On my college days, Tingko Beach used to me my hideaway whenever I wanted to be alone. There were no resorts then (yes, my college days were THAT long ago), no videoke machines scattered all over the beach and certainly not too many people around. I only paid 500 pesos for a very basic cottage and I could enjoy the beach without bumping into anyone.
I miss those days.
Tingko is now a bustling weekend getaway by most residents from the city. It is only a couple of hours drive from the city, and if you’re a really good driver, you can there in less than 2 hrs. To get to Tingko, just board the bus bound for Bato/Oslob and tell the driver to drop you off in Tingko, Alcoy. Fare is about 114 pesos one way on a non-aircon bus.
Due to late, ahem, late logistics, we lost our reservation to Kai Nani Pointe cottages, instead we settled for Antig Tingko Beach Cottages.
The cottages were cheap (but no as cheap as it used to be, heck, that’s why we have inflation), we paid 1100 pesos for one cottage. It was really basic, and when I say basic, I really meant roughing it up. The cottage we rented was practically dilapidated, but we weren’t looking for something fancy anyway. Our budget was too small to complain for such lack of luxury. Read more