day
  • Accommodation is in-house style, depends on how much you give to your host. Normally people give 300-400 per night but I gave Php3,000 for our 2 nights stay, not because I’m filthy rich. I’m just a normal guy who can eat 3 times a day and who doesn’t have a car. It just happens that I had 3,000 in my wallet and I thought it could be more of help to them than to me. I can earn that kind of money in a month or less but them? I don’t think so. Don’t be like me, so softhearted, you’ll easily get bummed 😉
  • Not all time boat going back to Real from Jomalig is available on weekdays
  • If that happens, there is always a boat from Patnanungan island to Real, so you need to ride a boat from Jomalig to Patnanungan


On this travel, I traveled with my friend Lally and her cousin Kielle. We had calm seas when we were going to Jomalig, and the best part of the island immediately welcomed us – it’s pristine clear waters. We still had no contact so we went to the friendly local who offered to host us – Kuya Richard. He was very accommodating and he will do everything that he possibly can do for you guys. You just tell him what you guys want and he will make it happen. He cooked us food every time, borrowed playing cards for our fun, and he always watched over us.

The long shoreline of Jomalig for me is what defines the island’s beauty, with its crystal clear waters, just splendid natural beauty. We loved every afternoon bathe at the sea, streamlining over the perfect horizon, covered by the picturesque clouds, it was one of the best stress relieving sight I have ever seen in my life. And dipping into the clear and cold waters, the heat of the sun was like non-existent!

We also met 4 guys that we befriended there as they were staying at Kuya Richard’s place too. They were really nice because they brought lots of drinks. Because of those dudes it was my first time on my 24 years of existence to get drunk haha( you can read about my first getting-drunk experience here ). Everytime I travel I really do something for the first time, and this one was something I never wanna do again coz getting wasted just sucks haha.

It’s a debate to whether Jomalig is on the list of the top best beaches in the Philippines but for me, all I can say is it’s still preserved and that’s making the island a great island to visit. It’s still in its beautiful natural form and that’s what I’m afraid of because every time humans see something beautiful they try to change it, try to make it something better but they don’t really realize how different humans perception of beauty is compared to what nature already is offering. Jomalig is definitely in my top 10 beaches in the Philippines.

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary
Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary

Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary
Jomalig Quezon DIY Itinerary


  1. Jen June 27, 2016 at 4:56 am - Reply

    It is my first time to heard about this island. Such an interesting and fascinating thing to know that we still have beautiful islands like this that we consider our country’s treasure. I would love to visit that island someday. I suddenly remembered Fortune Island! One of the beautiful island here in the Philippines, it was a private island before. Only few people knows about the island. But now, it is making rounds to travelers. I hope the beauty of our islands can still be preserved.

    • penyaaah June 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Ohh was it a private island before? because now fortune island has lots of trashes everywhere, sad story

  2. Jomalig looks like place of dreams, Penyah you are generous guest, I am also very generous in some moments. Those moments came from great joy which you experience. As I understood you paid fair price measured by amount of pleasure your received?

    • penyaaah June 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      I didn’t really think of the pleasure received, i just thought of how hard their life is compared to mine. silly generous me 🙂

  3. Berlin June 28, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Only now ive heard about Jomalig. Indeed the Philippines is beautiful, we need the help of DOT to promote our tourist destinations and other places worthy of such call.

    • penyaaah June 29, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      true, hundred more islands in PH are as beautiful as this

  4. Louisa June 28, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    That sand and the water! Your very generous and may good karma rain down on you! I haven’t heard of this place before but it definitely seems like it’s worth a visit.

    • penyaaah June 29, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      thanks Louisa! it definitely is!

  5. Stargazer June 28, 2016 at 4:51 am - Reply

    It’s generous of you to give 3k for your stay. It’s my first time hearing this place and I can see that it is so beautiful!

