Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Travel guide: Medellin, Cebu: how to get there with a friendly budget, what to do, expenses:

medellin escape
gibitngil, funtastic island

i heard alot of good things from this island and you will never be disappointed the moment you arrived here. from here alot of things to do with the super nice view. ( swim, dive from the cliff area, zipline, picture2, luto-luto, etc. )

for those who want to dare devil activity try there diving area at the cliff  35 feet and 20 feet high.

1.....2.....3...... and go the moment is the moment cant  explain what inside of me im shaking my heart is pumping harder.....haaayyyyyyyy.........but you must try this for the record once in your life.

the ambiance view

surely you will enjoy this place perfect to relax and have some fun.

how to get there::::

note: i suggest to travel early in the morning for less traffic. for us we travel 4am at 6:20am we arrived at bogo.

> from north bus terminal - bogo ( ceres bus aircon - fare Php135 )
( note: you can directly travel to kawit going to medellin ( north bus - kawit ) for us we decided to drop at bogo to buy some stocks. )

> at bogo, hired a tricycle priced at Php25-30/pax going to kawit. ( you can also ask the drive to drop you off first at the market to buy some foods. )

> at kawit sea shore theirs alot of fresh catch fish you can buy for a low price.

> kawit to funtastic island ( hired a bump boat rate at Php600-800 (2 ways) 4-7 pax capacity 30mins travel) note: negotiation for the price is needed. the bump boat man will wait for you or they will pick you up the time you wanted too.

things to pay at the funtastic island:

> entrance fee------------20/pax
> cottage rated--------------250 - 800

note: no corkage for the food you can used there grilled area.

tips: bring your own water for drink to does tie in budget.

from funtastic island we decided to take another adventure at kawit have some zipline, cable ride, tarzan ride. excited..............................yahooooooooooooo.

> from funtastic island - going back to kawit ( pumbboat 30mins. ride /  note: at late afternoon ride the sea is at wavy mode so hold your breath for the ride medyo scary gamay but the boatman is very good driver no worry. ) 

> at kawit - going to cable ride area ( hired a habal-habal 20mins travel ) still negotiation for the fare is highly needed. Php100/pax.
the drive will wait you until you drop for your adventure trip.

amenities of zip away are: 

1. zipline.....

2. cable ride

3. tarzan ride

total expenses:

> north bus- bogo---------------135 ( bus )
> bogo - kawit---------------------30 ( tricycle )
> kawit- funtastic island---------------------------------------175/pax ( pump boat 700 for 4   pax (2ways
>entrance fee---------------20/pax
> cottage fee-----------------------62.50 ( 250 )
> kawit to zip away area---------------------100/pax ( habal-habal )
> zipline--------------------50/pax
>cable ride------------------50/pax
> medellin - cebu---------------------------135 ( bus non-aircon )
> total---------------------------757.50/pax

note: excluding of food.

for this amount you will enjoy that will mark for the rest of your life.

how to get to Cebu:

By plane

Departure taxes
International flights: 550 Philippine pesos (₱). Filipino nationals and permanent residents must also pay the Philippine Travel Tax of ₱1,620 before they can be issued a boarding pass.
Domestic flights: ₱200 (included in airfare).

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (link to Wikipedia article) (IATACEB) (ICAORPVM), [1]. This international and domestic airport is a modern alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and passport control and baggage handling is fairly fast and efficient. There are numerous direct daily flights to and from Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and scheduled flights to Japan, Qatar, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China. Aside from this, the airport serves several seasonal charter flights to Russia, China, the United States, and other nations.
Mactan Cebu International is also the main domestic hub outside Manila with a variety of flights around the Philippine archipelago such as to ManilaKaliboPuerto PrincesaBoracay, Clark (just near Angeles City), Siargao (Surigao), ZamboangaDavaoBacolodIloiloCagayan de OroCotabatoCamiguinGeneral Santos, andTacloban, among others.
Visitors from North AmericaEuropeMiddle East, and the rest of the world may fly first to Singapore or Hong Kong or Seoul or Kuala Lumpur or Doha to catch a flight to Cebu. If you don't mind braving the horrendous traffic and the cacophonic noise of Manila, you will get a faster connection to Cebu, for there are more than 20 flights daily between the two cities or almost two flights every hour. There are also flights to Cebu from Clark International airport, from which there are further flights on discount airlines to MacauKuala LumpurBangkokSingapore and other points. An extension is under construction.

Lapu-Lapu who is considered the Philippine's first national hero.
Getting in/out - The airport is on Mactan Island in Lapu-Lapu city. It takes about 20-30 min to get to the actual city of Cebu. From the Airport you will need to hire a taxi. If you are staying at one of the nicer hotels they usually can send a free van to pick you up at airport. If you forgot to ask for this you may find that the van of your hotel is there to pick someone else up and you can hitch a ride if there is room. Facilities and amenities at the airport include a shopping center, duty-free shop, souvenir shops, cafés, business centers, food shops, communication facilities, banking facilities, car rentals, hotel and resort reservations, and beauty and health services. Taxis to town are about ₱150-200, but are the only options at night.

By boat

Cebu City's domestic port is the country's busiest. Cebu City is home to almost 80 percent of the country's passenger vessels. The country's largest shipping lines, namely WG&A, Sulpicio Lines, Trans-Asia, George & Peter Lines and Lorenzo Shipping Lines, are headquartered in Cebu.
Large passenger ferries with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 passengers ply the more distant routes such as ManilaDavaoButuan CityZamboanga and Cagayan de Oro. Medium-sized vessels such as the roll-on/roll-off (roro) types ply nearer destinations while fast ferries transport passengers to and from neighboring islands in two hours or less depending on the destination.


1 comment:

Journey Of Santi said...

gud pm lagalag ano b ang name ng airport n malapit dyn, at mula airport ng cebu ilang oras p land travel thx