|boat ride to Cagbalete Island|
|map of the island|
How to get there
Mauban is 147 kilometers from Manila and 40 kilometers from Lucena City.
It is accessible by bus and other modes of transportation.
Options 1 - Quezon City
Go to JAC Liner bus terminal at Kamias, Quezon City. The first bus leaves at 5 am. The afternoon bus leaves at 1 pm. Travel time is more or less 5 hours.
From Mauban, JAC Liner leaves at 4 am and 2 pm en route to Kamias Bus Terminal and 4:30 am to Buendia Terminal.
Option 2 - From Buendia, Pasay City
Go to Buendia-LRT Taft station. There are several buses servicing the route to Lucena Grand Terminal such as JAM Liner, DLTB, and JAC Liner. As early as 4 am, they offer the trip to Lucena. Last trip going to Lucena is around 9 pm. Board a bus going to Lucena. Fare from Buendia to Lucena Grand Central Terminal is P209.50 (127 kilometers). Travel time is 4-5 hours from Buendia.
Once you reach Lucena Grand Terminal, board the NCR Bus to Mauban. First trip is 4:30 am, then followed by 5:10 am and so on. Every 40 minutes, the NCR bus leaves. Travel time is 1.5 hours and fare is P54. Last trip going to Mauban is 5:30 pm.
|beachfront of Dona Choleng|
However, that during the influx of tourists (most often during Saturdays, holidays and summer season), the coast guard allows passenger boats to sail in varying times.
Leaving the port, you can look back at the town of Mauban and wonder at the scenery.
1-2 passengers - P1,000 (one-way) / 1,500 (round trip)
4-5 pax - P2,000 / P2,500
6 pax - P2,500 / P3,000
7-8 pax - P3,000 / P3,500
9-12 pax - 3,500 / P4,000
13-15 pax - P4,000 / P4,500
16-20 pax - P4,500 / P5,000
But I did not use public transport that day.
Normally, the entrance of Dona Choleng is on the opposite side but since I was given private transport by RDML Travels, I landed or entered through the beachfront entrance.
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|Sunrise at Dona Choleng beachfront|
If Greenview Beach Resort offers the best sunset view, Dona Choleng offers the best sunrise view in the island!
|Joy, Bok and Mark|
We stayed in Yang-In for an hour and then went back to Dona Choleng. It was already low tide when we we arrived at the beachfront of Dona Choleng.
Municipal Tourism Office (Tita Annie)
Tel. No. (042)-784-1205 / 713-0314 / 7130345
Mobile Number: 0922-383-8883 / 0917-571-1771
Enjoy your stay at DONA CHOLENG!