Ticao Island Travel Guide

Picturesque Ticao Island is located in Masbate Province, just off the mainland. Blessed with tropical weather and surrounded by pristine nature, many people visit Ticao Island in search of paradise.

Ticao Island is a popular dive location and there are large numbers of manta rays swimming in the crystal clear water around the island. Boat trips are popular here and top of the list are the whale shark interaction trips in Donsol and Manta Bowl diving in Ticao Pass.

With powdery white sand and plenty of sun, many visitors to Ticao Island will want to stay close to the beach. However, if you are feeling adventurous, there are plenty of things to see and do. Walk through the jungle and you will discover sparkling waterfalls, cool caves and colorful wildlife.

There are plenty of places to stay on Ticao Island, and accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes. Fresh fish makes a delicious dinnertime treat, especially when eaten on the sand at one of the many beach barbecues. There are also plenty of restaurants serving western food, and this is a great place to indulge in whatever gets your taste buds tingling.

Getting There & Away

Access to the island is only possible from Masbate, a 20-minute ferry ride away. There are regular flights to Masbate from Manila, taking just 1 hour. There are also jeepneys to all major towns and cities near Masbate and a large cruise ship which stops at Masbate twice a week on its way to places such as Manila, Cebus City and Calbayou, as well as a daily service to Bulan (taking 3 hours).