Cagbalete Island – Summer in October 2016
The Island is part of municipality of Mauban Quezon.
Sabi nga nila- Pag biglaan natutuloy. 2 days before the 2nd weekend of October, I felt the need of some sun kiss and sand on my skin. So I asked my travel buddies to go out with me, they are my office/seat mate, so it’s easy for us to plan out trip. Another biglaang vacation leave – and yah it’s impossible, so we request for a slide shift instead, to make this trip possible.
Saturday morning – Time Check
0400AM – Out From Work
0430AM- Jac Liner – Gil Puyat
Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay Bound to Lucena
0500AM- Departure time to Lucena
Time check – 8am, finally after almost 3hrs on the road to Lucena.
0800AM- Lucena Grand Terminal
0820AM- Bus bound to Mauban
From here you have two options –
You can Ride a Bus from Grand Terminal to Mauban or a Van
- Bus Fare: 54php | Travel Time: 1.5-2hrs
- First Trip: 4AM – then every hour there is bus a bus available bound to Mauban.
- Last Trip: I’ll Update soon – sorry kase nag mamadali na kami that time,I forgot to ask.
- Van Fare: 70-80php |Travel Time: 1.5hrs
- First Trip: Ill Update soon
- Last Trip: I’ll Update soon
As we arrived – first thing first – mamalengke. After a quick breakfast and buying all the stuff that we need, we went directly to the port . Don’t forget to register and get all the important contact number ( just incase of emergency ) before you leave.
Time Check – 1045AM Now on board
Passenger Boat Fare: 70php per way one way – 10am to Cagbalete -|1pm Cagbalete to Mauban
1030AM Mauban to Cagbalete
0100PM Cagbalete to Mauban
The boat ride to Cagbalete Island from the port of Mauban will take 45 minutes – 1hr. The ocean is calm and weather is good that day. Riding to a passenger boat will save you lots of money, and you will get a chance to meet travelers along the way. Private Boat Schedule and rates state above.
It was a fun weekend , traveling with Alexis and Nerie is always fun. After paying all necessary fees, tent set up, and prep our food for lunch, we went to island hopping (that includes sand bar and snorkeling). Kind a pricey for a group of 3, it will cost 1200-1800php. But its all worth it.
Cagbalete Island is a perfect place to go for a quick weekend getaway – Travel with your friends to save more,and enjoy – always practice LNT and respect locals wherever you go.
Thanks Nerie and Lex for sharing another travel memories – Till out next trip!
Here are some of our pictures – enjoy! let y pictures take you to Cagbalete.
– Our Food –
-Our Expenses ( for 3 Pax )-
|Egg ,Vegies, condiments||200php|
|Bus from Manila to Lucena||630php|
|Bus from Manila to Mauban||162php|
|Tricycle to Port||50php|
|Boat Fee (Passenger Boat)||210php|
|Eco Tourism Registration Fee||150php|
|Boat Ride From Cagbalete Port to Resort||400php|
|Resort Fee – Entrance Fee and Tent Pitching Fee||600php ( 100php per head,300php per tent)|
|Island Hopping Boat Fee||1200php ( Sand Bar and Snorkeling)|
|Boat Ride from Resort to Cagbalete Port||400php – (6pax)
|Boat Ride to Mauban||210php|
|Tricycle to Bus Terminal||30php|
|Bus Fare From Mauban to Manila||810php|
|Total||5055php/3 = 1685php each|
-Contact Info –
Villa Noe Beach Resort : 09217849062 | POP Reservation Officer
Boat Man : Tatay Tikboy : 09984117108
The mandatory group shot with our new friends – Love ,kim and Jaja.
” Don’t be afraid to say hello , offer help and smile with stranger along the way ,don’t be afraid to meet new friends – you’ll learn a lot from them by sharing travel and life experiences .”- BB
Every sunrise is a reminder of a new beginning. Get up! It’s never too late to start a new life ! -BB
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ByaherangBarat is daring and wild traveler, adventure seeker and a photographer wanna be. My ultimate dream is to travel the world with my special someone, and climb the highest mountain “ The Mount Everest “. I am here to share my adventures and to convince you to go out – pack your bag – and travel . Go, meet new people, don’t be afraid to get lost in the middle of the forest or in the big city. Take it as a challenge and conquer it !
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