Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Island in Marinduque: Maniwaya Island in Sta. Cruz

Maniwaya island is located in the town of Sta. Cruz in the island province of Marinduque.

The island has a long stretch of shoreline at the southwest and northwest portion with fine white sand; while some part is made of broken corals. There are a few resorts in the island. If you want a real island experience, you may opt to camp out - just bring your camping gears.


  1. If you're coming from outside the Philippines, your point of entry should be the city of Manila.
  2. From Manila, take a bus bound for Lucena Port. Jac Liner has daily trips to Lucena, terminals can be found in Pasay-Taft and Kamias along EDSA. Fare is around 220 pesos and travel time is about 3-4 hours.
  3. Get off at Lucena Port. From here, take a ferry boat to Sta. Cruz Port. Travel time is about 3 hours.
  4. From here, take a motorized boat to Maniwaya Island. Travel time is about 45 minutes.

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