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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DO-IT-YOURSELF HONDA BAY TOUR


There are two main ways to go island hopping around HONDA BAY area. 
  1. You can go on an organized tour leaving from Puerto Princesa.
  2. Or just do it by yourself.  
Just be reminded that the HONDA BAY ST. LOURDES WHARF has a cut off time for island hopping set at 2 o' clock in the afternoon.
  
Going on a tour will cost you a non-negotiable P 1,100 pesos per person at all travel agencies in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This will include a pick up service from where you stay, boat rentals, snorkeling gear, lunch and entry fees to 3 islands. Note: I learned that rates for package tours also depend on whatever you want for lunch and the rent for the snorkeling gear. So if you're not picky Php 1,100 it is.

Going on your own will cost you P 1,300 for a boat which can be shared by up to 6 people. The boat can accommodate around 8 pax but their is an additional charge of P 220.00 /pax in excess of 6 persons. The people manning the booth told me you could share the boat with other tourist, yehey that's good news for us traveler's on a shoe string!

Add the cost of transport to and from Puerto Princesa ( ask for the rate from your friendly trike driver). Prices can range from PHP 100-400 depending if you'll ask them to wait for you to finish your island hopping tour.

Sta. Lourdes Wharf is 25 minutes away by hired tricycle or jeepney from downtown PPP. Pumpboat ride from the wharf to the different islands is from 15 to 50 minutes.

If you are two or more the price for doing it by yourself will be somewhat lower than an organized tour. And you will have added flexibility to do what you want - which include going to one or two extra islands for an extra fee.

The bay consists of several islets with shallow reefs bordering fabulous beaches which have become the favorite swimming, snorkeling, and diving destinations of local residents and tourists.

These islets are the following:

  1. Cannon (Cowrie) Island
  2. Bat Island 
  3. Lu-li Island (derived from the word "lulubog-lilitaw", meaning floating and sinking island, is visible only during low tide)
  4. Meara Marina
  5. Starfish Island (known for its fine white sand and clear water that teems with starfish)
  6. Snake Island (an island with a long stretch of time white sand shaped like a snake)
  7. Pandan Island
  8. SeƱorita Island (the breeding site of Lapu-Lapu fish).
Note: Lodging facilities are available for overnight stays in the islands of Meara Marina and Starfish (Sandbar Resort).

The boat rentals at HONDA BAY is very well organized and will not give any problems but trying to find something to eat can be a bigger issue so bring your own baon for lunch and snacks before leaving Puerto Princesa Palawan, if you go on your own.

Since hati kaming dalawa (2) ng friend ko na si Joeriz sa boat P 1,300 divided by 2 = P 650.00 ( sosyal kami nilibre namin tita niya at mga pinsan ha ha ha sila naman nagbaon ng lunch namin pati ng drinks at dala rin namin ang jeep nila kaya may parking fee kaming binayaran na P30.00/ whole day parking na divided by 2 = P15)

TOTAL DO IT YOURSELF HONDA BAY TOUR P 665.00 PER PERSON

Note : Cheaper if madami kayo maghahati!


Dolphin Watching in BOHOL PHILIPPINES



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I was never this close to the untrained dolphins in Bohol, Philippines!


Each time I watch a Dolphin Show it is always as if it's the first time!


Dolphins never failed to amaze me!


They were wonderful creature, very friendly and beautiful!


One of them had an exhibition for several minutes!


Monday, October 4, 2010

ANGELS I'VE MET IN PUERTO PRINCESA PALAWAN




Isa sa Angels sa Underground river :-) Which they call ER! Tambay siya sa may malapit sa entrance sa pagdaong ng bangka, nakakatuwa siyang umupo ha ha! Part time snatcher yan kaya wag na wag ninyo ipapakita ang plastic bag ninyo at tyak naku aagawin niya yun sa inyo! Huwag kayo maglagay ng camera sa plastic bag mas maganda if meron kayong bag na may zipper!

Yun Amerikanong katabi ko inagawan niya ng Backpack kasi nakita niya doon galing sa loob ng backpack yun pagkain na binigay sa kanya. Mabilis ang instinct nun Amerikano, winasiwas niya yun backpack kasama si ER, ha ha ha parang eksena sa pelikula, tumalsik si ER, tas nag try siya uling agawin yun backpack, kunyaring sinipa siya ng may-ari ng backpack para lumayo. sabi sa kanya, " BAD BOY!, I TOLD YOU A HUNDRED TIMES ALREADY NOT TO DO THAT!" Ha ha ha nose bleed si ER Takbo siya sa kakahuyan ha ha ha!


