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.
Gigantes Hideaway Resort
Contact Joel Decano (owner) 09184685006 – he will arrange everything. They have a package inclusive of accomodation, tours, food, van, boat.
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!
(to be continued)
p.s. my old blog name is ilykpurple hence the watermark on some photos above.
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