Sombrero Island
Sombrero Island
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4.0 of 5 bubbles18 reviews
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mircoTripAd
Philippines17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
I spent one day in this small island, an ideal place to relax your mind away from the city. With only 200 pesos you have access to the island, not to much for this little paradise!
One of the best places for snorkeling and diving in Anilao, clear water a lot of fish and coral (in the Philippines there are better places for this kind of activities).
Written June 30, 2016
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Rea R
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
The island gains popularity these days so guest are flocking the area. The beachfront is crowded with boats, swimming is nearly imposible. Fresh water is scarce..Be ready to line up in the bathroom for hours and if water is no longer available when its your turn , just sleep without taking a bath.

Also choose travel guide/agency wisely
Written May 8, 2017
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Appa-Chame
Bulacan Province, Philippines41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
the waters are clear with corals and some marine creatures just below the shallow area, ideal for snorkeling and diving activities..waves tend to be stronger in the afternoon (but i enjoyed sitting on its stony area and just wait the waves to hit me, i find it very relaxing).
the island is very small (white sand but with rough dead corals) surrounded with waters, great for a quick and tranquil escape from city life.
sad to say, there are irresponsible visitors who just come and leave traces (trashes) which make people disappointed. honestly, i was in a bit of disappointment seeing the island with those trashes knowing that the fees there are higher than other beaches around. i was expecting that the "care takers" would give time to clean whatever traces was left.

and of course, i got disappointed by how the boatman treat our group. he is kinda rude trying to extract some more money from us. they are claiming that they are legit in "barangay".but of course, we didn't allow it to happen. simple tip: don't let those boatman terrify you. and don't forget to get the barangay staff contact numbers.
im not saying that all boatmans there are rude, many are good. this is just based on my experience.
Written June 1, 2016
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Iris W
Angeles City, Philippines104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The water is Lovely 😍👌👍💜. It's about 30mins to reach it from Anilao Discovery Bay. Nothing much to do. But enjoy clear blue water 😍.
Written February 27, 2016
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ballyga
Canada269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
This hidden diving gem on the quiet side of Anilao has spectacular, unspoiled reefs with beautiful soft and hard corals. Ask you dive instructor to take you that extra few kilometers to get better diving - you deserve it. One of these local divers that can arrange this is Allan Umali. He knows all the good spots because he has been a dive master there for years. Currently, he also spends time in Corone for wreck diving.
Written November 20, 2015
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Ercole_Sh
Munich, Germany209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
The lisland has nothing to offer else than a massive rock surrounded by the sea with a very small beach.
Other than that however has a very good diving spot around 20 meters depth with low currents ideal for easily enjoying corals and small colorful fish, specially nice if you are underwater photographer.
Written August 27, 2014
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karl mac
Makati, Philippines777 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Close to Anilao and you get there by banca Beautiful beach and good for snorkeling watch out for the seasnakes that swim and go the island
Written September 10, 2015
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h0tp1nk
Las Pinas, Philippines495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beach - clean, rocky and with corals. You have to wear aqua shoes. Try walking and exploring. There is a part where the sand is fine.
Written March 29, 2024
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karstenokristensen
Grindsted, Denmark16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Turist trap filled with garbage. Nice beach with beautyfull sand and coral reefs, but why do they fill it up with garbage ?
Written May 21, 2023
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Arceli M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Pls bring food for the 2 dogs in the island. They are left in the island at night.😭. Enjoyed the time spent snorkelling.
Written September 28, 2019
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