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JUN & MARLYN OLIVAREZ of Camotes Island Cebu

The couple that works hard together, stays together.

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Rose is for Jack, Minnie is for Mickey, Beauty is for the beast, Bella is for Edward… Meet Jun and Marlyn Olivarez of Camotes Island. What makes them distinct from the rest of Camotes residents/ tour guides is that they always work in tandem. Every day, they patiently wait for tourist to came into their island. Jun drives while Marlyn calls out for passengers and do tour guiding. On times when the are no tourist and they have vacant time, they work in their home and take care of their child.

Photo Credits: John of skinnyalmondlatte.wordpress.com

Marlyn as very approachable and very friendly asked us if we wanted to tour the island and gave us very reasonable price of Php1500 (compared toPhp 2000 offered by Santiago Resort and of Habal-habal Php500 + 2 L gasoline). We kept of haggling until she even agreed to include Buho Rock in the tour and gave us a free ride back to the port (worth Php250) the following day. She said, she has a heart and it’s not just all about the money.

We did encircled the island and went further to Poro Island. It so nice to meet people like them. She even capture good photos.

For affordable Camotes island tour rates get them. Here the contact infos: 09075043009 & 09167634895.

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CEBU Itinerary & Expenses

CEBU  2013 (Actual Itinerary)

Day 1 (Aug 18, 2013): ARRIVAL

Arrival:             Violet + 2 companions:  3:10 PM;  Other 2 companions: 6:00 PM
11:30 AM -1:00 PM Home to MRT (8 + 30)
 3:20 PM – 3:40 PM                        Arrival/Taxi: Airport to Sugbutel, Cebu city (Php165)/3
Sugbutel (wrong choice/bad receptionist/bad ads) to a
Commoner Hotel near Gaisano Market (Php72)
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Arrival; Hotel Check-in (Php1395 for 5 persons)
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM            Mcdo (short distance walk)
Basilica de Sto. Nino (approx.. 1 Km walk)
Magellan’s Cross (very near the church)
City Hall (in front of the cross)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Back to the Hotel/ Rest/ Met up with our 2 companions (walk)
 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Ride 6B jeepney and  site-seeing trip (it will pass Crown Regency Hotel)
CnT Lechon Dinner        (Php8 take 6B jeepney)
(Php335; 5 rice, ½ Kg Lechon and 1L Sprite)
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM CnT  Lechon to Gaisano Market (Php8 take 6B jeepney)
8:15 PM – 9:00 PM Roam  around/ Mercury Drug Store (Mr.chips  & pretzels Php50)
9:00 PM                                  Wash Up/ Sleep
Optional: Crown Regency’s Extreme Sky Adventure/ Edge Coaster/ Tower Zip
Expenses: Php 8 +38 + 55 + 279 + 8+67 Incidental: Php 50 Total: 455 + 50 = Php555
 

Day 2 (AUG 19, 2013) : CAMOTES

 
5:00 AM           Check-out
5:10 AM – 5:30 AM Taxi  from Hotel to SM  (Php70)/5
5:30 AM – 6:30 AM SM City Cebu to Danao Port (Bus Php35)
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast at the Port (Php10  hot choco + breakfast from  the hotel + Php25 H2O)
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Sto. Thomas de Villanueva (free/just infront of the port)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Shuttle Ferry (Php180; non-aircon)
            Boat Schedule from Cebu to Camotes Island (effective July 29, 2013)
            Time Origin Destination Vessel
            *5:30 AM Danao Port Consuelo, Camotes Jomalia Shipping
>>>>    8:30 AM Danao Port Consuelo, Camotes Jomalia Shipping
            2:00 PM Danao Port Consuelo, Camotes Jomalia Shipping
            5:30 PM Danao Port Consuelo, Camotes  Jomalia Shipping
8:30 AM -11:30 AM Travel Time/Arrival to Consuelo, San Francisco, Camotes Island (2 hrs)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Consuelo Port to Santiago Bay (Php50; Look for Marlyn & Jun)
Jun and Marlyn Camotes Tour Contact info: 09167634895 / 09075043009
12:00 PM         Check-in Santiago Resorts (P 1,000 pesos /2pax/non-aircon)
V, E, D = 1000 + 200 extra pax = 1200/3 = (400/each)
J, C = 1000/2 =  (500/each)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch Php1030/5 persons; (Php206 each)
Delicious Food and generous serving amount and value for money:
Gambas (Php250), Sinigang na isda w/ platter of rice (Php195), stuffed pusit (Php190), Chicken with Basil Sauce w/ rice (Php195), chopsuey (Php120) and 1 L Sprite (80)
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM                        CAMOTES TOUR ( Php1500)/5
Jun and Marlyn Camotes Tour Contact info: 09167634895 / 09075043009
Mangodlong Rock Resort (free if staying at Santiago resort)
Lake Danao (Php15)
Timobo Cave (Php15)
San Francisco Baywalk (free)
Buho rock resort  at Poro Island  (20 w/ free wifi)
Back to Baywalk and bought BBQs (chicken Petso Php45,  Adidas Php 10, Leg 10.00, Pork Php 10, atay Php10 and rice Php5)
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Wash up
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner (BBQ + sinigang na isda with rice Php195)/5
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Swim in the pool (Typhoon Maring made the beach  dirty)
9:00 PM           Wash up and Sleep
Expenses: Php 14 + 35 + 10 + 180 + 400 +206 + 300 + 45 + 10 + 5 + 39 Incidental: Php 25 Total: Php 1269

