Polillo Islands, as I may say is really far from Metro Manila. It's a 4 hour Bus or Van ride and almost 3 hours of boat ride coming from Real Port to Polilio Island. We were informed by our host that electricity is only available from 2pm to 6am.
Even if its tiring, I had an amazing weekend getaway with some Pexers and friends.
Here is our Trip Itinerary:
0300 ETD Manila (Raymond Bus Terminal, Legarda)
0700 ETA Real port, ETD Real port
1000 ETA Port of Polilio to house (Brgy. Fatima)
1200 Snorkeling then go straight to Bocao Beach
2200 Sleeping time
0700 Beach Swimming
1100 LUNCH / prepare for departure
1200 travel to Port of Polilio.
1300 ETD Polilio Island
1600 ETA Real Port
ETD Real port to Manila (options: van and Bus)
2100 ETA Manila
taken while snorkeling ( we need to rent 2 boats )
My all in expenses = 1400 pesos, including a Polillo Island shirt! :)
Thanks to our hosts Sir Rowell and Barbs!!