Blue Crab Fattening Project | Things to do in Looc-Romblon

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Blue swimming crabs, most commonly known as kasag or alimasag, are abundant in the waters of Romblon. This is why in 2015, the livelihood association, Manggagawang Aktibo na Naglalayong Harapin ang Kinabukasan (MANHAK), was established with the help of DSWD-MIMAROPA. They launched the Blue Crab Fattening project, which has helped many fishermen gain additional income to support their family. Today, these blue crabs are so in demand, the farm has been tapped as a major tourism destination in the region. The best time to visit is during low tide, when farmers select the crabs that will be sold in the market. A kilo of crab costs around P200, and buyers can even request to have them cooked for a small fee.
Open: N/A
Address: Manhac,, Looc, Romblon
Fee: None
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Nearby attractions

Lily's Halo Halo
Attraction
4.16 km away

Said to be the best halo-halo on Tablas Island, this roadside stall in Brgy. Gabawan attracts first timers and regulars alike. Their bestseller is the classic halo-halo, which is complete with the requisite ingredients: leche flan (milk custard), pinipig (rice crispies), langka (jackfruit), saba (banana), nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm fruit), beans, gulaman (jelly), and haleya (purple yam jam). For P50 a glass, Lily's doesn't scrimp on these freshly-cooked ingredients. Customers can get their halo-halo fix in plastic cups to eat while on the go, or by the stall while seated on a few number of wooden benches under the shade of the trees. Aside from the well-loved dessert, the stall also sells skewered hotdogs, siomai, and lugaw (rice porridge).

Looc Fish Sanctuary
Attraction
4.21 km away

Covering 48 hectares, the Looc fish sanctuary helps to provide a sustainable source of fish to the local market. It has been a protected area since 1989 and attracts around ten thousand visitors a year. Fishing is banned within its borders and volunteers help to guard the site as well as acting as tour guides to the hundreds of visitors every month. Once on board the floating raft, there is a pool like enclosure where you may feed the fish and have some photo ops. Surgeon fish, Kumai and Elak are just a few of the fish that may be seen here. There are snorkels for rent for the more adventurous who would like to jump into the sea for a bit of snorkelling.

Looc Bay Lighthouse
Attraction
4.24 km away

Not far from Looc Fish Sanctuary, the lighthouse adds a nice historical texture to the scenic bay. It has been erected prior to the World War II, and conservation measures are currently being undertaken to guarantee the structure's survival.

Where to stay

Caesar's Lodging Inn
₱1000.00
Hotels and homes
4.25 km away

Accommodation for Transient and Long Stay Customers

Aglicay Beach Resort
₱1600.00
Hotels and homes
4.37 km away

This family-friendly resort lies 4 kilometers off the main road along a bumpy track, which is accessible via a tricycle ride from Looc Poblacion. It is an idyllic place where guests can enjoy a long stretch of beach with soft white sand and clear blue waters. Though remote, the place is far from boring. Aside from swimming, guests may also go snorkeling, or play tennis and billiard. Nature lovers may also want to hike up the adjacent hill to get a view over the sea to Sibuyan and early risers can get a spectacular view of the sunset, too. Various accommodation types can be rented here, such as bungalows that offer a panoramic view of the beach, dormitory-type rooms for large groups, and open-air sleeping areas perfect for campers and backpackers.

Cummings Highlands Eco Resort and Water Park
₱1200.00

Cummings Highlands is a  whimsical and charming tree house and teepee style Bed & Breakfast accommodation nestled in the lush mountains of Tablas Island, Romblon. We are offering unique, natural studio, and dorm style cottages, with or without balconies.  Each accommodation is directly overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of Looc Bay, and amazing sun-sets.  Every cottage or hostel space overlooks the fresh water pool, for guests to enjoy as they relax and  truly embrace the tranquil mountain ambiance. Your vacation stay at Cummings Highlands allows you to be totally surrounded by the beauty of coconut palms and organic living of the Philippines . Enjoy this amazing and self absorbing naturalists vacation experience of the Philippines in the mountains of Tablas Island, Romblon. 

Cummings Highlands is one of the few locations on Tablas Island where you can see wild monkeys up close, share the pool area with you, and even have them pose for photo's! 

Getting there and around

Manhac,, Looc, Romblon

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