Masbate, surrounded by clear blue water and white sand beaches is considered by many as a true tropical paradise. Hotels in Masbate offering different types of accommodations that visitors can choose from are plenty. For travelers looking for a budget hotel in Masbate, GV Hotels should be on top of the list. GV Hotels offer all the basic amenities needed for a comfortable stay without the extra cost. It is the best choice for the practical traveler.
Room rates start as low as Php450 with GV Hotels Masbate.
GV Hotels in Masbate
GV Hotels Masbate
Danao Street, Masbate City
Tel. :+63 56 333-6844
A tropical paradise with its clear waters, lush farms, and rolling hills. Masbate is one of the hidden treasures of the Philippines.
Peaceful, quiet and with its undisturbed natural reefs and reserves, Masbate is the perfect destination for tourists looking to enjoy some natural white sand beaches, clear blue water and excellent scuba diving trips.
A province rich in natural resources, Masbate province is one of the richest in precious minerals in the Philippines, with Gold and Silver in abundance.
Also known as the Cattle and Rodeo Country of the Philippines, Cattle herding is also a major contributor in the province’s food industry.
Visit Masbate now and experience more fun in the Philippines! There are a lot of hotels in Masbate but only GV Hotels provide the best value for money. No frills, budget accommodation for the practical traveler.
Must See (Places to Go, Tourist Spots, Things to Do)
- Pawa Mangrove Nature Park – The biggest area of natural mangrove growth, the park offers its visitors a beautiful sight for bird watching, fishing and family bonding time. It also has a 1.3km wooden bridge that connects Barangay Pawa and Sitio Daang Lungsod of Barangay Usad.
- Bugsayon Marine Sanctuary – Witness amazing live corals and diverse marine life in this 50 hectare marine sanctuary.
- Buntod Sand Bar and Marine Sanctuary – A 250 hectare white sandbar showcasing hard and soft coral covers within its magnificent underwater sceneries.
- Floating Restaurant – Cruise along the Masbate Bay while indulging in good food and live music in this floating restaurant.
- Underwater Cave – A cave whose entrance is undersea, divers both skilled and unskilled will take only a few seconds to enter during hightide. Inside the cave are caskets made of solid wood and is said to be 500 years old. Some of the caskets are believed to still contain human remains.
- Catandayagan Falls – Considered to be one of the beautiful falls in the province, Catandayagan Falls cascades from 60 feet to its base.
- Isla de Paraiso – An islet covered in powdery white sand and crystal water, unbelievable sunsets can be witnessed from here.
Food in Masbate is unlike any you have ever tasted in the other parts of the country. Food in the Bicol region usually involves chili peppers and coconut milk. You can sample local cuisines such as Laing, Bicol Express and other local delicacies at very affordable prices.
Dining in Masbate is very cheap as the island is abundant with farm products. Finding food is also not a problem since there are plenty of restaurants in the island. Just do not forget to drink lots of water because food in the Bicol region is notoriously known for its spicy flavor.
Where to Eat:
Amperez Bar and Grill - This is a cozy restaurant and lounge in central Masbate City with delightfully eccentric interior design. This is where a rustic old English country pub meets a Moroccan shisha lounge, however the menu is strictly Asian Pacific. There is a little of everything with Thai noodles, satay and creamy coconut curries, oriental style stir fries and of course traditional Filipino bites. Excellent value home cooking. Punta Nursery, Masbate City.
- Pagdayao Festival – A celebration done every June 13 of the year gives honour and thanks to the city’s patron saint, Saint Anthony of Padua.
- Rodeo Masbateno. The only known rodeo show in Asia, Masbateno’s showcase 10 competitive events for cowboys and their calves. The event is celebrated every month of April.
- Barangay Bantigue Festival – Celebrated every 10th of August, the festival is in honour of Saint Felomina. People flock to visit the church, dance and pray to Saint Felomina requesting for her intercession. Saint Felomina is believed to be miraculous especially to those who are having difficulties conceiving a child.
How to Get There
Plane ride from Manila to Masbate takes about an hour. This is the only flight to and from the city.
By sea, you can travel via Pilar in the province of Sorsogon. From there, it is a 2-hours ride via fast craft. There are also boats from Lucena in Luzon and Cebu in the Visayas.
Going Around Masbate
- Public Utility Bus – Longer distance destination makes buses very convenient. PUBs usually make stopovers at various points along the two lane highway running from Masbate City to the western and southern parts of the island.
- Public Utility Jeep – Another popular choice of transportation is the jeep. Jeeps travel by route so make sure you know where to get on and off to get to your destination.
- Aircon Vans – These are available for a more private transportation around the city.
- Tricycles – Tricycles are the ideal mode of transportation for short distance destinations.
Predominant Language/Dialect: Masbateño
- Good Morning – Marhay na adlaw
- Good Afternoon – Marhay na hapon
- Good Evening – Marhay na bang gi
- How to I go to <location>? – pano mag duman sa <location>?
- How much? – gurano?Do you speak <language>? – Tata o ka mag <language>?
- How much is this? – Gurano ini?
- How much is that? – Gurano iyan?
- Basic numbers/counting
- One – isad/usad
- Two – duwa/duha
- Three – tolo
- four – upat
- five – lima
- six – unom
- seven – pito
- eight – walo
- nine – siyam
- ten – napulo
Business establishments that service the needs of business people are constantly changing and adding new players. Visit the Masbate Business Essentials page by clicking the button link and see the latest business services offered.
Masbate currently is home of some of the countries top banks and rural banks, most of these banks are regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). For more details click on the link below.
- Masbate City Police(056)333-5721 Hotlines 166 and 170
- Napolcom – Hotlines 111
- Masbate PNP Provincial Headquarters(056) 333-5789 (Camp Bonny Serrano)
- Masbate Provincial Hospital - (056) 333-2244
- St.Anthony Hospital – (056) 333-2263
- Fire Volunteer Brigade - (056) 333-2898