Malapascua Island is located in Northern most tip of Cebu City Philippines, this is one charming island famous of unspoiled white sand beaches, corals and of course, one of the world’s best diving sites. Malapascua is not a wonder, it’s a fame.
After our graduation, my squad are planning to have a summer trip but it didn’t happened. About a days ago, my good friend Jazelnie invited us to go to Malapascua Island, and finally we were able to agree with it (but it was a long process though, some of my friends were not able to join because of their busy schedules) so to make it short, only five of us were able to go, (Me, Twinkle, Berwin, Jazelnie and his boyfriend Nino)
Basic Survival Tips in Malapascua:
Be prepared. It is a very small, developing island so don’t expect full range of facilities.
Money. There is no ATM, so bring a cash with you, preferably Philippine money. BRING ENOUGH PESOS!!!
Budget. Food are expensive so budget your money..
Internet access. Though the Mobile Signal is OK but the Internet access in the Island is as slow as a turtle.
How to get to Malapascua Island:
Getting to Malapascua Island has a 2 side trips actually that you could possibly make.One is venturing it’s neighbor which is the Bantayan Island via Cebu to Hagnaya route then enjoy the streets of a small city of Bogo, before heading off to Malapascua Island and there are buses from Cebu City to Daanbantayan, where port to Malapascua is in Maya. For less than 200 php (i’m not so sure about the fare because Jazelnie offer us transportation for free hahaha save kaayo bai, promise).
We stayed for one night in Jaz crib (in Daan Bantayan) before we head to Malapascua.
Boat ride heading to Malapascua, it’s (Php 80 each) but the boat couldn’t reach the shore so we had to transfer to a small row boat (Php 20 each.) .so it’s (80+20=100 pesos one way) Travel time is 25-35 minutes.
Where we stay:
We stayed at Jaz family friend, Councilor Monterde’s house.
MALAPASCUA IS AWESOOOOOME.
We we’re searching for a place to relax and chill and we found a tree where it can hide the heat of the sun…
Underwater selfies. See? the sea water is so clear ❤
♥UNDERWATER SELFIE ♥
So yeah, that was basically a fun trip with my friends and I hope I can visit Malapascua soon with my family. I recommend you to visit Malapascua Island because it is definitely a wonderful and an awesome paradise… a Summer or Travel goals indeed. 🙂
Camiguin is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea. Camiguin is the second smallest province in the country in both in population and land are after Batanes. The provincial capital is Mambajao, which is also the province’s largest municipality both in area and population.
HOW TO GO CAMIGUIN ISLAND: Ride a bus or van from Cagayan De Oro to Balingoan, fare is 100 pesos. In Balingoan Port, ride a ferry heading to Benoni Port, fare is 145 pesos + 5 pesos terminal fee. Travel hour is 2 hours
Ardent Hot Spring
Sto.Nino Cold Spring
Where we stay: Pabua Cottages, Yumbing, Mambajao: 2500pesos/2nights
OLD CHURCH RUINS
ARDENT HIBOK-HIBOK HOT SPRING
The Old Church Ruins
The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island marks the swept remains of the island’s rested locals. Driven underwater when Mt. Vulcan Daan erupted in 1870’s, the large cross has served the town’s people, as well as the tourists, a scenic spot to memorialize the departed buried there.
ARDENT HIBOK-HIBOK HOT SPRING
STO.NINO COLD SPRING
WHITE ISLAND CAMIGUIN: The Vanishing Island
If you wish to go to White Island, my number 1 tip is to go early bc there’s no any trees out there they only offer big umbrellas and it’s quite expensive, its 200 pesos.
STO.NINO COLD SPRING
LIST OF FEES:
I forgot to record all our expenses, but 3,500 thousand pesos per person budget will do.
If you want to have sa safe and comfortable tour in Camiguin Island, I can recommend you a tricycle driver. He is kind and good and by the way his name is Kuya Oliver, #09068988706 that’s his contact number
Surigao Del Sur is a province in the Philippines located in the Caraga Region in Mindanao. It has two capital cities the Tandag City and Bislig City. Surigao Del Sur is situated at the eastern coast of Mindanao and it faces the Philippine sea to the east.
Bislig’s main tourist attraction is the Tinuy-an Falls also know as the Niagara Falls of the Philippines. It’s a white water curtain that flows in the three levels. It’s unique natural formation once appeared in the International Travel Magazine. It is also know as the widest waterfall in the Philippines.
The Hinatuan Enchanted River is a deep spring river on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It flows in the Philippine Sea and Pacific Ocean at Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur.
ENCHANTED RIVER TINUY-AN FALLS
BAYWALKINTERNATIONAL DOLL HOUSEOCEAN VIEW PARK
HELLO beautiful people. Do you want to visit Surigao Del Sur with their famous Enchanted River and Tinuy-an falls which is the (Niagara Falls of the Philippines) but don’t know how? Do you think it’s too far so you think it’s expensive? Well here’s the solution for you guys (better to read this until the end hehehe) So yeah, we went so Surigao last April 9, 2016 with my Bestfriend Evan and the two of us were able to visit the top tourist destinations in the Surigao Del Sur in very cheap and affordable way.. So let’s get started! 🙂
First, you have to take a bus to Surigao Del Sur..Second, you must continue reading several blogs on how to go to Surigao Del Sur.. Third, you must have a big money on your pocket (just kidding) Just don’t expect that the trip is a relaxing one because it’s not. It is for adventurous people likes us (haha) who doesn’t mind sitting in the bus for 8 hours and riding a motorcycle on a dangerous road with a motorcycle driver who barely you don’t know (scary though) but you have to trust them. So yeah, have fun and I hope you visit soon in Surigao Del Sur ❤
Here’s our DIY Itinerary:
DAY 1: Go to Butuan and Go To Surigao
DAY 2: Visit the Enchanted river and Tinuy-an Falls and Baywalk
Day 3: Visit the International Doll House and Lunch in Ocean View Park and go back to Cagayan de Oro
PICTURES… SELFIES.. 🙂
THE SKYLAB SINGLE MOTORCYCLE. HAHAHA AMAZING!
HEADING TO ENCHANTED RIVER
WHAT A WONDERFUL PARADISE…. (SMILE BESTFRIEND)
WE WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE FISH FEEDING. IT WAS SO AMAZING! PROMISE
(FISH FEEDING TIME IS 12 NOON)
BYE FOR NOW ENCHANTED 😦
INTERNATIONAL DOLL HOUSE AND OCEAN VIEW PARK
LUNCH AT OCEAN VIEW PARK
Overview of our trip and expenses:
We stayed in Casa De Babano in Mangagoy, Surigao Del Sur
Tricycle is their main mode of transporation, fare is 8 pesos depends on how far you’re going.