Guide to Apo Island: Expenses and Travel Tips

Wednesday, March 14, 2012




How to Get There
From Dumaguete City's Ceres Bus Terminal (near Robinson's Mall), take the bus going to Bayawan City. Fare is relatively cheap, which is at PHP50.00 for the air-con bus. Ask the bus driver to drop you off at the Malatapay Market in Zamboangita, which is 30 to 45 minutes away from Dumaguete City. From the highway, it takes a 10 to 15 minute walk to reach the Malatapay Information Center where you can rent either a small or a big boat to take you to the island.

Weekend in Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City

Tuesday, March 6, 2012



Traveling continues.

This weekend, I'm planning to visit Dumaguete City together with my officemates and with my girlfriend. It's been a year since my last visit and my friends told me a lot has changed ever since.

This time, I'm going to visit Apo Island for the second time and either Niludhan Falls in Bayawan or Casaroro Falls in Valencia (for the first time). For now, our itinerary is still in the preliminary stage of crap-where-to-go-in-a-limited-budget but here are some of the activities I'm planning for this trip:

  1. snorkling or diving in Apo Island;
  2. trek around the island; and
  3. conquer Niludhan or Casaroro Falls' current.
In case you have some suggestions for new places to visit, feel free to leave a comment below.