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Carabao - To Boracay - Pump Boat
  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



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  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



Carabao - Republic - Sunrise
  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



Tablas - Aglicay - Balcony View
  FEBRUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 6 nights at JIM’S CASTLE INN in Coron Town and 2 nights on an Apo Reef SCUBA Liveaboard. A total of 8 nights. I had seen what I wanted to see and learnt what I wanted to learn: Coron Town is not a GRANDPAcking Retirement location but GRANDPAckers can come here for a holiday and have lots of fun doing Coron on a GRANDPAcking Budget. It was time to move on to my next destination: Tablas Island. To get to Tablas, I needed to catch a ferry from Coron to […]

Coron – Philippines – To Tablas Island