Calatrava is situated along the northern coastal plains and rugged terrain of Tablas Island. It is bounded on the north by Tablas Strait, on the east by municipality of San Agustin, on the south and west by the municipality of San Andres.
The municipality has a total land area of 8,670 hectares constituting 6.39% of Romblon's land area. Calatrava has soil types of Zamboangita sandy loam, Laylay sandy clay loam, Romblon Tuguis Clay, Alogpog clay loam.
MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
TINAGONG DAGAT – This circular inland body of salty water about 10 meters from the sea. It defies the law of gravity for it rises when the tide is low and subsides during high tide.
OREGON ROCK – The two black boulders stand as guard at the entrance to Romblon Pass, in which the bigger rock towers over 20 meters high. In between the rocks are small patches of white sand were vacationers could spend the day undisturbed.
GUINDAWAHAN ISLAND – Where goats freely roam-discover the beautiful and colorful fishes and corals in the waters that surround this whale-shaped isle.
COVES AND BEACHES – Isolated little coves and beaches come aplenty... where priceless peace, and relaxation in a world of your own is affordable.
Calatrava is an agricultural municipality where most people depend on rice for their livelihood. Sixty percent of the household is engaged in farming and agricultural related trades. Due to the increase of demands, farmers have to engage in crop production and intensify the planting of coconut, rice, corn, root crops, fruit trees and bananas. Many upland farmers integrate rice production with the planting of corn, mongo, peanut and vegetables.
Power is generated by NAPOCOR by its diesel gensets at Odiongan and distributed by Tablas Island Electric Cooperative Inc. (TIELCO)
Water supply is level III. It has One private irrigation facilitates 37-service area. One community Irrigation projects with 20-service area.
The communication site that is available in Calatrava are RCPI, Liberty phone, Telecom (PCO).
Transportation in Calatrava relies on Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ), Pedicabs, Tricucles, Solo-motorcycles and some private vehicles.
Livestock and poultry
Hallow blocks making
HOW TO GET THERE
PLANE TRIP FROM MANILA-TABLAS AIRPORT
Effective February 2nd 2004, Flight DG605 of South East Asian Airlines will depart Manila Domestic Airport at exactly 1045 and ETA is 1145 in Tugdan airport in Alcantara, Tablas Island. From Tugdan airport, you can board a public transport jeepney (PUJ) via San Agustin. Travelling time is approximately one and half hour. The same plane, Flight DG606 flies back to Manila at exactly 1205 and ETA is 1305 in Manila Domestic Airport in Pasay City, in the afternoon of the same day. Normal fare is P2,790 while promo fare is P1,990. For online booking, visit SEAir website at: http://www.flyseair.com/ourservices/eticket/eticket.htm
For those who take the leisurely 10 hour sea trip of MV Virgin Mary of MBRS Lines from Manila's Pier 8 to Odiongan port, which regularly departs every Monday and Friday at 5 PM, a one hour jeepney ride through lush farmland brings you to Calatrava. Or take the Mary The Queen also of MBRS Lines at Pier 8 Manila, which departs every Wednesday at 5 PM. 10 hours travel will take you directly to the port of Odiongan.
Take Montenegro Lines every Sunday and Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Public Utility jeep stationed in the Harbor terminal will bring you to Calatrava for one and half hour drive. Or take Princess Colleen every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:00 PM. An 8 hours travel will take you directly to the port of Odiongan.
Municipal Tourism Council
Hon. FORTU, ELMER N.
Cellphone No.: 0919-5013205
Satellite Phone No.: 0981-992025
RCPI - (042) 196-3656 / 57258
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Calatrava - "Calatrava offers wonderful beaches and sceneries for nature lovers and for people who want a peaceful and relaxing vacation."
Calatrava may be the municipality in Romblon, which has unique characteristics. Its name of originated from the Filipino phase "Kalat na graba," and its hidden sea rises during low tide and subsides during high tide. With these characteristics, who could resist Calatrava. "Calatrava offers wonderful beaches and sceneries for nature lovers and for people who want a peaceful and relaxing vacation."
In the year 1881, a Spanish friar visited the place of Andagao and planned the construction of the church. Immediately, under the leadership of Elueterio Asuncion, the church was constructed. Since then, Andagao immediately progressed and developed. On July 1, 1881, the name Andagao was changed to Calatrava due to the abundance of scattered gravel in the place or "Kalat na Grada." The municipal district of Calatrava was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 5317 in the year 1968.
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