MVT Sto. Nino Resort - Directions


Private Transport





First alternative is to take the South Super Highway, then pass by Sto. Tomas, Batangas – San Pablo – Tiaong –Candelaria- Sariaya –– Tayabas -Mauban. Total road distance is about 168 kms. and average travel time for this route would be 3 1/2  - 4 1/2  hours depending on the traffic condition. The Tayabas-Mauban road that was undergoing construction before is already completed and cemented.  This route is the national highway road where most private and public vehicles pass and will be inconvenient to motorists during peak season. This is a good route when travelling very early in the morning and can take you only 3 to 4  hours driving.


Second alternative from Manila is to pass by South Super Highway, then proceed to Calamba, Laguna. The route is now to pass by the towns of Los Baños – Sta. Cruz - Pagsanjan – Cavinti – Lusiana – Lucban –Tayabas before finally getting to Mauban, Quezon, the town proper. Please don't pass the Sampaloc-Mauban road (about  800 metes rough road ), instead proceed to Tayabas after reaching Lucban. The Calamba route gives the alternate route to Mauban avoiding the traffic in national highway. It takes only about  4 hours if guests will leave Manila very early in the morning. It has less traffic (except during holidays where the South Super Highway and Laguna towns can be really packed) and has a great view of the Makiling. It is also ideal for those tired of the city since the view along this route is mostly very countryside (rice fields, mountains, etc.).


Third alternative route is via Antipolo, which can take around 4 - 5  hours average. Travelers will pass by the towns of: Teresa, Morong, Sta. Maria – Fami – Siniloan – Paete – Lumban – Pagsanjan – Cavinti – Lusiana – Lucban, and Sampaloc ( Sampaloc -Mauban road is undergoing repair)  before reaching Mauban. To avoid the Sampaloc-Mauban road (rough road), you can proceed to Tayabas after reaching Lucban, then Mauban via Mainit ( same as alternative 1)  On holidays like during Holy Week, this is the most ideal route to avoid traffic in South Super Highway and Los Baños.



From Mauban, guests can board a boat going to Cagbalete Island Beach Camp Resort -mvt sto nino, CagbaleteIsland. Private boat trips straight to the site in Cagbalete Island costs  P4,000 (two-way). These trips can accommodate about 20  people (during summer time) and 15 people (during "Amihan") inside the banca, depending on the size of the boat. The boat ride takes around 45 minutes.


Private boat (capacity 20 persons, P4,000.00 - P5,000.00) - Direct to mvt sto nino




Private boat ride direct to mvt sto nino will take about 45 minutes.


Public Transport


For commuters, the Jac Liner/JAM Liner/Lucena Lines Station in Kamias - Edsa/Cubao or in Buendia-Taft (LRT)  has hourly trips (2:00 am is the first trip) to Lucena. The bus ride costs around P300 and takes no more than three hours. At the Lucena City Grand Terminal, where all buses drop by,  mini buses (non-aircon) bound for Mauban leave on an hourly interval. The one-hour and-30 minutes  travel costs around P60. First trip is 5 am and last trip for mini bus is 6 pm.  There are also air-conditioned vans stationed in Lucena SM Mall going to Mauban  for approximately P80 and first and last trip for aircon vans is  9 am and 9 pm respectively. This is faster than mini buses which will take only 1 hour travel time.


Lucena Grand Terminal



Passenger boats to Cagbalete Island (trips at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm daily only) are available for  P50 per head. The drop-off point will be the "Sabang" (small fishing village in the island). From Sabang, visitors can take a hike of about 1.5 km. going to mvt sto nino, Cagbalete Island ( the location of Cagbalete Island Camping Resort ). There are children in Sabang who will  guide you going to mvt sto nino and your stuffs as well. There are also road signs along the trail. For those who does not want to hike or carry heavy stuffs ,  a small banca (5 pax capacity)  can be rented  in Sabang going to mvt sto nino at a cost of around P300.00 or more depending on the size of the boat.

Public Boat -" Neneng" or "Anthony" - @ P50.00/head ) Direct to Sabang Port, Cagbalete Island


Flat boat transfer to Sabang Port


Guests can have an option of boat transfer from Sabang to mvt sto nino.

Price depends on boat size ( 5 pax capacity around P500.)



Some areas are flooded along the trek during rainy season




...Or horses can carry guests or heavy baggages (P100.00/horse)