“Lenten Mecca of Southern Tagalog”

 
   Marinduque is an island province in the Philippines most popularly known for the unique Moriones Festival. Tourists, local and foreign, flock to the island to take part in the colorful parade where locals dress in Morion costumes and masks. The province is also infamously known for the multi-billion dollar mining industry in the 60s that resulted in an accident that brought the industry into a halt. It also caused great damage to the environment and the people of the island. A pending lawsuit with the multi-billion dollar companies responsible for the disaster, Marinduque slowly get back to its feet.


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GETTING THERE:
By Land: Lucena City in Quezon is the main hub for passenger and roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) ferries headed for Marinduque. Montenegro Shipping Lines (MSLI) has daily service to the island from Lucena, alternating between all three ports. Cawit is also served by Starhorse Shipping, connecting it to Subuquin Port in San Juan, Batangas.

By Water: There are three ports of call for Marinduque: Balanacan Port in Mogpog, Cawit Port in Boac and Buyabod Port in Santa Cruz. Most visitors headed for Mogpog, Boac, Gasan or Buenavista by sea will enter Marinduque via Balanacan or Cawit, while those headed to Santa Cruz or Torrijos will enter via Buyabod.

By Air: Marinduque Airport (IATA: MRQ | ICAO: RPUW) is in Barangay Masiga, Gasan, near the border with Boac. Zest Airways [1] is the only airline which serves Marinduque, flying daily.


GETTING AROUND:
Jeepneys, Tricycles and FX's are the main means of transport on Marinduque Island. Prices are negotiated from Driver to Driver, but at the Main Tricycle terminal and Jeepney terminals on the island, there are posted Fixed rates.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Tres Reyes Island
  • Red Mountain
  • The Bathala Caves
  • Bahay na Bato
  • Duyay Cave
  • Mt. Malindig

LET’S GO TRY

  • Bibingka
  • Tuba
  • Arrowroot Cookies
  • Marinduque's version of Dinuguan

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Go Diving
  • Watch Cockfighting
  • Take part in the Moriones
  • Relax and Explore

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • The Moriones Festival (held every month of March or April - a tradition that have been annually practiced for more than a hundred years now, men called morions (some are women, if you can discern the difference) appear on the six towns of Marinduque.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion (held every December - celebrates belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • On February 4,1999 the whole nation commemorate the centennial of the Outbreak of the Philippine-America which signals  the start of any other major battle beet win the Filipino revolutionists and the American forces.One of those major battle fought by the Filipino Freedom fighters under the leadership of General Emillion Aguinaldo included the battle of Paye which took place in a sitio of Barangay,Balimbing,Boac Marinduque.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to go to Marinduque is during Lenten Season which usually starts in the Philippines at the last week of March until the first week of April.


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