|Early morning in front of Joven's Blue Sea Beach Resort.|
I spent a good chunk of my childhood in Tayabas, Quezon without ever hearing of this beautiful gem of an island off the coast of Mauban, Quezon, which is a neighboring town. Circa 2010 - I was captivated by the prospect of visiting Cagbalete when I stumbled across a few blog articles raving about it on same day a friend was asking me for a recommendation for her destination birthday party. No brainer - Cagbalete! Nearing the day, here comes Murphy (in the form of a client) crashing my weekend freeloading motives. Onset of summer 2014, while thinking of a quick weekend getaway, Tess reminded me about Cagbalete.