|barangay road leading to Barangay Macasin|
Day 1 - Mauban, Quezon
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.
Airconditioned vans are also available at SM City Lucena and Metro Gaisano Lucena City Va Terminals from 10 am to 9 pm. Fare is P70.
|first hanging bridge|
From Fiesta Royale, I boarded a habal-habal to Barangay Macasin. It took us only less than 15 minutes and we reached the jump-off point.
|second hanging bridge|
Finally, after nearly 40 minutes, we reached the area.
|Bgry Balay Balay near Guardians headquarters|
Another habal-habal ride for 12 minutes and we reached the jump-off point to our second falls for the day in Barangay Balay Balay.
|Tito Bolan leading the trek|
|Mark and Bok enjoying the river crossing|
This time we had to endure a lot of river crossing but it was still fun!
After 22 minutes of fast-paced walking and river crossing, we reached our destination -
After nearly 40 minutes of trekking, we reached our destination -
Thanks to RDML Travels (Contact persons: Randell Dy 0917 836 6506, 0998 995 7876, 0922 858 4337 and Mae Llamas, 0917 821 2796), we were able to go to our last falls by boat.
After nearly 1 hour of travel, we were able to reach one of the famed tourist spots in Mauban - Butas-Butas Beach. Part of our side trip to Cagbalete Island.
Special Thanks to