First, it was the bottle of Spanish sardines. Apparently, the airport officials really do know what they’re looking for on their x-ray machines. It was okay, it was rather small glitch in our plans.
When we arrived in Iloilo, we took the airport shuttle (route: airport to SM Iloilo) instead of taking the taxi, it only cost us 50 pesos per head. Then we took the taxi to Ortiz Wharf, but then, the waves were too choppy and there’s no way regular motorized bancas would dare cross the sea on that condition. Plan B, we took a tricycle to Parola Wharf, good thing the sea is not as uncooperative as the one in Ortiz and there were regular trips to Guimaras that day. Fare is 14 pesos and the trip would take about 15-20 minutes. There are trips every half hour or so.
Good thing about Guimaras is that their tourism help desk is really helpful. They would give you a map and how to go about the island. If you want a little adventure, you can take the jeepney but if you want the easier option, take the trike. Fare from Jordan Wharf to Alubihod is 250 pesos, if you want to rent the trike for the day, you have to shell out 1200 php (but then this is the Philippines, you can always negotiate )
We decided on a trike to get us to Alubihod. We only have an entire weekend to explore, so even if we were cash strapped, we have to shell out 400 pesos for the usual island tour and take us to our final destination: Alubihod Beach.
Then another unfortunate event, the trike had a flat tire and we were left in the middle of nowhere while Eron, the trike driver, have to go and fix the tire. So I did what every bored citizen left in the middle of nowhere with no chance of fee WI-FI. I took pictures
- stranded in the middle of nowhere
When Eron got back, we continued our island tour; first stop, the Trappist Monastery. Read more