Special thanks to Lakwatsero.com and lakwatseradeprimera for the details of the trip and to packupanddrift and of course kay Chyng of chyngreyes.com for the inspiration to visit the place soon dahil sa tempting post nyo.
Manila To Calaguas
= P730 Manila to Talobatib (Philtranco in Pasay)
= P25 Talobatib to Paracale port
= P550 Boat rental divided by 6 pax (P3300)
= P165 Food supplies divided by 6 pax (P990)
= P95 Camping Fee (75) plus Barangay Fee (20)
Calaguas to Manila
= P25 Paracale port to Talobatib
= P30 Talobatib to Daet
= P480 Daet to Alabang (Superlines)
= *P300 Estimate other expenses (food water,trike,etc..)
Total = P2400
Absolutely Not Bad for a Virgin Island!
We chose the Paracale route as it was cheaper compare to Vinzons which is the more popular route.
We also left the Island at noon so we are too early to wait for Air-con bus from Talobatib. Since we didn’t contact any bus line to fetch us; we decided to go to Daet and had the Superlines trip going to Cubao with Alabang drop off for a sure seat and an earlier departure.
Going to Calaguas can be tiring and difficult to some if you’ll travel by land but then if you are ok with long night trip like me then it’s not a problem. No need to worry as water and rest rooms are available in the island. Riding public boat can be an option for a cheaper fare but with no definite schedule.
There are also some travel organizers online that you can check if you prefer less hassle in organizing and preparing for the trip. They will take in charge of your tents, lights at night, food and etc but for sure for an extra cost.
Expect big waves and long boat ride but all worth the risk and wait.
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