Maniwaya is actually an island barangay just less than an hour boat ride from the mainland Municipality of Sta. Cruz. The white sand and cool water of the island is the most sought after by the locals and some guests to ease the scorching heat especially during summer season.
Maniwaya Island News
Let's accept the reality that when Boracay island was closed, the other comparable beaches were recognized Maniwaya Island in Marinduque is one of those. The province of Marinduque is considered the heart of the Philippine archipelago and the neighbor of my hometown Romblon. Gorgeous images of this island spread on social media which captured my interest. There's fine white sand beaches, amazing landscape, crystal clear water, vast diversity of underwater creatures and many more; photos below will explain more.
As our ferry boat cut its way across Tayabas Bay from the port at General Luna town, we were beginning to feel the effects of waking up before 3 A.M. and driving 5 hours to our jump-off point. The white and grey clouds that blocked the sun didnt help any. But as our boat inched closer to Maniwaya Island, we were stunned by the crystal-clear emerald and turquoise waters that led to a long stretch of white sand beach our home for the next two days and nights.
Marinduque is an island province in the Philippines best known for being the home of the Moriones Festival, one of the oldest religious festivals in the country celebrated during Holy Week. Everywhere you go in the province, you can spot references to the icons of the Moriones, men and women in costumes and masks wearing garb of biblical Roman soldiers.
How To Get There?
There are two options on how to go to Maniwaya Island, but both are via Quezon Province.
Option 1 Via General Luna Port
Take a bus bound to Lucena Quezon. Inform the driver that you will alight at Lucena Grand Terminal, there are other buses that do not pass through the terminal (as per the local I have talked to). I chose Jam liner since it's the nearest on my place. Fare is 218 as of April 2017 and travel time may take up to three hours. I take the 12midnight trip and arrive at Lucena around 3 in the morning.
From Lucena Grand Terminal, there are van bound to di ...
The Philippines, being an archipelago, has been known to its islands and islets of serene and exotic beauty. Having to experience the pristine and gorgeous beauty of these islands, made me so proud that I am from here. So before I even try to go out of the country, I made myself a promise that I would go around the Philippines first as much as I can. There is always a new destination being discovered within the country, and this is enough to trigger the wanderlust inside all of us. Let us discover one of them!
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