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Marinduque Series | Poctoy White Beach

I had the chance to visit my hometown and take a break from busy work plus travels. It took me two years to have this great time - a long vacation in the place where I truly belong, a place that will forever be called my “home”.

Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos

The moment the bus began to travel from Alabang going to Lucena, my excitement meter also started to rise. Yep, the elation to see the present look of the environment where I grew up and played; and dreamed to travel, explore, and discover.

I remember riding and top loading (riding on the roof!) on a jeepney from home to school during my skul bukol days. Also the mountain hiking every summer to harvest guavas and duhat in the wild only to end up swimming in seawater lagoons we called locally as Lalao. At yan ang masarap pag laking probinsya! Yeah, those childhood experiences and memories never fade and will forever be treasured. 

So that’s the premier hehehe. Maybe I should write a separate post regarding Traveling Morion’s Childhood, and how he got and decided to use the name “Morion” hahaha.

The 3-hour travel from Alabang to Lucena is too short compared to more than 2 years of being away from my “home”.

By the way, this series aims to promote beautiful and interesting spots in my beloved Marinduque Province – The Home of the famous Moriones Festival and The Heart of the Philippines.

So let's start with Poctoy White Beach in my beloved hometown, Torrijos...

POCTOY WHITE BEACH

Poctoy White Beach is a must see when you visit my hometown – Torrijos, Marinduque. Its approximately 1 kilometer stretch of white-sand beach offers visitors a unique beach experience. One of the "heart of the Philippines’" gems, this public beach is colloquial to perfect summer get-away!

Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos

Facing the Sibuyan Sea, the waves are not so big and strong – kids will surely enjoy swimming; the beach area is wide – simply perfect for beach sports. The amazing view from the beach of the province’s highest peak, The Mt. Malindig, is also a superb addition!

Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos

Poctoy White Beach

Travel Notes: Poctoy White Beach is a public beach. You have to pay the P25 entrance fee. Renting of cottage costs P200 only. Camping is allowed. There are no restaurants in the area, only karinderya and sari sari-stores. From time to time, fishermen are docking in the beach area with fresh-caught seafoods/fishes like Yellow Fin, Dorado, Galunggong, Sardines, and squids. You can buy and ask the canteen owners to cook for you – for a cheap cooking charge.

Poctoy White Beach

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POCTOY WHITE BEACH
Location : Barangay Poctoy, Torrijos, Marinduque
Category: Public Beach
Entrance Fee : P25.00
Cottage Fee : P200.00

WHERE TO STAY
  • CRB Pension House – Brgy. Poblacion, Torrijos | 15 minutes tricycle/jeepney ride from Poctoy White Beach (west)
  • Mixt Apartelle – Brgy. Poblacion, Torrijos | Mobile:  +63.919.3668090
  • Briones Apartelle – Brgy. Poblacion, Torrijos | Mobile:  +63.919.5230697
  • Rendevouz Beach Resort – Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos | fronting the beach area | Mobile:+63.919.5150560
  • Village Sunrise Inn – Brgy. Poblacion, Torrijos |Mobile:  09209093674 |E-mail:  ferman@villagesunriseinn.com | Website: http://www.villagesunriseinn.com
  • Beach Club Cagpo (Private Homestay Resort) – Brgy. Cagpo, Torrijos | 10 to 15 minutes tricycle/jeepney ride from Poctoy (east) | Mobile:  +63.921.9932537 (Harry) | Website:  vww.clubcagpo.tk
  • Jovita’s Paradise – Brgy. Cagpo, Torrijos | 10 to 15 minutes tricycle/jeepney ride from Poctoy (east) | Mobile:  +63.920.6293515
  • Duds Place Beach Resort – Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos | walking distance/tricycle ride | Mobile:+63.920.7106603
  • Cloma’s Residence – Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos | walking distance/ tricycle ride | Mobile:+63.920.7106603
  • Marilou & Hanspeter Homestay – Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos | walking  distance/tricycle | Mobile:+63.921.7516930

HOW TO GET THERE
From Kamias | Buendia | Alabang | Araneta Terminal, ride in a bus bound for Talao-Talao/Dalahican Port of Lucena City- 4-hour travel. There are also daily trips of Jac Liner Bus directly bound to Marinduque (RoRo bus). See the schedule HERE. At Talao-Talao Port, there are regular trips of RoRo and fast craft going to the island province of Marinduque. There are 2 entry points – Balanacan and Kawit Port. Travel time is more or less 2 hours if by fastcraft and 3 hours if by RoRo.
  • If your point of entry is Balanacan Port in Mogpog, ride in a van/jeep bound for Sta. Cruz. At Sta. Cruz Terminal, ride in a jeepney with route going to Torrijos – 1 hour travel time. Tell the driver to drop you off at Poctoy White Beach – 1 hour travel time.
  • If your point of entry is Kawit Port in Boac, ride in a van/jeep bound for Torrijos. From Poblacion Torrijos, ride in a jeepney bound for Sta. Cruz- tell the driver to drop you off at Poctoy White Beach – travel time is 15 minutes. You can also hire a tricycle from Poblacion going to Poctoy if you don’t want to wait long in the jeepney terminal.

