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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 ...
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 ...
When you're in Marinduque and it's not the Lenten Season for the annual Moriones Festival, there's still a lot of attractions to visit in the province to fill your itinerary. Aside from the white sand beach of Maniwaya Island and the old houses of Boac, you can spend a day on Mongpong Island which is just an hour of boat ride away from Buyabod Port. You won't miss the port in Sta. Cruz because it's where most travelers arrive from different parts of the country. The island getaway is a laid-back side trip that I've personally tested to be a complement to my 3-day revisit of the province last s ...
Bagumbungan Cave in Sitio Puti Brgy. San Isidro, Sta. Cruz Marinduque is for sure one of the best cave here in the Philippines. It is a 1.9 km. long cave and some part are still unexplored. It is protected by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with the help of San Isidro (Local Government Unit) to spare the cave from exploitation. According to our guide, it was discovered 7 years ago by the cave enthusiast and a tourism officer. Since then the local government has been doing so much efforts in promoting this cave as their tourist destination in San Isidro.
This trip ...
The stunning Maniwaya Island located in Santa Cruz, Marinduque. Watch in 1080p full HD.
March 2016 trip to Maniwaya Island, Marinduque, Philippines.