Sunday, May 12, 2013



My friends wanted so badly to have a summer outing with the whole college gang, so places were mentioned like how about Bantayan? Sumilon? Camotes? Just a week before the target date some of us attended the baptism of Rafi, daughter of my friend Wawis. In that gathering we decided to go to Oslob instead and erase Camotes plan. Just a day before the date we had to cancel Oslob for some reasons and push through with the original Camotes plan. Sadly, due to family matters like (the yaya of my friend's baby will have a day off on those days so she has to take care of Bree). I am so proud of my mother friends they take care and love their babies so much that they gave up everything for them even their personal happiness, this brought me to conclusion that next time our gathering should be also baby-friendly since many of my friends have babies. Back to the story not everyone was able to go to Camotes but still it was one fun-filled memorable summer experience. When we went to Camotes we didn't have any itinerary nor a place to stay but we have hope that there's still a room for us. 

Friday, 10 p.m. May 10, 2013

We decided to meet up the night before at Abhie's place so we can go all together to Danao, where the jomalia shipping lines is, We woke-up at 3 a.m. and started our journey at 4 a.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

When we reached Danao Port at around 6:15 a.m, Tada!! the line was so long for the 8:30 a.m. Jomalia  Shipping Lines. Could you believe that as we were almost served the ticketing officer announced 8:30 a.m. flight NOW FULLY BOOKED that was around 6:45 a.m. The next Consuelo trip for Jomalia is 10 a.m. and we asked another vessel that goes to Camotes Super Shuttle Ferry for their trip and they answered that they have a vessel at 9 a.m. but not to Consuelo but to Poro, clueless where Poro is and just thinking of going to Camotes right away we said "Miss 6 tickets to Poro Camotes please at 9:00 a.m. and as we checked the time it was still 6:55 a.m., We embraced our misfortune and opted to explore Danao while waiting for 3 hours for our trip. Across the port is Danao's church and if you're hungry just go to Jollibee Danao, for us we waited at the park near the church.

Danao Church

Finally at 9:00 a.m. our vessel to Porto Camotes

the vessel was smaller and more expensive than the Jomalia vessels, it took us 2 hours and more to reach to Poro. It was a blessing for us to go to Poro in that misfortune we were able to tour Camotes more than the other tourists who went ahead to Consuelo then Mangodlong or Santiago.

Since we didn't have any reservations and Santiago de Bay resorts, Mangodlong paradise were fully booked we opted to stay in San Francisco near their Baywalk and rented an inexpensive room at P800 a night for 4 persons and additional 100 for extra person and hired a multicab that will pick us up at Poro Port, tour us around Camotes at P2000 only...NOT BAD!!!!

After having lunch we went to Timubo Cave and explored the whole area.

After caving we went to Esperanza and Bakhaw

We really had fun doing jumpshots and playing with the fine sand

Next spot is Lake Danao

Psy Gentleman pose daw??? hehehe..
After Lake Danao we went to Santiago de Bay and had a night swimming at Santiago de Bay resort's infinity pool and enjoyed watching the lightnings...

We went home via Jomalia Shipping Lines at 5:30 a.m. and we were running under the rain..


(shot in a lower shutter speed)

P.S. - if you are planning to go to Camotes and wants to ask for suggestions on accomodation and transportation let me know I'll be happy to help :)

I recommend our tourist guide/driver he really knows about Camotes and takes you there without time limit and he even let us swim free in Santiago de Bay resort he is not available during weekdays since he works in a bank but he can refer you to friends who does it full time. Let me know I'll give you his contact number. 

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