Maricaban Island

Tingloy, Batangas

Just off the southwest coast of the Batangas mainland, lies the radish-shaped Island of Maricaban. It has rugged hills and sloping mountains with the occasional splatterings of lowland plains and a liberal springklings of valleys. The coastal perimeter of the island with green trees and clinging vines and sudden drops of stony mountains slopes is a real treat to the eyes.

Masasa Bea ...

ch is one of the most visited beaches of the place, and known for its white sand and beautiful sunset at the beach's tip of the coast. Its located in the other side of the Island which you can take by walk or tricycle.

Mag-Asawang Bato is one of the two peaks of the island, and this is the most visited peak by mountaineers and nature enthusiasts, where a 360° view of the whole island can be seen.

Sombrero Island is located at the eastern tip of Maricaban, Tingloy in the province of Batangas. It's a mini island paradise inhabited by no one. The island can be reach through a medium size motor-boat or banka. One of the most visited beach attraction in the island.

Pulang Buli is a Fish Sanctuary between Barangay Sto. Tomas and Barangay Talahib. For research diving and snorkeling, you will need permission from the BBMC and the barangay councils of Sto. Tomas and Talahib.  Wiki

Maricaban Island News

  • Mount Tore 515 MASL

    Mount Tore 515 MASL

    Some people love to shop. Buy buy buy... Shopping can be fun. And yes there is nothing wrong with trying to find the real deal to enjoy things, but for us who always love nature and care to find the best way to escape city life we always craze and look forward to things that satisfy our needs to share, connect and inspire.

    Mabini, Batangas
    Jump-off: Balagbag Court, Mabini, Batangas
    Minor Climb
    Total Kms: 8.30

    Early morning the wind began to blow and the raindrops started to pour, our team with full of motivations started to trek on a search for a stress free weekend.

    Sitting the b ...

  • Anilao Batangas for Beach Lovers and Divers

    Anilao Batangas for Beach Lovers and Divers

    A mere three-hour scenic drive from Metro Manila, Anilao Batangas is an extremely popular destination for beach lovers and divers looking for a weekend getaway. Its popularity lies mainly in its accessibility and the astounding abundance of marine life that thrive in the area.

    Anilao is a barangay (hamlet) in the municipality of Mabini on the southern end of the Calumpang Peninsula in the province of Batangas. Resorts and dive shops have mushroomed in the area over the years, providing jobs for locals and convenience for tourists.

    Getting There

    If you're driving your own car from Metr ...

  • DOE to bid out 3 new geothermal sites

    DOE to bid out 3 new geothermal sites

    The Department of Energy (DOE)is opening three new geothermal areas, namely Banton Island in Romblon, Balut Island in Davao del Sur and Maricaban Island in Batangas for competitive bidding.

    According to Ariel Fronda, Division Chief, Geothermal Energy Management Division, Renewable Energy Management Bureau, the three areas have been identified for private sector development after an open competitive bidding.

    "There are three proposed geothermal areas for investors but so far we have determined one that can be offered to the private sector," he said.

    Fronda said that the Balut Island ge ...

  • Maricaban Island Masasa Beach

    Maricaban Island Masasa Beach

    When a good friend of mine invited me to join their outdoor adventure last weekend, with no hesitation I answered yes because I'm free that day, even though I'm not au fait with their group. The only thing I know, Maricaban Island was our destination, so expect some swimming and beachin' activities. From Anilao port in Mabini, Batangas we hire a boat that set off directly to our target, Masasa Beach area. We started a calm and smooth water sailing from port but before we've reach our destination near Sepok Point, the water become rough and the sailing become bumpy, water splashed inside the bo ...

  • Beach Bumming at Sepok Point and Maricaban Island in Batangas

    Beach Bumming at Sepok Point and Maricaban Island in Batangas

    The Sepok expedition is one special bucket list adventure because it is the first and only island in the Anilao Peninsula that I have visited. I was struck by the awesome white sand beauty of the place, with its crytal clear water ideal for diving and snorkeling and the buffet lunch that our hotel prepared for us. It was a pity though that we only got to stay for a half day which was not enough for me to do some exploring of its rock formations and venture to the other side of the island. Maybe next time I will be more prepared.

    This pillar of rock is probably the icon of Sepok point as ...

  • Mt Gulugod Baboy of Mabini Batangas

    Mt Gulugod Baboy of Mabini Batangas

    Gulugod Baboy means "pig's spine", so named because this mountain has lots of outlines/silhouettes of the hills as well as it has a wide surface for a normal mountain trail. Mt Gulugod Baboy is a popular hiking destination for first timers. It is the perfect mountain for those who are starting and wondering what does this activity really is.

    The mountain is situated at Mabini, Batangas and it would take 1 1/2 - 2 hours to reach its peak. Aside from that, the trail is [I might say] fairly easy so this adventure is considered to be a minor climb. Pinoy Mountaineer rate the difficulty of this ...