dsc06585Sombrero Island is located at the eastern tip of Tingloy Island in the province of Batangas. Sombrero Island is a mini island paradise inhabited by no one. It serves as a side trip for most tourist diving in the world renowned Anilao Manrine Sanctuaries and for those whose climbing Mt. Gulugod Baboy. The island can be reach through a medium size boat or banka which can be hired through a middle man who will approach your group.
img_1499You need not to be an expert of geography to know why the island is called Sombrero Island. Well it really seems like a cap or a Sombrero. The form is clearly visible while hiking Mt. Gulugod Baboy.
It will take 20-30 mins of boat ride to reach the Island. Once at shore you will be greeted by a rocky beach with crytal clear water. Admirably the Philippines has a lot of white beaches and Sombrero Island is one of them. The white sand has a heavy lightning effect brought about by the sun and the clouds. What a perfect combination to go beachin.
The island, expectedly (bitter, haha) has a fee. And just like in Mt. Gulugod Baboy I do not know how to label that fee. According to some locals the Island is private just like the other island in Batangas but the fee that is collected goes to the local government. The fee cost us Php100 per head. I just hope that money goes to the conservation and protection of the island.

 

Source: http://www.lonelytravelogue.com/

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