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Tuesday, March 20

Bolinao! Boracay of the North!

March 16, 2012 it was Friday night, weekend and this is the day we left the overcrowded city of the metro.  8:00 pm is our meeting time at the Victory Liner Cubao there were lots of passengers waiting on queue to buy their tickets bound to north.  Unfortunately we didn’t get a ticket for the last trip bound to bolinao because it was already fully booked so we decided to move to Five Star bus line to ask if there still available trip going to Bolinao the dispatcher told us that there are two available trips but it was only bound to Anda and the bus is not an air-condition, Since were already in the station we decided to ride on the non aircon bus bound to Anda because there were no other trips available beyond 10 pm.
 9:30 pm our bus left at the Cubao station, and the estimated travel time is 5 to 6 hours, we drop to Alaminos by 1:45 am and transfer to another bus going to Bolinao town proper (cutting trip mode) another 1 hour travel bound to Bolinao , 2:45am we arrived at the Bolinao Town proper we stayed for a while in the station because we arrived too early than what we expect, everybody are tired from the trip but more than that we are very excited my group decides to get a room to stay while waiting for the dawn,


 there were lots of tricycle waiting at the station and one of the tricycle driver offered us to bring  to the resort, on our way it was cold and the place was very dark and creepy, more than half hour and we reached  the tip place of Bolinao which is the Brgy. Patar.   Our driver brought us to the public resort which we didn’t like because the room is too pricey for the day trippers, aside from that we didn’t like the shower room and we also worried for the safety of our things.

At 5:30 in the morning we left the public resort and started scouting for the new one, but before that we visit first the Cape Bolinao lighthouse.



The place was breath taking; the lighthouse overlooks the South China Sea, our group was the first who visit the place during that day, after the lighthouse we went down and started again our adventure, we walked for I think almost 4 kilometers and ride a tricycle after, were lucky because the driver agreed to load six people and we end up and stayed in Puerto del sol which is not in our plan because the resort was a bit pricey.


 We entered at the Puerto del Sol resort and inquire about their rate for the day trip, the guest relation officer was very approachable and accommodating actually all of their staff were very nice and approachable, Nica, Azza and I went inside the resort for ocular, we checked the shower room, the cottages, rooms and other facilities of the resort we went back after to their lobby.  Since we’re only stay for a day we get a simple cottage nearby the sea .
 
All of us are what you called “Backpackers” we travel only for very a reasonable price, though we checked in in the high end and classy resort but we survived the whole day without spending too much money.  Aside from that we found the best place to celebrate the Post and Pre birthday of my two friends Azza and Day! 


Our last stop is the St. James Church located at the Bolinao town proper, one of the oldest churches in  town.

All in all It was a very memorable trip for each one of us, the laughter, the roller coaster road trip, the creepy we had experienced, and the 5 to 6 hours tiring trip were all worth to remember.

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13 comments:

  1. Wow nice interesting places you were at. I wish I could have such a nice trip as you did :)

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  2. thanks for visiting my site :), visit Philippines! its more fun here:) we have great beaches in different provinces :)

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  3. Yeah you are right, it looks like really memorable trip.

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  4. Bolinao is really a great place to spend your vacation or free time. It is really more fun in the Philippines! Thank you for sharing your experience in that place, maybe someday I will try this too!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog apple :).. yeah you should try it, it is a very relaxing place though it's quite far but the long travel hours is worth it..Don't forget to visit the Light house when you go there!! :)Good luck!!:)

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    2. Thanks J! By the way, how long will it takes in traveling from Metro Manila to Bolinao? What beautiful scenes we can see when passing by? ^^

      Philippine Travel

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    3. Travel time is 4-6 hours, but if you travel by night it took only 4-5 hours from Cubao. There are lot of caves in Bolinao such as Enchanted Cave, Cyndy's Cave and Wonderful cave. We didn't got a chance to visit those caves coz our plan is for a day tour only, but if you plan to do it overnight i suggest you to visit those caves..:) enjoy your trip Apple hope to hear from you soon as you visit Bolinao! :)

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    4. I'm so excited to experience it! ^^
      I think we must try it this coming November or month of December with my friends.

      Do you think it's not dangerous to visit those caves in night? I never heard that Bolinao has caves too, thanks for this additional information! :D

      Philippine Travel

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    5. I suggest not to go there by night its creepy and not safe i think. much better if you go there by early morning, but better to visit the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse by dawn its amazing!! :) then head to cave hopping :)..

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    6. Just by reading your description, I can imagine how beautiful the view we can see in lighthouse. I will try all of your suggestion once we get there! :D Thanks!

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    7. can i get your email..:) mine is aniscalj[at]gmail[dot]com

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    8. Here's mine.. applem048[at]gmail[dot]com.. Sorry for the late reply.. :D

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