Isla de Gigantes Photodiary

In order to get to Isla Gigantes, we had to ride a plane to Roxas City (5:30 Am!1 hr plane ride), ride a van to Estancia (2hrs), ride a boat to the island (2.5 hrs) and get into a habal habal  to drop us at the resort! We had to take all forms of travel just to get to our destination!  We arrived at Gigantes Hideaway Resort around 4pm.

 

 

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checking in at Gigantes Hideaway Resort

 

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Inland tour

 

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atop the Parola

 

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at the Ruins

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Scallops!

 

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Squid and scallops. And Fish with tausi.

 

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and more scallops! Yum!

 

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Seafood at its best!

 

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Breakfast!

 

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Ready to conquer Bakwitan Cave Exit tour.

 

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Headlamp is a must. Dry fit shirt , leggings and hiking shoes/sandals.                 Bring water, wipes and camera 😉 .

 

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Jagged rocks going down. cliff on your left. Nothing we can’t handle 🙂 .

 

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Antonia Island. We all got sunburned by doing this 1 million times to be perfect haha.

 

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One more time with feelings hahaha!

 

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Cabugao island

 

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On the way to the top. Buwis buhay.

 

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To see this view!

 

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Hello from Cabugao Island.
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Going down. Yes the ropes are necessary.
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Antonia island

 

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Tangke Lagoon all to ourselves…

 

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Gigantes Hideaway Resort

Contact Joel Decano (owner) 09184685006 – he will arrange everything. They have  a package inclusive of accomodation, tours, food, van, boat.

Electricity on the island is only from 3-11pm.

 

Iloilo Photodiary.

Guimaras Photodiary.

Roxas-Isla de Gigantes-Iloilo-Guimaras Travel Expenses and Itinerary.

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Fearless in Batanes (Day 2)

Did you know that Batanes has 4 seasons? Yes! So good to feel the fresh spring air. Tirik ang araw but the wind will blow you away. Literally haha!

Sunday was spent touring South of Batan Island…
Kudos to our tour guide…Ate Remy of Novita House. Grabe! She’s in her 50’s na but we (well the girls, i mean) were challenged by her trekking capabilities talaga. Levelling to the highest level. I almost had a heart attack watching her, my hubby and a guy friend rock climbed and trekked on a rocky cliff alongside raging waters of the Pacific. The guys told us…if she could do it then its just easy peasy. Good thing the girls were distracted by the breathtaking view. She always ask us first though, if we want to go all the way up, down, trek, go inside the cave, swim, etc. She goes above and beyond our expectations. Of course, we’re always game to go wherever she takes us. We are up for the challenge!

Chamantad viewdeck
Chamantad viewdeck

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Marlboro Country
Marlboro Country
Honesty store
Honesty store

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(to be continued)

xoxo,

Mitzi

 

p.s. my old blog name is ilykpurple hence the watermark on some photos above.

 

All photos are taken by me unless otherwise stated. Please do not use photos without permission.

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