Replies: 29 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 3:44 AM Last Post By: surfboy
Nov 5, 2012 9:51 AM
places to stay for php500 or less a night ? £7.50p
any places to eat for php66 a meal. £1
is there a Atm or do you still need to go to Carcar to find Atm ?
can you get a beer for under php30 ?. how much are the net cafes per hour ?.
and how much is the bus fare from Cebu to moalboal now days.
how about getting from Dumaguete to moalboal ?
Nov 5, 2012 10:06 AM
1Dumaguete to Moalboal, exactly as we did it last year:
Get the mini-jeepney from the market to Sibulan (around 15 pesos or a trike is 70 pesos), then at the port you have the option of a fastcraft or the pump boat, they leave every hour for the fast craft (this is 62 pesos and takes 20 minutes). At Lilo-an there are trikes waiting across the road from the jetty, tell the driver you want the bus for Moalboal (this is 25 pesos) and he'll take you to where the buses wait. We got the 9am fast craft, were on a 10am air con bus to Moalboal which took 1.5 hours and was 73 pesos. This bus will be marked Cebu via Basili although the bus drivers and conductors will point you in the direction of the right bus.
Another alternate route from Dumaguete to Moalboal is northbound bus to Amlan for the port at Tampi and then a roro ferry across to Bato. You then get on a northbound bus to Moalboal. We found the route we took was super easy and fast though and would definitely do it again. I can't remember the price of the bus between Cebu and Moalboal. Your problem is going to be haggling the rip off merchant trike drivers who wouldn't come below 80 pesos for the ride from the bus to Panagsama.
Food was pretty expensive in Panagsama and I don't recall anywhere offering food for that cheap. You can maybe get a beer for 30 pesos in happy hour, but after that maybe you are maybe looking at 45 pesos? Can't remember the prices exactly as it was last October we were there.
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Nov 5, 2012 4:53 PM
7ATM now available in the 360 Pharmacy near the veggie market. Used it about 4 times in the last few weeks and no problems. Not easy to find real cheap eats along the seafront but there is a budget foodstall just outside Eves Kiosk and few sari sari bbqs around. Some very nice cheap eaterys accross from the Fish Market in Moalboal proper. 20 peso SMB at Mollies store when its open. Tanduay 70 peso for big bottle at local saris..
Nov 5, 2012 11:52 PM
Nov 6, 2012 4:41 AM
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Nov 6, 2012 4:49 AM
11Tanduay and Coke or even Orange/Grape/Pineapple Tang is the way to go !!
That sounds disgusting, surfboy!
Probably plenty of places to eat for 66p but you prob. will want 2 meals as portions and lack of meat will not fill you up.
I remember that there is a small carinderia type restaurant next to Little Corner restaurant, it's on stilts and is a little nipa hut. They did meals for around 100 pesos but the portions were really tiny and would just about fill a child.
Nov 6, 2012 4:53 AM
Nov 6, 2012 4:55 AM
13You can be lucky we went to some in Palawan, had a good chicken curry, had some potatoes and a bit of chicken with rice for about 50p but other dishes were a waste of time, watery soup with a bone with hardly any meat and rice, had to go down the road and buy another meal. So yes soup and rice maybe OK for lunch but not evening. In tourist rests, you get bigger portions and more meat but tend to charge 150p +.
Nov 6, 2012 5:20 AM
14Herbie, anything with potatoes in is a good bet for a more filling meal! I know what you mean though, we learnt our lesson about cheaper food not necessarily being the best thing and are sometimes a false economy. So we always budget more for food when we travel around the Philippines. We don't eat that much but those tiny portions don't fill us up.
Thank god for that, surfboy...the way I read it was like you were mixing them together! Have you tried tanduay with soda? I only ask because the Thai 'whiskeys' go really well with soda but I've never tried tanduay with soda.
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