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MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
ATABAY BEACH – The fine white sand and clear blue waters is a perfect place for relaxation and nature gazing.
BINUKOT POINT – A huge rock formation located at Bunsuran, Ferrol.
MABAHO CAVE – Discover the mystery and exotic beauty of this cave, excellent for thrill-seekers and adventurous people.
GUIN-AWAYAN BEACH – Where you can enjoy the white powdery sand and frolic in the clean water.
BUROBINTANA CAVE – Located three and a half kilometers from the town proper. It is one of the must see caves found in Ferrol.
Ferrol has the highest level of vegetable production. Livestock and crop production. Livestock and crop production are also present in the sea which is mostly for home consumption and grown in small scale.
470 or 41.78 percent of households have electric service.
Ferrol has a level 3 water supply system. Ferrol has level 4 irrigation with 75 service areas.
Public calling system Liberty Phones and Satellite Phones provide communication service in Ferrol.
Ferrol has a port located in Agnocnoc that caters to intra-provincial travel. Tricycles and jeepneys are also available for land.
HOW TO GET THERE
PLANE TRIP FROM MANILA-TABLAS AIRPORT
Ferrol is located in the western coast of Tablas and this hilly coastal town is one hour drive from the Tablas Airport. Travel time from Manila to Tablas is less than an hour. 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. The 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
BOAT TRIP FROM MANILA-ODIONGAN PORT
For those who would want to take a 10 hour leisurely trip, the following vessels regularly commute from pier 8 North Harbor, Manila to the port of Odiongan:
M/V Virgin Mary - Monday and Friday at 5:00 PM
M/V Mary the Queen - Wednesday at 5:00 PM
BOAT TRIP FROM BATANGAS-ODIONGAN PORT
Take Montenegro Lines every Sunday and Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Public Utility jeep stationed in the Harbor terminal will bring you to Alcantara for one and half hour drive. Another vessels regularly plying the Batangas-Odiongan route is M/V Princess Colleen which departs Batangas every Monday and Saturday at 5:00 PM. An 8 hours travel will take you directly to the port of Odiongan.
From the Odiongan port, it will take only between 15 to 30 minutes drive to Ferrol, Romblon via jeepney, tricycle, or single motorcycles.
Municipal Tourism Council
Hon. FABILA, JASON M
Satellite Phone No.: 0981-992022
PCO No.: 219-5590
In 1850, Muslim pirates frequently raid the islands of the Visayas and Tablas. During one of their raids in Tablas, they were repulsed and driven by the Spanish Guardia Civil based in Odiongan, one of the settlements in the island. The Spanish Civil Guards chased the pirates until they reach an area about 10 kilometers southwest of Odiongan where the civil guards noticed the resemblance of the bay in the vicinity to that of the bay of El Ferrol in the province of La Coruña in Spain.
Hence, The area was called Ferrol and the name had been adapted until today.
The Municipality of Ferrol was created in 1978 under P.D. 1942.
Ferrol is located in Tablas Island. It is bounded on the north by Odiongan, on the east by Tablas Strait, on the west by Sta. Maria and on the south by Looc.
Ferrol has a total land area of 3,407 square kilometers. The town has the following soil classification: Laylay Sandy Loam, Laylay Sandy Clay Loam, Tuguis Clay, and Alogpog Clay Loam.
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