Budget Breakdown: Breezy Bantayan Trip

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This trip was special as J and I were meeting at Cebu. I was coming from Manila and he was coming from CDO. It's like meeting halfway the country to see each other. *insert cheesy music* His flight was originally arriving at 3:10pm but was later moved to 8:00pm. Therefore, our first day was spent sleeping for our journey the second day. We were supposed to have dinner at IT Park as friends suggested. However, I was under the weather as soon as I arrived at Cebu. So I slept the whole afternoon while waiting for J.

Note in our itinerary that we skipped Virgin Island and Ogtong Cave in Bantayan. I have this idea that we don't visit all of the spots in one place so we have a reason to go back. I mainly wanted a chill vacation with J after all the stress we've been getting at both our jobs.


We also have the habit of staying at a cheaper place on the first days and splurging on the last day (see our Bacolod trip). For the first night in Bantayan, we stayed at Abaniko Resort then moved to Anika Resort on the second night. Surprisingly, both resorts are beside each other! We literally just walked a couple of steps. More on that later. Below is our itinerary and budget breakdown.


Day 1
5:00pm Check-in at Europa Mansionette Inn

Day 2
6:30am Departure to North Bus Terminal
7:30am Departure from North Bus Terminal
11:00am Arrival at Hagnaya Port
11:30am Departure from Hagnaya Port
1:00pm Arrival at Sta. Fe Port
1:15pm Check-in at Abaniko Resort
2:00pm late lunch at Anika Resort Restaurant
3:00pm Rent scooter for 24 hours
3:00pm – 4:30pm Go around Sta. Fe
4:30-6:00pm Beach bumming
7:00pm Dinner at Cou Cou Restaurant
9:00pm Sleeping time

Day 3
4:30am Wake up to see the sunrise
7:00am Sta. Fe market to have coffee
7:30am-12noon Go around Bantayan Island (Bantayan Market, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Kota Park, Obo-ob Mangrove Garden)
1:00pm Check-out Abaniko Resort, Check-in Anika Resort
2pm – lunch at Hard Kock Cafe
3pm to 6pm Beach bumming
7pm dinner by the shore
10pm sleeping time

Day 4
5:00am Wake up. Check out at Anika Beach Resort
7:30am Departure from Sta. Fe Port
11:45am arrival at North Bus Terminal
1:00pm arrival at Mactan Cebu International Airport

Here's a video by the tourism council of Region VII for Bantayan:


Europa Mansionette Inn: Php750 (bought from a coupon site)
Abaniko Resort Fan Room: Php900
Anika Resort Airconditioned Single Villa: Php2000

Taxi from airport: Php200
Bus to Hagnaya Port: Php150/person
Ferry to Sta. Fe Pot: Php170/person
Scooter Rental (24hrs): 300php
Scooter Gas: Php300.00
Ferry to Hagnaya Port: Php170/person
Bus to North Bust Terminal: Php150/person
Taxi to airport: Php140.00
Port Terminal Fees: Php10/person/way

McDonald’s Dinner: Php250
Cou Cou Dinner: Php495.00
Instant Coffee: Php15.00
Anika Restaurant Lunch: Php340.00
Hard Kock Cafe Lunch: Php310.00
BBQ Dinner: Php140.00
Fried Chicken Brunch: Php85.00

TOTAL: Php7,545
Per Person: Php3772.5

Dried Danggit: Php400 per kilo
Dried Pusit: Php160 per 1/4 kilo

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