- Apo Island
- Check-In to Harolds Mansion
- Dinner at Scoobys.
- Walk from harold’s Mansion to Rizal Blvd.
- Foodtrip in night market beside the famous sign Rizal blvd.
|Expenses for Day 1|
|Airport to Market||php20 / 2|
|Accommodation||php600 / 2|
|Water||php30 / 2|
|Dinner||php275 / 2|
|Total||php463 per pax|
Day 2 (Day tour in Siquijor)
Follow this link Siquijor
Day 3 (Half a day in Manjuyod)
4:40 am we arrived at Bais, Landmark (Julie’s bakeshop and Jollibee). (We are supposed to buy breakfast and lunch there but most of the nearby stores were close at that time) So our tricycle driver brought us into a silog/food station and it’s open 24 hours. Silog meals costs around Php 40-50 so we bought 2 sets of chickensilog and tocilog for breakfast and lunch.
Then the tricycle driver take us to Canibol Warf (Private boat arrange by Ms. Raquel Abanto 0939 448 1119)
Tricycle service cost us Php300 good for 3 people back and forth. If you haggle maybe you can get a cheaper price as low as Php200 or so.
But this tricycle driver that fetched us (i forgot his name) is connected to Ms. Raquel (So if you want a cheaper ride just give a heads up that you don’t want to be fetch and haggle other tricycle drivers that is passing by around bais)
- Php 2000 Manjuyod Sand Bar
- Php 500 Dolphin Watching
Manjuyod Sand Bar’s price was pretty high considering that the sandbar is just 10 to 15 minutes away from the port.
We arrived at the Sandbar (6am low tide)
After spending 30 minutes there, the water is slowly coming up. (We ate first our breakfast before going to Dolphin watching Area)
We spent 2 and a half hours roving and looking for the dolphins to show up but unfortunately it’s a sad day for us. No dolphins showed up on a Saturday morning. According to the boatman the reason is due to the heavy rain yesterday that night so it might scare them away. Maybe if we did it on a weekday we might get lucky to see some wild dolphins.
Our Tricycle driver dropped us at the bus stop paid (Php 53 each) to Dumaguete. Travel Time is about an hour and a half. The Bus driver dropped us at the port where it’s actually a walking distance to Harolds mansion. We stayed there for few hours while chilling at the rooftop, drinking free coffee and waiting for the sky to dim then go out and eat dinner.
Dinner time, we found a boodle fight meal at “Captain Ribbers” for Php 330 pesos it’s so good super worth it and budget friendly!
|Expenses for Day 3|
|Harolds to Ceres Bus Terminal||php16 / 2|
|Ceres Bus (Bacolod Bound) to Bais||php104 / 2|
|Brunch||php200 / 2|
|Bais Terminal to Canibol Wharf RoundTrip||php200 / 2|
|Manjuyod + Dolphin Watching more like finding the dolphins *Includes Tip||php2100 / 3|
|Bais to Dumaguete City||php106 / 2|
|Dinner (Captain Ribbers)||php426 / 2|
|Total||php1226 per pax|
Day 4 (Apo Island)
We woke up at 5:30am to prepare early for our early trip to the market so we can try their famous chocolate + bud bud (Sticky rice) similar to suman. We just walk from Harold’s mansion to the market. around 15 minutes walk.
Budbud Original (Php 10), Budbud Chocolate (Php 15)
Chocolate (Php 5)
*Also there is a bud bud manga and ube I think?
After taking a breakfast we then proceed to Harolds Mansion took a tricycle this time Php 8 each.
We pay our Apo island tour c/o of Harold’s Dive Center
Snorkeling cost us (Php 1200 each)
-> Lunch (Pansit and Hard boil Egg), Coffee, Water, Tea, Banana, Bread + Cocojam)
-> 3 dives on different spot.
-> Back and forth transfer from Harolds to Dauin
-> Free use of their equipments such as snorkeling gear, life vest, and fins.
Harold’s Diving Centre has a really big Boat that can accommodate 30 – 50 persons I think?
It’s very comfortable boat. The Boat has a viewing deck, back deck and CR 🙂
We end our night in Dumaguete by splurging a little bit at Gabby’s Bistro and getting the famous Silvanas of Sansrival Bistro
|Expenses for Day 4|
|BudBud + Chocolate||php 44 / 2|
|Breakfast again (Mcdonalds optional :P)||php 107 + 124 / 2|
|Mcdo to Harolds||php 16 / 2|
|Apo island tour||php 2400 / 2|
|Apo Island Guide Tip||php 100 / 2|
|Harold to bistro||php 20 / 2|
|Dinner Gabby Bistro – 545||php 545 / 2|
|Sansrival Bistro –||php 180 / 2|
|Total||php 1768 per pax|
Day 5 (Long Journey to Sipalay)
We took our breakfast before checking out at Harolds Mansion.
