Jomalig Island: Travel Guide to the Golden Paradise of Quezon Province

Jomalig

Introducing Jomalig Island

Jomalig Island is an isolated paradise in the easternmost part of Polilio Group. Pronounced as “humalig”, Jomalig is an island municipality of Quezon Province. Locals of the island are called “Jomaligins” and are among the kindest persons I have met. They are the pride of the island more than its striking scenery.

Jomalig
The Golden Sand of Jomalig’s Salibungot Beach

Jomalig Island is surrounded with golden sand and rich turquoise water, where most locals get their livelihood. Their premier beach is situated in Salibungot (Sitio Burungawan) with a long coastline of golden sand uniquely dotted with agoho trees and a sandbar on the other end during low tide.

Jomalig
Salibungot Beach in 2008

The beauty of the island, the serenity of the place and its warm people are the charm of this lovely town. Experience Jomalig and fall in love with this golden paradise.

How to Get to Jomalig

By Air

Jomalig has an airstrip, so it is possible to charter a plane to go to here.

By Land/Sea

Going to Jomalig is an adventurer’s treat especially if you go there by boat. There are three possible ways to get there by boats: via Real and Atimonan, Quezon; and Panganiban, Camarines Norte. These are not commercial boats but cargo vessels. Going there by boat is difficult from October to mid-March due to huge waves brought by northeast monsoon or amihan.

Jomalig
Approaching Jomalig Island

Via Real

This  is the most common route since there are regular boats from Real that go to Jomalig. The boats are found in Ungos Port near the school (not in Puerto Real). As of 2018, there are three departures on a good day – 5AM, 7AM and 10AM. These boats ferry cargoes and fish as well. Fare is at P400 per person and usually includes fisherman’s meal, travel time is at least 4 hours.

If you miss the boat to Jomalig, you may opt to catch a boat to its neighboring island of Patnanungan, and then charter a boat to Jomalig from there.

Going to Real via public transport, catch an Infanta or Real bus bound in Legarda, Manila. Raymond Bus Line has round-a-clock schedule for Infanta/Real for at least four hours of bus ride passing to Rizal Province, Siniloan and Famy in Laguna. Bus fare starts at P200.00. Get off at the docking station near the school before the Puerto Real port.

Alternatively, there are vans located near Raymond Bus Terminal, fare is P250 Travel time is three to four hours.

Via Atimonan

Boats to Jomalig from Atimonan ferry copra, but unlike Real, the ferry services from this point are irregular and not on daily basis. Travel time from Atimonan to Jomalig takes six to seven hours.

From Manila, Atimonan is accessible by land transportation. Buses going to southern towns of Quezon and Bicol pass to Atimonan. Travel time is approximately four hours. Once in the town, take a tricycle to go to the port.

Via Panganiban

Like Atimonan, boats to Jomalig from Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte have irregular ferry schedules although this is the closest entry point to Jomalig from mainland Luzon. Travel time takes three to four hours.

Catch a bus going to Daet and get off at Talobatib Junction in Labo. From Talobatib Junction, you can ride a bus going to Panganiban, bus fare is less than P50. Travel time from Manila to Talobatib is approximately six to seven hours, and from Talobatib to Panganiban is around an hour to an hour-and-a-half.

Jomalig
Sunset at Sitio Landing

Where to Stay in Jomalig

There are no high-end hotels in town, only homestays and lodges. I stayed in Tejada’s Place in Sitio Landing which offers rooms for P500 per night (with toilet and bath) and P300 for rooms with common toilet and bath. It is owned by Tatay Rudy and Nanay Aida, they are very warm, accommodating and very kind. Tejada’s Place is along the beach with a great view of sunset. Contact No: +63939-9027532/ +63907-5375234.

Camping along the beach is also allowed, but bring your own camping equipment.

Here’s the list of places to stay in Jomalig as of April 2017:

Resort Name Contact No. Location
Apple Beach Resort +639466359115 / +639565524246 Sitio Muros, Barangay Talisay
Balwarte Farm & Resort +639094835485 / +639776663998 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Banana Beach Resort +639100527501 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Caparas Beach Resort +639299573655 Sitio Boton, Barangay Gango
Ella Beach Resort +639999938058 / +639214696827 Sitio Bigwangan, Barangay Talisay
Hayahay Beach Resort +639123427844 / +639078087535 Barangay Casuguran
Humalik Beach Resort +639094848654 Barangay Apad
Jojomalig Beach Resort +639399034275 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Jojomaligaya Beach Resort +639478919617 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Kadena Beach Resort +639097755317 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
L & J Beach Resort +639186565477 / +639084362153 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Lolita Beach Resort +639108623231 / +639151374545 Sitio Boton, Barangay Gango
Purakay Beach Resort +639108316888 / +639162800158 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
South Pacific Island Resort +639078285161 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Tapado Beach Resort +639216759983 Barangay Bukal
Tato Farm & Beach Resort +639174537360 Sitio Bigwangan, Barangay Talisay
Tejada Beach Resort +639399027532 Sitio Bigwangan, Barangay Talisay
Villa Corazon +639195263502 / +639563913586 Sitio Salibungot, Barangay Talisay
Jomalig
Salibungot Beach

Activities in Jomalig

Being there is a great escape from chaotic city living. Sit on the sand, see the sunset, enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place, kill time, mingle with the people. Jomalig is a paradise, a golden paradise.

