Sunday, July 15, 2007

Maribago Bluewaters

check it out...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bantayan Experience

I wanted to share this post I wrote eons ago in another blog. I wrote it for a friend who requested for some information about Bantayan Island. I'm sure that for those who have visited the island will agree with me that it's one of the best beaches in Cebu.

I hope these information will come in handy in your first or next visit to Bantayan.

How to get there?

From Cebu City:
You can take a bus (from North Bus Terminal) going to Hagnaya.
You can choose between aircon and non-aircon buses that are leaving Cebu City daily.
It's about 2 hours travel with bus fare at around 60 - 75 pesos (basta not more than P100).
Or you can take Seair from Mactan Airport. (i have no idea of the airfare)

From Hagnaya:
You take a boat ride about an hour going to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island (This is where the white sand beaches and resorts can be found).
There's also a fast craft that would take only 30 minutes travel.
Rates for both are between 75 - 130 pesos.

Around Sta. Fe:
You can take a trisikad, tricycle or bicycle in roaming around Sta. Fe or better use your feet instead coz it's just a little town anyway.
Rates for trisikad is P5 and P10 for tricycle. You can also rent a bicycle for P50/day.

Room Rates:
There are a variety of resorts in Sta. Fe which offer cheaper rates.
Peak season is usually on holy week and they increase up to 20-30% of their usual rates.
The following are the cheapest rates i know for offpeak season (May - October):

Budyong Beach Resort: 800 - 1400/per night
Kota Beach: 1000 - 1500/per nightSt. Bernard Resort: 550 - 1200/per night
Sta. Fe Beach Clug: 1500 - 3000/per night
Marlins Beach Resort: 900 - 2000/per night

You can also put up a tent @ 300-400/per day

To view some of our pics taken during our last visit to Bantayan, please click here.

I still can't get enough of the place --- the white sand beaches, the pristine crystal clear waters, the sun, the fun. Soon, I'll arrange a trip with my family if our schedule permits.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Journey to Cebu

Been living in Cebu for ten years now and I've had a love-hate relationship with the place.

It's a wonderful place to live but as in any place in the world, there will always be dark secrets lurking behind the shadows.

Through this blog, I want to share my discovery of the place to people who want to embark on an adventure to this place, to people who may be living in this place and know nothing about it, to people like me who keeps wanting more.

This is our discovery...our journey.