(Free Coffee, Tea, Sticky Rice + Chocolate, Pandesal + Cocojam)
We took the route BAYAWAN – HINOBAAN – SIPALAY.
We Departed at Ceres terminal (Dumaguete) at 8:30am going to Bayawan. when we arrive at Bayawan the 11am bus have just leave like 5 minutes ago so we just missed it.
So we had to wait an hour for the next bus. ? Good thing there’s a Carinderia that serves a lot of serving
for just Php 45 with rice! To Top it off just add Php 5 for a Banana talk about suliiiiiit! ?
Also bought Snacks at the Grocery beside the Carinderia.
Sipalay Travel Tip:
– Leave early to avoid this hassle travel time to sipalay can be done by (6 hours if you leave early)
? Perth Paradise Resort is under a New Management.
? New Rates: Php1300 Cabana (Fan Room), Php 2400 with breakfast (Aircon Room)
? You can now BRING YOUR OWN FOOD! Yes! (Sadly we are too late to know this). *Previous Management doesn’t allow people to bring their own food.
? Day Tour Sight Seeing: Use of Swimming Pool is additional (Php 100)
? Book ahead if you are gonna stay on a weekend they are usually fully booked.
? Don’t be shocked if the tricycle cost you Php100 per person (One way) Yes it is the regulated fare.
? Highly Recommended Bus Inspector in the Morning/Tricycle Driver in the Afternoon: Kuya Mark 0918 692 0427
Check out at Harolds Mansion 8am
|Expenses for Day 5|
|Harold to Ceres||php 20 / 2|
|Ceres to bayawan
ETD 830 to 11am arrive at bayawan
Wait for an hour
|php 210 / 2|
|Lunch||php 90 / 2|
|Snacks||php 66.50 / 2|
|Bayawan to hinobaan||php 162 / 2|
|Hinobaan to sipalay||php 60 / 2|
|Dinner at their Restaurant||php 370 / 2|
|Ceres to perth||php 200 / 2|
|Check in Perth Paradise Resort
|php 1300 / 2|
|Total||Php 1239.25 per pax|
Day 6 (Heading to Bacolod)
News flash not so gloomy weather anymore. Took a quick deep early in the morning at the pool.
Then make our way to Bacolod (We travel almost 6 hours from Sipalay to Bacolod) including bus stops.
Check out Perth Paradise Resort 8am Latest
|Expenses for Day 6|
|Perth to ceres terminal (sipalay)||php 200 / 2|
|Breakfast||php 156 / 2|
|Snacks||php 40 / 2|
|Ceres to Bacolod City||php 418 / 2|
|Lunch||php 113 / 2|
|Bacolod to Ong bun||FREE (We just took a 10 min walk)|
|Check in Ong Bun Pension (FREE Drinking Water, Fast Wifi, Old Room)||php 530 / 2|
|Ong bun to Pepsi||php 14 / 2|
|Pepsi (Tricycle Terminal) to Ruins||php 100 / 2 *I feel that this is good for 3 to 4|
|Ruins Entrance Fee||php 190 / 2|
|Tubo Juice (Snacks)||php 50 / 2|
|Ruins to terminal||php 100 / 2|
|Terminal to SM||php 15 / 2|
|Dinner at Manokan County (Adidas Chicken)||php 232 / 2|
|Water||php 32 / 2|
|Total||Php 1095 per pax|
Day 7 (Off to Manila)
Check out Ong Bun Pension at 8am
*you can book a transfer via van going to the airport just ask the receptionist at Ong Bun.
Expenses for two.
Van to Bacolod airport. – 300
Breakfast – 145
Terminal fee – 200
*Optional Pasalubong – 320
Total of Expenses Per Pax:
|Day 1||Php 463|
|Day 2||Php 723 (or less depending on your haggling skills in renting a motor/food to eat)|
|Day 3||Php 1126 (or less depending on your haggling skills in renting a boat/food to eat)|
|Day 4||Php 1768 (or less if you are on a bigger group like 4 or more it’s ok to rent a boat way cheaper)|
|Day 5||Php 1239.25 (or less if you will bring your own food)|
|Day 6||Php 1095|
|Day 7||Php 382|
*Included (Accommodation per day, Meals Everyday, Transportation, Entrance Fees and other fees Etc..)
*Not included (Personal Expenses, Pasalubong, Airfare (Php560 per person) Manila – Dumaguete – Bacolod – Manila)
Foods to Try in Dumaguete