Saturday, September 29, 2012

Marinduque as Destination of the Year 2013


Marinduque as 'Destination of the Year 2013' shouldn't really come as a surprise. Remember that it has been listed as One of the World's Top Islands in early 2010?


PhilippinesTourismCongress.com endorses the Island Province of Marinduque as the Destination of the Year for 2013 with the following article that appears in its privately-funded website:

The Island of Marinduque is covered in a forest of green. An idyllic poster province for eco-tourism, Marinduque is an example how beautiful and scenic an island can be when it is not over developed. Rising from an environmental disaster of a mining accident, Marinduque is set to become a major tourist destination.

Marinduque is a safe and peaceful place. Travelling around Marinduque, one cannot miss the welcoming smile of its people. Getting lost is next to impossible as a helping hand is always nearby to guide you to your intended destination. The jails are almost empty for the lack of criminality in the island.

The circumferential coastal roads of Marinduque are cemented and well maintained, making going around the island pleasurable. The public transport consists mainly of jeepneys and tricycles but air-conditioned vans are available for hire.

Being a net producer of agricultural products, the prices of food in Marinduque is lower compared to the Luzon mainland. Cows, goats and chicken in considerable quantity can be seen in the fields all over the island. The wet markets are full of sea food in their freshest state.




Marinduque has plenty to offer tourists. The white sands of Poctoy Beach, Elephant and Maniuaya Islands are comparable to other white beaches in the country.The sulfuric water of Buenavista’sMalbog hot springs is reputed to have medicinal properties. The Bathala Cave complex is a sight to behold after one overcomes the small entrance. Several waterfalls also dot the island.

Marinduque also boasts of many dive sites. Natangco Reefs in Mogpog and the Tres Reyes Islands are just two of the must see sites.


Welcome to the Island Destination of the Year – Marinduque 2013!


-Courtesywww.philippinestourismcongress.com | www.sakamar.marinduqueno.com| Photo Credit: Ricky Gundran | www.mysticwaters.multiply.com 

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