Villa Cleofas Beach Resort - Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon

How To Get There

 

Private Transport

 

First alternative   is to take the South Super Highway, then pass by Sto. Tomas, Batangas - San Pablo - Tiaong - Candelaria - Sariaya - Tayabas - Mauban. Total road distance is about 168 kms. and average travel time for this route would be 3 hours depending on the traffic condition. The Tayabas-Mauban road that was undergoing construction before is already completed and cemented.  This route is the national highway road where most private and public vehicles pass and will be inconvenient to motorists during peak season. This is a good route when travelling very early in the morning and can take you only 3 hours driving.

 

Second alternative  from Manila is to pass by South Super Highway, then proceed to Calamba, Laguna. The route is now to pass by the towns of Los Baños - Sta. Cruz - Pagsanjan - Cavinti - Lusiana - Lukban (do not enter main town of Lukban) - Sampaloc - Mauban. This route is shorter if you are coming from Rizal- Sta. Cruz and you can pass via Sampaloc then Mauban. The Lukban - Sampaloc - Mauban road that was undergoing construction before is already completed and cemented. The Calamba route gives the alternate route to Mauban avoiding the traffic in national highway. It takes only about 3 hours if guests will leave Manila very early in the morning. It has less traffic (except during holidays where the South Super Highway and Laguna towns can be really packed) and has a great view of the Makiling. It is also ideal for those tired of the cityscape since the view along this route is mostly very countryside (rice fields, mountains, etc.). 

 

 Third  alternative route is via Antipolo, which can take around 3.5 hours average. Travelers will pass by the towns of: Teresa, Morong, Sta. Maria - Fami - Siniloan - Paete - Lumban - Pagsanjan - Cavinti -Lusiana - Lukban (do not enter main town of Lukban) - Sampaloc and Mauban ( Sampaloc -Mauban road , same as Alternative 2). On holidays like during Holy Week, this is the most ideal route to avoid traffic in South Super Highway and Los Baños. Additional attraction in taking this route is you will see the newly constructed majestic Windmills at the mountains & zigzag roads of Mabitac town. You also avoid and cut down costs of SLEX toll fees of more than P500.

 

 

 

 

                                                         

                                                                              

                                        Taiño's Residence

             #8 Corner Quezon St. and Pansacola St , Mauban , Quezon 

 

                                                                 

 

 

From Mauban, guests can board a boat going to VILLA CLEOFAS. Private boat trips straight to the site in Cagbalete Island costs P5,000 (two-way). These trips can accommodate about 20  people (during summer time) and 15 people (during "Amihan") inside the banca, depending on the size of the boat. The boat ride takes around 45 minutes. 

      Private boat (capacity 20 persons, P5,000.00) - Direct to Villa Cleofas

 

       Private boat ride direct to Villa Cleofas will take about 45 minutes.


Note: If you arrive during low tide, please prepare for a 15-20 minutes walk/wade on the beach since the boat cannot get you closer to the shore. Please call Villa Cleofas for the low tide & high tide schedule for the day to time your arrival.

 


          


 Public Transport

 

For commuters, the Jac Liner/JAM Liner/Lucena Lines Station in Kamias - Edsa/Cubao or in Buendia-Taft (LRT)  have hourly trips (2:00 am is the first trip) to Lucena. The bus ride costs around P200 and takes no more than three hours. At the Lucena City Grand Terminal, where all buses drop by,  mini buses (non-aircon) bound for Mauban leave on an hourly interval. The one-hour and-30 minutes travel costs around P60. 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 approximately P70 and first and last trip for aircon vans is  9 am and 9 pm respectively. This is faster than mini buses which will take only 1 hour travel time. There is now a direct trip going to Mauban thru Jac Liner at Kamias Edsa station. The schedule of the trip is at 4:30 am and 12 noon only. Fare is around P280.

 

                                             

                    Lucena Grand Terminal

 

 

Passenger boats to Cagbalete Island (varying time depending on season) are available for  P50 per head/ one-way. The municipal government of Mauban is charging an Environmental-Terminal Fee of P50/head on all tourists (to be paid at the Port - Tourism Office). There are also Pay Parking near the port for those who bring their car (around P50/day). 

The drop-off point at Cagbalete Island is at "Sabang" (small fishing village in the island). From Sabang, visitors can take a hike or other mode of transport for the estimated 1 km. distance from Sabang to Villa Cleofas Resort. We have Villa Cleofas staff at Sabang that can serve as your guide going to our resort. Please call/contact us in advance before your arrival to avail of this service.

 

        

     Public Boat -" Neneng" or "Anthony"  (@ P50/head) Direct to Sabang Port, Cagbalete Island

 

                                Flat boat transfer to Sabang Port      

 

 

             

 

 

From Sabang, you have the following options to go to Villa Cleofas: 


1. Adventure 15-20 minutes Trail Hike. FREE! To serve as your guide, please look for Villa Cleofas staff when you get down from the Public Boat at Sabang (Saturday, Sunday & holidays). They will be at the waiting shade flashing Villa Cleofas banner and wearing Villa Cleofas ID. Please call/advise us before your arrival.



Some areas may be flooded during the rainy season.




2. Avail of our traditional Carabao Cart Service (Saturday, Sunday and holidays). Rate is P30/head excluding excess/heavy luggage. Please look for Villa Cleofas staff when you get down from the Public Boat at Sabang. They will be at the waiting shade flashing Villa Cleofas banner and wearing Villa Cleofas ID's. Please call/advise us before your arrival.


  



3. Avail of our western style Horseback Service (Saturday, Sunday and holidays). Rate is P50/head excluding excess/heavy luggage. Please look for Villa Cleofas staff when you get down from the Public Boat at Sabang. They will be at the waiting shade flashing Villa Cleofas banner and wearing Villa Cleofas ID's. Please call/advise us before your arrival.

  




4. Avail of third-party boat service from Sabang to Villa Cleofas. Rate is around P400 for 5-pax capacity boat. Boatmen will be approaching  you while you are on the boat offering a boat ride. Note: Please ask the public boat crew if it is low-tide when you arrive. If it is low tide, you may also need to take a 15-20 minutes walk/wade on the beach since the boat cannot take you closer to the shore.