5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island

Malalison Island (Antique), Gigantes Island (Iloilo), Boracay Island (Aklan) and Carabao Island (Romblon)
July 07 to 12, 2016 

My 49th solo backpacking trip, 2nd local long travel after Babuyan Islands trip last May 2016 and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary from arrival to departure. Also, this was my 62nd (Antique) and 63rd (Romblon) provinces to visit on my quest to conquer the 81 provinces of the Philippines.

Panay Island is a triangular island in the Philippines located in the western part of the Visayas. It is about 160 kilometres across ranking the sixth largest of the islands in the country. It is divided into four provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo, all in the Western Visayas Region. 

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Gigantes Island)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (route map)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Malalison Island)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Boracay Island)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Carabao Island)

5 DAYS SOLO DIY TRIP TO BEST WHITE SAND BEACHES NEAR PANAY ISLAND DETAILED ITINERARY

ADVANCE BOOKINGS
- June 16, 2016 Batangas Pier - Caticlan - Batangas Pier 2Go Ferry promo fare PhP 943.40
(1 pax in tourist deck - fully-airconditioned, free dinner, free use of pillowcase and blanket)
- all hostels are walked-in inquire only during that day
- Gigantes Island day-tour is confirmed via texting only
- Malalison Island, Boracay Island and Carabao Island trips are self-guided tours

1500H ETD Home; transpo to Jam Liner Kamias Terminal 28
1600H ETD Jam Liner Kamias; aircon bus to Batangas Pier 175
1830H ETA Batangas Pier; terminal fee 30; snacks 119
2100H ETD Batangas Pier; 2Go Ferry (departed on-time)
Total: PhP 352

0730H ETA Caticlan Port (1.5hr arrival delayed)
0800H ETD Caticlan; bus to San Jose, Antique drop-off to Tibiao Crossing 100
1030H ETA Tibiao Crossing to Kayak-Inn; habal-habal to Kayak Inn 70; environmental fee 50
1330H ETD Kayak Inn; habal-habal back to Crossing 70
van to Culasi Municipal Hall 20; snacks 39; environmental fee 30
1400H ETD Culasi Port; Kuya Alex Homestay (+639264786329 / +639984559074)
includes boat transfer from/to Culasi Port, dinner, 1night stay and breakfast
Total: PhP 1,654

0630H breakfast; Kuya Alex Homestay check-out 500
0700H ETD Malalison Island
0720H ETD Culasi; bus to Caticlan drop-off to Nabas Unidos Crossing 57
0820H Nabas Unidos Crossing; habal-habal roundtrip 150
0940H ETD Nabas, Aklan; van to Kalibo 90
1100H ETA Kalibo, Aklan; van to Roxas 120
1300H ETA Roxas, Capiz; bus to Estancia drop-off to Balasan; 68
1645H ETA Balasan, Iloilo; snacks 42; tricycle to Carles 15; habal-habal to Bancal Port 15
1745H ETA Bancal Port; check-in to Beverly Hills Lodging House 300 (+639097195608 / +639102220374)
located around 300m before the Bancal Port (fan-room with toilet inside); dinner 172
Total: PhP 1,529

0700H ETD Bancal Port; Gigantes Island Tour c/o Patrick (+639988571692 / +639206193209)
includes environmental fee, island entrances, picnic lunch and whole day boat service 900
Tanque Salt Lagoon (may vary upon lowtide/hightide, we did not visited due to strong waves)
Cabugao Gamay Island, Bantique Sandbar, Antonia Beach, Calumpang Beach, Pulo Pandan
Picnic lunch in Antonia Beach (scallops, wasay-wasay, fried fish, unli-rice, soda and water)
1430H ETA Bancal Port; souvenir shirt 200; Beverly Hills Lodging check-out
habal-habal back to Carles centertown 15; tricycle back to Balasan 17; snacks 30
1600H ETD Balasan; van to Roxas City 65
1800H ETD Roxas; van to Kalibo drop-off to Kalibo Bus Terminal (Ceres) 120
2000H ETD Kalibo; bus to Caticlan Port 111
2130H ETA Caticlan; tricycle to Tabon Port 20; terminal & environmental fee 100; boat 30
2200H ETD Caticlan; tricycle to Station 1 Plaza 25; Forest Hill Resort 500 (walked-in here for 3x)
located at the back of Church in Station 1 Plaza (native fan room with toilet inside)
dinner, snacks and nightlife 336
Total: PhP 2,469

0700H ETD Hotel; tricycle to Puka Beach 20; 
Puka Beach; fruitshake 50; tricycle back to Station 1 Plaza 20; Jonah's milkshake (avocado banana) 120
Way of the Cross 50 (overlooking the White Beach); lunch 336
1400H ETD Hotel; tricycle to Bolabog Beach 10 
1430H ETD Boracay Bolabog Beach; boating to Carabao Island 50
1500H ETA Carabao Island; walk to Kameo Lodge 250 (+639177028930 / +639175487960)
located near the port, Tourism Office and market (fan-room with toilet inside); dinner 158
Total: PhP 1,064

Day5 July 12,2016 Tue FERRY AND BUS TRIP GOING HOME 
0600H ETD Carabao Island; terminal fee 10; boat to Caticlan Port 100
0700H ETA Caticlan Port; breakfast 104; terminal fee 50
0930H ETD Caticlan Port; 2Go Ferry (1.5hr delayed departure)
1900H ETA Batangas Pier; aircon bus to Cubao 175
2130H ETA Cubao; ordinary bus going home 40
Total: PhP 479

TOTAL BUDGET: 943 (2Go Ferry) + 7,547 (Total Expenses for 5 days)  = PhP 8,490

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (passing through Capiz)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Tibiao Kawa Bath)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island (Tibiao River Kayaking)

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island  (Nabas Windmill)



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