Mongpong Island and Ungab Rock Formation - it is an island with a stretch of white sand beach mixed with broken corals. What makes this island a must visit are the unique rock formations that can be found here. You could swim in the clear and cool waters, but be warned that there are jellyfishes. You may also opt to be more adventurous by jumping off the cliff.
Mongpong Island and Ungab Rock Formation News
Mention the island province of Marinduque and the first thing that comes to most peoples minds is the Moriones Festival during Holy Week. Marinduque, however, offers so much more than the colorful Lenten rites involving men and women garbed in the attire of biblical-era Roman soldiers. And so we discovered during a short trip to two of the provinces island destinations.
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!
Marinduque is an island Province of the Philippines located in Mimaropa (RegionIV ...
The water was surprisingly very still, calm, and only the littlest ripples disturbs it as we pulled away from the Buyabod Port in Sta Cruz, Marinduque. We were then on our way to Maniwaya Island, a promising place that boast of a long stretched of white sandy beach.
Our 4-man group was aboard this tiny banca, a boat provided for by our hotel as part of the package we availed of. Since none of us has visited Marinduque previously, nor we know anyone who has been there personally, we had to turned to online research to get a bit familiar with the place.
We've also opted to book a hotel in ...
Marinduque is known for the Moriones Festival celebrated annually during the Holy Week but there's more to this province than men dressed in ancient Roman costumes and morion masks until an island promising white sandy shores, turquoise seawater, stunning sandbar and amazing rock formation surfaced the internet.
There's always a secret to unravel in every hidden corners and the possibility of stumbling into something wonderful is limitless. Maniwaya Island happens to be one of those undiscovered jewels concealed behind the shadows in the not so distant province of Marinduque.
Island hopp ...
We will go to the rock formation tomorrow morning.
Son (owner of S&B Adventure) told us after we had our dinner that night. Before our Manilawaya Island trip, I did some research and I only got some details about Maniwaya Island itself and the Palad Sandbar. I didn't know there is a rock formation in this island in Marinduque.
It was a big deal because the words "rock formation" now have a totally new meaning for me when I got a chance to experience some stunning ones in my previous travels, like the Animasola Island in Masbate.
So the next morning, we were greeted by a beautiful sunr ...
I like exploring the not so mainstream destinations in the Philippines because it always makes me realize how beautiful our country is. Beyond Boracay and the rest, there are a lot of islands in the country that can really make you say wow! It's just up to you to discover it.
A few months ago my girlfriend, Eloi, and I explored Burias Island in Masbate. And just a few weeks after that, we traveled to Maniwaya Island in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque.
Marinduque is not really that talked about among tourists, until recently that social media feeds have suddenly been full of amazing photos and expe ...