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Information about Mogpog

Type
Island
Family-friendly
Yes

Mogpog is a municipality in the province of Marinduque that is best known natural scenery and rich heritage. Along with being one of the smallest towns in the Philippines, Mogpog is best known for being home to the Geodetic Center of the Philippines. Today, a rock marker known as the Luzon Datum of 1911 stands at the geodetic center to serve as the central reference point for all maps and surveys done in the country. Aside from its geographical significance, the area offers a panoramic view of the nearby Tayabas Bay, Mompong Pass, and Tablas Strait as well. 

Other popular tourist attractions in the town are the Balacanan Cove and the Bintakay and Tarug Caves. The cove is a popular recreational spot for locals and tourists who like to snorkel and picnic. Meanwhile, the caves feature beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that you can find as you make your way through their rocky passages. More athletic adventurers can also go rock climbing at Tarug Cave. 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Mogpog, Marinduque, is during the dry season, which typically runs from December to May. If you want to witness the famous Moriones Festival, you should plan your visit around March or April since the festival is held annually during Holy Week in the Philippines. 

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