My friend’s swimming pool.
I landed in Romblon
A surprising number of visitors discover the province, which, despite its strategic location between Luzon and Visayas, isn’t part of the tourist trail and is almost-but-not-quite bypassed by the nautical highway.
Many foreigners end up in Rombon because they took the wrong boat getting to nearby Boracay. Most of them end up staying.
I was on the island on the spur-of-the-moment invite of a friend, whose family makes it a point to visit the province during fiesta season.
Biniray is perhaps Romblon’s biggest annual festival, it celebrates Sto. Niño, the Child Jesus. Held in early January in the provincial capital of the same name, the fiesta is marked by parades, pageants, and a procession headed by a 400 year-old replica of the Sto. Niño of Cebu, which was commissioned by an Augustinian friar.