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This is my entry for Pinoy Travel Blogger's Blog Carnival for the month of November 2016 with the theme Stories From My Hometown hosted by Celine Reyes of Celineism.











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39 comments:

  1. Looks like a good place for a swim! Looking forward to your Marinduque series — I have never been to your province!

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  2. Yey! Thanks for dropping here Mustachio :) Indeed a worth to visit in Marinduque. plan your trip now bro- there's a lot of reasons why u should visit Marinduque :)

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    1. I will. After you tell all about the province! :D More please.

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  3. I am well entertained the way you describe places you visited. There is a feeling on it as I sense it.

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    1. Yey, Got more inspiration to blog - Thanks sir Gil!

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  4. There are a lot of great beaches in Marinduque. I've been to Bellarocca but I guess I have to explore more of Marinduque.

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    1. A lot more to explore and discover bro! Thanks for dropping here :)

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  5. If there's one thing that I unfortunately did not explore in Marinduque... it's the beaches! Hey, Torrijos was all that good to take a vacay, anyway. Looking forward to make a come back there in the island soon and hit the beach! Hehehe!

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    1. Yey, Go slickmaster! White beach is perfect get-away this coming summer

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  6. I miss going to the beach! :]

    http://geejaytravellog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for dropping here Geejay!you should include this beach on your list

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  7. Oh so you're from Marinduque! :) I have never been to that part of the country. Poctoy Beach seems really like a great summer getaway destination.

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    1. Yeap :) that's why I called myself Morion :) Thanks for dropping here roch :)

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  8. I never been to Marinduque but I know it's a wonderful place. The white beaches there are just another paradise that everyone should explore.

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    1. Indeed a wonderful place! Thanks for dropping here Jhove

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  9. Kabayan! Great write up. I was thinking of collaboration to promote our provinces tourism. Let invite other travel bloggers to have a tour in the province. This will be best during holyweek. Local tourism department must be involved too? What do you think? Lets make it! - Billy of Galaero Escape Travels

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    1. Wow, Ok yan Kabayan! Will find/add you in FB - to talk about that collab for our dear island province :) Thanks for dropping here also!

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  10. Let's talk about it one of these days!'

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  11. I always want to visit Marinduque. As a matter of fact I even suggested your province for our next team summer getaway. Good thing was able to find your blog. Now I have the place to present to them. Im just hoping they will consider it. Looking forward to explore Marinduque and discover its special thing to offer. :)

    Have a nice day!
    - G

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  12. Wait for us Marindoque, we'll be there this weekend. Sa wakas mapapasyalan din kita though magkatabing province lang tayo. Alam mo ba sa gabi, may times na tanaw namin sa aming bayan sa Pitogo Quezon ang liwanag ng ilaw diyan sa inyo sa Marindoque

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  13. san po ba may pinakamurang room rates jan? sa mga hotel and apartelle? khit ndi po masyado mganda basta pwede pgiwanan ng mga gmit.

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    1. hello,
      You can directly contact them po- I posted their contacts. With regards sa pwedeng iwanan ang gamit, I assure you, Marinduque is one of the few provinces na zero crime rate at kahit matulog o umalis na open ang bahay, walang mawawala :)

      //tm

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  14. merun ba bahay kubo sa may beach na pwedeng tulugan overnight?

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    1. Check Rendevouz Beach Resort harap lang yun ng mismong white beach :)

      /tm

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  15. Meron po bang resort na may room na walking distance lang sa beach?

    -DM

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  16. hi! thank you for posting the list of possible places to stay and most importantly their contact numbers. are there other accomodations, though, not too fancy like a lodging house or maybe just a house with a room for rent, like a boarding house? salamat!

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    1. Hello,

      Sorry for this super late response- been busy the past few months. I'll just ask some friends who actually live in Poctoy and update this post.

      Best regards

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    2. Hello,

      Sorry for this super late response- been busy the past few months. I'll just ask some friends who actually live in Poctoy and update this post.

      Best regards

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  17. is Torrojiros near to Boac? We are planning to go to Marinduque this coming holyweek.

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    1. Hello,

      Sorry for this super later reply.

      Around 2-3 hours (estimated) - by jeep or van

      Thank you for dropping here!

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    2. Hello,

      Sorry for this super later reply.

      Around 2-3 hours (estimated) - by jeep or van

      Thank you for dropping here!

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  18. Hello.. what is your top recommendation lodge in the above mentioned place to stay?? thank you very much mwa

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  19. Taga- Marinduque din ako. I read your post before making my write up regarding Poctoy White Beach.I have put your website as my reference. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Kabayan Angel :) I'll check your blog :)

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  20. malalaki po ba ang alon this nov.?

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    1. Hello,

      Sorry sa sobrang late na reply :) No worries po sa alon, always calm ang dagat pa (sa) marinduque- of course wag lang may forecast na bagyo :)

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  21. Thank you for this, Jeffrey!

    I've been to Marinduque, to Maniwaya Island and to Tres Reyes Islands as well. They were incredible! would like to come back and visit Poctoy White Beach too. This travel guide will surely come in handy.

    Thank you for joining the Blog Carnival! :)

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  22. Looks like a beautiful beach! Doesn't look crowded for a public beach, too! Will look out for this one day when I go to Marinduque. :)

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