VILLA CLEOFAS BEACH RESORT - Cagbalete Island  

Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon, Philippines   

TRAVEL BY LAND FROM MANILA TO MAUBAN, QUEZON TOWN PROPER


Options by PRIVATE Transport:


1. via SLEX - Sto. Tomas exit


  •  Route: Sto. Tomas (Batangas) - San Pablo - Tiaong - Candelaria - Sariaya - Tayabas - Mauban

  •  Total road distance is about 168 km

  •  Travel very early in the morning to take you only 3 hours


2. via SLEX - Calamba exit


  • Route: Los Baños - Sta. Cruz - Pagsanjan - Cavinti - Lusiana - Lucban (do not enter main town of Lucban) - Sampaloc - Mauban

  • This route is shorter if you are coming from Rizal - Sta. Cruz and you can pass via Sampaloc then Mauban

  • It takes only about 3 hours if guests will leave Manila very early in the morning


3.  via Antipolo


  • Route: Teresa, Morong, Sta. Maria - Fami - Siniloan - Paete - Lumban - Pagsanjan - Cavinti -Lusiana - Lucban (do not enter main town of Lucban) -  Sampaloc - Mauban

  • Most ideal route to avoid traffic in South Super Highway and Los Baños (i.e. holidays)

  • Nice view of majestic windmills at the mountains & zigzag roads of Mabitac town

  • Cut down costs of SLEX toll fees

  • Around 3.5 hours from Manila

Options by PUBLIC Transport:


1. JAC Liner/JAM Liner/Lucena Lines Station in Kamias, Cubao or Buendia-Taft LRT (LUCENA to MAUBAN)


  • Hourly trips cost around P200/head (2:00 am first trip) to Lucena (3 hrs travel time)
  • Take mini buses at Lucena City Grand Terminal costing around P60/head (non-aircon) bound for Mauban (1.5 hours travel time). First trip is 5 am and last trip for mini bus is 6 pm.
  • There are also air-conditioned vans stationed in Lucena SM Mall going to Mauban for P70/head and first and last trip for aircon vans is 9am and 9pm respectively (1 hour travel time)



2. JAC Liner direct MAUBAN trip


  • Kamias Edsa Station only
  • 4:30am and 12 noon only
  • P280/head


TRAVEL BY SEA FROM MAUBAN TO CAGBALETE ISLAND!

Options to get to Villa Cleofas, Cagbalete Island:


1. via PRIVATE boat straight to VILLA CLEOFAS


  • Private boat trips costs P5000/ boat roundtrip
  • Approximately 15-20 people capacity (depending on weather conditions)
  • 45 minutes from Mauban to Cagbalete Island


Note: If you arrive during low tide, please prepare for a 15-20 minutes walk on the beach since the boat cannot get you closer to the shore. Contact VILLA CLEOFAS to inquire on tide schedules.



2. via PUBLIC boat to SABANG then VILLA CLEOFAS


  • P70/head one-way; Environmental/Terminal Fee of P50/head
  • P120/day parking fee near the port for those leaving their cars
  • Sabang is a small fishing village on the island and is on the other side from where VILLA CLEOFAS is. Take a short 1km hike or use other modes of transportation (see below) to get to the site!
  • VILLA CLEOFAS staff with ID will wait for guests at the waiting shed to serve as guide. Make sure you inform the resort in advance for pick-up.

From Sabang, you have the following options to go to VILLA CLEOFAS:


1. Take a nature hike!


  • Free!
  • 15-20 minutes walking time
  • Approximately 1km walk on trails amidst coconut plantation, rice farms, vegetable garden. You may even see horses and carabaos having their lunch!

2. Go carabao carting, island-style!


  • P300 one-way for 8-10 people excluding excess/heavy baggage
  • Weekends and holidays
  • 10-15 minutes travel time

3. Test your horseback riding skills!


  • P100/head one-way excluding excess/heavy baggage
  • Weekends and holidays
  • 10-15 minutes travel time

4. Go boating around the island!


  • P400 for 5 people from Sabang to VILLA CLEOFAS
  • 5-10 minutes travel time
  • Boatmen to approach you offering a boat ride; please ask boat crew if it is low-tide when you arrive as you may also need to walk a bit to get to the resort