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Hundred islands

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Hundred islands

Is there any waterfalls or hot spring near by hundred islands?is the trip to hundred islands worth it and how much should I expect to spend for the boat etc?

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11. Re: Hundred islands

@ Le V

Yes - you can camp on the islands, yes - the alternative is to stay in small huts on 3 islands (quezon / governors / childrens) - TA review and photos here -

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g676747-d248491…

The only semblance of a resort on any of the islands is the pinoy big brother cottage which costs 10,000 pesos and is pretty big.

Resorts are all located at Lucap (there are at least 15-20 of them within 1 kilometer of the tourism authority at lucap wharf)

We went to Hundred islands twice - first time we stayed at the small bamboo huts on Quezon island (very very basic but amazing views) and second time we camped on Old Scouts island - the tent / pillows / bedsheets were provided by the tourism authority (which actually only acts as a channel between you and boatsmen who provide these facilities. Thus due to the tourism authority, it all becomes very organised)

In my opinion, they both had their charm, but are very rustic. In the former, we used a common toilet which had no light (so you can imagine what you do where at night!), in the latter, we just "went" behind a rock on the shore!

However, the merits of staying here were that we were sleeping right on the beach, and had fantastic and peaceful views at sunrise the moment we woke up (which would have been difficult if we had stayed in a resort) and when there were zero tourists. (the tourists land up 8 am onwards)

On one of tour trips we DID stay at a resort (I think it was called nautilus) - it was more liek stayign in someone's mansion since it is a mansion turned into guesthouse. The rooms were good, the CRs were clean, and the resort was about 10 minute walk from Lucap wharf. in my opinion, the only loss was the time it would take to reach the islands (practically it takes at least about 1.5 hours from the time you wake up to the time you reach the islands)

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12. Re: Hundred islands

Just a note on camping - most blogs (incorrectly) write that you can only camp at one of the 3 islands - it is just that it is POPULAR to camp at one of the three islands (perhaps because of the semblance to a CR and sari sari stores there).

Actually you can camp on nearly any island with a beach which is safe (they decide this) - we just told our boatman that we were looking for a desolate island with a beach and he scouted for one till we saw old scouts (on some other islands, there already were campers so we skipped them).

The tents are provided by the boatman and he erects it for you. The tents are good (they can fit 2 ppl, and 4 ppl) are cheap (we paid 500 pesos for ours) and you can also opt for additional kayaks before hand.

Keeping the above in mind, here are a few photos of what the tents look like -

(see middle of page) - www.indayguapa.me/2009/03/road-trippin.html

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Here are the costs -

…yahoo.com/blogs/pinay-solo-backpacker/budge…

…blogspot.com/2013/04/island-hopping-and-sno…

Rest assured - it is really easy - just tell the tourist desk at Lucap what you want and they quickly liaise with boatmen and arrange it. Costs are all fixed and printed. We had texted them before hand so it was even easier.

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