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ISLAND TOUR - SAN FERNANDO
some historical facts & spots

Sibuyan Adventures - Tour Operator - Olango Bay
SIBUYAN ISLAND - SAN FERNANDO

The historical town of San Fernando during the reign of the Shri-Visayan Empire in the 1250's the seat of the municipal government was on small settlement in Punta Kawit now known as Azagra. Due to the scarcity of water, finally in 1903, transfer of the seat of the municipal government from Azagra to Pag-alad was effected with the name changed from Pag-alad to San Fernando, allegedly in honor of Ferdinand Magellan, according to history books discovered the Philippines.

San Fernando is a coastal area town located at the foot of the mountain. It lies on the southwestern portion of the island of Sibuyan, and is the biggest among the three towns comprising Sibuyan. Seventeen kilometers north is Magdiwang. The municipality has high and steep mountain ranges. Life in this island with its exotic forest and lust life of creatures is a paradise itself.

San Fernando has a total land area of 190,608.231 sq. km. the central part is mountainous and covered with verdant forests.
Mount Guiting Guiting reaching to a height of 2058 meter is the highest mountain the Province of Romblon. The other mountains are Mt. Sibuyan and Mt. Conico.

The municipality has an irregular coastline broken by beautiful presenting a view of long stretches of sandy beach shaded by fruit laden coconut palms, sheltering quaint fishing villages from Barangay Agtiwa to Canjalon.

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TOURIST SPOTS AROUND
have fun there

CRESTA DE GALLO
- A five-hectare kidney-shaped islet with verdant terrain sloping down to the powdery white sand beach and
surrounded by beautiful corral reefs. The beach is rich with different species of marine life and an ideal place for
swimming and scuba diving.

The BUSAY FALLS
- A scenic spot with natural pool is around 2.5 kilometers from Poblacion and located at Barangay Panangcalan.
The upper portion is the water reservoir serving the Poblacion.

The DAGUBDOB FALLS
- A secret Spot near San Fernando with some natural pools and also some protected plants.

The CANTINGAS RIVER
- The pride of Barangay Taclobo is the natural swimming pool with a crystal water. The river is odorless, tasteless and ever-flowing cold where one could quench his thirst while swimming. It has a cottage with a conference hall.

The LAGTING FALLS
- This hideaway scenic spot with a basin like natural pool is 3 kilometer away from Poblacion and located in Barangay Taclobo. This falls is a refreshing place to immerse during this hot summer. It has two natural swimming pools with clean water and has several cottages available around the area.

The LAMAO LAKE
- Seven hectare natural lake in Barangay Azagra.

CASA DE SAN FERNANDO
- located in Sibuyan Island is a Spanish Cuartel built of stone coral blocks with wooden beams. The structure is a unique built-heritage as a watchtower stood majestically at the back of the residence structure believed to have been built for the purpose by then Don Pedro Sanz, a Spanish Gobernadorcillo.

VIRGIN MARY OF CANDELARIA
- One of the most fascinating finds in the churches is the old church of Virgin Mary of Candelaria in Azagra, a small barrio in San Fernando / Sibuyan Island.
This church is believed to be the second oldest church, after the famous Sto. Niño Church in Cebu and it is the oldest church in the Romblon Province.
The original walls, constructed by the Spaniards, are made of shell-encrusted coral walls glued with egg-white