Shrine City of the Philippines: Historic City of the South; Amusement Capital of the South; Rizal City of the South
Last 28th of October, I jaunted to one of the historical city in the Philippines, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte where I did my post birthday celebration. I know some of you might think that this trip cost me too much. No! It was just a dime. Lol! I did not have an extravagant budget like others do. Here are the details that I would like to share on how I enjoyed my Php 3,000 budget.
DAY 1: (October 28, 2016)
09:00 AM: ETD – Cebu City, Pier 2
DAY 2: (October 29, 2016)
06:00 AM: ETA- Dapitan Wharf
06:30 AM: ETD- Dapitan Wharf
07:00 AM: ETA- Villa Pilar Inn
07:30 AM: Check-in; Rest
08:00 AM: Breakfast
08:30 AM: ME Time ( Bath, Organizing Stuffs and etc.)
12:00 NN: Lunch Time
Since it was raining, I stayed at the room until 1:00 PM.
1:00 -3:00 PM – Rizal National Shrine (3 hours tour)
3:30 PM: ETA- Villa Pilar Inn
3:30-4:00 PM- Snack Time
4:00- 6:00 PM- Rest
Since it was raining again from afternoon till the next day, my plan to go to Glorias Fantasyland was moved the next day.
6:00- 7:00 PM- Dinner Time
7:00- 9:00 PM- Me Time (Watching TV, Travel Journal update and etc.)
9:00 PM- Lights off
DAY 2 (October 30, 2016)
7:00 AM- Breakfast
7:00-8:00 AM- Preparing for my Dakak Day Tour
8:30 AM:- ETA Dakak Beach Resort and Adventure Zone
9:00- 11:00 AM- Adventure Ride ( Horse Back-riding, ATV and 1,300 meters Zipline)
11:00-12:00 nn – LUNCH TIME
12:00-3:00 PM- Dakak Beach Resort Tour (Unwind with Unlimited Drinks)
3:30 PM – ETA Villa Pilar Inn
3:30-4:00 PM Snack Time/Relax/Pack up
4:00- 6:15 PM- Glorias Fantasyland Jaunt
6:15 -6:45 PM- Travel going Dapitan Wharf
7:00 PM- ETD, Dapitan Wharf
6:00 AM (October 31, 2016)- ETA Cebu City Pier 2
7:30 AM- HOME SWEET HOME 🙂
Just would like to correct myself for the typo error. lol. It is not trycicle but it is “tricycle”.
P.S: For my Gloria de Dapitan tour, I did not spend any amount since I have a gift certificate worth 1000.00 php that entitled me to unlimited rides. But you don’t have to worry because Fantasyland has offers/deals for you to enjoy their rides at affordable prices.
Their regular rate for their unlimited rides from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM is Php1000.00. They also offer PHP 500.00 unlimited rides from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. You can also check their website for more promotional deals at http://fantasylandtours.com
- Dakak is an overrated resort. I was very disappointed because my expectations are very high due to their ads. There are huge crowd in the front desk, waiting for their rooms; the staff aren’t friendly. Their online customer service are not well trained.
- Be friendly to both locals and foreign.
- Be practical enough when renting a motorcycle for your tour. Do not take the offer immediately. Ask the locals for fare pricing because there are some drivers who will ask for higher rates.
- Rizal Shrine and Glorias Fantasyland are just located close to each other. You can take a motorcycle with a fare of 15.00 pesos. Since Dakak is quite far from the town, please expect that the fare is a bit higher.
Where to Stay in Dapitan?
VILLA PILAR PENSION
|Double Bed with T.V. (Good for 4)||Php 850.00|
|Double Bed with T.V. (Good for 3)||750.00|
|Single bed with T.V. (Good for 2)||600.00|
|Single bed without T.V. (Good for 2)||500.00|
|*Check-out time 12:00 NN|
|*All rooms properly maintained|
|*Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|Contact Person||: The Management of Villa Pilar Pension|
|Address||: Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City|
|Tel. No.||: +(63) (65) 213 6579|
|Number of Rooms||: 13 rooms|
|Classification||: Pension House|