DAY 3 (AUG 20, 2013): CAMOTES

5:30 AM – 6:30 AM Early walk at the beach (low tide)
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast at the Beach (fried fish and rice Php70) + water (10)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Prepare to Depart & Check-out
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Resort to Consuelo Port (free c/o Jun and Marlyn-our tour guides)
                        Jun and Marlyn Camotes Tour Contact info: 09167634895 / 09075043009
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Shuttle Boarding / Waiting Time (Php200; aircon)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Travel Time (2 ½ hrs)
            Boat Schedule from Cebu to Camotes Island (effective July 29, 2013)
            Time Origin Destination Vessel
            *5:30 AM Consuelo, Camotes Danao Port Jomalia Shipping
>>>>    9:00 AM Consuelo, Camotes Danao Port Jomalia Shipping
            1:00 PM Consuelo, Camotes Danao Port Jomalia Shipping
            5:00 PM Consuelo, Camotes Danao Port  Jomalia Shipping
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Danao Port to SM City Cebu (jeepney Php35)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch (100)
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Pasalubong Center (taxi Php70)/5
  2:20 PM – 3:30 PM                                               Pasalubong Center (Php450, 200, 225)
Shamrock Php450/box of 10
Dried Mangoes 3 for 100
Magnet 40/each
T-shirts Php120-150
Danggit 450/kilo
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM            Check-in a Commoner Hotel (20% when you present your airline tickets) (Php8)
Rest (Optional: Taoism Temple Php50)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Chowking Dinner (Php101)
7:00 PM – 8:00PM                        Sto. Nino Church  (walk)
Magellan’s Cross (walk)
Plaza Sugbu / Cebu City Hall (walk)
Pasalubong Hunt (lechon  keychain 100/dozen  or 10 keychain and 1 magnet)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Mcdo (29 sundae)
9:00 PM           Wash Up & Sleep
Expenses: Php 70 + 200+ 35 +100 + 14 + 8 + 101 Incidental: Php 10 + 450 + 200 + 225 + 100 + 29 Total:  Php1542

Day 4 (Aug 21, 2013): Cebu-Manila

 
5:00AM            Check out
5:00 AM– 6:00 AM Cebu City to Airport/ Check-in (taxi Php230)/5
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM            Breakfast (hot choco Php45) + sandwich and water (65 +20)
Island souvenir (Php 199 Tshirts)
8:25 AM – 10:20 AM Departure/Arrival of two companions
8:55 AM           Delayed Flight
10:50 AM – 1:30 PM Arrival of Violet and 2 companions
1:45 PM           MRT via shuttle (Php20)
2:15 PM           MRT to TriNoma (Php15)
2:30 PM           Late Lunch at Kenny Rogers (Php470)
4:00 PM           Fx to Home (45)
5:00 PM           Home Sweet Home
Expenses: Php 46 + 45 + 20 + 15 + 470 + 45 Incidental: Php  65 + 20 Total: Php726
 
TOTAL EXPENSES Php 4092