Cebu Pacific to offer Direct Manila – Marinduque flights

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Cebu Pacific Offers Direct Manila – Marinduque Flights Beginning April 1

Beginning April 1 this year, Cebu Pacific will start offering flights from Manila to Marinduque and back. The budget carrier announced this on March 6. Cebgo, the subsidiary of Cebu Pacific will take passengers from Manila to Marinduque and vice versa three times a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Cebu Pacific to offer Direct Manila - Marinduque flights
Cebu Pacific to offer Direct Manila – Marinduque flights

The flights will only take about an hour. This is much easier than the land and ferry trips which take eight hours. The flights will depart from NAIA Terminal 4 in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The biggest advantage of flying with Cebu Pacific to go Marinduque is the cut in travel time. Whereas before, passengers have to wait 8 hours to visit the marvels of the province, the budget airline now lets everyone get additional hours for nature tripping and other activities.

White Sand Beach in Marinduque
White Sand Beach in Marinduque

What to see in Marinduque?

Maniwaya Island

Maniwaya Island in Marinduque photo by @kayperzy IG
Maniwaya Island in Marinduque photo by @kayperzy IG

This island is popular among tourists because it has a long stretch of fine white sand beach. The water on this beach is rich in marine life and tourists can enjoy its turquoise color. It features cottages at the beachfront and coconut trees. Several water activities like boating and paddle boarding are available in the island.

Bathala Cave

This cave system features 7 caves though tourists can only visit 4. The names of these 4 caves are Church, Python, Secret, and Cemetery. They got their names from their unique characteristics. The stalactites and stalagmites of Church Cave give the illusion of a church. Python Cave got its name from the resident pythons on the walls. Cemetery Cave houses human bones. Lastly, Secret Cave has a ‘secret’ exit hole.

Boac Cathedral

This is ‘the oldest church in Marinduque’. It was built in the 18th century and has a Filipino-Hispanic Gothic Design. The well-preserved facade is prominent due to its terracotta material. Adobe stones make up the bell tower. It’s also a church full of history as the blessing of the Philippine Revolutionary Flag happened there on 1899.

Passion of the Christ Parade in Boac
Passion of the Christ Parade in Boac

When is the best time to go to Marinduque?

It’s best to visit Marinduque between March to May during the summer months. Holy Week which happens during summer is special for the locals because it’s also when the week-long Moriones Festival happens. The festival ends during Easter Sunday. Summertime is also the best time to visit the beaches of Marinduque Province.

Fly with Cebu Pacific and visit Marinduque starting April 1. You can visit the airline’s official Facebook page and their website. Happy Trip!

Also see: Marinduque Travel Guide

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