You know that feeling when you are tired and bored at work and the thought of solo backpacking comes into your mind like a snap? Yes, that’s what happened. I imagine myself visiting unfamiliar place alone with my backpack. I dream of exploring a place, talking to the locals asking questions and directions, smiling to cute kids. Spending time alone in traveling makes my mine clear and more appreciative. It excites me and makes me think of other possibilities. I know that by doing so it would make me feel more independent, free spirited woman. Anyhow, I searched for place around Cebu and decided to have my first solo backpacking in Camotes. I thought at least if I get lost Im still in Cebu and its would be easy to find my way back. (haha! that lame thought, I know)
However, things changed, one of my friend wanted to join so I asked one more no and then decided to invite more and more and more friends. The original idea of solo backpacking in Camotes faded and the excitement of travelling with the group came in!
So here we are anyway!
First stop Mangodlong Paradise Beach
Then off to our accomodation @ Bakhaw Beach
Hopped in again to Buho Rock
This is the cheapest (yet so fun) group escapade we had, see breakdown below.
DIRECTION and BUDGET 🙂
Php 35- Jeepney fare SM Cebu – Danao port
Php 180- Danao port – Camotes ferry boat
Php 700/person – food, accomodation and tour ( group of 13)
Php 3600 – very nice private house, 100 for kitchen utensils
Php 2500 – tour includes pick-up and drop-off to port
Special thanks Kuya Alfred whom I contacted ( but I have not meet ) for the accomodation and tour. You may reach him @ . Realiable and answers inquiry.
- Mangodlong Beach @Php 20 Entrance fee
- Paraiso Cave @ Php 25
- Bakhaw Beach (free this is where we stayed)
- Buho Rock @ Php 20
- Agora Market (free of course)
- Bukilat Cave
- Baywalk (free)
We had a great time in the island , but hey I still want to go on solopackbacking though Camiguin is a good idea what do you think? Hope you find something helpful and interesting in this lovely island of CAMOTES post.
Note: I know right? The draft has been created for like one year. Never get the change to edit until now and publish so yah, this things happen, you know, procrastination. Boom 😉 Anyway, good day!
All the best!
Much Love ♥