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Monday, February 19, 2018

Camiguin Island Travel

The Island Born of Fire: #FeelCamiguin

From Cebu to Camiguin we booked a Philippine Airline flight that costs Php 1,698 pesos round trip.
Dated: January 25 to January 28, 2018

DAY 1:

Our arrival at the airport is 12:25PM so we rode a tricycle called "rela" going to Mambajao Market.
Then from the market we roam around to look for the cheapest restaurant. And finally we saw "Favoritos Restaurant " that serves chicken for 79 pesos only. It was a good lunch!

After that we rode a jeepney going to Mahinog market. The fare is 20 pesos per pax.

We really plan to stay on my dormmate's home for us to lessen the costs of our travel. And his home is like located at the last part of the barangay called Puntod.

So we rode a jeepney going to Brgy. Puntod, second to the last house near dam area. The fare is 15 pesos per pax.  We put our things on the house and then we travel to see the nearest attraction which is Mantigue Island.

We rode a motorcycle again back to Mahinog market and then a tricycle to the port where we can pay a boat to Mantigue Island.

Expenses: 600 pesos boat fare to Mantigue Island. The boat is good for 6 pax and you can stay on the island for 4 hours that is the time limit only. You can just walk the whole island, the sand is so powdery.

Around 4:30PM we already went back to Mahinog to buy some fish for us to cook for dinner.

DAY 2: 

We rented a motorcycle for 500 pesos to start our island tour.

First Stop: White Island - The boat fare is 450 pesos good for 6 pax
Second Stop: Katibawasan Falls - Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Third Stop: Ardent Hot Spring - Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Fourth Stop: Sunken Cementery- If you snorkel you will pay 100 pesos
Fifth Stop: Old Church Ruin - No entrance fee just donation
Sixth Stop: Tuason Falls- Entrance  Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Seventh Stop: Santo Nino Cold Springs- Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax

Day 3:

We decided to meet our batchmates in high school staying in Camiguin.

Kantunggan Park - Entrance fee: 20 pesos per pax
Giant Clams Sanctuary  - Entrance fee: 20 pesos per pax

We ate in the famous Northern Lights Pizza in Catarman and then went home since it rained so hard.

We went back to Mahinog riding a jeepney via Mambajao.

So roam around Camiguin Island twice and it was really very worth it. :)

Thank you for reading!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

EL NIDO Palawan Travel Guide

From PPS Airport ride a van to El Nido Van Terminal : 600 pesos normal price but you can haggle.
We have an early reservation of the van we got at 400 pesos per pax (travelling as 5 pax)

From El Nido Van Terminal ride a motorcycle to your designed accommodation.
We stayed in El Nido Sands Inn, renamed to Bacuit Bay Sands Inn.

Dorm Type: 300 pesos per person, per night.

Please check our video from our room: Bacuit Bay Sands Inn (El Nido Sands Inn)

You must do the island hopping Combo Tour A and C , we only paid 1800 per pax, this comes with free lunch already. :)

Island Hopping Tour A and C Destinations:
Since we only have limited time, not all islands was covered. Only Matinloc Shrine and Star Beach we didn't went through since they have like entrance fee.
  • Small Lagoon 
  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • 7 Commando Beach
  • Helicopter Island
  • Secret Beach 
  • Hidden Beach

Island hopping is from 8AM- 5PM. This is for DAY 1.

On our Day 2 we rent a van. We went to Nacpan Beach in the morning and in the afternoon we watched the Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach and Las Cabanas Resort.

Please check our videos here: Traveling to Las Cabanas Resort El Nido Palawan

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Malapascua Island Sample Itinerary

Travelling from Cebu City North Bus Terminal.

190 pesos for air-con bus leaving 4AM. Arriving 8AM at Maya Port Daanbantayan (4 hour travel )
Bus leave every 20 minutes from NBT
From Maya Port ride a boat to Malapascua Island. Fare is 100 pesos. (30-40 minutes by boat)

First Trip is 6AM from Maya Port then last trip is 3PM. From Malapascua last trip is 5PM

Where to stay?

Malapascua Budget Inn: 
Phone: +639778203111

Dorm Type: 400-600 per night.
Rent a Tent: 400 pesos with free use of comfort room

White Sand Bungalows: 
With tent: 150 pesos payment with free use of comfort room
Phone: +639269909388 (Jeramil Ygot)
Dorm Type: 350 person with common comfort room
Private Room: 500 per night for 2 pax 5 minutes walk to the beach
Tent: 100 pesos per night.

Villa Sandra Guesthouse Malapascua
Dorms: 300
Double: 650
Hammocks: 200
Pitch Your Own Tent: 300 (2pax) , 200(1pax)
Phone:  +639771300642

Malapascua Tourist Info: Give them a call at +63977-813-1269


Island Hopping to Kalanggaman Island
Rate: 800 pesos per person with lunch

Biking: Bicycle or Motorbike available

North Bus To Maya Port Daan Bantayan: 190x2 = 380 pesos round trip
Boat to Malaspascua = 100x2 = 200 pesos round trip.
Day 1: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - 150 pesos
Day 2: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - 150 pesos
Accommodation: 500 per night.

Total Expenses: 1380 Pesos skipping island tour to Kalanggaman Island (800 pesos).