It was the day after we trekked to Gomot Falls at the municipality of Cajidiocan in Sibuyan Island, Romblon. The day when Marky and Pam spent a whole day riding on top of a jeep, a ferry, then a jeep again and another ferry again to separate their adventures from us, as they needed to be back in Manila. We (Dazl and I) watched the yearly float festival of different baranggays of Cajidiocan. Dazl decided that we should proceed to travel to the municipality of San Fernando after
lunch her afternoon nap.
When 4PM finally came, we were now looking for a tricycle to take us to San Fernando. 50 minutes and 80 Pesos/person butt numbing tricycle ride passing by rough roads beside small cliffs and the sea had passed before we arrived at the small public market of San Fernando.
First mission was to find a lodge and there was one in town, Sea Breeze Inn. (Details posted at the end of this post)
After setting our stuff on our respective individual rooms, we decided to take a stroll around town and ask the locals on what the place has to offer. To gather some details too.
The locals told us 4 places we could visit from the town proper. First is Cresta de Gallo Island, an island about an hour boat ride away from the town that offers sand beaches, rocks and a simple life in the island. Second, third and fourth are Busay Falls, Cantingas River Resort and Dagubdob Picnic Grove, which are freshwater adventures of different levels.
The first one (Cresta de Gallo Island) we would need to pay 2,500 Pesos for a maximum of 6 pax per boat roundtrip to Cresta de Gallo, which was in no-way could our budget cover such an expense. The other 3 was only a 700 Peso tricycle ride away, so we decided to concentrate our next day for the fresh water adventures.
We then proceeded to the port where we heard that there’s a boat the ferries people from here to Roxas City, Capiz and vice versa. We were lucky as the boats were there and the crew were doing maintenance work on the boat. We asked questions, we got details. (Detils posted at the end of this post)
The port was simple, a concrete bridge that does not connect on another land on the other side. Shorter than most concrete ports I’ve seen.