Monday, November 2, 2015

Wawa Dam Day Trip Adventure Under P500


Wawa Dam
Cam whoring at Wawa Dam
Andok's Lunch

Are you looking for a budget friendly adventure with your best friend, but don’t have enough time.?  Do you live near commonwealth area or in Quezon City? Well, Wawa Dam Adventure is the best advice for you.

My friend and I were planning to go to the beach, but I didn’t wake up early. So our plan failed. I googled places to visit near Manila and saw Wawa Dam and realize that it was just near our houses. I was so lazy to walk to my best friend’s place and I decided to take an Uber. Then I told my driver that I will go to Wawa Dam. My driver told me that he lives there and told me also that uber was available in that area. That was so convenient because we actually didn’t want to commute or drive. 

I arrived at my friend’s place at around 8:30 in the morning and told her that uber was available in  Wawa Dam. We first bought our lunch at Andok’s near my friend’s place. Then decided to go back to her house and get an uber from her place so that there’s free wifi. We took an uber then after 30 minutes we arrived at Wawa Dam and we were so amazed that our ride was so cheap it was only 178PHp, we took a split fare so it was only 89  per person. 

I and my friend were too lazy to hike so we just decided to just eat lunch here while having a nice view. We rented a cabana for 100Php and ate our Filipino style lunch. After eating our lunch for 2 hours we decided to take lots of pictures.  After that, we decided to go home. We then wanted to take an uber but there was no globe signal or 3g in that area. So we took a tricycle to Montalban City Proper. We asked the driver to drop us off at the UV Express because we didn’t like to take the jeep all the way home. 

I enjoyed my quick escape here and realized that it’s really more fun in the Philippines. You don’t have to spend a lot for a vacation. You just have to do a lot of research, read blogs, ask a lot of people and just say yes to life.  

Travel Tips:
1. If you are the more adventurous type, you can do a 1 hour hike from Wawa Dam to Mount Pamintinan.
2.  You can also drive to here but parking is not advisable.
3. You should leave the area at around 2pm to 3pm.
4. Swimming is inadvisable since there are myths about this river that they are getting people from the river. It’s also hard to find decent restrooms to change.

Day 1
Wawa Dam Daytrip  Itinerary and Budget
Cost per Head
Buy Food at Andok’s Chicken, Liempo and Rice(300/2 pax)

Leave Quezon City Take an Uber to Wawa Dam from
Dona Carmen Subdivision QC
 (P178/2pax) Split Fare

Arrive Wawa Dam

Rent a Cabana (P100/2pax)
Enjoy the view

Leave Wawa Dam

Take A tricycle to Montalban City Proper
Tell The Driver to Drop you off at the UV Express Station that is near Caltex (P60/2Pax)

Arrive at the UV Express that will go directly to Manila
Arrive Manila

Total Cost per Person

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fortune Island Day Trip

Athens, Philippines

White Beach

Romantic Scenery

Langka Bar

Ruined Cabanas

Discover one of the Philippines’ secret beaches, Fortune Island.  
Sadly, after typhoon Glenda, the island’s facilities got ruined. Almost all of the cabanas and the shipwreck museum were totally wiped out. Nonetheless, this island resort is still beautiful. The Greek Pillars are still there. You will have a feeling that you are in Athens, Greece. I do not recommend you to swim here since the beach is quite rocky. This island is perfect for pictorials. If you are a bride that is looking for place for pre-nup pictures, then this is the perfect place for you. It’s very romantic, quiet and almost everything looks good in pictures. 

I recommend you to stay here for just a day trip because there is no water available for taking a bath or drinking. But if you are the adventurous type of person you can stay here overnight and go camping. 

How to get to Fortune Island?
Via Commute
1.  Go to a BLTB Bus Terminal, or A Jam Liner and take the Nasugbu Route from Cubao or Manila.
2. When you arriveNasugbu Town Proper, Ride a Tricycle to the Fortune Island Resort, Ask for a boatman which will assist you to ride a boat to this Island.
Via Private Vehicle.
1.Take the South Luzon Express Way Route take the Eton Exit to Tagaytay then go straight to Nasugbu Town Proper. Then text the boatman, then they will assist you  on how to go to the Island
Another Way
1.Take the route via Cavitex that will direct you to Kaibiang Tunnel. Then will direct you to Nasugbu Town Proper. 
For Inquiries Call:                                                                                                                                                              CContact Person: Dante A. Gener                                                                            
Contact No: 09394895292 or 09357928426                           
Address: Apacible Blvd Babay Wawa Nasugbu, Batangas

For Inquiries Call:                                                                                                                                                               Contact Person: Dante A. Gener                                                                            
Contact No: 09394895292 or 09357928426                           
Address: Apacible Blvd Babay Wawa Nasugbu, Batangas
Day 1

Cost per head
Depart Manila via SLEX
(Gas 900 +Toll 400)= 1300/ 6 persons

Breakfast at Mcdo Tagaytay
Arrive Nasugbu, Batangas

Buy Food and Drinks at Andok’s Nasugbu City
(Liempo, Chicken, Rice)1000/6

Take A Boat Ride to Fortune Island
(3000 Boat Rental)/ 6 Pax
Fortune Island Entrance Fee

Arrive Fortune Island

Lunch at Fortune Island

Leave Fortune Island

Arrive Nasugbu, Resort
Take a bath

Depart Nasugbu Resort

Arrive Tagaytay
Dinner at a Bulalo Restaurant

Total Cost per person in Philippine Pesos

Note: Boat Ride Prices Depends upon the number of persons. Prices can be bargained from the boat man.
-The bathroom at the resort is quite dirty. I just wish they would renovate it because people are paying a  lot of money for entrance.