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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 drop off passengers at Sabang although they sometimes drop off their passengers directly to the south eastern part of the island where the resorts Dona Choleng Camping Resort 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.