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How to Get to Magalawa Island, Palauig, Zambales Province, Philippines

by MsMye on 25/05/11 at 9:43 pm

Looking for a weekend getaway? Try Magalawa Island in Palauig, Zambales. How do you get there without a car? Here’s how :) .

Magalawa Island is located in the municipality of Palauig, Zambales Philippines. It’s a small island where you can rent for accommodations or pitch your own tents and cook your own food. We visited the place last weekend and it was a perfect weekend getaway. Here’s how we got there via commute from Manila Philippines.

  • Take the Sta. Cruz bound bus at Victory Liner Caloocan. You can take the LRT 1 to Monumento then walk to the back of Victory Mall for the Victory Liner terminal. Or you can always take the cab  :).
  • Drop off at Barangay Pangolingan, Palauig Zambales. This is at corner Radio Veritas Road. The bus drivers are familiar with the place so just tell them that you’re alighting there and you won’t get lost. Travel time is 6-7 hours, including stop overs.
  • Ride a tricycle that will take you to Oslet Armada Fish dealer compound in Brgy. Luan. When we went there last weekend, fare was Php 150.00 per tricycle with 2 pax (so that’s Php 75/pax).
  • From  the compound, take a mini boat going to Magalawa Island. Since we availed of the package, boat fee is already included so I’m not sure how much they charge but I’m guessing that would be around Php 100.00/pax. Travel time is approximately 10  minutes.

Then, welcome to Magalawa Island!

Estimated expenses is at Php 3,200.00 but this is because we availed of the package which already includes accommodation, 4 meals, boat transfers, bamboo rafting and snorkeling (snorkeling gears are provided with no additional fee).

Playing loud music is prohibited. People should use earphones if they wish to listen to music. 

If you’re looking for a quick and relaxing weekend getaway and you don’t mind the long travel time before reaching the place, try Magalawa Island.


Have fun!


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