Provinces

Marinduque Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Marinduque is an island province in the Philippines located in Southwestern Tagalog Region or MIMAROPA, formerly designated as Region IV-B. Its capital is the municipality of Boac. Marinduque is known for its “Moriones Festival” where people where masks and costumes like those of biblical Roman soldiers.

LOCATION

Marinduque

Coordinates: 13°24′N 121°58′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Marinduque
Location:
13°24′N 121°58′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1920
Capital:
Boac
Area:
952.58 km2 (367.79 sq mi)
Population:
239,300
Density:
250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
6 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Marinduqueño/a
Elevation:
(Mount Malindig) 1,157 m (3,796 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
4900–4905
Area code:
+63 -(042)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fourth Class
Religion(s):
94% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Marinduque Tagalog, English
Known For:
Moriones Festival
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, coconut), Handicraft, Fishing
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
March, April
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Seaport(s):
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:
None

CLIMATE

The climate in this province has a Type III climate, having rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year with no clear boundary between dry and wet seasons. The annual mean, maximum, and minimum temperatures were calculated at 27.0 °C (80.6 °F), 32.9 °C (91.2 °F) and 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) respectively. Humidity average is 78% year-round with an average annual rainfall totaling 2,034.6 mm (80.1 inches).

The best time to visit Marinduque is during Holy Week, usually during March or April, to experience the week-long festivities of the Moriones.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Marinduque Provincial Map

The Marinduque provinceis divided into 6 Municipalities:

  • Boac
  • Buenavista
  • Antequera
  • Gasan
  • Mogpog
  • Santa Cruz
  • Torrijos
 

ISLANDS

There are 14 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Marinduque which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Agpisan Island
  • Atta Island
  • Baltazar Island
  • Banot Island
  • Elefante Island
  • Gaspar Island
  • Hakupan Island
  • Hidalgo Island
  • Maniuaya Island
  • Melchor Island
  • Mompong Island
  • Salomagui Island
  • San Andres Island
  • Santa Cruz Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Marinduque province:

  • Amoingon Beach
  • Bagumbungan Cave
  • Bathala Caves
  • Battle of Paye Marker
  • Battle of Pulang Lupa Marker
  • Boac Cathedral
  • Duyay Cave
  • Ginaras Falls
  • Makulapnit River Dam
  • Malbog Sulfur Spring
  • Malindig Volcano
  • Maniwaya Island
  • Marinduque Hot Spring
  • Marinduque Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mongpong Islet
  • Mt Malindig
  • Natangco Islet
  • Paadjao Falls
  • Poctoy White Beach
  • Polo Islet
  • Talamban Caves
  • Tarug Caves
  • Tres Reyes Marine Sanctuary
  • Trey Reyes Islands
  • WHS Butterfly Farm
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Marinduque throughout the year:

  • Moriones Festival (Holy Week) – whole island

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Marinduque province.

Where in the Philippines is Marinduque located?
Marinduque is located on located south of Luzon.

Is Marinduque a city or province?
Marinduque is a province.

What is the Capital of Marinduque?
The capital of Marinduque is Boac.

What is Marinduque famous for?
Marinduque is famous for Moriones Festival.

How do I get to Marinduque?
There are several ways to get to Marinduque, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane | 1 hour | $40-$130
  • Bus ferry | 8 hours | $18-$20

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How many islands are in Marinduque?
There are 14 islands in Marinduque province.

What does Marinduque mean?
Marinduque Hispanized corruption of either malindig or malindug, which means “stand tall” or “elegant”, in reference to a potentially active volcano in the southern section of the island, the Mount Malindig.

How Safe is Traveling in Marinduque?
Marinduque is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Marinduque the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Marinduque province is considered tropical with significant rainfall most months and a short dry season.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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