Visit the Rizal Hill Park (locally known as Calvario Hill) in the middle of the town and get a panoramic view of the town.Climb the 50+ steps up to the top or try the easier back route without those steps and go down via the concrete stairs.At the top of the hill park is a monument of Dr Jose P. Rizal, our national hero.Coming down the concrete...more
Dr. St. Bonaventure is the patron saint of the town of Mauban and his feast day is celebrated July 15th (before 2006, it was wrongly celebrated on the 14th, the church says).Days before the event, people get ready for the feast day: novena masses, festive feelings, ferris wheel, rides, variety shows, games, bargain shops ("feria"), cooking sweets &...more
The best time to visit Mauban is summer, especially Holy Week when most people take time off for a four-day weekend. The Catholic faithful have a Good Friday procession around the town where life-size images of 'Poon' (saints) go around the town (around 20 of them) . The ownership of these 'Poon' are handed down from one generation to the next and...more
Mauban is bounded on the east by Lamon Bay (Philippines Sea) so lots of beaches abound. Beaches I remember since childhood are Bulwagen, Malasor (lighthouse), Sampitan and Cagbalete island.Bulwagen is the nearest beach from the town, around 10 minutes ride along a concrete road. It is near the coal power plant and I think the sand now are darker...more
Festive month of May in Mauban means - festive. Aside from Virgin Mary's 'sagalas' are the celebration of the feast days of Patrons from different Barangays. There is an almost daily Fiesta at different places - visit to families, friends, food, dancing, sweets, 'lambanog', etc.Some barangay are best visited via banca ride across the bay. Ride...more
This activity is very suitable for adventure seekers, or people who loves to hike and fond with nature. From Mauban Port you start the the trail will take you 2.5 hours to reach the falls, trekking for 1.5 hour in the beach, then 30 Minutes in farmland and lastly 30 minutes of trekking in the stream to reach the falls. This activity will definitely...more
Pagoda is a nice place for seafoods, fish, shellfish, meats cooked as soups, grilled, fried. Ask what they suggest. Drinks, beer, karaoke. Dine overlooking a creek or on the air-conditioned karaoke room.
If you are a first timer at the place you will notice our accent, especially as you go out farther from the town.
Be ready also to understand words we use here, they are Tagalog alright but its use is 'regionalism'. Some words may have different meaning than what you know
At the end of San Buenaventura St. (corner Mabini), between Barangays Daungan & Mabato you will find this Public Bath (the sign has long since gone). It is commonly known as "Banio" (bath).The overflow water from the town's water reservoir flows here. Formerly, water continuously flows out of the mouth at the front acting as water outlet - now...more
If it is in season try 'Kuráy' a small, dark, hairy terrestrial crab found and catched mostly from the island of Cagbalete. Usually cooked in coconut & coconut cream locally called "tininghi".Try fruits found in this place like:'liputi' - (lipote; Syzygium curanii) a wild tree berry in season during summer; if it is sour, shake it with salt in a...more
There are three ATMs in Mauban.One is operated by UCPB and can be found beside the front gate of Quezon Power Plant in Barangay Cagsiay I. It is 6 km north of the town proper or a 5 minute drive on a good concrete road. There is no UCPB branch in Mauban.2nd is operated by Landbank, beside the municipal hall (corner San Buenaventura & Plaridel...more
Buy and eat pansit habhab the way the locals do, from a square piece of banana leaf.Pansit habhab can be bought almost everywhere in town - restaurants, eateries, sidewalk vendors, ambulant vendors or vendors on wheels. Eat it from the square piece of banana leaf by slurping (habhab).We met Mang Carlito selling pansit habhab on a bicycle with a...more