Odiongan - Romblon Destinations


Odiongan is located in the Mid-western part of Tablas Island. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 39,069 people in 8,624 households.

Odiongan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Romblon, located in the mid-western part of Tablas Island. It is an hour-and-a-half drive from Tablas Airport in Alcantara. The town got its name from odiong, the local term for arrow. Legend has it that the inhabitants found an odiong struck to a tree. So the story goes how the place was called Inodiongan, meaning struck by an arrow, which later metamorphosed to Odiongan.

Odiongan is a progressive municipality in Tablas Island and has also been gifted with quite a number of natural attractions. Many describe the place as a charming mixture of Mother Nature and modern developments.

The Sigcop Cave in Progreso Este, 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.

Situated in the lush greenery of the highland of Barangay Pato-o is Mainit Falls. It has a three-tiered falls that forms a deep pool where one can bath luxuriously. Another natural attraction is the Garing Falls in 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. The majestic Tuburan Falls is a natural resort with seven major and minor waterfalls. Limestone caves, mineral springs and a river that creates cool breezes are also found in the area. The cave near the falls is believed to be leading to “Cayatong,” the land of fairies.

Odiongan is also home to Poctoy Beach and Gabawan Beach. Poctoy has a wide shoreline with fine gray sand beaches and a breathtaking view of the sunset. Gabawan has the longest coastal line in the municipality, with its gray sand sometimes covered with pebbles. Gabawan Beach is ideal for any water sports.

The Budiong Marine Sanctuary boasts of mangroves and rich variety of marine species. The sanctuary provides haven to hundred of birds during migratory season.




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Attractions at Odiongan

Sigcop Cave