If you are a Batangas and Zambales frequenter, chances are you haven’t heard about Cagbalete Island
yet. Located in Quezon Province, Cagbalete Island is a paradise worthy of the long travel. The beach is still secluded and not many establishments are in the area so you are assured of a peaceful summer. Once you hit the beach, you will be greeted with fine white sand
, cerulean waters, and a teeming marine life.
From Manila, you can catch a direct bus going to Mauban, Quezon. Drop by Mauban Public Market and ask where Mauban Port is, ride an outrigger boat and you’ll find yourself transported to Cagbalete Island. Because Cagbalete Island doesn’t have many establishments yet, you might need to bring your own food or advise your hotel to prepare meals for you for a hassle free stay. Camping is also allowed in the area, all you need to do is pay a small fee to the resort owners.
As of February 2021, Cagbalete Island is still closed to tourists.