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2016 GRANDPAcking
2016: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. From The Philippines to Central America: So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2016

  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

MARCH 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in San Jose, Mindoro (after arriving on the ferry from Coron) and include: Transport from San Jose, Mindoro to Roxas, Mindoro 1 night in a VERY BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Room in Roxas Transport from Roxas to the Aglicay Beach Resort, Alcantara, Tablas Island 8 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Room in the Aglicay Beach Resort 2 days of scooter rental plus petrol Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Transport from the Aglicay Beach Resort to Santa Fe, Tablas Island (to catch the ferry to Carabao) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Tablas – Philippines – […]

Tablas – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs

  FEBRUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Tablas Island is the biggest of the 3 islands that make up Romblon. Tablas Island is South East of Mindoro en route to Borocay and the Visayas. Tablas has been little impacted by tourism; accommodations and resorts, though, are available around the island. These islands are not as commercialized as their counterparts in Palawan and Borocay to the south. Tablas has retained its original character. The wildlife and landscape appear untouched as deep-green vegetation is crossed by rivers and streams. Tablas Island provides a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can explore wonderful waterfalls and […]

Tablas – Philippines – Information

FEBRUARY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my own way from Coron to Tablas Island. I had looked online for Tablas Island hotels but there weren’t many options; and, there were very few within my GRANDPAcking Budget. I decided not to book in advance and take a chance… WHAT YOU FIND ONLINE: I started my search about 1 week before my arrival. My search on BOOKING.COM returned only 2 results for my dates: the cheapest was US$42 / night (PHP2000). My search on AGODA.COM returned more properties but only one of those properties was less than US$30 / night (PHP1400). Please […]

Tablas – Philippines – Where To Stay

FEBRUARY 2016: INTRODUCTION: I was staying at the AGLICAY BEACH RESORT on Tablas Island. I was impressed by what I had found. The Aglicay was the best value for money accommodation that I had found in my 5 weeks in The Philippines so far. The room was a good size and clean; so was the ensuite. It had a lovely beach setting. However, when you use online search engines, there are very few Hotels listed for Tablas Island (less than 10). I wanted to know whether or not there were more such places around the island that were not on the internet… did […]

Tablas – Philippines – Around The Island By Scooter

  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