Masbate is an island province of the Bicol region connected with the neigh boring Visayan islands through "roll-on, roll-off" ships and outrigger boat transport systems. Unknown to most, Masbate is the n umber one supplier of Cebu's dried mango industry. Masbate has its own version of the "Wild, Wild West" i n the Rodeo Masbateiio. It highlights Masbate Livestock Week, celebrated during the month of April, which features activities such as grand rodeo parade, agro-livestock fair, traditional Filipino games, and the most exciting cowboy show.
Masbate City is the gateway of the province , with flights and boat trips from Manila, Cebu and Roxas City. From mainland Bicol, it can be reached by fast craft or Ro-Ro from the Port of Pilar in Sorsogon, Burias Group of Islands can be reached from Pasacao, Camarines Sur, while Ticao Island can be reached via Monreal or San Jacinto Port from Pilar and Bulan in Sorsogon.