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Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

From San Jose on Mindoro Island not only the ferry to Coron departs, but also to the Islands of Semirara (the mining Island) Caluya and even Libertad on Panay Island. All Island are located in the Province of Antique. San Jose port is a long stretched port and the banca departing to those islands is found at Pier 1, at the beginning of the pier you can find the ticket booth. Now, I did not travel this ferry myself. So…

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Gensol Plaza Hotel, Mamburao, Mindoro Occidental

Gensol Plaza Hotel, Mamburao, Mindoro Occidental

Talk about an affordable place in a sweet little town….that is what this hotel is all about. it is a quiet getaway for a few pesos. Rooms start at 800 pesos and are very basic. No hot shower, little balcony, comfortable bed. Soap, toothpaste and shampoo is provided. Cleanness can be obtain a little more in this hotel. Although at first sight it seems spotless, my companion had cockroaches in the bathroom. The big ones coming from behing the tiles….

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Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

In Abra de Ilog roro depart daily to Batangas city. The port is a little outside the village itself and offers not much. There is a hotel and a diner, but that is about it. For the rest the buildings are port authority, terminal and offices. Montenegro has a schedule (more or less) and Besta Shipping Lines departs when reasonably full. Here are the departure times for Besta Shipping Lines: Boarding the Roro with the motorcycle: Departure times for Montenegro…

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Villa Paulina Resort, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

Villa Paulina Resort, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

San Jose offers a great variety of resorts and hotels, but they are rather pricy. After a little bargaining we rented 2 rooms in Villa Paulina Resort. The boutique style resort looks great. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and have that ring of ancestral houses to them. but unfortunately they come with free cockroaches. And the hotel is well aware of it, for they spray the bathroom upon arrival of the guests and place the bins strategically on the drainage….

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Ferry schedule to Boracay from Bulalacao

Ferry schedule to Boracay from Bulalacao

In the small town of Bulalacao FastCat operates a daily schedule to Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay and vice versa. On board FastCat which is supposed to be the most safe and reliable ferry company in the Philippines, you can buy food and drinks. Travel time for this trip is 3 hours, prices start at 375 php for economy (outside top deck), 440 for premium economy (inside and air con), 500 pesos for business class. For hotel reviews for Bulalacao…

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Felipa Lodge, Bulalacao

Felipa Lodge, Bulalacao

Bulalacao is a small town on the Island to Mindoro and the place where FastCat ferries departs for Caticlan (Panay) the gateway to Boracay. (for timetables of the ferry to Boracay you click here ) Although the owner of the FastCat ferries build a new container hotel next to the port, I decided to stay in the Filipino owned lodge a little down the road. There are a number of reasons for that: the price, the Filipino Lodge is much more…

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Ferry schedule from San José to Coron, Palawan

Ferry schedule from San José to Coron, Palawan

Traveling from Mindoro Occidental to Palawan you travel through San José port. Montenegro Shipping Lines provided daily trips. Traveling from Coron to Mindoro you leave in Coron and Arrive in San José in Occidental Mindoro. Passenger fare is 1,180 pesos. Children 3-7 years old 590 pesos Students with vlid ID pay 1,003 pesos and senior citizens with SC ID pay 843 pesos per person. These prices do not include any terminal fees and/or environmental fees on top of that upon…

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