Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bantayan and Malapascua Expenses (as of August 2008)

Availing the Cebu Pacific promo sale, the Holy Week Travellers went on a "holyweekly" trip to the Islands of Bantayan and Malapascua in Cebu last August 15-18. Below are the costs of our transportation, accommodation, etc. Hope this helps you in your future trips!

Day 1

Taxi fare to NAIA Terminal 3 - PhP 100.00
Terminal fee at NAIA Terminal 3 - PhP 200.00
Plane fare from Manila to Cebu - PhP 1,374.00
Private van from Mactan International Airport to Hagnaya Port - PhP 3,000.00 (divided by 8
pax, PhP 375.00 each)
Private boat from Hagnaya Port to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island - PhP 2,400 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 300.00 each)
Porters - PhP 50
Tricycle from Sta. Fe Resort to Budyong Resort - PhP 150.00 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 18.75 each)
Accommodation at Budyong Resort - PhP 1,000.00 (divided by 4 pax, PhP 250.00 each)
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Day 2
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Island hopping in Virgin Island (aka Pulo Diyot) and Bantayan Marine Sanctuary - PhP 2,000.00 (shared by 8 pax, includes entrance fee and other expenses used for cooking at Virgin Island, PhP 250.00 each)
Cooking fee - PhP 220.00 (shared by 8 pax, PhP 27.50)
Accommodation at Budyong Resort - PhP 1,000.00 (divided by 4 pax, PhP 250.00)
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Day 3
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Tip given to Budyong Resort staff - PhP 500.00 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 62.50 each)
Private boat from Bantayan Island to Malapascua Island - PhP 3,500.00 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 437.50)
Island hopping - PhP 250.00 per pax (additional PhP 100.00 for snorkel rental)
Accommodation at Dano's Beach Resort - PhP 800 (divided by 2 pax, PhP 400.00 each)
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Day 4
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Private boat from Malapascua Island to Maya Port - PhP 700.00 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 87.50 each)
Private van from Maya Port to Mactan International Airport - PhP 3,000.00 (divided by 8 pax, PhP 375.00 each)
Terminal fee at Mactan International Airport - PhP 200.00
Plane fare from Cebu to Manila - PhP 1,374.00
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GRAND TOTAL - PhP 6,381.75
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Less PhP 2,748.00 for airfare = 3,633.75 pocket money
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** Didn't include costs of food here. There's a wide variety of food choices in both Bantayan and Malapascua Islands from a 25-peso chicken barbeque and 10-peso rice to a 250-peso eat-all-you-can dinner.

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