Friday, April 01, 2022

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island

Public transportation road trip to Mindoro Island (Occidental to Oriental) loop road
March 25 to 30, 2022


My 100th solo backpacking trip and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary from arrival to departure. Also, Occidental Mindoro served as my 77th province on my quest to conquer the 81 provinces of the Philippines.

The new normal of traveling is inevitable. Pandemic doesn't stop me of my dream and excitement to visit places I've never been. Coming from a 7 months solo trip in American Continent from Nov. 2020 to Jun. 2021, this itchy feet strikes again. This trip is also considered as my Pandemic Adventure Series following the (1) Earth Circumnavigation Jan. 2020, (2) Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling Apr. 2020, (3) Caribbean and Europe Oct. 2020, (4) American Continent Jan. 2021, (5) Mindanao Nov. 2021 and (6) Visayas to Luzon RORO Trips Feb. 2022.

This trip was supposedly my very first Pilipinas Solo Bikepacking to Mindoro Island Loop (approximately 850km). On the 40km distance on the first day of cycling, I experienced tremendous muscle pain on both of my thighs. I've been to 150km a day solo biking abroad, I did not anticipate this kind of injury. I tried to push three times but the muscle pain keeps fighting. Thus, I needed to take a Grab Car to go home early. After hours of rest, I decided to push my Mindoro Island loop trip due to an irresistible mindset. 

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Oriental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Oriental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Oriental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Oriental)

6 DAYS SUMMER LAID-BACK SOLO TRIP IN MINDORO ISLAND ITINERARY

​Day 01: March 25, 2022 Friday
0600H ETD Home; Grab to Megamall 500
0800H ETD Megamall; bus to Batangas Pier 250
1100H ETA Batangas Pier; lunch 180
1200H ETD Batangas Pier; ferry 420
1415H ETA Abra de Ilog; S-Pass validation
1440H ETD Abra de Ilog; bus 270
1730H ETA Sablayan; walk to resort; snacks 36; Sablayan Beach Resort 2 nights 1,000; dinner 200
Total: PHP 1,656

Day 02: March 26, 2022 Saturday
Breakfast 100; lunch 200; dinner 120
Total: PHP 120

Day 03: March 27, 2022 Sunday 
Breakfast 100; check out total payment 1,600
0900H ETD Resort; boat to mainland
Walk to Bus Terminal; snacks 45
1100H ETD Sablayan; van 170
1230H ETA San Jose; snacks 49; G-Star Hotel 2 nights 1,700; dinner 159
Total: PHP 3,723

Day 04: March 28, 2022 Monday
Breakfast 60; lunch 112; snacks 54; dinner 100
Total: PHP 326

Day 05: March 29, 2022 Tuesday
0800H ETD San Jose; bus 550; breakfast 80
1330H ETA Calapan crossing; snacks 48
1400H ETD Calapan crossing; jeep 100
1600H ETA Puerto Galera; tricycle 30; Tita Nery's Lodge 1 night 1,200; dinner 240
Total: PHP 2,248

Day 06: March 30, 2022 Wednesday
White Beach walk; breakfast 75; lunch 170
1200H Hostel check-out; tricycle 30; pasalubong 300
1400H ETD Puerto Galera; ferry 316
1600H ETA Batangas Pier; walk to bus terminal
1630H ETD Batangas Pier; bus 250
1930H ETA Cubao; dinner 109; bus going home 40
Total: PHP 1,290

GRAND TOTAL: PHP 9,363

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

​6 Days Summer Laid-back Solo Trip in Mindoro Island (Occidental)

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