BAYAWAK ROAM AROUND FREELY IN PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUD RIVER RANGER'S STATION AND SOMETIMES THEY GO NEAR PEOPLE EATING THEIR LUNCH AT THE MANY PICNIC TABLE IN THE AREA 



Sunday, October 3, 2010

7 WONDERS OF NATURE -Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River National Park


Please encourage your relatives, friends and every concerned Filipino to please Vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature

This Underground River is easily navigable up to 4.3 km. and is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the World. Its Park operated paddle boats take visitors for a 45 minute tour of the cave. Notable are interesting rock formations and the thousand of bats and swiftlets that inhabit the cave.
Longest Navigable Underground River in the World!
7 Wonders of Nature for 2011

HOW TO VOTE ON LINE :
  • CHOOSE PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER, THEN CHOOSE 6 OTHER NOMINEES TO COMPLETE THE 7. ( I chose the unpopular ones so as to give more chances to our very own PPP Underground River :-)
  • REGISTER VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS & PERSONAL INFORMATION USERNAME AND PASSWORD, THEN SUBMIT VOTE.
  • CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL LINK
  • AN E-MAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED, IN THIS E-MAIL YOU WILL FIND A CONFIRMATION LINK. PLEASE CLICK THE CONFIRMATION LINK FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED
  • VERY IMPORTANT! IF YOU DO NOT CLICK THE CONFIRMATION LINK AND SEE THE CONFIRMATION PAGE ON YOUR WEBSITE, YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED
VOTE ONLINE  NOW
 

New 7 Wonders SMS/ Text Voting Service 
NEW PERA SA KWEBA PROMO
MAG TEXT AT MANALO NG 25 MILYON PISO!
September 19, 2010- Editor's Note: Mahigit isang taon na pala akong nangangampanya ng Underground River sana naman ay bomoto po kayo! Para din po ito sa atin Bansang Pilipinas! Maraming maraming Salamat po! Mabuhay ang Pinoy!

Users will have to send in N7W to 2861 to get more information about the polling service and they will be charged for every successfully sent message.Tariff per SMS

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Smart -  P2.50


Sun -      P2.00
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When users wish to know how many votes have been sent by subscribers, they will have to text N7W POLL to 2861. They will be charged and will receive a confirmation reply for every successful text.


*Note: Free PPUR Trivia for every PPUR keyword sent
& free wallpaper for every PPUR7 and PPUR15 sent.



                     Voting Period: 10/1/2010 to  9/25/2011 11/10/2011
Per DTI NCR Permit No. 5151 Series of 2010


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY VOTING FOR   PUERTO PRINCESA PALAWAN SUBTERRANEAN UNDERGROUND RIVER NATIONAL PARK
TO VOTE ONLINE:CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE 7 WONDERS OF NATURE FOR 2011
THANK YOU! 


LAST TWO DAYS FOR VOTING! SO HURRY! VOTE NOW!


JUDGEMENT day will be on November 11, 2011, so what are you waiting for? Vote na! Now na !


Pagpasok na pagpasok ng banca na sinasagwan ng amin boatman tatambad sayo ang bat perfume, wag magtaka dahil kapag inilawan at tumingin ka sa itaas, makikita mo ang napakaraming paniking naninirahan sa madilim na kweba, kapag tag ulan medyo malabo ang tubig sa underground river. muddy brown ang kulay pero sabi ng aming guide ito ay malinaw kapag ka tag araw, huwag na huwag titingala at mag sabi ng wow! Baka kung anong WOW ang mahulog at ma shoot sa inyong nakabukas na bibig ha ha ha!
Optical illusion man na masasabi, nakakatuwang pagmasdan,  as you go deeper inside the underground river, different figures takes shape, nandyan ang parang Virgin Mary na nakatayo sa tuktok sa kanan bahagi ng kweba, parang artist ang kalikasan lumilok sa iba't ibang pigurang nakapaloob sa underground river, kahanga hanga ! Truly magical pagmasdan ang kandilang nauupos isa itong stalagmite na nabuo matapos ang daan libong taon. 
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Have a Safe and Happy Trip!
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

DO-IT-YOURSELF Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park TOUR




DO-IT-YOURSELF Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park TOUR


FIRST AND FOREMOST WHAT I DID FIRST AFTER OUR HONDA BAY TOUR WAS TO SECURE A PERMIT, A DAY BEFORE MY TRIP TO THE UNDERGROUND RIVER @ THERE BOOKING OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN PUERTO PRINCESA LOCATED AT #11, NATIONAL HIGHWAY, JUNCTION 1, BRGY. SAN MIGUEL, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY.


NOW FOR STARTER, WAKE UP EARLY SO YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO CATCH THE FIRST TRIP BOUND TO SABANG.  "EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM!"


From downtown Puerto Princesa just ride a multicab bound to 
New San Jose Terminal LOADING ZONE fare per person- P12.00 ( 10 to 20 minutes depending on the vehicle, if it has so many stop over or not)

D'Christ Jeepney leaves @ 7:00 A.M. From San Jose Terminal
7:00 A.M. is the first trip of the Jeepney from San Jose Terminal to SABANG
THIS IS THE 2ND TRIP BUS OF D'CHRIST BOUND TO SABANG it leaves @ 9A.M. FARE is P 125.00/ person






DAILY SCHEDULE OF JEEPNEY:


7:00 AM - D' Christ Jeepney is the First trip

9:00 AM - D'Christ BUS

12:00 NOON- 3rd trip

3:00 P.M.- Last trip

SCHEDULE COMING BACK FROM SABANG PORT

7:00 AM

9:00 AM

12:00 Noon

3:00 P.M.





