Completing Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental

Region VI or Western Visayas Region consist of 5 provinces namely: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras. I have already visited Aklan province in 2010 with my siblings and cousins (check budget here) and in 2013 with my travel hubby’s relatives (check budget here). Last July 2016 together with my colleagues, I was able to visit the other 4 provinces with Negros Occidental as a bonus.

Here’s our budget and itinerary for this trip:

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Camaya Coast, Mariveles Bataan

This year marks our 15 years of being together. With all the 47 provinces that I have visited, Bataan is the only province my travel hubby has not yet seen. So to make this day extra special and since Bataan is known for its beaches, I checked for the best resort that has a cheap deal.

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Good thing Camaya Coast has their Ferriest Trip Day Tour Promo. For P599 per head, you can enter the resort for free and use some of the amenities inside. Plus, you can ride the Camaya Coast ferry from Seaside Terminal near MOA going to Bataan and back. This is certainly a cheap deal considering the typical fare from Cubao to Mariveles Bataan is P230-P250 per way. Also, travel time by sea is 2 hours compared to 3-4 hours by land.

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Camaya Coast is a 450-hectare land owned by Earth and Shore Leisure Communities. Amenities include a boutique hotel, infinity pool and the cream-colored beach.

 Visitors are not allowed to bring in food and drinks since they have in-house food centers like Pancake House, Sand Bar and Max inspired The Wood Pavilion. But you can bring food inside the ferry.

 There are also several recreational areas like the wellness spa, basketball court and floating playground suited for team buildings.

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So how much did we spent for this trip:

Taxi fare from QC-Seaside Terminal              P180

Ferriest Promo Ticket                                          P1,198

Breakfast                                                                  P179

Snacks                                                                        P100

Lunch (Pancake house has its promo for 2)   P499

Shuttle Service from terminal to MOA            free

FX from MOA to QC                                                P100

                                                                                      P2,256/2 pax

Did I say a cheap deal? =)

 


Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Pangasinan

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Details:

– Also known as Manaoag Church

– Raised as a Minor Basilica on February 17, 2015

– The most recently raised and 13th minor basilica in the Philippines

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Mass Schedule:

M-F- 5AM-11AM (hourly)

Sat- 5AM-11AM (hourly), 4:30PM

Sun- 5AM-12NN (hourly), 3:00PM, 4:30PM

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How to get from Cubao:

Ride bus going to Manaoag and alight in front of Basilica.


Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Bulacan

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Details:

– Also known as Malolos Cathedral

– Raised as a Minor Basilica on December 4, 1999

– The church served as the presidential palace of the Philippine First Republic

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Mass Schedule:

M-S- 5AM-7AM (hourly), 6PM

Sun- 5AM-11AM, 5PM-7PM (hourly)

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How to get from Cubao:

Ride bus/van going to Malolos, get off Malolos Crossing. Ride jeep with “Malolos Bayan” signboard and alight in front of Basilica.


Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat, Cagayan

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Details:

– Also known as the National Shrine of the Black Virgin Mary

– Raised as a Minor Basilica on June 22, 1999

– The image title is changed from Our Lady of the Rosary to Our Lady of Visitation

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Mass Schedule:

T-F- 6AM-8AM (hourly)

Sat- 6AM-8AM (hourly), 5PM

Sun- 5:30AM, 6:45AM, 8AM, 9:15AM, 10:30AM, 4:30PM

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How to get from Tuguegarao Airport:

Ride tricycle going to West Terminal. Ride van to Piat and alight near the Basilica.