Sta. Cruz Church | Things to do in Santa Cruz-Marinduque

Sta. Cruz Church is one of the two oldest churches in the province. Like Boac Cathedral, it is surrounded by high protected walls. The church's main attractions are its well preserved retablo altar, the pulpit, and the original ceilings.
Open: Open Everday
Address:  , Santa Cruz, Marinduque
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Nearby attractions

Bitik Baluarte
0.93 km away

The original structure still remains but was now converted as a barangay office. This was used as an early warning look-out point at the height of the Moro raids in Marinduque during the Spanish period.

Kawa-Kawa Falls
2.32 km away

This multi-pool waterfall is located in Brgy. Bancuangan, named after some large kettle-like pools. Excellent for family picnics and refreshing dips, the falls can be accessed through a 2km road from the crossing of national road at Landy.

Carmen Eco-Adventure Park
2.53 km away

The eco-adventure park offers two conference rooms, 100-bed capacity living quarters, dining room and kitchen, plus four air-conditioned rooms with twin beds and baths. Carmen, or Center for Agricultural Research Management & Enterprise Network, is a 12-minute ride from the town center. Visitors can enjoy kayaking at Isla Del Carmen inside a navigable marshland waterway for around 30 minutes. For the more adventurous type, a 7.5 kilometer kayak route will bring them to Buyabod Bay. 270 hectares of protected wetlands harbor diverse flora and fauna on its northern side. Bird watching and fire fly watching is one of the offered activity. The board walk inside the wetland forest gives an insight to an agglomeration of known 20 species of mangroves. Catch and weigh fishing is offered on the fresh and brackish fishponds. A coffee shop, convenience store, and a butterfly museum is housed inside the Tambayan hall. A 450-meter zipline is about to be installed to add high adventure in the park. A monkey trail inside the Cabatuan karst forest can be availed to witness occasional appearances of macaque monkeys.

Things to do nearby

Caving Adventure in Marinduque
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Marinduque: Culture and Heritage
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13.82 km away


Sailing the Serene Islands of Marinduque
Island hopping
13.82 km away

Enjoy a day island-hopping three breathtaking islands in Marinduque! Rent tried and tested boats from the locals and explore get into the island vibes with the emerald tourquoise waters and lush trees of the Philippines' most peaceful province. Then, go back to a delicious lunch already prepared for you. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

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