Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer Getaway | Cagbalete Island

Villa Cleofas Resort
Summer vacation is a way to relax and to unwind after the stressed out from work. This is also the time for you to have a simple get together with your friends and family members or even officemates. But certainly, plan it ahead of time to avoid the conflict of your schedule especially when each of you might have different work schedule.

During summer, most people are pre-occupied organizing and planning where to go or where to spend their summer getaway.

However, Elite Team (that’s what we call to our group) planned a summer getaway. We have many options where to go and finally, after the arguments and suggestions we all settled to have our getaway to Cagbalete Island. I am pretty sure that everyone is very excited because it is our first summer getaway together.

Travel Time

The group met at EDSA Kamuning and board on JAC Liner bus bound to Lucena, its 3 hours’ drive from EDSA Kamuning. All of us took a sleep during the ride because we left Cubao at 12:30 in the morning.

From Lucena Grand Terminal, we rode an ordinary bus bound to Mauban but we had our early breakfast first before we headed to Mauban. The first trip going to Mauban will leave at 5:00 o'clock in the morning.

Upon arrival at Mauban, we dropped by at Mauban Market to buy foods for our overnight stay at Cagbalete Island and then, we headed to Mauban Port and board on public boat going to Cagbalete Island, scheduled trip is 10:00 o'clock  in the morning.
Mauban Port
We arrived at the port early from the said schedule so, while waiting for our trip we had to try their special delicacy, the Pancit Habhab.

Going to Sabang Beach, Cagbalete Island is an hour ride from Mauban Port board on a public boat or you can rent a private boat going there, it’s up to you which one you prefer. Upon arrival at the Sabang Beach, we board on a small boat going to the seashore. Then, the local guide us going to Villas Cleofas its 30 minutes trekking.
Villa Cleofas lodge
It was already 12 o’clock in the afternoon when we arrived at Villa Cleofas and we are already hungry. We prepare our lunch and dinner after checking in at the resort. We had fish, vegetable, meat and fruits. We ate our lunch very late but its okay we still enjoy eating the food and the place.

Background

The resort is not crowded unlike the other beach. There are 6 lodges and they also offer a tent if you’d like to stay at the tent. It’s low tide in the afternoon and high tide early in the morning. The sunrise is perfect and very romantic. I cannot see the sunset because it is in the other side of the island.

On the other day, after eating our breakfast we hired a private boat and Manong brought us to the other side of the resort which we can swim. The water is clear and the sand is powdery. We had enjoyed and we wanted to stay longer there but Manong told us we need to get back to the resort because they will have a hard time to dock on the shore due to the low tide.
low tide in the afternoon
high tide in the morning

the group
We checked out at the Villa Cleofas around 2 o’clock in the afternoon but while waiting the private boat to pick up us. We had a little game and we had a lot fun and enjoyed the game.

3 o’clock in the afternoon back to Lucena Grand Terminal.

Expenses:

Getting there
  • Board on a bus bound to Lucena Grand Terminal.
  • From Lucena Grand Terminal, ride a bus bound to Mauban, Quezon and jump-off to Mauban Market.
  • From Mauban Market, ask the tricycle driver to drop you off to Mauban Port.
  • Then, ride a public boat going to Sabang Beach, Cagbalete Island.

44 comments:

  1. A perfect get-away na malapit lang sa metro. Lapit lang nito sa Laguna pero indi ko a napuntahan- will bookmark ur page bro. planning a short trip here. ty

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    1. That's good! Pwede mong mabisita ang lugar. That's really a nice place to be!

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  2. wow napaka affordable naman pwede swak sa budget ko rin to hehehe :) thanks sa info...

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    1. Welcome, Manong Unyol!

      Enjoy your trip and have safe!

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    1. I replied you via email add (gmail acct).

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  4. Perfect place talaga for a tean building...way too perfect in fact...ang lapad ng shore line...:)



    xx!

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    1. Thanks xoxo for visiting!

