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  MAY/JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: You can come to The Philippines and hit all of the popular spots from Palawan Island (Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Port Barton and El Nido) to Coron to Boracay to Siquijor to Panglao to Malapascua … But the Central Spine offers more of an authentic Philippines experience at a cheaper price without the crowds … with beaches and experiences that are just as good. In this post, I suggest a 1-2 month itinerary for those who want to follow a ‘Road Less Travelled’. All on a GRANDPAcking Budget of US$54 / […]

Central – Philippines – A Road Less Travelled

  MARCH 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had been making my way through the Romblon Islands. I had spent 8 nights on Tablas Island and another 8 nights on Carabao Island. I, now, needed to head for Boracay Island to renew my Visa. CATCHING THE BOAT: The ‘standard’ way to get from either Lanas Beach (west coast) or Hambil Beach (east coast) on Carabao Island to Boracay Island is to: Catch a 6:00am ‘commuter’ pump boat from the (Hambil or Lanas) ferry port to Caticlan (mainland Panay) for PHP100 Pay a PHP100 Caticlan Port Tax and a PHP75 […]

Carabao – Philippines – To Boracay Island

  MARCH 2016:   OVERVIEW: My costs start in Santa Fe, Tablas Island, Romblon and include: Transport from Santa Fe, Tablas to Port Said, Carabao Island 1 night in a GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Room on Hambil Beach 7 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Room on Hambil Beach 1 day Moto Driver hire plus petrol and attraction entry fees Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Transport from Hambil Beach, Carabao to Boracay Island CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Carabao – Philippines – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this […]

Carabao – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs

  MARCH 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Carabao Island is the southernmost (and smallest) of the islands that make up Romblon. Carabao is just north of (the famous) party island of Boracay; only a 1 hour boat ride away. Carabao is also known as Hambil Island (its pre-Spanish name) or as San Jose (its legislative name). Carabao is almost untouched by tourism. The beaches are deserted and quiet. It is nothing like Boracay. In fact, it is so laid back that there is hardly anything to do… GETTING THERE: I made my own way from Tablas Island to Carabao Island. The […]

Carabao – Philippines – Information

  MARCH 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 8 nights in the AGLICAY BEACH RESORT, Alcantara on Tablas Island. I had planned to go from Tablas to Romblon Island for a few weeks but had to abandon that idea when I realised that I had to renew my Philippines Visa before the 16th March. The Visa renewal meant that I had to head south to Boracay. There are no Bureau Of Immigration offices on the Romblon islands. I decided to stop off in Carabao for a few days on the way. I hear that this is […]

Tablas – Philippines – To Carabao Island