Other activities to enjoy your stay in Jomalig are:

  • Swimming and Beach Hopping (Sitio Burungawan is a must visit place)
  • Snorkeling
  • See the mangroves in Sitio Landing
  • Go island hopping
  • Camping/Picnic
  • Visit Little Boracay, Little Batanes (Lingayen Cove), Canaway Beach, Golden Sandbar and Bigwangan Lake
  • Explore the other islands and beaches of Polilio Island Group specially those in the town of Burdeos
Jomalig
Kids at play at Jomalig Port

Sample Jomalig Island Itinerary Overnight

Estimate Budget: Approximately P2900 / person

Day 1
1200H – 0400H Manila to Real
0400H – 0500H Proceed to Ungos Port / coffee + snacks
0500H – 1000H Boat: Real to Jomalig
1000H – 1030H Proceed to resort
1030H – 1230H Rest / Brunch
1230H – 1700H Motorbike Tour: Lone Tree Field, Little Boracay, Lingayen Cove, Golden Sand, Kanaway Beach, Buton Sandbar, Salibungot Beach
1700H – 1800H Salibungot Beach Sunset
1800H – 1830H Return to resort
1830H – 2000 Dinner / socials

Day 2
0630H – 0800H Call time / breakfast
0800H – 0900H Free time / beach
0900H – 1000H Proceed to port
1000H – 1500H Boat: Jomalig to Real
1500H – 1600H Late lunch
1600H – 1700H Proceed to bus terminal / waiting time
1700H – 2200H Bus: Real to Manila

Breakdown of Expenses

Particulars Cost
Bus: Manila to Real P220/person
Tricycle: Bus Station to Ungos Port P10/person
Terminal Fee P10/person
Boat: Real to Jomalig P400/person
Jomalig Tourism & Environmental Fee P170/person
Motorbike: Jomalig Port to Resort P50/person
Accommodation P500/night (2-person haring)
Motorbike Island Tour P600/person
Miscellaneous Expenses (food, souvenirs, personal expenses, etc.) ~P500/person
Motorbike: Resort to Jomalig Port P50/person
Boat: Jomalig to Real P400/person
Tricycle to Bus Station P10/person
Bus: Real to Manila P220/person

Tips

  • Going to Jomalig is already an adventure, a worthy adventure. Boat ride can be rough at times and generally rough during the ‘ber’ months up to January. The boats are cargo vessels so don’t expect a designed passenger space. Try riding on top of the boat, it is a great experience. When the water gets rough, find your own place inside.
  • Meals aboard are fisherman’s meal and designed for cowboy people, otherwise prepare and pack your own meals.
  • Electricity in the island is up from 6 PM to 1 AM only. Globe and Smart have mobile signals.
  • Hire a motorcycle to tour you around, rate starts at P600 per person

First published: June 15, 2008
Updates: October 23, 2013; January 6, 2015; November 10, 2016; January 30, 2019; February 12, 2019

Comments

  1. CHris

    Hi,May resort po ba sa Salibungot beach mismo? and Yung Malapit po ba sa Port na room ok naman po ba ung beach dun if compared sa salibungot beach?

    1. Jhun De Leon

      May resort po malapit sa Salingbungot.

  2. Gladys

    Hi, if we’re bringing our own vehicle, where can we safely park?

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Yes safe naman po mag park sa Real Quezon

  3. Herman M. Colete.

    Option 1(Antipolo Route)

    Ride either the van or Raymond bus (ordinary) going to Infanta, Quezon situated at Legarda, Manila. Fare in Raymond bus is P205.00 while the fare for the van is P220.00 Travel time using the bus is 6 hours while for the van is 3-4 hours only. Infanta, Quezon is 148 kilometers from Manila while Real, Quezon is 136 kilometers from Manila. 

