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Getting There

Cagbalete Island is part of Mauban, Quezon so the first step to get to this island is to go to Mauban. If you’re commuting from Metro Manila you can take any of the bus lines going to Lucena (JAC Liner is one of the better ones). The trip will take around 4-5 hours if done early in the morning. Most of these buses will drop you off at the Lucena Grand Terminal where you can then board a non-aircon bus bound for Mauban. You can also take aircon buses bound for Mauban at SM City Lucena. The latter can take you to Mauban in roughly an hour compared to 1.5 hours for the non-aircon buses.

If you’re traveling on a private vehicle there are 3 ways to get to Mauban from the metropolis:

1. Take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and exit at Sto. Tomas heading towards San Pablo. From San Pablo head up towards Tiaong (take the diversion road to avoid passing though town), then Candelaria and on to Sariaya. From Sariaya take the road to Tayabas (to avoid having to pass through Lucena) and on to Mauban. This would seem to be the shortest route and would take anywhere from 3 to 4.5 hours depending on the traffic. We used this route and didn’t encounter a lot of traffic since we left early in the morning.

2. Take SLEX and exit at Calamba, Laguna. This route will take you through Los Baños, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Lusiana, Lucban and Tayabas before getting to Mauban. (Avoid the Sampaloc-Mauban Road as this is a stretch of rough road for almost a kilometer.) Longer than the first route, this one at least avoids traffic on the national highway.

3. If you’re coming from the northern or eastern part of Metro Manila an alternative would be to go through Antipolo then to the towns of Teresa, Morong, Santa Maria, Famy, Siniloan, Paete, Lumban, Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Lusiana, Lucban, then to Tayabas before finally getting to Mauban. This can take 4-5 hours average.

At Mauban head for the port or pantalan near the public market and look for the tourist information and ticket booth. A 1-way ride to Cagbalete costs P50s .. We’ve read somewhere that there is a P50 terminal and “environmental” fee for visitors.. As of this writing boats leave Mauban to Cagbelete at 10:30 AM and at 3PM. Cagbalete to Mauban 7am and 1 pm. We learned that there are supposed to be 2 boats per trip but for our trip the other boat was chartered leaving the 10:30 passengers to cram at the only boat available to the public. These ferry boats will not leave without an approval from the Coast Guard especially during stormy weather.

Other Tips

DIRECTIONS FROM MANILA TO MAUBAN
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – Take a bus at JAC LINER, DLTB, Lucena Lines going to Lucena Station in Kamias-Edsa, Cubao going to Lucena City. Then from GRAND LUCENA TERMINAL transfer to Mauban Bus Liner. For direct bus trip to Mauban, take JAC LINER at Kamias, Quezon City which leaves at 3:30am.

DIRECTIONS FROM MAUBAN TO CAGBALETE
BY PRIVATE BOAT – Going to Mauban Port, riding in a private boat directly going to Doña Choleng Resort. Price cost , it range from 2,500 to 5,000 depends on the boat capacity.
BY PASSENGER BOAT – Schedule is 10am and 3:30pm at price of 50per head. Going to Mauban Port, ride in a passenger boat which will bring you up to Sabang Port of Cagbalete. From there, you may rent a transfer boat that will lead to the resort.
BY TRANSFER BOAT – upon reaching Sabang Cagbalete , from cagbalete to Resort 1 way P500.

PARKING AREA theres a private parking area own by dona choleng resort . the parking is along PTT gasoline station(before reaching bridge) at Manaog Compound. Brgy. Polo Sitio Sabang. Theres a P100 pesos fee per vehicle per day.

Activities in Cagbalete Island
Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island

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Dona Choleng Camping Resort, Cagbalete Island

Off the coast of Mauban, Quezon, an unforgettable island experience awaits everyone the Cagbalete Island. Cagbalete is another jewel of the Quezon Province. Located in the Lamon Bay fronting the Pacific Ocean, it is another paradise in the province of Quezon surrounded by white sand that exposes during low tide.

CAGBALETE ISLAND

Dona Choleng Camping Resort
Dona Choleng Camping Resort

Dona Choleng Camping Resort Cagbalete Island Mauban Quezon Philippines

Dona Choleng Camping Resort, Cagbalete Island

This 1,640 hectares privately owned island is home to a diverse ecosystem. With unique variety of birds, rich marine life, and the abundance of unique species of plants, the island is a complete paradise for adventurers and nature lovers. Similar to Jomalig Island in Northern Quezon, a part of the Cagbalete’s beach is dotted with Agoho trees, a family of pine tree.

CAGBALETE ISLAND

Dona Choleng Camping Resort

Dona Choleng Camping Resort

Just three hours away from the Philippine capital, Cagbalete promises an unforgettable and picture perfect island getaway you will truly enjoy. Visit Cagbalete Island, and discover a whole new experience.

Dona Choleng Camping Resort
Dona Choleng Camping Resort

Cagbalete Island is under the jurisdiction of the town of Mauban, Quezon. To go there, catch a Lucena bound bus in Kamias, Cubao, Alabang or Buendia. From Buendia, Jac Liner, Jam Transit, Lucena Liner and Ceres Transport have buses bound to Lucena that stop at Lucena Grand Central Terminal. Buses leave almost every hour every day for approximately three hours bus ride from Buendia, Pasay. Fare is at P210.00.

Dona Choleng Camping Resort
Location

From Lucena Grand Central Terminal, catch a non-air con mini bus to Mauban or almost two hours travel time, fare is around P50-60. The last trip is at 6 pm. Alternatively, aircon buses to Mauban are located in SM City Lucena for P80-90, with trip up to 9 pm. Travel time via aircon bus is at 1 hour.

Dona Choleng Camping Resort
Dona Choleng Camping Resort

Upon getting off the bus in Mauban, it is only a short walk to the port where passenger boats to Cagbalete Island are stationed. Trips are scheduled at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM daily, for P40-50 per person. The boats can ferry around 50-60 people. They usually drActivities

is located. You may also arrange a private boat through your Dona Choleng Camping Resort, rates vary and is two-way already ( Mauban-Cagbalete-Mauban) and can ferry up to 25 people.