Getting from Dumaguete Airport to Apo Island
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 8:50 PM Last Post By: chschen
Mar 7, 2013 11:27 PM
Getting from Dumaguete Airport to Apo IslandAs far as I understand it, it's best to take a tricycle from the airport to the bus terminal, then take a bus to the Malatapay Market. From the Malatapay pier, you can then take a boat to Apo Island. Does anyone know how much a tricycle between the airport and Ceres Line bus terminal should cost? I also heard that you can take scheduled boats from Malatapay to Apo Island for 300 pesos per person (versus renting your own boat for 2000 or 3000 pesos a boat). Does anyone know when these scheduled boats leave? Thanks in advance for your replies.
Mar 7, 2013 11:53 PM
1I wouldnt take a tricycle from within the Airport as they will probably try to charge you 200 peso. Walk the 50 metres to the main road and jump on a Vhire going to your left towards Dumaguete. Should be 10 peso or less for the 5 minute ride. From Central Dumaguete take an 8 peso trycycle ride to the Ceres bus terminal then a bus bound for Bayawan, jump off at Malatapay and walk/trycycle to the waterfront. Bancas should leave when there are enough passengers..
Mar 8, 2013 12:04 AM
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Mar 8, 2013 1:42 AM
6Where are you staying on Apo Island? If you just call Liberty's, or Mario, or anywhere else for that matter, they will be able to tell you if there is a scheduled boat running and what time. Otherwise just turn up at Malatapay and ask. Although, you won't need to ask really, as they will know where you're going ;)
I've never taken the Ceres to Malatapay - there are Jeepneys going all the time, and it's a much more fun ride than the bus. Just ask a tricycle driver for the Malatapay jeepney stop.
The tricycle drivers at the airport can sometimes drive a really hard bargain. 50 pesos is too much, but realistic. Any more than that and you're getting screwed. Walk a couple of hundred metres to the road and you can flag one down, or an easy ride, at the standard price.
Mar 8, 2013 1:53 AM
7Agree Jeepneys are more fun, but only if you have a small amount of luggage. Last time I went to Apo we just went to the pier at Malatapay and waited about 30 minutes for the next full banca leaving, but it depends a lot on how many people are waiting to go, no people no banca, must hire a whole boat as above..
Mar 31, 2013 8:50 PM
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