I’ve been to Bolinao and Alaminos, Pangasinan before but the details in my memory was a little bit too hazy for me to create a travel guide, that’s why I included them in the 12 for 2012 Travel Project.
I was planning to do it solo. The truth is, I was afraid that the budget would skyrocket because I had to pay expenses that could be paid by groups. Luckily Laiza of Azial: Ang Batang Gala texted me and was looking for a quick getaway from the city life. I explained to her that the travel is aimed to document places than to relax, but I will try my best for us to have extra time to relax & enjoy the places. She agreed and we find ourselves in the bus station in Cubao ready for a 2 day fast-paced adventure in Pangasinan.
Without further ado, I present to you the expenses I had during our trip.
|P432.00||Victory Liner Bus from Cubao, Quezon City to Bolinao, Pangasinan|
|P200.00||Short stay at Dos Flores Resort; P350 for 3 hours + P50 for 1 hour extension|
|P50.00||Tricycle to and from UP Marine Science Institute; P100/tricycle|
|P10.00||Entrance to Bolinao Marine Laboratory Outdoor Hatchery; P10/pax|
|P20.00||Entrance to Bolinao Museum; P20/pax|
|P80.00||Breakfast at Adora’s Restaurant at Bolinao’s Town Proper|
|P80.00||Bought ingredients at the market for next day breakfast; Budget P80/pax|
|P80.00||Bought some snacks at the market|
|P50.00||Entrance to Enchanted Cave; P50/pax â€“ w/o swimming|
|P7.50||Parking fee for tricycle at Enchanted Cave; P15/tricycle|
|P40.00||Entrance to Wonderful Cave; P40/pax|
|P0.00||Entrance to Cindy’s Cave; Closed when we got there; P50/pax|
|P0.00||Bolinao Lighthouse; No Entrance Fee|
|P80.00||Lunch at La Parola El Restaurante at Patar|
|P10.00||Shower at Abrac Beach, Patar|
|P5.00||Pooped at the CR at Abrac Beach; Yes, you have to pay to use the CR|
|P80.00||Dinner at La Parola el Restaurante|
|P0.00||Camping at Abrac Beach|