Cagbalete Island, Quezon: 2024 Travel Guide, Resort, How to Get Here

Cagbalete Island
In Nilandingan Cove, Cagbalete Island, we celebrated our 9th anniversary. Though, it's a 4-5 hours land travel from Manila, we chose this cove because we thought it has a big picture of beauty at its finest. From afar, we were greeted by the long stretch of fine white sand shoreline with the greens on the side. Upon arrival, we discovered that this paradise is not just about the shoreline, it also has crystal clear and cool waters, lovely cottages, and relaxing ambiance.

How To Get Here | Our Travel to Quezon Province
We chartered a van to Mauban, Quezon. Then, chartered a boat to the resort. The caretakers of the resort greeted us with smile and offered welcome drink before we checked in. The resort has a wide land area and surrounded by hardwood trees that creates a relaxing ambiance and at the same time, the tranquility is preserved. There are green grass where you can sit, relax and enjoy the magnificence of nature without too many people.

Nilandingan Cove | Best Resort in Cagbalete
The resort has a common kitchen but we were the only group who used it. It was the spot where we reminisce our past. We recalled the stories of happiness and the not so happy events we encountered in the past 9 years. Though we're not complete, our memories with all the members were intact. It was really an unlimited story telling while preparing for our lunch, during our lunch and even after lunch. Rested for 30 minutes and started preparing for our milk tea by Rio.

 Preparing for our milk tea.

Where To Stay | How About Camping By The Beach?
The facility is not like your preferred 5 five star hotel or resort, but this resort has everything, from the unlimited fresh water supply, kitchen area, and clean toilet and baths. There is electricity supply from a generated set, however,  the supply limited from 6PM to 6AM. The villas and cottages have electric fans, power outlets, mattresses and pillows. This accommodation can fit for 5-6 people, with regular size.

The best part of Nilandingan Cove is the stunning and spectacular sun set and sun rise. Your lazy afternoon can will be extended until the sun set because of the cool breeze while the sky turns its color to a mixture of blue, gray and stunning gold. Also, during low tide, the narrow stretch of shoreline became wider and wider as in super wide. On the other hand, this part of the Island has a full and wide view of the sun rise (photos below).

Stunning sunset of Cagbalete Island.

 I left Nilandingan Cove with a new memory, a memory that cannot be replaced and a memory that will definitely be cherished as I face different stages of life. Batang Hamog Mountaineers is not a group, it is my extended family. Leaving this paradise will not be the end; we might not see each other in a few months but our love and friendship will not be tarnished by time.