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Tres Reyes Island view of the Marinduque Mainland

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why We love Marinduque

The White Beach of Poctoy, Torrijos with Mt Malinding in the background

The following are some of quotes and comments from the web from visitors to our island of "Why They Love Marinduque".

Photo from marinduquegov.com
Traveling to the island during the Easter peak season can drive one nuts, but Marinduque greatly rewards your "penitencia" with one-of-a-kind religious revelry, beautiful landscape and gracious people. From: eazytraveler.blogspot.com

A small island province in central Philippines, Marinduque speaks of such profound natural beauty that will not escape the notice of a well seasoned traveller. From: instaurareperomniachristo.blogspot.com

I stayed in Marinduque for almost three weeks. It's a heart-shaped island surrounded by pristine blue waters, beautiful white sand beaches ( in most areas) and marine sanctuaries. I have been told it has one of the most beautiful virgin coral reefs. It is truly such an awesome place. While I was there I've seen so much picturesque views that more than once took my breath away. They were like pictures from National Geographic. From: www.myscrapworks.com/mswdigi/

It is with a heavy heart that I left Marinduque the next morning to go home. I wish to thank all Marinduquenos for their hospitality. Marinduque is for sure one of those places you should see before you die. http://my_sarisari_store.typepad.com/moriones Festival, May 26, 2006

My whole Holy Week experience was utterly engaging and can hardly be forgotten. Leaving the island of Marinduque after a week-long joyful festivities is quite saddening. On the Monday after the Festival, tourists begin to leave and the island become once more a place of simplicity, complacency and beauty. I am thankful to the Marinduquenos for giving me a temporary home away from my true home. Dennisvillegas.blogspot.com/april/2008.

Memories of a nocturnal walk in Boac, June 29, 2008

It was the last night of my week long sojourn to Marinduque. Eight in the evening, I went out of my hotel room to stroll once more the lovely streets of Boac. The evening was peaceful and cool with a lovely soft breeze of wind in the air. This reminded me that I was in one of the most rural places in the Philippines.etc...etc..

The sky was well illuminated with the romantic glow of the moon, creating lovely silhouttes of ancient houses from beyond, dwarfed only by the lowly clouds from above
etc... etc.... It was past midnight when I started back to my hotel room, still photographing street sceneries. Boac indeed is a lovely little town from the olden days, but its evening is even lovelier... Dennisvillegas blogspot.com/, june, 2008.

If it's your first time in Marinduque, do not worry. Almost everyone seems to be a friendly guide. Genuine hospitality is what I like most in this island.
From dongism.blogspot.com

Buenavista and Mt Malindig
Characterized by pristine natural beauty, Marinduque boasts of a wide spectrum of unspoiled beaches, mountain peaks, fabled sulfur springs, limestone caves, cascading waterfalls, fringing reefs, virgin islets and old Churches. From: www.marinduque.gov.ph

Last but not least from www.chateaudumer.com
Are you looking for a perfect and affordable vacation in the sun? Marinduque Island is the place for you! Stay at Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort. All you will hear are the sound of the waves and your heart beat. This will be an experience to remember!!.


Photo Cache said...

Thank you for visiting my blog/s. I appreciate that a lot.

syel said...

hi, the flowers are "euphorbias". thanks for dropping by my blog. i would love to visit your place when i have the time! cheers!

Dennis Villegas said...

Thank you David for mentioning my blog in your wonderful article! I ill surely come back to Marinduque and will pay you a visit..

Sandi McBride said...

I was so happy to see you at my place, David...congratulations on 50 years of marriage. My husband and I celebrated 40 years Oct 15, so you have 10 years on us! You sound sad to be leaving this lovely province, but I'm sure you will be happy where ever you go, you seem that sort of person. I follow Lawstude's blog and am learning so much about the Phillipine Islands...you've taught me more.

David B Katague said...

Hi Sandi! I am glad you learn a little more about the Philippines on my blog. Perhaps someday, you will get a chance to visit Marinduque. If that time ever comes, just let me know. I do love excellent photography on any subject!

Samahan ng mga Kabataang Marinduqueno said...

Hi Sir David,

I always visited your blog. I take pleasure reading your articles. I love it.

I am from Marinduque too. Thank you. God Bless.

Mabuhay ang Marinduqueno Saanman sa Mundo!


Romeo Almonte Mataac, Jr.
Samahan ng mga Kabataang Marinduqueño


David B Katague said...

Hi Romeo! I am glad you enjoy my blogs. Are you perchance related to Celso and Vilma Mataac ? I believe they have a house in Poctoy, Buenavista, but have been residents of Maryland for quite some time. If this is true, it is indeed a small world. Drop by at Chateau Du Mer in Amoingon, if you get a chance.

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