Day 2 of Romblon Backpacking Adventure: Journey to the Beautiful Island of Cresta de Gallo

Ambulong Port at Magdiwang, Sibuyan

The plan was to visit Cresta de Gallo the moment we docked at Magdiwang, Sibuyan. We had an earlier booking for a place to stay overnight in Magdiwang which is Sanctuary Garden Resort. We were told by another passenger on the ferry that it would be best to stay in San Fernando because it’s nearer Cresta de Gallo. We thought of changing plans the last minute, however, the owner of Sanctuary Garden already picked us up at the port. Thus, we went with the original plan of proceeding to our journey to Cresta de Gallo upon check in at Sanctuary Garden Resort. 

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Weekend Getaway at Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones Island

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Nagsasa Cove

Summer’s here and my first stop is Zambales, particularly Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones. I celebrated my birthday weekend in Zambales which is very timely because my travel blogger friend (Nina) was itching to go to the beach. Another good timing is I have Polish colleagues who want to explore the Philippines while they’re working here so I asked them to come with me and 2 friends/colleagues who want to tag along.

I’ve seen a lot of photos about Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones so my expectations are quite high. I already knew that going to these places mean that the the comforts of being inside a hotel room and dining in a restaurant are out of the question.

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Simple Beach Life at Isla Reta

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Because I won free round trip tickets from Airphil Express during the Davao Adventure Trip previously sponsored by them last May, I decided to revisit Davao last September 2011. I didn’t really have much time to explore Davao when I first came there last May because we have a fixed itinerary. I know Davao is really a big place, so the focus of my trip to Davao last September was to have a chance to go to Talicud and beach bum. I am coming back to Davao on May 2012 anyway for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour :).

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Honda Bay Island Hopping

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One of the exciting things to do when in Puerto Princesa is island hopping. If you’re an adventurer, this is the one for you. This begins in Honda Bay, a 20 – 30 minute drive from the city proper. We booked a package at gopalawan.travel and paid $68 (for 2 people) via Paypal. Method of payment is very convenient, we didn’t have to go to the bank or pay cash. A van picked us up at Pads (our hotel) and also brought us back after the tour.

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Aglicay Beach in Alcantara, Romblon

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Aglicay Beach is situated in the municipality of Alcantara, Tablas Island, Romblon. It is just a few minutes away from Looc, the town proper of Tablas Island. We rode a tricycle  from Looc which costed us Php 150.00.

I have heard a lot of good things about this place. Since my relatives are from Tablas Island, they recommended me to visit the place because it’s really beautiful and cheap as well. I went there with my cousin Genevieve, her boyfriend and Karla. Karla and I stayed there only for half a day because we need to go back to Manila at once.

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