Mogpog is a town in Marinduque laden with natural and historical surprises. The city is overflowing with the bounty of nature. Balanacan Harbor in Mogpog is one of the province's best attractions.
The Panoramic View of Balanacan Bay
Balanacan Harbor is Marinduque’s major entry point. Balanacan Harbor offers a panoramic view of Balanacan Cove, the islets of Natangco, San Andres, Ata, Agpisan, and Hidalgo. Balanacan Harbor is one of the country's finest and probably the most picturesque of all natural harbors. In its surrounding area lies a great marker and today a national landmark and eco-tourism site – Mataas na Bundok. The marker defined the origin of Luzon Datum of 1911, known as Datum Station Balanacan.
The general area of Balanacan Harbor is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Travel to Marinduque!
• By land-sea travel: From Manila, take the bus going to Dalahican, Lucena port. Different bus companies travel from Manila to Dalahican so you have various options. Jam Transit and JAC Liner are two bus companies bound for Marinduque. JAC Liner plies a direct Manila-Marinduque route.
• Direct bus or car travel: If you don't feel like getting on and off a bus and ferry, you have the option of riding a bus or a door-to-door van that will take you all the way from Manila to Marinduque. The bus or van will ride the Roll-On, Roll-Off (RO-RO) and will take you to provincial capital or right directly to your destination.
• By Air: Flights from Manila Domestic Airport to Marinduque Airport, located in Barangay Masiga, roughly in between Gasan and Boac, are currently served regularly by Zest Airways.
From Boac, jeepneys go south to Gasan and Buenavista via the Capitol compound. Frequent jeepneys also head northeast to Mogpog, Balacanan, Santa Cruz, and Torrijos. All transport leaves from around the central terminal area near the intersection of Nepomuceno and Magsaysay Street.
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