Few outdoor activities can be more fun than jumping on the island if planned properly. In this article, I will talk about some of the guidelines that will guide you through the maze of the Philippine Jumping Islands and how you and your partner can enjoy it. So, let's take a trip to the Philippines and see if there is a jump island there. Enjoy a fun snorkeling experience, exquisite dishes and pristine coral reefs covered in colorful fish and more.
The Philippine jumping islands are no different as the Philippines, as an island, consists of 7,100 islands located in Southeast Asia. What makes the Philippine island jumps in this island paradise even more appealing is that it doesn't cost you an arm or a leg.
If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy every minute of your visit and activities: beautiful white sand beaches, great and delicious food and breathtaking scenery. You will also enjoy all kinds of water sports: diving, parasailing, surfing, snorkeling and more.
What would you do with 7,100 islands in one country? Studying some of these may be the obvious answer if time is on your side. In any case, this is probably what you might do during a future trip to the Philippines.
Since you have decided to go to the Philippines Jumping Islands, take a piece of paper and cross out the plan. Make it real, fulfilling and flexible. When entering foreign territories, be sure to include plan B in your general plan, as sometimes ferries depart late, the aircraft may be delayed, and many other unknown factors caused by the mother nature.
Time is an important factor to consider in your plan. Let's say you want to go to Cebu, Philippines for island hopping. As if arriving from the US, you are staying at a hotel in the capital city of Manila. The train from Manila to Cebu takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, when you arrive in Cebu City, Cebu City, you can rest a bit and begin your next trip to the island. In all likelihood, you need a day or more to go from one island to another.
On your voyage, you will use domestic flights, a small boat known as ATMs for short trips, roro boats and ferries for longer if needed. On land you may need to take public transport such as buses, taxis, car rentals or rent a private car with a driver for a very reasonable price. Almost everywhere there will be plenty of food and drink to meet your needs. This should not bother you. Make sure you only carry drinking water or drink water from closed bottles of water.
After planning in Cebu City, you can plan for Hop Island for the following destinations: Bohol, Mactan Island, Oriental Negroes, Leyte, Sequoir, and more. For the sake of argument, among these five islands, I will show you how Bohol and Leith Island are. You can easily make the others based on the first two by following the same procedures and principles.
Let's continue. Make sure you check the Philippine calendar for the holidays as they may diminish your excursion. You have to travel very easily. Wear comfortable clothing and waterproof shoes. You should have a lightweight backpack and a waterproof camera if you have one. Don't rely on ATMs or banks; therefore, you should carry cash or Philippine currency.
On average, you should spend about 1,100 Philippine currencies or pesos or $ 26 a day for island hopping or more, and that should cover transportation, food and more.
From Manila, the capital city
You should buy a two-way ticket to Manila at Ninoy International Airport. From Manila, take an internal flight to Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City. You have a choice of hotels in Lapu-Lapu City. It takes about 45 minutes to fly from Manila to Cebu Mactan International Airport in Lapu-Lapu.
Once you get to Cebu, the first important thing you should do is to gather all the information about the ferry schedules: fare, date / time of departure and return to destinations. You should also book a room in advance if you plan to stay overnight in one place. Ask the front desk of your hotel for the information you are looking for.
You have to decide if you want to spend the night at each destination. This is the best way to synchronize your island jump. Basically, you may need to spend at least 4 or 5 nights in Cebu if you want to visit 3 or 4 neighboring islands, provided you do not stay in any of them.
The first island you may want to visit is Bohol. So from Cebu City, you take the ferry. At the front desk of your hotel, ask your business office how to travel to Bohol by ferry. With this information, a taxi driver will take you to the right berth for your Bohol ferry destination. Get a two-way ticket. Make sure you check the travel time and date.
You can decide to explore Bohol by bus or by car or with a tour guide. You have to decide. After you leave Bohol, you can decide to go to Leyte that day, probably early in the evening. Check the ferry timetable from Bohol to Leith to make sure your island jump will continue as planned.
Buy a ticket from Bohol to the bilateral route from the Evening shuttle Ubai (Bohol) to Bato (Leyte). Check your ferry tickets to make sure you are on time to return. From Bato, Leyte, you can hire a tour guide or a personal car with a driver to take you to some noticeable tourist areas; it's also an opportunity. However, the guide must be expensive. Since you arrive early in the evening in Leyte, you will have to stay overnight. You will find many hotels and restaurants to choose from.
You have almost a whole day to explore Leith. Ask your hotel receptionist for tours: city tours, boat tours, and more. If you decide to do some water sports, you can rent a small boat or take a passenger boat (bank) for the excursion. If you are tuned in for a dive, then take a dive boat. In this case, you can rent a battery and a mask and other paraphernalia right on the beach. Before you do, find out if this equipment comes with a diving tour fee.
If you like diving, you can also enjoy the scenery of pristine coral reefs covered in colorful fish. Perhaps after your enjoyable and exciting dive, you should be ready to take the ferry on your way back to Cebu. View your ferry timetable. If you have a little more time before heading to Manila, you may want to make some more island jumps on Sikiori, Mactan Island and the Oriental Negroes. Happy Island Jumping in the Philippines!