      Yes! Perfect place. Hope you can visit there too! :)

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  5. You always go to the nicest places, Marco. At in fairness, okay ang budget ninyo for that place! So pretty. *_*

    Also, buti this week na officially nagstart ang rainy season kundi inabutan nyo pa ang pag-ulan ulan at baka hindi rin maenjoy ang late summer getaway. Hehe.

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    1. We always make sure that the cost is affordable for each of us and worth it.

      Yes! It still summer during our escapade. Hehe

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  6. Nice!
    Love this good places with affordable budget. We just had our summer getaway too but ours is spontaneous ;)

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    1. At least, you had your getaway and I am pretty sure that you guys enjoyed! :D

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  7. Lovely! You made planning the trip so easy. :)

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  8. bigla kong namiss ang cagbalete :)

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  9. Cagbalete brings both good and bad memories! Hahaha! Pero namiss ko, grabe. Namiss ko rin magcamp sa beach. Been a long time since I did so :(

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  10. The weather looks way better than over here. Not a drop of rain in sight!

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  11. the 4th photo reminds me of the island where I grew up, parang ganyan din kapag low-tide. ganda ng place at ang mura lang ng gastos, sulit na getaway. :)

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    1. Oo nga super cheap ang gastos lalo na kapag madami ang maghati-hati. :)

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  12. It sure looks like a fun holiday.

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  13. the beach huts/houses are cute. :) this looks like indeed a best place to end one summer. :)

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  14. Cagbalete has a beauty of its own :) aside from the vast shoreline, i enjoyed star gazing there :)

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    1. Waahh! I never did that. Hmmm, next time, I will do star gazing there. :)

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  15. Hello po, willing po ba kaya ang owner ng island for some developments doon? Kasi we are planning to use this place for our thesis, and we need to know if they will agree na mag-conduct kami ng thesis there. We are a tourism students from quezon city.

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    1. I think so, Mariah! Why not contact them?

      CONTACT US WEB STORE CONTACT ME
      Contact Us


      You may direct your inquiries and reservations to:



      Tonet/Tess T. Reyeg

      landline : Home (+632) 928-7934

      mobile: (+63) 917-8395852 /(+63) 917-8143475

      E-mail: treyeg01@yahoo.com.ph



      Ed T. Jacob

      mobile: +63 919220-5000

      E-mail: etjacob11@yahoo.com


      Teachers' Village, Quezon City, Philippines

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  16. Hello po, willing po ba kaya ang owner ng island for some developments doon? Kasi we are planning to use this place for our thesis, and we need to know if they will agree na mag-conduct kami ng thesis there. We are a tourism students from quezon city.

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    1. I think so, Mariah! Why not contact them?

      Here's the contact numbers.

      You may direct your inquiries and reservations to:



      Tonet/Tess T. Reyeg

      landline : Home (+632) 928-7934

      mobile: (+63) 917-8395852 /(+63) 917-8143475

      E-mail: treyeg01@yahoo.com.ph



      Ed T. Jacob

      mobile: +63 919220-5000

      E-mail: etjacob11@yahoo.com


      Teachers' Village, Quezon City, Philippines

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  17. Loved the photo of Sabang beach above. Ganda ng place & it's not too expensive. Would you recommend Villa Cleofas for a family with young kids?

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    1. Yes, Villa Cleofas is a good place for a family with kids.

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  18. huwaw! affordable at malapit lang sa Manila. Thanks for the info :)

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  19. Would you know if December is a good time to visit?

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    1. I'm not sure. But, my friend says that its raining during the night.

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  20. Cool! this place is really perfect for summer vacation. We are currently planning for our summer vacation for this year. Glad that you shared this one. I've got an idea. Keep posting!


    Autumn

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    1. You're welcome, Autumn!

      Thanks for dropping...and enjoy your summer vacation! :)

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  21. okay naman po ba yung mga Cr and lutuan nila? hmm

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  22. Hi Jen! Ok naman po. Medyo mahina nga lang ang tubig

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