A different view of a beach.
Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos, Marinduque is definitely a must-see destination. We were amazed by its impressive sight. Imagine a long stretch of white sand beach and an astonishing Mt. Malindig as your bonus background?
Poctoy White Beach might be outshined by its more popular neighbor, Maniwaya Island in Sta. Cruz, an hour travel away. But, in Poctoy, you can have a better place for relaxation and sanctuary. We went here last, December 2, 2017 (Saturday) and we were surprised it’s not crowded though it was during late in the morning, there were number of visitors coming. What we really liked about Poctoy Beach is that you no longer need to rent a boat(which usually ranges from P2000.00 and above) unlike the other beaches in Marinduque. It is perfect for people travelling in small groups, or for couples with tight budget.
The water is clear and refreshing. If you prefer some water activities, they have kayaking and boating.
Kayak – P200/hour
Boat – P400/hour
- Environmental Fee – P50/pax
- Cottage – P300/day, P600/overnight
- FREE pitching of tent (own) but you can rent their tent for P400 – P500
- Food – there are small canteens and eateries near the beach with P70 – P120 per meal
- Paluto – you can request for “paluto” meals. Fee/labor is dependent on the types of meal you want.
- FREE PARKING
Other Tourist Spots in Torrijos
If you want to explore more in Torrijos, Marinduque, you can the following destinations:
- Freedom Park
- St. Ignatius de Loyola Church
- Pulang Lupa Shrine
- Costa Celina
- Talisay Cave
- Ka Amon Cave/Pilapil Cave
- Sibuyao Sanctuary
Accommodation – Hotel & Resort
Poctoy White Beach (managed by local municipality)
Air-Conditioned Room – P1,500 maximum of 6 person
Contact Person: Mam Jing
Contact Number: 0998-5484316 or 0910-6211630
Whole House – P10,000
Rendezvous Beach Resort
They have 7 air-conditioned rooms with ranges P1,800, P2,500 to P3,500
Contact Number: 0919-5156930
Beach Club Cagpo
Contact Number: 0921-9932537 (look for Harry)
Contact Number: 0919-5156930
CRB Pension House
Contact Number: 0919-55230697
Contact Number: 0920-6293515
Contact Number: 0919-3668090
Contact Number: 0909-9093674
How To Get There
Credits to Office of the Municipal Tourism of Torrijos for this information. Contact them at 0917-78264326.
By Land and Sea (Manila – Marinduque via Lucena City)
1st Route: Manila to Lucena City, Quezon
Take terminal 1 at Buendia, Pasay City corner Taft Avenue or Kamias Road, Quezon City corner EDSA to Lucena Grand Terminal.
Available Land Transportation – Jac Liner, Jam – Tritran Transit, Lucena and Dela Rose Lines.
2nd Route: Lucena City, Quezon to Marinduque
Take Talao – Talao Port in Lucena City to Balanacan Port in Mogpog or Cawit Port in Boac or Buyabod Port in Sta. Cruz.
Available Sea Transportation – Montenegro Shipping Lines Inc. and Starhorse Shipping Lines. You can check the schedule of RORO trips or call directly for other inquiries.
Credits: Jay-Em Moreno Posas. Admin of Marinduque Island Heart of the Philippines facebook page.
3rd Route: Balanacan Port/Cawit Port to Torrijos
- Take air-conditioned vans or jeepneys bound to Torrijos.
- Take a jeep from Balanacan Port to Sta. Cruz (P80) and another jeep from Sta. Cruz to Torrijos (P50).
By Bus (Direcct Route)
Jac Liner Inc operates direct routes from their terminals in Kamias, Quezon City and Buendia, Pasay to Marinduque. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 404-2073
AIR JUAN – schedule of trip is not fixed. Travel time is around 40 minutes.