During our round trip in southern Luzon, we decided to visit Cagbalete island. Our two-night stay at Pansacola Beach Resort was ok; we only suffered a bit from the mosquitos. We arranged with the owner that the staff would cook two dinners and one breakfast for us. It is also possible to buy your own food in Cagbalete uno; the small village nearby. We did a 6-hour hike along the beach and through the mangroves/forest and enjoyed the remoteness of the island. It was a unique experience! You can also get a full-body massage or rent a boat. The ferry from Mauban leaves in the morning and at 16:00, so keep this in mind when traveling there. It is very easy to walk through the village to the resort, so no need to take a boat (or guides) there.
- 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