April 16 to 19, 2015
✿ Manila to Mactan Cebu via AirAsia. Delayed flight due to “late arrival of turnaround aircraft”. We left past 10pm from the original departure of 8pm, and arrived Cebu at about 11:30pm.
✿ Commute from Mactan airport to Cebu City. Not easy but we spent about P26 only per person.
✿ We reached Spianada condo past midnight and our hosts, Apple’s parents, were waiting and were very kind enough to drive us to Larsian so we may have our late dinner. Spent around P250 worth of barbeque – liempo, tocino, chorizo, isaw and puso rice.
✿ Brunch. Left over liempo.
✿ Olango Sanctuary. According to their website, best time to visit is at least 2 hours before peak high tide. Take it seriously, we visited at around 5pm, low tide, and saw lots of birds…mga tatlo haha.
▪ We enjoy commuting around Cebu a lot 😳 so we took again the jeepney routes.. Cebu City > Ayala > Parkmall > Punta Engano, Hilton; total of P31 fare per person.
▪ Short boat ride to San Jose where the sanctuary is, P15 boat fare + P5 terminal fee.
▪ Tricycle rental @P240 to and from the sanctuary.
▪ Entrance fee @P30 per person.
▪ Boat ride back to Hilton, P15 boat fare + P1 terminal fee. Nakakahiya naman sa terminal fee ng Caticlan Jetty port haha.
✿ Lapu-Lapu Shrine. Since this is along the way, we stopped by and bought dinner, ref magnets, etc.
▪ Same route back to Spianada.
✿ Early breakfast. Left over roasted chicken and pancit canton.
✿ Canyoneering in Badian
▪ South bus terminal to Bato-Barili, about 3 hour ride, fare @P139 per person.
▪ Dropped off infront of Kawasan church where we met our guides Albert Aspacio and his cousin Lloyd. We got the canyoneering package from them @P1,200 each dahil dalawa lang kami…cheaper syempre if mas madami kayo.
▪ Had our gears from Albert’s house, then habal-habal ride to the starting point. Ang galing nila mag-drive ng motorbike, considering the roads being steep and rough, walang semplang hehe.
▪ We started at around 9am, and reached Kasawan falls at around 1pm. Lost track of the number of jumps, I think 7 or 8 😜
▪ We highly recommend Albert, he has complete gears, other tour guides rent out gears from him too. We also took a shower sa house nila, and they even waited with us till makasakay kami ng bus going back to Cebu City. We had lunch by the way in a small carinderia infront of the Kawasan church.
✿ Arrived Cebu City past 5pm, hinatid pa kami ng bus to the market haha. Craving for soup, we bought ingredients and cooked sinigang na hipon for dinner – perks of having our own kitchen. For pasalubong, bought dried pusit, dilis and sari-sari longaniza.
✿ Woke up late, very thankful to Apple for allowing us to checkout late. At dahil walang exercise or any preparations for the canyoneering adventure, ayun…body pains all over 😝😝😝
✿ Longaniza and eggs for brunch. No left overs this time. Buti na lang complete kitchen dahil wala na kami lakas lumabas to buy food. We still managed to drag ourselves para maka-swim sa pool to cool down and stretch a bit.
✿ Checked out at about 5pm, for our 9pm flight back to Manila. Ate dinner at Zubuchon, Marina Mall, @P600 per kilo. Their boneless lechon was ok, though I still personally prefer CNT 😊
We were originally scheduled to have our canyoneering adventure on our second day, buti na lang, we moved it to the next day. Sobrang hirap maglakad after haha.
Spianada condo is also highly recommended, especially our hosts Apple and her parents. We got this deal via AirBnB at about P1,200 per night, less P2k discounts pa for Citibank card holders. The place is complete with kitchen, ref, wifi, washer/dryer, and pool.
Albert Aspacio: 0935.925.4769