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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. CHECK OUT HERE for the available transportation from Manila to Lucena City + bus schedules.
  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: See room rates and availability

ALSO READ:
Must-visit Beaches in Quezon



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


[ CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF HOTELS IN MAUBAN, QUEZON ]


Enjoy an awesome escape on Cagbalete Island!


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


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23 comments :

  1. yung boat fare po ba fix na 50 pesos?

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

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

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

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  4. may contact number po ba kayo for private boat?

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

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    1. 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...

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

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

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  8. Ilan kasya sa boat? May mahabang pila ba?

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. may panahon na low tide and avoid that season kasi di mo masyado maeenjoy. ang layo na ng narating mo hanggang tuhod pa din ang tubig. not sure kung kelan ung medyo mataas ang tubig

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  14. Hi! Would you know if there are ATMs around the Lucena Grand Terminal?

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  15. Hello po. Can you please advise kung ok po ba pumunta dun by month of August. May mga accommodation na po ba dun and magkano po yung rate per person per night? your kind reply will be greatly appreciated.

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  16. tagal ng byahe pa lang ubos na bakasyon mo

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  17. ang dami tanong dito ni hindi man lang sumasagot yung admin.

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  18. Meron din po bang private boats don na pede marent any time?

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  19. Meron din po bang private boats don na pede marent any time?

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  20. my rooms po ba sa resort?ang how much?

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  21. May common ground po ba dun pra mg tyo ng tent at hndi k sisingilin ng corcage at may cr ba dun cottage n m rent salamat at pogi or maganda ka pg sinagot mo tnx gid bless

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