VILLA CLEOFAS, Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon, Philippines   


Options by PRIVATE transport

1. via SLEX Sto. Tomas, Batangas exit

  • Route: Sto Tomas - San Pablo - Tiaong - Candelaria - Sariaya - Tayabas - Mauban
  • Total road distance is about 168 km
  • Travel very early morning to take you only 3 hours

2. via SLEX Calamba exit
  • Route: Los Banos - Sta. Cruz - Pagsanjan - Cavinti - Lusiana - Lucban (do not enter main town) - Sampaloc - Mauban
  • Route is shorter if you are coming from Rizal - Sta. Cruz and you can pass via Sampaloc then Mauban
  • Takes only about 3 hours if you leave Manila very early in the morning

3. via Antipolo
  • Route: Teresa - Morong - Fami - Siniloan - Paete - Luban - Pagsanjan - Cavinti - Lusiana - Lucban (do not enter main town) - Sampaloc - Mauban
  • Most ideal to avoid traffic in SLEX and Los Banos (i.e. holidays)
  • Nice view of majestic windmills and mountains and zigzag roads of Mabitac town
  • No 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
  • 4:30 am and 12 noon only
  • P280/head


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.


  • P70/head one-way plus environmental 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

  • 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!
  • Free!

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