Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Travel guide: Cebu-Caticlan Boracay-Roxas City-Ilo-ilo City-Cebu: how to get there, where to stay/ eat, what to do, expenses


Cebu – Caticlan Boracay – Roxas City – Ilo-Ilo City – Cebu
Get away trip ( Sept. 12-15, 2012 )
“ I travel the cheaper way I could. “
( 4 days and 3 nights )

  •         2 days fun trip at the paradise of Boracay Island.
  •   1 day at Roxas City to visit the biggest bell in Asia ( Panay church ) plus seafood trip ( seafood capital of the Phils. Roxas City ).
  •  1 day at Ilo-ilo City experience best la paz batchoy in town.


Hope this blog well help you, this is my I.T for my adventure.


How to get there:

  •         From Mactan Cebu International Airport to Caticlan Airport ( special thank you Cebu Pacific Airlines for the promo fare for only Php776 ) one way fare 1 hour travel.



Ø  First stop of adventure BORACAY ISLAND.


  •    From Caticlan Airport going to Tabon Port. ( at the airport fill-up the visitor’s form you may pay the terminal fee, environmental fee, pump boat fee, tricycle fee for you not to hassled you may pay that all including tricycle fee, but if you do have a contact person for tricycle driver it much more okay to fix your budget. ( note : month of September is off season month at boracay and the weather is not good, so they change the rotation from tabon port to tambisaan port instead of caticlan jetty port to cagban port.




  •    From tambisaan port to Villa Romero ( our chosen Resort, advance reservation is needed. This resort is one of the very affordable rate at boracay. You can cook to their kitchen with designated rate charges. They also offer purified hot and cold water for free.) located at station 3.
  •      Rent a tricycle going to Villa Romero ( tips proper negotiation for the tricycle driver fare. )

  •            From Paradise Island of Boracay you may now enjoy the white sand, the beach , the place, the foods, the people, and the ambience.



  •    At boracay you should not miss eating at d’talipapa for their paluto services, best offer seafood’s like alimango, lobster, shrimp, talaba, blue marlin, etc. (“just name it and you will have it”)



  •       The night life…party people………a lot are offering for the buffet meal with candle night / live band / fire dancing / etc. all this while you are eating your favorite food at the beach.




  •        A lot of activities for the adventure people is waiting for you. A lot of agent is approaching you about the package rate activity they offered. ( tawad – tawad is advice for you to save…..heheheh ) banana boat, fly fish, parasailing, jetskey, helmet diving, zorb ride, snorkeling, island hopping and a lot more. Suggested tour guide is Mr. John Ramirez is the man contact number 0999-6532909 just feel free to txt him. Sir Ramirez is the best tour guide for water sports activities.

  •       Try zorb ride, free pick-up from your place Sir Ramirez will guide you all the way. zorb at fairways and bluewater. 15 mins. Travel from station 1. Zorb ride is fun ( bubble boy zorb )




  •          Try also helmet diving (blue bird aqua sports inc. )perfect experience for you to try. Still sir Ramirez will held you the way with their shuttle service free pick-up from zorb station to helmet diving station 15mins. Travel. From the shore of helmet diving station another 10mins. travel to the diving location. At the diving location their will be a briefing / instructions /  does and don’t / no worries very safe just enjoy under water view / feeding fish / walk or breath normal under water/ After 5mins. You will get a free CD, your picture underwater and video.
  •            Note: don’t forget to give something to Sir Ramirez for his kindness.










Ø  Next adventure : Roxas City.


  •         From the resort ( Villa Romero ) going to the tambisaan port .rent a tricycle / habal-habal ( again proper negotiation is advice ).

  •         From tambisaan port to Tabon port pay the bump boat fee.

  •    From Tabon port, VAN going to Kalibo Aklan or Ilo-ilo City are available. Off season month has no direct trip to Roxas City. So we will be having a cutting trip from tabon port to kalibo aklan ( VAN ) 1 hour and 30 mins. Travel and kalibo aklan to roxas city ( VAN ) 1 hour and 30 mins. Travel.

  •         From kalibo terminal north star station transfer to another VAN going to Roxas City.

  •         From Roxas City terminal a lot of tricycle driver is offering for their service for a trip taking you to the tourist spot in Roxas City a lot of beautiful places to visit but we just have limited time. Our destination is to baybay beach resort for lunch ( well known for the seafood’s  ) and panay church were you can see the biggest bell in Asia. ( negotiation to tricycle driver regarding the fare is needed ). Maximum of 3 hours you can cover-up the baybay and panay destination including the picture taking, seafood’s food trip, and historical mark of Panay church. ( the driver will be your tour guide about the place. ) enjoy eating best seafood’s of Roxas City and amazed the biggest bell in Asia made of 70 sacks of coins donated by the people of Panay that time. Don’t forget to give a bit donation for the church. ( accommodating tour guide in-charge at panay church. Inside the church you will feel that you are in time travel back way to their generation time. )











Ø  Next adventure : Ilo-ilo city.

  •  From roxas city terminal going to ilo-ilo city ride a VAN 3 hours travel ( advice to choose a VAN rather than CERES if you are in rush of your time. )
  •   From ilo-ilo terminal ( tigbak terminal ) hired a taxi or PUJ going to Ong Bun Pension House the very affordable pension house in town. And a very accessible in the heart of the city  ( tips : beware of taxi driver taking advantage it will just disappointed you. )  ride a PUJ instead, just tell the driver to drop you off nearest to ong bun pension house ( Queson cor. Ledesma st. ) a very will known place. Tigbak terminal to ong bun pension house take 20 mins. Travel.
  •          From the city of ilo-ilo enjoy the best la paz batchoy in town.