    If you are traveling in a group of 10-15 pax, better hire the van for P2,500.00 (one-way)
    If your hire van Grand Toyota is P7000.00

    You can Contact  This Person:
    Herman M. Colete.
    #0956-516-8225 or #0930-133-2211

    Option 2.(Sta, Cruz,Laguna Route )

    Ride the aircon bus (either Greenstar or DLTB) en route to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The terminal can be found in Buendia, Pasay City. The fare from Manila to Sta. Cruz is P140.00 Travel time is 3 hours. From Calamba City to Sta. Cruz, the fare is P61.00 and travel is only 1 hour and 30 minutes. Reaching Sta. Cruz,  board the jeep going to Siniloan for P40.00 and travel time is 1 hour (There is also a van in Pagsanjan directly going to Infanta and travel time is only 1.5 hours; from Sta. Cruz board a jeep to Pagsanjan for P8.00 only). Then, alight in Siniloan and board the jeep going to Real, Quezon. Travel time is 2 hours.  

    You can also rent a van from SM Calamba City to Real, Quezon for P4,000.00
    If your hire van Grand Toyota is P7000.00

    You can Contact  This Person:
    Herman M. Colete.
    #0956-516-8225 or #0930-133-2211

  4. claire ditz

    hi Jhun. are you cooking up another outreach program for Jomalig this year?
    how about a free medical consult for the adults? I am willing to help.

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Hi maam claire ditz,
      Yes, I am conducting another outreach program this coming Holy Week..
      Gusto ko sana mag medical mission for adults kaso ang problem ko hindi kaya ng budget ko yung ganun e..

  5. Isabel Ramirez

    Hi, are you arranging trips in Jomalig? Is there any date available this august? Please advise, I’m interested to go there.

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Hi,

      For how many person?

      Thanks,

      Jun

      1. Hazel

        Is there any date available this august? For two

  6. DJ

    Ask ko lng po kung 24 hrs po ba ung byahe ng Raymond bus going to real quezon sa legarda station? Anyone knows.thankyou 🙂

  7. Jomalig V.3.00 Event
    for more info click the link.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1727556840822587/?ti=cl

    1. chrisz

      do you have schedule of may 19-21?

      1. Jhun De Leon

        Ilan pax po kayo?

    2. donna caparas

      may sched po kau ng june 17 to 19?
      pasend nman ng itinerary and package inclusions

      1. Jhun De Leon

        Pwede naman po tayo mag set ng ganyan.
        Ilan po ba possible count nyo?

  8. jez

    We plan to go this may 27-29. We’re only 6 in the grouo. Anyone going there on the same dates? 🙂

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Hi Jez!
      May event kami ng date na yan..
      Hassle less event..
      halos wala na kayong gagawin..
      P2,650 per head po.

      ALL IN FEES

    2. Bon

      Hello jez, paln namin pumunta bukas. You still free to coordinate with us? Para sana magrent nalang ng van and boat.

  9. […] can reach Jomalig Island via Real, Atimonan and Panganiban. Read this for directions on how to get to your snorkeling […]

  10. Jhun De Leon

    I call for successful outreach event 🙂

  11. John Cruz

    Sayang ngaun ko lang to nakita…would love to go back here…

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Tara po.. may event kami ulit this coming May 27 to 29

  12. RIZA MAY SUMAYOP

    PLEASE GIVE ME QUOTATION FOR APRIL 30-MAY 02 2016.

    1. Jhun De Leon

      For inquiries:
      jhun_deleon_21@yahoo.com

  13. Charles

    Hi, pwede po ba malaman mga available na lodging place sa jomalig. Wala kasi kaming tent group of 8

  14. What is the name of the school where we need to get off before Puerto Real Port? Ung bus drivers kaya alam nila kung saan bababa kung sasakay ng boat from Real to Jomalig?

    Thanks!

    1. Jhun De Leon

      Kung sumakay kayo ng bus ng Real, Quezon.
      Bumaba po kayo sa Real Port.
      Then from Real Port sakay kayo ng tricycle then sabihin nyo po Ungos Port.

  15. BE A PART OF AN ADVENTURE WITH A HEART
    (WE DO ACCEPT IN KIND – SCHOOL SUPPLIES – SLIPPERS – TOYS – CHOCOLATES DONATIONS)

    JOMALIG ISLAND HOLY WEEK SPECIAL – MAR 25 to 27
    PROYEKTO BALIK ESKWELA
    PROYEKTO LINGAP

    P2,599.00 / PAX
    DOWNPAYMENT: P1,000 to secure your slot ON or BEFORE MARCH 18
    VIA BPI: Over-the-counter / Online Transfer / Online Machine

    INCLUSION
    RT van transfer (MANILA – REAL – MANILA)
    RT Boat transfer (REAL – JOMALIG – REAL)
    7 Hosted meal
    Barangay fee
    Municipality fee
    Environment fee
    Camping fee
    Island hopping at Kanawai Twin Island
    Give away for Jomalig kids (School Supplies, Slippers, Toys)

    BONUS:
    Inuman Session

    ITINERARY:

