"Cagbalete, Mauban, Quezon" Cagbalete by monina_c

Cagbalete Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 135 photos

The beach was too sandy!!!

:)

While not exactly a hop and a skip away from the rat-race that is Manila, Cagbalete Island in Mauban, Quezon is a good place to forget the stresses of city living.

I have been to Mauban before but this is the first time I heard of this little island destination. Thanks VT member Moymoy for sharing this place with me.

Cagbalete Island is 6.5-7 hrs. away from Manila. To get there means having to spend part of the day on the road and taking a little boat ride.

I found Villa Cleofas Cagbalete Island Camping Resort to be a very laid-back sort of place. There's a lot of shade trees on the beach with a hammock suspended on each limb. One is spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect spot for sunrise or sunset viewing or just taking a nap while being serenaded by the sound of the waves and cicadas. :)

The owners are very accommodating and the staff very helpful. According to my friends they can source the best tasting Lambanog ever! Hehehe! I can attest to the fact that they serve a perfectly cold San Mig Light anytime you want one!

Early morning vigil... waiting for the sunrise eager to go fishing and swimming :)

Soft sea breeze, hammock under the spreading tree and cold san mig lite. This is the life!

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  • Pros:uncrowded, quiet, beautiful
  • Cons:no electricity
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2009
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