Monday, April 2, 2018

DIY Guide:4D/3N Batanes for less than P25,000




 






Out of the 40 Provinces in the Philippines that I have ever been to, Batanes is the most beautiful. I've waited for so many years to go and finally I have decided to book the regular airfare rate of 15,000Php.  This is actually one of the most expensive ticket’s that I’ve ever spent but it's truly worth every penny. 


 TOP 4 Places to Visit in Batanes
1.       South Batan
2.       North Batan
3.       Sabtang Island
4.    Itbayat Island

Food
The food in Batanes is not that good  it need more improvement and innovation. The Batanes beef is a must try.  The cows here are grass fed that's why their beef tapa and steak is really good.  The one restaurant that has caught my taste buds was Jino’s Pizzaria. They serve good thin cut pizza at an affordable price.

Accommodation

Batanes Midtown Inn
The resort is  located in the city center. They also have their own restaurant. Their WiFi is strong but they will charge you 1Php per MB.  
Rates:   875 per Person Per Night  includes Free Breakfast
Website: midtowninnbatanes.com

Ra'pitan Di Vasay B and B
This B&B has a very nice garden, perfect for families to stay in.
Website: rapitadivasay.com
Rates: 800 Per Person
  
 Batanes Seaside Annex
The hotel doesn't have WiFi but is location is fine.  You can book cheaper rates via agoda.com
Rates: 750 Per Person includes Free Breakfast and Airport Transfer

Fundacion Pacita
This place is just amazing a bit pricey but worth it. The hotel only has 12 rooms with each having its own veranda where you can have the best view of Batanes. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind from your busy schedule.   If you don’t have extra cash, then you can have breakfast here for just 520Php per person.
Rates: 20,000 Php per Room per Night


Internet 
The internet in Batanes is very weak. The Data of Globe and Smart doesn't work because the satellite was broken during the typhoon in 2016. If you’re desperate some hotels will charge you 1PHP per MB. If you want to disconnect for a few days from the world of Social Media, then Batanes will be the perfect place for you. 


Get in
There are 3 Airlines that go to Batanes from Manila which are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Skyjet. The regular round trip airfare rate is P15,000. The average promo fare to Batanes is 7,500, but if you are really lucky you can book as low as P500 during Cebu Pacific’s Piso Fare which happens once a year. You can also get cheaper tickets to Batanes if you book from Clark Airport or Tuguegarao Airport.

If you have a lot of time and on a budget you can take a bus from Manila to Batangas and then take a Boat to Batanes from Batangas port but this will take you up to 5 days to be here.

Transportation In Batanes
Japanese Bike-  You can rent a bike for 25Php an hour.
Mountain Bike-You can rent a mountain bike for 50Php an hour. However I don’t advise you to bike the whole of Batanes since the roads are very narrow and most are just one way. You might get into an accident if you will bike alone. You have to have the correct gear. 
Tricycle – This is one the major transportation vehicles in Batanes. You can tour the whole of Batanes with a tricycle. It’s safe since the driver’s already know the roads and they can also assist you in touring and taking your pictures.
Van- You can rent a van in travel agencies to tour around Batanes.
 


 4 Days/ 3 Nights Detailed Itinerary and Costing  in Batanes
Detailed Itinerary to Batanes with Costing


For More Information:

Bisumi Tours
Contact Number: +639778509647;  +639988898078
Email: bisumitours@gmail.com 
Join Tour per Person 5,500  for 3 days
Includes 
North Batan Tour
South Batan Tour
Sabtang Island Tour
Airport Transfers,  Round trip Boat Transfers, Van Rentals, Set Souvenir Item, Taxes Lunch and a Tour Guide

Tricycle Tour 4,500 per Person For 3 Days
 
Jino's  East Pizzaria
Contact Number:  +63908 3704971; +63956 6699385
Try the Jino's Best. They also offer free delivery to your hotel 

Batanes Tour Guide
Roger Amboy 
Contact Number: +63917 8752430

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Inside the Dessert Museum





There’s nothing much to see here but if your main purpose is to take pictures for your instagram then it’s worth it. They have a door charge of 799 that includes 6 free desserts and 2 hours of picture taking inside the museum. You will learn a lot about history of such desserts. You can get a discount of 100 when you book online in advance but actually is just less than 50 because Paypal charges you an extra 50 php.  

TIPS
1.       Don’t be late.
2.       Plan your Outfit of the day. Wear something white or plain.
3.       Bring a nice camera
4.       Have Fun! Enjoy!

For more information

THE DESSERT MUSEUM
G/F, S Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Store Hours: 10:00am to 10pm                                                                                                   Entrance Fee: 799Php
Mobile: +63 917 506 2670
Instagram: @DessertMuseum
 Website: www.thedessertmuseum.com