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FERRY from BATANGAS to CATICLAN: An Entry to Boracay Island

As much as possible, I wanted my travels to be spontaneous and random, so it won’t spoil the excitement and be surprise of what the place has to offer; and be amazed with the experiences I am about to discover. Though, there is a connotation that a getaway is costly when it is not thoroughly planned. True. And. False. True – if the option is very limited and an impromptu trip to a very remote area with no proper planning is costly – transportation, accommodation and food are some of the factors that needs to be considered when traveling in suburb areas.  False – simply because traveling spontaneously doesn’t need to be costly at all if you have tons of option to choose from, especially having a booking site that caters almost every kind of transportation so that one can easily spot the cheapest fare. I’m so glad to know PH Bus (www.phbus.com), since then, it’s always my go-to booking site whenever an impromptu trip is coming my way. It’s easy to navigate and quick to spot cheapest fare.

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chillin' like.. when we're getting distracted by random people


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Boracay Island 2020


With that, I started the year 2020 with a very spontaneous travel in one of my all-time favorite islands – Boracay Island. I, together with my friends, spent the first weekend of the year in Boracay Island. Since I tried already going to this island via ferry and airfare was quite expensive due to holiday which means peak season, so the only option for us was a ferry ride from Batangas to Caticlan and voila… we got a one-way ticket per person for only Php980.00 for a Reclining Seat (similar to bus’s seat) but since I was too tired and wanted to sleep while sailing, I opted for the Tourist Bunk Bed which was priced at Php1,500.00 – air-conditioned area, with free meal and can use linen for free …and way comfortable.

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Batangas Port. Can you spot the Starlite Ferries?





    We chose the daytrip with Starlite Ferries for us to enjoy the scenery as we sail to Caticlan, however, I was too sleepy and too tired that even it was quite a bumpy ride at first, I fell asleep. We boarded 30 minutes prior to scheduled time but the ferry left the port an hour and a half after thus, the supposedly 9 hours travel time became 11 hours. It was around 6:30PM when we arrived at Caticlan port. But nevertheless, we enjoyed the sunset while onboard. That’s the perks of traveling with friends or with companions (since I haven’t done solo yet)  – you find ways to enjoy each other’s company no matter what.

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    ready to sleep

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    Hamez and Effie at their designated bunk bed

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    the bagong-gising-look + the sunset + coffee = great time 😊

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    Boracay 2020 Squad 😊



    Who is PH Bus?



    PH Bus is an online booking sites for buses, ferries, and flights in the country. An easy to use booking platform that would save time, money and effort. Now, you can skip the long waiting queue and buy tickets at your own convenience whenever and wherever you are.


    How to book via PH Bus?



    Booking is easy-peasy, it won’t take long as long as the internet connection is good and then, you will receive your voucher or booking confirmation a minute or two after payment. You may also check the step-by-step details available on the site, click here. More so, here are the steps I did in booking our Batangas to Caticlan trip.

    1. Go to http://www.phbus.com/ and click “FIND TICKETS” tab.
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    2. Fill out “From”, “Destination” and the “Date” of travel then click the “FIND TICKETS” button.
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    3. Once clicked, you will redirected to the page where you can see available transportation, the time and name of ferries. It is also categorized as Recommended, Cheapest, Fastest and Top Rated.

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    4. Once decided with the time of travel and which ferry to avail, click “BOOK NOW” button.

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    5. It will be redirected to the “Trip Itinerary and Payment” Page. Fill out and choose payment option.

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    Once completed and the bill is settled, you will receive your confirmation via email. I would suggest to print the itinerary and boom... you’re off to go. Enjoy and have fun!

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    Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. Also, I link these companies and their products because of the quality and utmost services that I experience that made my travels hassle-free and more fun. The decision is yours, enjoy your travels!


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