June is our new summer! Why not?
Despite the fear of not having good weather since June is the start of the rainy season, we’re lucky to have enjoyed the trip otherwise.
So, what’s in Medellin?
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The views, opinions, and tips expressed here do not necessarily reflect the other travelers’ thoughts. I’m not an expert. My purpose of writing is to share my story, hoping, somehow, to be helpful and inspirational to some – if not all.
Sadagat Beach Camp
I’ve been here several times already, but I’m still very much in love with the place. I gathered my katribus (Tribu AOBo) and friends to have my post-birthday celebration here with my co-celebrant, John.
We camped here and shared food, drinks, laughter, and other fun activities. The group even took part in their dance by the beach activity to loosen up from the long workweek.
For more details about the campsite, read more here: Laid-back Beach Camp at Sadagat (Medellin, Cebu)
Time to move our butts to the next destination. We checked out early to head to Gibitngil Island, specifically to Funtastic Island, to try their water activities. That’s the initial plan, but we ended up staying at the newly opened Star Paradise Island since the former is too crowded.
Star Paradise Island
Thank goodness as that decision is just right as we seem to have the island/resort all by ourselves. Everyone enjoyed the peaceful spot, eating, swimming, snorkeling, and mingling with the management. Lucky enough, we had a pail of seashells freshly caught by the fishermen and co-owners of the resort.
What’s great about this paradise? It’s managed and operated by the SLPA members of Gibitngil United members. They built the resort’s facilities and amenities and still constructing more to offer their guests.
This spot is highly recommended for group events/activities or chill getaways.
Wonder how to get here and the rates?
Here are some facts:
- The island is approximately 15-20 mins from the mainland. We hired a boat docking near the public market.
- Two-way boat fare is 1500/boat (Good for 10-11 pax)
- Entrance fee for day use is 25 pesos.
- Cottage is 500 (Good for 10 pax)
- Room is 1000 (Good for 2-3 pax)
- Overnight camping is also possible depending on the number of campers.
For more information, you may contact the following:
- Nonoy Elostrisimo at 0999779365 (for the boat)
- Liezl Barro at 09122303153 (for the resort reservation/booking)
Tips: Try to contact the resort for early booking and fresh seafood you may want them to prepare for you ahead.
1 pm – Meetup @ Sadagat Beach Camp
5 pm – Prepare dinner
6 pm – Dinner
10 pm – Lights Off
5 am – Wake-up call
Prepare breakfast and packed lunch
6 am – Breakfast
7 am – Decamp
9 am – Checkout
Kawit Public Market
9: 30 am – Funtastic Island
10:00 am – Star Paradise Island
Life vest – 50
Cottages – 500
12 noon – Lunch
2:30 pm – Back to mainland
3 pm – Back to Cebu City
— End of Trip —
360 (two-way) – Bus fare to and from Medellin
250 – Overnight Camp
150 – Food (for the 2nd Day breakfast and lunch)
150 to 250 – Boat rental (depending on the number of passengers)
Total = Approx. 1000-1500/pax
Travel Tips and Pointers:
Try to consider the following before heading to the destination for a remarkable trip and memories for keeps.
1. Check the Sadagat’s official FB page for details and some requirements during the pandemic.
2. Reserve your stay/accommodation to secure your spot since it is becoming notable to campers/tourists alike.
3. Always check the weather condition on your scheduled visit dates to ensure a viable camp/stay.
4. Always observe the government and health protocols.
5. Respect and follow campsite rules.
6. Leave no trace.
7. You are expected to be a responsible traveler anywhere, anytime.
Watch Vlog here for more details:
‘Til my next adventure, fellow wanderers. Keep safe and stay healthy always.
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