the Municipality of Maubanprimira class municipality located in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, the population will reach 71,081 people. It is located 157 kilometers (98 mi) southeast of Manila and about 52 kilometers (32 mi) north of Lucena City, the provincial capital.
The origin of the name of cloudy from a Fishing (a subgroup of the Aeta people in Luzon) leader named Luang Pagilhappily called Gut Other (“unban” is a Tagalog term for white hair and is believed to be a sign of wisdom) As a sign of respect and honor to Gat Pagil, the locality is called. cloudy. Following the common Spanish government structure throughout the Philippines, Mauban was founded as a town in 1583.
Ready to visit? Here are those Top 10 Things to do in Mauban, Quezon:
1. Visit Cagbalete Island
The beautiful Cagbalete Island accessible via a 45 minute boat ride from Mauban Port. Electricity supply in Cagbalete is limited and if you live in Dona Choleng Island resorts they only have electricity supply from 6PM to 6AM. So make sure your phone has enough battery before going to the island, or just bring a power bank! Also, Globe Telecom has a spotty signal in Mauban and in the Cagbalete Islands their phone signal is close to the coast. If you need to be connected while on the islands be sure to bring a Smart sim card. We did island tours and a few quick swims while the power was out.
2. Attend the Annual Maubanog Festival!
This year, the theme for the festival is: “Malauban: Culture, Art and History will be presented, Maubanin will be honored, the people will thank the Great God.” The Maubanog Festival is an action-packed festival of colors, indigenous products and fun activities. It is celebrated every year for seven days starting from July 9 to 15, a celebration that mentions the JoinThe fun-loving nature and its rich culture and heritage – an annual celebration that reveals the characteristics of Maubanin. A celebration of Maubanin’s art and genius, a celebration that will feed the mind with the valuable lessons of history and fuel the imagination with the hopeful possibilities of the future.
The highlight of the festival includes Festival Dance Competition 2023, Queen of Mauban, Lifting the Arch / Dress for Fun, Breakfast town, Boat Race, Cooked together, Procession of St. Bonaventure, City Parade and so on.
3. Walk to the 1925 Rizal Hill Park Site
Established in 1925, it Rizal Monument is the tallest of the 118+ statues scattered throughout the Philippines. Built on a seawall (a long piece of land or rock that juts out into the ocean or other body of water beyond the shoreline) called calvary in 1925.
4. Prayer to St. Bonaventure Parish Church
The Church of Mauban officially known as St. Bonaventure Parish Church is the only Catholic Church in Mauban, Quezon. The original church was built in 1647 and demolished in 1769. Subsequent churches were built in 1773 and in 1845 but were badly damaged by frequent earthquakes. The present church was built in 1891.
5. Eat Local Seafoods
During our visit Mrs. Choleng Island Resort on Cagbalete Island some of our companions asked for seafoods, and we were surprised to have these humongous servings of king crabs and large fried fish.
6. Check out the Streetdance Competition
It is called Festival Dance Competition 2023, I didn’t know that this is how I like to watch a streetdancing competition. This is the first street dance contest I’ve watched inside a gymnasium since the rain in Mauban and I was in the front seat! The winner of the High School Category from DMDPNHS — Maria D. Pastrana National High School. Watch their full performance below:
Tagged as the pride of Southern Tagalog, Queen Margaret Hotel The main branch is located in Lucena City but they have a small hotel in Mauban, Quezon just a few steps away Municipal Hall and the Church of St. Bonaventure Parish. The hotel is complete with the usual amenities you would look for in a hotel: comfortable bed, fast wifi, hot shower, complete bathroom amenities. and so on.
8. Swim at Marlorica Resort
Located in Santol, Mauban, Marlorica Resort a newly built colorful Thai-inspired resort. They have a large pool with two slides and a kiddie pool for the little ones. The resort offers large spaces for events and occasions, they have karaoke on standby and a mini-store for all your needs. They don’t have free wi-fi for guests but they do have peso wifi for only 1 peso for a 10-minute connection.
9. Try Binalawang Santol
When we met in person With Major Baptist Erwin Dwight Cardines Pastrana popularly known as Godfather Erwin Pastrana in his constituents, he let us try their homemade half saint or answer. Made with grated santol (cotton fruit), coconut milk, shrimp paste and other spices, I fell in love at the first try! So I made sure to take it home with me.
10. Drink Mulberry/Liputi Wine
Mauban is known for its tagayan (drinking) sessions and most of its usual pasalubong are alcoholic drinks, like this one. mulberry wine and sling bag because the place is abundant with coconut trees. We were really surprised when a family group invited us to drink at Marlorica Resort. Mayor Godfather Erwin Pastrana however let’s try their homemade soft wine (java plum) which I prefer to mulberry.
11. Buy Mauban Pasalubongs
Mulberry Wine, Binalawang Santol, Pickled Mulberry, Pili Tart and Pili Suspiro Buras, Coco Vinegar and others. You can bring many favorites to Mauban!