Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Itinerary | Mauban and Cagbalete

Our trip
Date: May 20-22, 2011 (3D/2N)
Destinations: Cagbalete Island and Mauban Town
Budget: P1200
Trippers: 4 persons


Day 1 (Friday) - Manila to Cagbalete Island
03:00 am - ETD, AB Liner Terminal Sta. Mesa (bus to Lucena City)
06:45 am - ETA, Lucena Grand Central Terminal, quick breakfast  
07:00 am - ETD, mini-bus Lucena to Mauban
09:00 am - ETA, port of Mauban, buy goods at the market 
10:00 am - ETD, Boat to Cagbalete Island
10:45 am - ETA Sabang port, Cagbalete Island
11:10 am - ETD, trek to east coast of Cagbalete
11:50 am - ETA, MVT Sto. Niño Resort
12:10 pm - pitch the tent
12:20 pm - prepare and eat lunch
01:00 pm - enjoy the soccerfield-wide beach of Cagbalete, jumpshot
06:30 pm - prepare and eat dinner
08:00 pm - shower time
08:30 pm - chitchats with fireflies under the moonlight
09:30 pm - sleeping time

Day 2 (Saturday) - Cagbalete Island to Mauban Town
05:30 am - early morning beach walk
06:45 am - swimming
08:00 am - prepare and eat breakfast
10:00 am - pack-up, un-pitch tent
11:00 am - prepare andeat lunch
12:00 nn - ETD, trek to Sabang Port
12:30 pm - ETA, Sabang Port
01:00 pm - ETD, boat to Mauban Port
01:45 pm - ETA, Mauban Port
02:00 pm - ETD, Tricycle to Sitio Ba-ao
02:20 pm - ETA, hanging bridge at Sitio Ba-ao, start of trek to Dahoyhoy Falls
02:50 pm - ETA, Dahoyhoy Falls
04:00 pm - pack up, trek to Sitio Ba-ao
04:30 pm - ETA, Sito Ba-ao, tricycle to Mauban Town
05:00 pm - Check-in at Fiesta Royale Apartelle
05:30 pm - mirienda at Pagoda Restaurant
06:20 pm - ETD, tricycle to Bulwagin Beach
06:40 pm - ETA, Bulwagin Beach, view of Mauban Power Plant
07:00 pm - ETD, tricycle to Mauban Town
07:30 pm - ETA, Fiesta Royale Apartelle, dinner
08:00 pm - chillax
10:30 pm - sleeping time

Day 3 (Sunday) - Mauban Town to Manila
06:00 am - wake up time, quick breakfast,
06:30 am - ETD tricycle to Iglesia ni Cristo
07:00 am - ETA, Iglesia ni Cristo, hike to Cogonan Hill
07:25 am - ETA, Cogonan Hill, view of Mauban Town and Port.
07:40 am - Descend, Back to Mauban Town
12:00 nn - Lunch, pack up
12:45 pm - Check out from Fiesta Royale Apartelle
01:00 pm - ETD, bus to Lucena Grand Central Terminal
02:30 pm - ETA, Lucena Grand Central Terminal, ETD, Bus to Manila
07:00 pm - ETA Manila

Budget (4 persons) 

Ordinary Bus (Manila to Lucena) - P178.00
Mini Bus (Lucena to Mauban) - P54.00
Boat to Cagbalete - P40.00
Tent fee - P150.00
Miscellaneous - P30.00
Boat to Mainland - P40.00
Fiesta Royale - P0.00 (Sponsored)
Tricycle fares for 4 pax: total P115.00 each
    Tourism Center to Sitio Ba-ao  - P15.00 each
    Sitio Ba-ao to Fiesta Royale - P10.00 each
    Fiesta Royale to Bayan - P10.00 each
    Bayan to Bulwagin Beach - P25.00 each
    Bulwagin Beach to Bayan - P25.00 each
    Bayan to Fiesta Royale - P10.00 each
    Fiesta Royale to Cogonan Hill - P10.00 each
    Bayan to Fiesta Royale - P10.00 each

Food expense - P250.00
Mini Bus (Mauban to Lucena) - P54.00
Ordinary Bus (Lucena to Manila) - P178.00
Extra Expense - P111.00
Total Cost of Mauban Trip (3D2N) = P1089.00

Bits of Tips

Cagbalete Island
• first public boat trip to Cagbalete Island leaves at 10:00 am, last trip leaves at 04:00 pm
• first public boat trip back to Mauban leaves at 06:00 am, last trip leaves at 01:00 pm
• swimming is impossible during low tide, water level lower than your ankles.
• never leave your footwear by the shore during the rise of the tide

Mauban Town
• wake up early (05:00 am) to see the sunrise from Cogonan Hill
• pay a visit at Tourism Office, many infos can be taken from them


Five-part series of my Mauban, Quezon Trip with college friends (May 20-22, 2011)
Viaje Mauban | The Town of Mauban - Part 5

Itinerary | Mauban and Cagbalete


  1. nice! very extensive IT... thanks for sharing!

  2. makakatulong to sa mga may balak na pumunta next year. haba din pala ng series mo dito.

  3. Ivan sa MVT Sto Nino pala kayo... Hindi ko man lang nasilip ang side na yan ng Cagbalete.

  4. Hello Sir! Ask ko lng po sna kung posibble po n makasamba ako sa Cagbalete? May place of worship po ba ang Iglesia Ni Cristo dun? thanks sir and more power to your blog!

    1. hi there,
      hndi ako sigurado kung merong simbahan ng INC sa Cagbalete Island.. pero merong malaking INC church sa bayan ng Mauban (matatanaw sa Pier ng Mauban).

    2. will be going there this weekend. problem ko rin yung pagsamba. meron nga po sa Mauban, malapit lang sa port. available pa kaya ngayon ang public boat?

  5. I've been searching blog about Hagdan-Hagdan falls in Balay-Balay, Mauban Quezon. Gano kaya ito kalayo from town proper? Baka kasi kaya isingit sa IT namin sa Dec/Jan.


  6. Hi, ask ko lang if you have a contact number to where you guys stayed while in Mauban, the Fiesta Royale Apartelle. I couldn't find it anywhere on the internet. Just wanted to check for their rates. Thank you :)



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