    DAY 1 (FRIDAY) – MARCH 25

    01:00 AM Assembly at McDonald’s Buendia
    02:00 AM Departed Mcdonald’s Buendia, Pasay City for Real, Quezon
    07:00 AM Arrived at Real, Quezon
    *Breakfast (own account)
    *Market
    *Securing boat
    10:00 AM Departed Real, Quezon for Jomalig Island
    12:00 PM Lunch (Hosted meal 1)
    04:00 PM Arrived at Jomalig Island
    *Set up everything
    06:00 PM PARLOR GAMES FOR KIDS
    *Party events
    *Give away
    07:00 PM Dinner (Hosted meal 2)
    07:30 PM Social
    *Inuman Session
    -SO ON-

    DAY 2 (SATURDAY) – MARCH 26

    06:00 AM Wake up call
    *Photo ops
    *Beach bumming
    08:00 AM Breakfast (Hosted meal 3)
    09:00 AM Island hopping at Kanawai Island
    11:00 AM Depart Kanawai Island back to Salingbungot beach
    12:00 PM Lucnh (Hosted meal 4)
    06:00 PM Dinner (Hosted meal 5)
    *Social

    DAY 3 (SUNDAY) – MARCH 27

    06:00 AM Wake up call
    07:00 AM Breakfast / Break camp
    09:00 AM Departed Jomalig for Real Quezon
    02:00 PM Arrive at Real, Quezon
    05:00 PM Arrived at Manila

    For more info and complete itinerary:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/953691954685536/

    NOTE:
    Bring your own tent

  16. We accept any kinds of donations (School Supplies, Slippers, Toys, Cup Cakes, Juice, Monetary) at Jomalig, Island Salingbungot and Kanawai area..
    Kindly message me for more info..

    Proyekto Humalig
    https://www.facebook.com/events/953691954685536/

    P2,599.00 / PAX
    DOWNPAYMENT: P1,000 to secure your slot ON or BEFORE MARCH 18
    VIA BPI: Over-the-counter / Online Transfer / Online Machine

    INCLUSION
    RT van transfer (MANILA – REAL – MANILA)
    RT Boat transfer (REAL – JOMALIG – REAL)
    7 Hosted meal
    Barangay fee
    Municipality fee
    Environment fee
    Camping fee
    Island hopping at Kanawai Twin Island
    Give away for Jomalig kids (School Supplies, Slippers, Toys)

    BONUS:
    Inuman Session

    ITINERARY:

    DAY 1 (FRIDAY) – MARCH 25

    01:00 AM Assembly at McDonald’s Buendia
    02:00 AM Departed Mcdonald’s Buendia, Pasay City for Real, Quezon
    07:00 AM Arrived at Real, Quezon
    *Breakfast (own account)
    *Market
    *Securing boat
    10:00 AM Departed Real, Quezon for Jomalig Island
    12:00 PM Lunch (Hosted meal 1)
    04:00 PM Arrived at Jomalig Island
    *Set up everything
    06:00 PM PARLOR GAMES FOR KIDS
    *Party events
    *Give away
    07:00 PM Dinner (Hosted meal 2)
    07:30 PM Social
    *Inuman Session
    -SO ON-

    DAY 2 (SATURDAY) – MARCH 26

    06:00 AM Wake up call
    *Photo ops
    *Beach bumming
    08:00 AM Breakfast (Hosted meal 3)
    09:00 AM Island hopping at Kanawai Island
    11:00 AM Depart Kanawai Island back to Salingbungot beach
    12:00 PM Lucnh (Hosted meal 4)
    06:00 PM Dinner (Hosted meal 5)
    *Social

    DAY 3 (SUNDAY) – MARCH 27

    06:00 AM Wake up call
    07:00 AM Breakfast / Break camp
    09:00 AM Departed Jomalig for Real Quezon
    02:00 PM Arrive at Real, Quezon
    05:00 PM Arrived at Manila

    For more info:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/953691954685536/

    NOTE:
    Bring your own tent

    1. nen

      san po ang daan ng van to real antipolo po b

      1. Jhun De Leon

        Yes po Antipoli po

    2. Shaine

      Hello po Sir mag iinquire lang po sana ako kung may available paba na bangka tom motning going to jomalig island since its peak season. And holy week pa. May marerefer po ba kayong contact number? Hope you can help me. And kung magkano narin po ang fare sa bangka per head.? Thanks 😉

    3. Ricardo Parreño

      Hi Sir, Avail pba tong promo this june? thanks.

  17. charm

    Do you have any contact no. of the VAN that travel from legarda manila to real quezon?

  18. […] can reach Jomalig Island via Real, Atimonan and Panganiban. Read this for directions on how to get to your snorkeling […]

  19. Karissa

    Hi!would like to know if pwede overnight stay sa jomalig island?

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