i love pansacola beach in cagbalete island. its only 5 hours away from manila and is very affordable. also, there are not much tourists so the island can be really quiet and relaxing. you can buy whatever you need from the small stores nearby. i like the fact that it is not overly developed and it maintains its charm. no big hotels, no big restaurants. pure nature trip.
The sand is really soft and pure and there are marine life signifying the healthy ecosystem.
The island is best for family and friends vacation.
To get there, you can take the JAC Liner from kamias, EDSA to mauban, Quezon province. Then get off at the port. Pay P70 to the local tourism office andpay P50 for the boat going to the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the quaint little town of Mauban, Quezon Province about 3-4 hours drive from Manila, beach lovers get to enjoy a 45-minute bangka ride to get to Pansacola Beach Resort in Cagbalete. For accommodations, nipa huts with lofts are available to give you the experience of "roughing it"-you'd be surprised at how the evening sea breeze beats your usual air conditioners at home. With the staple of five meals per day, you will surely get more than you bargained for when it comes to food. At low tide, the clear blue water is transformed into a massive expanse of sand, perfect for games with your friends. At night, be amazed at the wide blanket of stars on the clear sky. ... more less