Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ilo-Ilo, Guimaras Trip

we arrived at the airport past 5am since we took the earliest flight to Ilo-Ilo.
It was raining hard for the past few days in Manila because of typhoon Falcon, and were so glad to see the sun (thanks Bro!)

straight from the airport there are vans and cabs available. The plan was to go directly to Guimaras so we took a van to Ortiz Warf (P500 max of 14pax).

from Ortiz warf to Guimaras island, you have to ride a boat like this. Public transport is  P15/pax travel is for like 15mins. There are also ones that offer private trips for P500.00, a boat like this can accommodate more than 15pax if youre traveling in large groups.

from the port we took a van to Sebaste warf since the resort were going to is in the other side of Guimaras. We got the van for P1000. The vans that they have for rent are kind of old and rusty and the travel time is for only 45mins-1hr so that's quite expensive.

The van dropped us at Sebaste warf, where we've set up transfers with our resort Costa Aguada Resort in Inampulugan Island Guimaras. The resort charged us P600/pax roundtrip for the transfer from Sebaste Warf to Inampulugan Island which later I realized was soo SOOoo expensive since the boat ride is only for 30mins and we have 7 people in the group.(seriously? thats overpricing). From Sebaste warf you can arrange another transfer to get to Inampulugan Island just talk to the bangkeros there.

boat to inampulugan island

 it would take a 15 min ride from the port to the resort. Transfers are free from the resort.

 we got our rooms for P2000/pax for 3days 2 nights inclusive of breakfast, non aircon room. No hot water available though.

 The resort was so big and quiet. They have tennis/badminton/basketball courts and a pool.
the pool

we ordered food from the resorts and the food was expensive! but the service was great though.
I took a picture of the menu and the food were expensive and the taste couldn't justify the price.Too bad you don't have any other options since you're in an island. The viands is good for one person only

The island hopping services from the resort is P4200/ trip. Good thing we got a number from a guy we talked to at Sebaste Port. We talked to him for island hopping services and to prepare our food as well. Their boat only costs P2000/trip.Here are some pictures from the island hopping.

food, we asked them to prepare adobo/liempo

Theres still enough food for dinner so we hid it in our bags and ate it inside the room since were not supposed to bring food inside the

The next day we left Guimaras and headed back to Iloilo City where we will be spending one more night. We checked in at Westown Hotel.

we bought pasalubong at the local market
we ate La Paz Batchoy at Teds @Iloilo City

checked in at Westown Hotel

 here's the pool at the hotel at night

 after swimming we ate at Crave's Burger, just walking distance from the hotel. Their burger has a thick patty and its soo good=) P170

The next day, we checked out at 12pm and left our bags at the hotel since our flight would be around 6pm, we decided to go out and check the city.

bought pasalubong@ Biscocho Haus, check their butterscotch and Biscocho.So yummy!

carbonara from Afriques Pizza near the Hotel


so good pepperoni pizza

hot! hot! hot! hot sauce

then after lunch we went to SM Ilo-Ilo to watch Transformers to kill time. We headed back to the hotel after the movie got our thing and the hotel dropped us at the airport (airport transfer for P700). There are also metered taxis available if you're planning to go around the city, but they usually charge higher if they know your going to the airport.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


We decided to wake up a bit early to chill at the shore.

we left Apo Idon Resorts at around 9am to start our tour.


ancestral house @Vigan

vintage car