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Sunday, October 28, 2012

the road to BANTAYAN ISLAND

Call me crazy but I really tried to push the Northern Cebu experience to the limit.I knew we were close.Sogod is approximately an hour away to Hagnaya so I insisted we check out of Alegre early and head for Bantayan Island.The earliest we managed was 11am.one of the resort's limousine service took us to the highway where we waited for an airconditioned Ceres bus bound Hagnaya.It was 12:30pm when our bus came.We were in Hagnaya post by 2:05pm.Fare from Sogod to Hagnaya costs 65php per pax.

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 the ferry to BANTAYAN ISLAND 


In Hagnaya Port,we immediately lined for the ferry tickets.The next available trip was 2:30pm.I heard the ferry ride takes around 45minutes to 1 hour so made mental calculations if it was still possible to go to Bantayan or just take the bus back to Cebu City.
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It would have been nice staying overnight in Bantayan but our flight back to Manila was 5am the next day so it was impossible.I badly wanted to see Bantayan but the trick is to be able to catch the last ferry back to the mainland (Hagnaya) or else we're dead.

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 We decided to push forward.Bought one way ticket worth 170php per pax +paid terminal fee of 10php each.The port's passenger waiting area is already in a "sorry state".Well,what to expect.There were sufficient chairs,I thinks that's the most important thing.
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HOW TO GET TO BANTAYAN

1. Go to Cebu North terminal
2.Ride Ceres Bus bound Hagnaya
3.Take the ferry from Hagnaya to Bantayan
4.Take your preferred transportation to your resort of choice.

During my initial research before flying to Cebu, this website proved to be very helpful: http://www.wowbantayan.com/




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 The ferry left the port 2:45pm.15minutes late as schedule.I suddenly realized I am in the Philippines nga pala.Additionally,the ferry was too slow it was already 4:05pm when we docked in Bantayan Island.Great!Last trip back to the mainland was at 6pm.Great! 2 HOURS IN BANTAYAN CHALLENGE starts now!  

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3 comments:

  1. I also dream of visiting Bantayan too... maybe next Summer... They said there is a beautiful cave in the island that is frequently visited.

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  2. i have a feeling this is going to be a mad dash around Bantayan. but no matter, the island is too beautiful to miss. good thinking!

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  3. di pa ko nakasakay ng barko hahaha inosenteng bata pa din ako

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