Stop thinking of what’s gonna happen tomorrow, you might not enjoy the ride…
Although I love well-planned trips, I am always on-the-go for spontaneous adventures anywhere, anytime.
Life is full of detours and misadventures. Yes, it is for life can be boring when everything is planned accordingly. Another yes for these unprecedented turns of events make every adventure more exciting. Agree?
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The views, opinions, and tips expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the other travelers. I’m not an expert. My purpose of writing is to share my story and hope to be, somehow helpful and inspirational to some if not all.
The Road Trip
So, here it goes.
We were picked up by our hired cab early in the morning to make the most of our trip. True enough, we arrived at some tourist spots too early that they are still close. It’s great though since there are only a few tourists. We paid a visit to the notable Hermit’s Cove, Bojo River, and their spacious and tidy public market.
Those were quick visits since we were not able to do many activities at every stop. Being there, see and experience mother nature is more than overwhelming.
Hours after, we decided to check-in early at our booked accommodation at Hidden White Beach Resort. Unfortunately, to our surprise, we won’t be able to get in since the resort is now prohibited to take guests for overnight stays. The smiles on our faces slowly dropped and started to worry. It is disappointing but all we had to do is to find a place to stay for the night.
Another thing to consider is the side-hassles of the pandemic. Walk-ins are not allowed for overnight stays at these trying times. Well, it left us with no choice but to try our luck. Thankfully, we were able to get a quick cabin reservation for everyone.
Note: When going to Moalboal for resort visits and water activities (day use and overnight), you have to register (free) first at their tourism office. You will be asked for your confirmed booking if you are staying overnight along with the names of the tourists.
You know what? It is a blessing in disguise. We enjoyed our stay at Bigsand Resort and Campgrounds. The seclusion, amenities, peacefulness, and the moment we shared pave away everything. We swim, snorkel, kayak, volleyball, etc. Yes, we enjoyed so much this detour.
Wide-Stretched White Sand
Traditional Games of the Tribu During Socials
As good things come to and eventually end, so did our road trip. We’re a foodie, so rarely did we head home with an empty tummy. We dropped by a restaurant for an early dinner at Delcio’z Resto Café in Ronda. Once again, we spent hours chitchatting, bantering, and laughing out our lungs.
Oh, how I wish every day is a holiday. There are other days, of course. Just excited to be with people you can be vulnerable with wherever, whenever, whichever.
For your next adventure, you might want to hire a cab for your group’s safe transportation. Just contact Kuya Bong at 09616214406 or visit his FB page for quotation.
P.S. Always follow health and government protocols wherever you travel.
4am – Pick-up Cebu City
5:30-7:30am – to Aloguinsan
– Tour –
- Bojo River
- Lunhaw Farm Resort
- Hermit’s Cove
- Bojo River
1:30pm – Moalboal (register at tourism office first)
2pm – (Bigsand Resort and Campgrounds)
Swimming, snorkeling, sunset watching, chilling, games
Beach chill, swimming, kayaking, etc.
12 noon – Check-out
2pm – Early dinner at Delcio’z Resto Café (Ronda)
3 pm – Cebu City Bound
— End of Trip —
667 – Cab rental (4000/6)
667 – Accommodation (4000/6)
100 – Hermit’s Cove entrance fee
20 – Bojo River entrance fee
84 – Kayak rental (500/6)
1538 – Total (excluding food and other personal expenses)
Bring your own eating utensils (including mug)
Bring your own coffee/hot choco
Bring face mask, face shield, QPass or ID and COE
Bring extra clothes for swimming
Bring water sports gear if you have
Follow health protocols
CLAYGO – Clean as you go
Observe LNT Principles
Keep safe always
Be a responsible lagan (traveler) 😉
Vlogs of this trip by Asaniquen:
*some photos belong to friends