First alternative is to take the
Second alternative from Manila is to pass by
Third alternative route is via Antipolo, which can take around 4 hours average. Travelers will pass by the towns of: Teresa, Morong, Sta. Maria – Fami – Siniloan – Paete – Lumban – Pagsanjan – Cavinti – Lusiana – Lucban, and Sampaloc ( Sampaloc -Mauban road , same as Alternative 2) before reaching Mauban. On holidays like during Holy Week, this is the most ideal route to avoid traffic in South Super Highway and Los Baños.
#8 Corner Quezon St. and Pansacola St , Mauban , Quezon
From Mauban, guests can board a boat going to VILLA CLEOFAS
Private boat (capacity 20 persons, P5,000.00) - Direct to Villa Cleofas
Private boat ride direct to Villa Cleofas will take about 45 minutes.
During low tide, a small flatboat is used to transfer guests and baggages from where the private boat has docked to the resort.
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 P300 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 1 pm 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 Fee of P40/head on all tourists and an optional Terminal Fee of P30/head for the use of terminal at the port. The drop-off point will be the "Sabang" (small fishing village in the island). From Sabang, visitors can take a hike of about 1.5 km. going to Villa Cleofas, "Paet", Cagbalete Island. There are porters/children in Sabang who will guide you going to Villa Cleofas and carry your stuff as well. There are also road signs along the trail. For those who do not want to hike, we have a carabao driven cart that can carry around 8 passengers including luggages (fare P350). There are also small bancas for rent at Sabang that can bring you to Villa Cleofas (rate is around P400 for 5 pax capacity) or more depending on the size of the boat.
Public Boat -" Neneng" or "Anthony" (@ P50/head + P40++/head local fees) Direct to Sabang Port, Cagbalete Island
Flat boat transfer to Sabang Port
From Sabang, you have the following options to go to Villa Cleofas:
... Guests can take a small boat from Sabang to Villa Cleofas (rate of a 5-pax capacity boat including luggages is around P400).
... or Guests can smell the grass, sweat it out a bit, and take a 15-20 minute-hike from Sabang to Villa Cleofas (about 1.4 km)
Some areas may be flooded along the trek during rainy season
... Or like in the olden days, ride an environment-friendly carabao driven cart that can carry around 8 passengers including luggages (P350 per trip)
... or if you want some excitement, ride a horse going to the resort (rate is P100/horse).