Sometimes if there's delay, LAST TRIP is at 4:00 P.M. depending if the jeep is full already. You could also tell the driver that you intend to come back with them like what I did, I asked them what time would they be returning to PPP, they said they were scheduled to leave Sabang @ 12 noon, so I told them to please reserved a seat for me,'coz I have a plane to catch in PPP. They alloted a seat for me in front, giving me a chance to take photographs and the driver served as my tour guide, when we passed by beautiful spots.

You could secure a permit in Sabang for P 150.00 per person, just in case you forgot to get one in downtown Puerto Princesa ( not advisable during peak season for you might be scheduled @ 3 o' clock in the afternoon, in which case you would have to stay overnight in Sabang.)


Choose between hiking for almost 1.5- 3 hours depending on how fast you are @ the Monkey- trail(5.2 km.) or Jungle- trail ( 5.3 km) or hire a boat for P 700 good for 6 people you could share it with other tourist like what I did since I went solo to Sabang. Beware of Monkey who snatches anything in plastic bags, it is better not to bring any food if you choose to do the monkey trail.


Summary of expenses:


Downtown PPP to San Jose terminal loading zone                                               P 12.00
Jeepney fare to Sabang                                                                                                    P 125.00

Permit inclusive of a 45 minute-boat ride inside
the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park,
plus the use of lifevest and helmet                                                                             P 150.00

lunch -bring your own like what I did or you could eat in the many restos around Sabang
Boat ride from Sabang Port to the location of Puerto
Princesa Subterranean River National Park
( only 5 of us were on the boat so it is P 146 per person,
cheaper if you are 6 people,it would cost only 120.00/pax)
1 whole boat is 700 plus 3.00 each terminal fee=P 718
for a group of 6 people                                                                                                     P 146.00

Jeepney going back to San Jose Terminal Unloading Zone                             P 125.00

Multicab to downtown Puerto Princesa Palawan                                                P   12.00

TOTAL DO-IT-YOURSELF COST PER PERSON=                                                  P 570.00
                                  
THE SAN JOSE TERMINAL UNLOADING ZONE

I HOPE THIS ARTICLE HELP YOU ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW OFFICE ADDRESS OF THE UNDERGROUND RIVER BOOKING OFFICE. THANK YOU!

You might also like to read my:
do-it-yourself-honda-bay-tour





HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TRIP!
Lakbayin ang Pilipinas!


PUERTO PRINCESA -THE LAST FRONTIER


THE PEACOCK @ PUERTO PRINSESA BAYWALK
BAYWALK BY NIGHT




Special credit to Fr. Anthony Almadrones photos


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DOLPHIN WATCHING















The Joy of DOLPHIN watching

I went to Bohol the 2nd time around! And DOLPHIN watching is in one of my itineraries, it always brings excitement and fun! For only 1,300 pesos, the whole banca is yours for the day!

OUR FIRST ITINERARY IS DOLPHIN WATCHING! I WAS SO EXCITED EVEN THOUGH THIS IS MY SECOND BOHOL TRIP AND SECOND ISLAND HOPPING TOUR. I WAS UP AND ABOUT @ AROUND 3 A.M. (EXCITED)SINCE THE TOUR GUIDE WHO ARRANGED THE BOAT SAID I SHOULD BE @ ALONA BEACH BEFORE 6 A.M. I TOOK A BATH @ 4:30 A.M.WAITED FOR THE RECEPTIONIST 'TIL 5:30 A.M. I HATE TO WAKE THEM UP SO EARLY, AFTER ALL, THE PLACE IS ONLY AN INN, A STONE THROW AWAY FROM ALONA BEACH, I THINK IT WAS A STEAL @ P 500.00/NIGHT. I HAD THE ROOM ALL FOR MYSELF, IT'S STILL PRETTY NEW, HAS ITS OWN PRIVATE C.R., QUEEN BED, ELECTRIC FAN, CABINET, TABLE, CHAIR. PLUS IT IS ROOMY!

WALK INN HAVEN APARTELLE HAS ROOMS FOR RENT FROM AIRCON ROOM TO A FAN ROOM.

YOU CAN CALL OR TEXT MRS. LOLITA ROMERO C.P #0920-244-7843. TELL HER CHA SY REFERRED YOU. WELL, SHE MIGHT NOT REMEMBER ME. I DON'T HAVE COMMISSION WHATSOEVER, BUT I THINK THE PLACE IS PRETTY NEAT. SO ROCK ON!






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