By boat or ship, if you are in Manila ride a bus going to Batangas Pier (CALABARZON). Buses will be seen around Cubao, (ALPS, CERES Transport and JAC Liner). You will arrive Batangas Port after 2-3 hours of travel. Buy a ticket at the ticketing booth, be sure to fall-in-line at the counter of MONTENEGRO Lines with a sign “ODIONGAN”. Take note, there are people who will approched you and ask where you going, just be polite and says “Odiongan” and directly go to the respected booth. Because they will ask you to buy their “Panutsa” (sugar coated peanut). Other’s will ask you to carry your bags (Porter), of course if you let them carry your bags you have to pay them in return, that is their job eh. After having the boat ticket, you will instructed to go to Terminal 2, (well sometimes they did not) so just go to the respected Terminal. Before it is in the Terminal 1 just beside the ticketing booth but changes occured. In the Terminal you will have to pay Terminal Fee (P30.00). Ater putting your bag on the metal checking area, you will instructed to go to the second floor and wait until you are advised to board the boat. Oh, wait…boat to Odiongan, departs every 5 P.M. , boarding time is 4:30 P.M. But you have to go their earlier to purchase a ticket, if you don’t want to sleep on the boat floor (lol). Especially during pick season.
After you found your bed, enjoy your stay at the boat because boat will sail 8 hours or so, you will arrive Odiongan around 2 or 3 A.M.
Arrival: The porter in Odiongan well be at the boat even the boat is not yet opened. You want to know why? Because they climb at the railings of the boat. (Lol).
At the terminal parking area there are a lot of buses/jeeps waiting going to (Looc, Alcantara, San Agustin, Calatrava, San Andres, Sta. Maria and etc.) but if you will just stay in Odiongan, outside the port passing the port gate there are lot of Tribike, Single driver waiting.
If you are a tourist want to have a hotel reservations, Centro delas Islas Hotel is just beside the gate (right side). If you want to stay in town go to ODIONGAN LODGE, 2nd floor of LYN’s Snack Bar & Restaurant beside that is an internet cafe/Provider (where I have worked). There are other choices, the Haliwood Inn (in front of J & C Lucky 99 Store) , SATO-Arcade also offer accomodations (near the beach area). RENCIO’s (with fishpond areas). Well there’s a lot of place to stay in Odiongan, or if you want you can stay on our house, but I hope you are willing to sleep on the floor (just kidding). When a Filipino says that you are going to sleep on the floor, don’t think it’s racism or whatever. Sleeping on the floor only means their house is too small and they just bring it through joking.
Well after being settled in Odiongan, you can go anywhere you want..beaches (sorry to say we don’t have yet a museum, hopefully our town will thought of that).
Fare & Boat Schedule?
See Montenegro Shipping Lines:
See Montenegro Shipping Lines:
Well I have found this while researching online, i hope this would help.
MAINIT FALLS – The falls pours in the lush greenery of the highland of Barangay Pato-o. It has a three-tiered falls that forms a deep pools where one can bath
This is the place where I am from Sitio Mainit, According to a myth long ago you can boil eggs on Mainit Falls. I don’t know what happened why you cannot boil eggs anymore. Lol!
TABOS-TABOSAN – This is still in Barangay Pato-o, I never went there but they says it is a cave with falls inside. To see is to believe…
If you want to go hiking, just went to Barangay Pato-o, a lot of students went their for hiking, (P.E. class) from town they just walk going to Pato-o, sometimes they directly go to Mainit Falls and sometimes to PLDT Tower. It will be a long walk, if you want to go to Sta. Maria you can cross through Barangay Pato-o by hiking.
SIGCOP CAVE- Located at Progreso Este, boundary of Rizal is approximately a 35 minutes hike from Rizal Tree Park. This cave has a beautiful window that allows sunlight to illuminate the cave. The stalactites are formed like tables and in images of saints. There are relics of broken pots probably used during ancient rituals.
GARING FALLS – Located at Progreso Weste. The cool waters from the falls form two lakes, the second pool has a depth of three fathoms and a width-span of 15 meters ideal for swimming while the first pool is smaller and shallower.
TUBURAN FALLS – A natural resort with seven major and minor waterfalls, where limestone caves penetrate four rock walls. Mineral springs and fresh cool river wind blows. The cave near the falls is believed to be leading to “Cayatong”, the land of fairies.
POCTOY BEACH – A wide shoreline with fine gray sand beaches with breath-taking sunset.
GABAWAN BEACH – The longest coastal line in the municipality, its sand is gray and sometimes covered with pebbles. Ideal for any water sports.
BUDIONG MARINE SANCTUARY – This marine sanctuary boasts of mangroves and rich variety of marine species. The sanctuary provides haven to hundred of birds during migratory season.
Agribusiness, Fish Culture and Processing, Cut Flower IndustriesCottage Industries, Garments, Tourism Related Facilities, and other Non-Pollutive Industries.
PLANE TRIP from MANILA to TABLAS (Odiongan)
When you want to go to Odiongan by plane take Zest Air before Sea Air operates there. Regular flight is every Thursday and Saturday every morning from Manila and you will arrived in Tugdan Domestic Airpot, (flight will take one hour) then you will take a bus or jeepney going to Odiongan and it will take one hour and half trip.