Ø  enjoy and have fun
Ø  going back to cebu :
  •    note: if your flight schedule is early in the morning sorry for you,  PUJ going to SM ilo-ilo city is not available. PUJ will resume at 6:30am or 7:00am. You may take metered taxi or tricycle to take you from SM ilo-ilo city. ( negotiation for tricycle driver for the fare is advice ) 15 mins. Of travel. Please be noted that there are 3 SM in ilo-ilo, SM ilo-ilo city is the place to be, going to ilo-ilo airport.
  •   From SM ilo-ilo city going to ilo-ilo airport. Take a VAN 45 mins. Of travel going to airport. ( note : please go to the SM ilo-ilo city ahead of time coz the VAN will not go until its fully loaded. )

Ø  Ilo-ilo airport going to Mactan Cebu ( again, thank you cebu pacific airline for the promo fare for only Php766. )

Contacts for your guide:
Ø  Villa Romero Resort Boracay= 0922-8061897 / 0916-5414288
Ø  Mr. John Ramirez ( tour guide for water adventure in boracay ) = 09996532909
Ø  Ong bun pension house ilo-ilo city = 0910-4335048 / (033) 3351271

Total expenses for your budget :
Ø  From my place ( labangon cebu ) – mactan cebu airport (taxi)……..Php250 (2 pax= 125each )
Ø  Ticket fare ( cebu to caticlan )…………………Php776
Ø  Terminal fee ( cebu airport ) …………………..Php200
Ø  At caticlan airport: terminal fee………………..Php25
Ø  Environmental fee…………………………….Php75
Ø  Pump boat …………………………………...Php25
Ø  Caticlan airport – tabon port ( tricycle ) …………………………Php80 ( 2 pax= 40each )
Ø  ___________port – villa romero resort boracay ( tricycle ) ……..Php100 ( 2 pax =50each)
Ø   Accommodation(600 per day / fan room)……………………………....Php1,200(2pax,2 days = 600each)
Ø  Food ( breakfast )shenna’s beach resort & restaurant…………..Php195 (2pax=97.50each)
( tapsilog / club house sandwich ) 1st day
Ø  Lunch at Sababi boracay exotic food & vegetarian………………..Php585 (2pax=292.50each )
Paluto at d’talipapa ( sinigang tuna / grilled talaba )
Ø  Snack………………………………………………………….Php188 (2 pax=94each )
Ø  dinner ( MO2 ) pizza / beer ………………………………………..Php777 (2pax=388.50each )
Ø  2nd day lunch ( tapsi cab ) topsilogan …………………………..Php140 (2pax = 70each )
Ø  Dinner ( andoks ) chicken / bicol express / liempo ……………..Php182 (2pax= 91each )
Ø  Souvenir at boracay …………………………………………………Php 1,205 ( 2pax =602.50each)
Ø  Zorb ride / helmet diving ( water sport ) …………………………Php1,200 ( 2pax = 600each)
Ø   Going Roxas city : villa romero - tambisaan port ………......................Php50 (2pax=25each) habal-habal
Ø  port – tabon port ( pump boat )…............…Php25
Ø  Tabon port – kalibo aklan ( VAN ) ………Php100
Ø  Kalibo aklan – roxas city ( VAN) ………Php80
Ø  Breakfast ( cup noodles / biscuit ) ………………………….Php53 (2pax=26.50each)
Ø  Tour roxas city ( tricycle ) baybay – panay ………………….Php200 (2pax=100each)
Ø  Lunch at baybay beach resort  seafood’s ) ………………….php560 (2pax = 280each )
(bebing’s seafood’s )
Ø  Donation at panay church ………………………………….php120 (2pax = 60each)
Ø  Roxas city – ilo-ilo city ( VAN ) …………Php140
Ø  Ilo-ilo terminal ( tigbak terminal ) – ong bun pension ……..........Php164 ( 2pax=82each) taxi
Ø  Ong bun pension house ( 1 day ) fan room ………………….Php230 (2pax=115each )
Ø  Snack ……………………………………………………..Php116 (2pax =58each)
Ø  Dinner at ted’s old time la paz batchoy ……………………Php200 (2pax=100each)
Ø  Pension house – Sm ilo-ilo ( tricycle ) ……………………Php70 (2pax=35each )
Ø  SM ilo-ilo – ilo-ilo airport ( VAN ) ……..Php70
Ø  Souvenir at  ilo-ilo city ………………………………………….Php869 ( 2pax= 434.50each)
Ø  Terminal fee ( ilo-ilo ) ……………………Php200
Ø  Airfare ilo-ilo – cebu …………………….php776
Ø  Cebu airport – labangon my home sweet home (taxi) ............Php232 ( 2pax=116each)
Ø  Total …………………………………………Php6,975each





Just enjoy, take the memories to treasured for the rest of your life.

2 comments:

diana jane cervantes said...

Seafood overload! Cool, I wanna try the Zipline too. When I read your post, its makes me feel the wants to go back to Boracay soon. Cheers!

angel said...

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