Camotes Island: Getting There
Finally, Val and I decided to visit Camotes Island. My childhood friend, Arlene, who has been living in the island for years invited us to come see the beautiful white sand beaches and other places that the island is known for. She has already booked us in one of the resorts there for an overnight stay on her day-off. We just had to get ourselves there!
So, from our place, we took a jeepney to SM Cebu, where there are jeepneys and V-hire (van-for-hire) to take us to Danao City. When we got there, we didn’t wait long until we saw a jeepney with a Danao sign (#27) approaching. It stopped right in front of us so we hopped in. The ride to Danao was a pretty long one, maybe an hour or so. Plus, the jeepney was dropping and picking up passengers along the way. But I didn’t really mind because we left pretty early.
When we saw Astroboy of Cebu Mitsumi Inc., we knew we’re already in Danao. So we just observed where the jeepney will take us. Also, I gave the driver Php 100 for our fare and he gave me back Php 30. So that’s Php 70 for me and Val, meaning the fare was Php 35 each. We eventually saw Danao Port when the jeepney we’re riding took a left turn off the main road. So we got off the jeepney and walked a good couple of blocks to the port. We passed by the old church of Danao and I took a couple of pictures. Here’s one!
Not far from the church is this sign…
As you can tell from the pictures, the weather wasn’t so bright that day, which made me a little hesitant to go. Then again, it’s either now or never. Haha! So we went to get our tickets.
Non-aircon one way ticket to Consuelo, Camotes is only Php 180 plus Php 5 terminal fee.
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The boat ride took 2 hours, but I really can’t complain because they have a pretty huge TV monitor and they showed 3 Idiots at that time. Absolute entertainment! Haha!
When we arrived at Consuelo Port, we were greeted by a swarm of men offering rides to our destination. But my friend was there to pick us up. After so many years, Arlene and I met again. We had so much to talk about, but we had to check in first and leave our things in the resort so we could tour around the island. We took off on her motorcycle and headed for Santiago Bay Garden & Resort.
I will tell you about our accommodation on my next blog post. Until then…