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TRAVEL GUIDE: How to Get to Cagbalete Island in Mauban Quezon (with Breakdown of Expenses and Where to Stay)

Travel Guide Cagbalete Island, Mauban Quezon

There are many nice beaches near Manila that can satisfy your cravings for a quick weekend getaway. One of them is Cagbalete island located off the coast of the town of Mauban, in the province of Quezon. Surrounded with awesome white sandy beaches and clear waters, the island is a favorite among travelers and city dwellers wanting a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

How to Get to Cagbalete Island, Mauban Quezon

How to Get to Cagbalete Island in Mauban Quezon


  1. Take a bus bound for Lucena Grand Terminal. Bus terminals (Jac Liner, Jam Transit, Lucena Liner and Ceres Transport) can be found in Kamias, Cubao, Alabang or Buendia. Travel time is about 3-4 hours and fare is around 200 pesos.
  2. From Lucena Grand Terminal, take a non-aircon bus to Mauban. Travel time is about 2 hours and fare is around 60.00 pesos. For faster travel, there are vans bound for Mauban for 100.00 pesos per passenger and travel time is about 1-1.5 hours.
  3. Alternatively, you may take a direct bus from Manila to Mauban via Jac Liner. Travel time is about 5 hours and fare is around 220-230 pesos. Below are the schedule of Jac Liner's daily trips to Mauban.
    • Cubao-Mauban | 5:00 AM and 12:00 Noon
    • Buendia-Mauban | 12:00 Noon

    We're now bound for #Cagbalete #Island! #Mauban #Quezon 😊

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  4. Upon reaching Mauban, go to the tourism office to purchase boat ticket (50.00 pesos) and to pay the environmental fee (50.00 pesos). As of January 2015, boat tickets and environmental fees should be paid at the Tourism Office of Mauban.
  5. After paying at the tourism office, you may choose to walk or take a tricycle to Mauban Port. Fare is about 20.00 pesos for 2 passengers.
  6. In Mauban Port, look for the boats that transfers passenger to Cagbalete Island. Trips are scheduled at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM daily. Travel time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Hello #Cagbalete #Island! 😊 #Mauban #Quezon ❤️

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  8. Upon reaching Sabang Port on Cagbalete Island, you may take a boat (about 400 pesos per way) or walk to your resort for about 1.5 kilometers. In our case, we were fetched by the service of Doña Choleng Camping Resort.


Where to Stay in Cagbalete Island

My recommended resort in Cagbalete island is:

Doña Choleng Camping Resort


Address: Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon Province, Philippines
Contact Number: 0910-882-3346
Facebook: Doña Choleng Camping Resort
Website: www.donacholeng.com
BOOK ONLINE: Check Room Rates Here



Breakdown of Expenses


Bus (Manila to Mauban) - 220.00 - 230.00
Bus (Manila to Lucena) - 200.00 - 210.00
Bus (Lucena to Mauban) - 60.00
Van (Lucena to Mauban) - 100.00
Boat Fare (Mauban to Cagbalete Island) - 50.00
Environmental Fee - 50.00

Just enjoying the #beach with my pocket #blanket from @onefortheroadph ❤️ #Cagbalete #Island #Mauban #Quezon

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Hotels and Resorts in Quezon




Enjoy an awesome escape on Cagbalete Island!


SEE ALSO: Beaches near Manila for less than 1,000 pesos Budget





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14 comments :

erika panganiban said...

yung boat fare po ba fix na 50 pesos?

jihng said...

sir pano po kapag via private vehicle pupunta sa Mauban, may mapaparadahan/mapapagiwanan po ba ng sasakyan?

Wilfredo Veluz said...

Mayroon po yata malapit sa port area ng mauban P50 ang fee.

Wilfredo Veluz said...

ang alam ko po mayroon sa may port area ng mauban.

Anonymous said...

may contact number po ba kayo for private boat?

G said...

sa boatride po ba may lifesaver jacket for kids? thanks po

Artem Tolero said...

parang iisang size lang ung nakita ko nung sumakay kami...adult size ung mga un... but probably you can try to request for life vest for kiddos...

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! Yung boat sched po ba same padin? 10AM and 3PM? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sir, may oras din ba yung boat trip from Cagbalete to Mauban Port?

Anonymous said...

Ilan kasya sa boat? May mahabang pila ba?

Unknown said...

Sure po ba yung boat travel from 10am and 3pm ? So may boat travel back to sabang port ng 3pm? Sure po ba to? Thanks

Unknown said...

Sure po ba yung boat travel from 10am and 3pm ? So may boat travel back to sabang port ng 3pm? Sure po ba to? Thanks

Unknown said...

Okay po ba na mag punta this coming october???

Machi Lim said...

Okay po ba na mag punta this coming october???

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