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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Catanduanes: 3D2N Itinerary and Expenses

Puraran Beach

As it turns out, January isn't really a good month to see Catanduanes' full bloom beauty. The weather’s not cooperating and the breeze was too cold for us, we couldn't even gather the courage to drag ourselves into the water and swim. Not to mention the very strong waves. I passed the yearning to swim and bond with my camera underwater as the last thing I want is to find myself in the middle of Pacific Ocean. The water was  rough even near the shoreline.

Despite the gloomy weather (which happened all throughout our stay), we didn't pass the chance to see Catanduanes famous tourist spots especially two of the top beaches of the province, Twin Rock Beach Resort and Puraran Beach. Travelers shouldn't miss these two gorgeous beaches especially during the calm summer months and even during the rainy season for seasoned surfers.

The trip happened last January 18-20 with college buddy Yael.  Here's how we spent the days....



Day 1: 
Early Flight to Virac
Check in at Catanduanes Midtown Inn
Visit Tourism Office
Lunch
Day Tour at the resort
Get back to inn
Dinner

Day 2
Breakfast
Lunch
Sight seeing
Return to inn
Pasalubong shopping
Dinner at Sea Breeze Restaurant

Day 3
Early check out
Return flight to Manila 

hot soup from Sea Breeze Restaurant

Expenses

Php1381  Roundtrip Plane ticket (Mla-Virac-Mla) on a promo fare
Php30     Virac Airport to Midtown Inn (Php60 per tricycle on special trip)
Php560    3D2N Non-aircon room at Catanduanes Midtown Inn
Php20     Tricycle Virac to Bato Church (on a trike that fits 7 passengers)
Php250    Bato Church to Maribina Falls to Twin Rock Beach Resort to Midtown Inn (Php500 per tricycle special trip)
Php50     Twin Rock Resort entrance fee
Php140   Lunch at Twin Rock
Php140   Dinner Jollibee
Php45     Van Virac to Puraran Beach
Php45     Sandwich meal at Majestics Puraran Beach Resort
Php300   Van (special trip) Puraran to Catanduanes Midtown Inn
Php150   Dinner at Sea Breeze Restaurant
Php30    Tricycle (special trip) Catanduanes Midtown Inn to Airport
Php20     Boarding Fee Virac Airport
Php140   Taxi NAIA TErminal 3 to Jam Liner Buendia
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Php3,301 Total expenses for 3D2N in Catanduanes including airfare and airport expenses. This could be less if you travel by group to share on transportation cost.

For van rental, you may contact Mr. Salvador Tayam at 09155769158. You can also click here to avail some nice discounts on your next travel if you are travel to North America.

Read more of my Catanduanes series:
Travel Video: Catanduanes
A Bittersweet Exploration in the Land of the Howling Wind 
Majestic Waves of Puraran: To Surf or Not to Surf?
Catanduanes: 3D2N Itinerary and Expenses


3 comments:

  1. Ayayay! Oo nga, gloomy nga ang weather dyan pag January. Summer ang magandang bumisita dyan.

    I've always associated Catanduanes with typhoons. Noong bata pa kasi ako, the only radio station na nakukuha namin sa aming town ay nasa Catanduanes. At sa pagkakaalala ko, madalas news tungkol sa pagbisita ng bagyo roon ang naririnig ko.

    P.S.

    Like ko yung pano photo mo ;)

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  2. Salamat sa pagbisita Ms. N. Wrong timing nga kami pero nagandahan pa din ako sa Catanduanes kahit hindi nakisama ang weather. Sana sa pagbalik ko, alam ko na kung pano mag-surf :)

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  3. We're planning to visit Catanduanes this summer, Your post really helps us what to expect in Catanduanes.. Thanks..

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