    • penyaaah June 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      i already earned the 3k i gave :))

  6. Angel Chavis June 28, 2016 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Wow. Those waters are very beautiful. It sounds like your host was very accommodating as well.:)

    • penyaaah June 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      he was, i really recommend kuya richard

  7. Cheryle June 28, 2016 at 6:23 am - Reply

    It’s the golden island pala. Looks refreshing and relaxing. I hope more people would visit this place.

    • penyaaah June 29, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      i hope so too, but i’m hoping they would be responsible in their trash though

  8. Johna July 2, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

    First time hearing about this place! Looks so lovely though, would love to visit this place soon! 😀

    • penyaaah July 4, 2016 at 4:22 am - Reply

      safe travels Johna!

  9. Jen Yang July 3, 2016 at 5:29 am - Reply

    A new travel spot on my list! ✨ Thank you for the detailed itinerary. There’s so much beautiful beautiful beaches and island in our country that have yet to be experienced by us locals.

    • penyaaah July 4, 2016 at 4:22 am - Reply

      awesome, always a pleasure! safe travels Jen!

  10. Jeffrey Nerona July 3, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

    That… beach! I almost couldn’t believe it’s in the Philippines. I’d love to be here soon.

    • penyaaah July 4, 2016 at 4:23 am - Reply

      go on bro, it’s cheap

  11. Arrianne Guzman July 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Ang ganda!!!!! I’ll have my first overnight beach camping this Sept but in Potipot Island. I think I’ve heard of Jomalig before but it’s only now when I got to read your post na nag-strike sya sken. Looking forward to visit it. too! 🙂

    • penyaaah July 4, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

      wow, potipot is nice too but i think jomalig is nicer haha enjooy!

  12. Sam Coronado (@followyouroad) July 4, 2016 at 5:14 am - Reply

    I’ve heard a lot of good news about Jomalig. My friends have been there, and I think I should too! Not a beach person here, but a little Vitamin Sea won’t hurt.

  13. Ann Balisbis July 7, 2016 at 3:09 am - Reply

    I totally agree with you that sometimes, when humans see natural beauty, they try to change it into something they “think” is much better. It sometimes makes me think that we really are a virus in this earth. And only we have the power to change that by keeping the natural beauty of our nature. Nagplano din kami magpunta dito sa Jomalig with my friends but we let our plan sat for a while because the rainy season had start. For a non-swimmer like me, the thought of 4-6hrs boat ride made my knees shake. hihi But will make sure to visit this place soon. 🙂

  14. kent March 23, 2017 at 5:07 am - Reply

    hi Penyah, im also planning a Jomalig island travel soon, care if i could have kuya richard’s contact details?

    • penyaaah March 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Kent! awesome, here it is – 0929 351 5498. I just hope he didn’t change number

      • Kent May 2, 2017 at 5:25 am - Reply

        Hi penyah, its me again. About the first trip of raymond bus at legarda. Do you have any idea? Thanks

        • penyaaah May 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

          Hey kent! i think it was 4am, not so sure. but we took the last trip which was said to be 11pm but actually departed at 12mn #pinoys

  15. Chong April 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    is it possible that solo or group of two can travel in this island? it will be cozy i know. but is it possible? can i have an itinerary if you don’t mind? it will be very helpful. thank you. 🙂

    • penyaaah April 21, 2017 at 6:38 am - Reply

      the number of people won’t be a problem, lot of solo travelers go there. ok so this is a quick one since i’m quite busy 😀
      Bus Manila > Real, Quezon > Tricycle from bus stop to port(tell tricycle driver that you’re going to Jomalig, they are friendly!) > Real Port to Jomalig 6hrs max boat ride > Arriving at Jomalig you’ll be greeted by locals, they will offer you accomodation, everything’s in-house style in Jomalig > Tell your host that you want to go island hopping, they will arrange everything > if you’re on a budget and island hopping might be expensive you can just swim on the beachfront of the island – it’s pretty awesome! i suggest you go on weekdays, weekends are pretty crowded specially it’s summer time

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