Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cagbalete Island, Mauban Quezon

Cagbalete Island is a paradise located east of Quezon Province (in Luzon, north of the Philippines). Part of Mauban, Quezon, it rests along the waters of Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Though parts of the Island property has been privately owned, the water and place itself remains a rare jewel for a lot of locals living in the area.

 You have to leave 4am in the morning, too catch up the 1st boat ride in mauban Quezon going to cagbalete Island. it will take you 3-4 hours drive for less traffic and great view from the small cities you will pass by.
 That's me.... "THE DRIVER"

on our way to Mauban Quezon. this is "sampaloc city"
we pass by this heart lights at "sampaloc city" it was so amazing seeing this light. HAPPY VALENTINE.
Beautiful River view of Sampaloc City. it was a breath taking when you see this view.
Local houses in Sampaloc City.
Finally We made it in Mauban Quezon.


Whats so good about Cagbalete?
  • · It is home to a number of species of land animals and sea creatures
  • · It is also the habitat of the coconut crab or “kuray” (the Cagbalete favorite), starfishes, “alimasag”, “umang”, etc., and a long time ago, the “pawikan” (giant sea turtle).
  • · For divers and snorkeling-fanatics, underwater exploration is a treat with the diverse and colorful marine life that can be discovered beneath the rocks and corals.
  • · The changing of tides is very evident in Cagbalete.
- During low tide, the waters can move as far back as 1 kilometer, leaving the shore dry and exposing all the rocks and corals that may be underneath.
· Pine Trees are visible in the area but not as much as Anawangin in Zambales…This is the only place in Southern Part of Luzon where you can see “ Pine trees in the BEACH”  

"THE BOAT RIDE" going to the Island. 


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 Villa Cleofas and MVT Sto. Nino are located. You may also arrange a private boat through your resort.

If you are going to the Pansacola, Villa Cleofas or MVT Sto. NiƱo from Sabang, you can hire a small banca there for around P250.00 one way or you can take the 1.5 KM walk.


video

 "The Boat Ride" going to pansacola resort

 FINALLY ARRIVED at Cagbaleta Island. "Pansacola Resort"
"Pansocola Resort"
 "THE CAMPER"

 "THE CHAIR"

Eric "The Fire Starter" preparing our lunch.. camping style
After the long drive meet my friend JACK D.
it's time to relax and enjoy the view of Cagbalete Island at Pansacola Resort.

After Meeting Jack D. i finally decided to sit on my CHAIR.. hahaha

Photo taken by Enzo Mondejar visit his blog site for more info http://effingthelens.blogspot.com
 and that's me... Thank you Enzo :)

My Favorite VIEW "SUNSET" 

Activities
  • Swimming and Beach Hopping
  • Snorkeling/Scuba Diving (bring your own equipments)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Camping/Picnic
  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Beach Volleyball/Frisbee
  • Walk to the nearby Bonsai Island and see the century old bonsai plants
  • Visit the neighboring Baliscar Island and its lighthouse
  • Surfing/Skim boarding (Oct to Feb – bring your own board)
  • Watch the sunrise


 



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