Sunday, October 28

Unforgettable Overnight Stay at Karancho Beach Resort in Mactan Cebu

I had the chance to go back to Karancho beach resort in Mactan island of Cebu. This was the place where I had my first try of kayaking. That was 3 years ago and a lot have changed.

Yours truly 3 years ago
Our group went on an overnight stay just to enjoy a holiday break. We arrived at the resort at around 6 in the evening. Just the right time for the overnight rates to kick in.

We were greeted by this sign at the entrance
The entrance fee was P60 each person and the cottage was P800. This is just good for 6PM to 6AM use. The cottage was just ok in terms of the size and there was only one outlet and only good for the lights. I had to say one outlet because we had a problem with it. We brought a laptop, a modem and a set of speakers. Too bad we were not able to use any one of them.

The cottage we rented
Anyway, time to prepare our dishes for the night. We brought along fish and pork to grill. We had to pay P50 for using the grill area. Of course we had other food like seaweeds (guso) and bam-i. We bought rice from outside. Good thing there is no drinks and and food corkage.

The grillers
Hab hab time
After the meal time, we traded everything for songs, stories and big LOLs for the rest of the night.



The next morning, I took the liberty to capture moments and scenery. And here's what I've got:







































All amenities pictured above have rates starting from P50 per hour. They also offer island hopping and snorkeling services for just P75 per person.

After several cups of coffee and noodles, the memories we had have been brought back to home with us.



How to get there:
You can take a jeepney ride to Soong from Highway Mandaue. I think the fare is P15. Not sure because I was riding a motorcycle. :) 

Wednesday, October 24

Cebu City to Tingko Beach in Alcoy - My Motorcycle Diary

My friends and I decided to have a trip somewhere in southern Cebu. Most of our motorcycles are new so it was the best time to do our break in. We have spotted Alcoy as our end-point for the trip. But we had no idea about the exact place to stop and rest until we reached the place.

The team at Shell station in SRP; had our MC check-up for the long run
We have covered approximately 90 kilometers from Cebu City to Alcoy. It was good enough to empty out my 3.5 liters of full tank gasoline. We started the trip at around 9 AM and arrived in Alcoy at about 12NN.

Great laugh at Carcar City Market - we had our stop over here to buy food to eat
As soon as we hit Alcoy, we have spotted Tingko beach resort and decided to stop, rest and enjoy the night there. There was no entrance fee but the small cottage costs around 50 pesos. It was actually cheaper than we expected.

White sand in Tingko Beach Resort

Too bad something else was focused :)

Nope, these were not our tents. They were our neighbors. :)

We rented a room worth 1000 pesos for overnight stay. It was large enough for all of us to occupy the space. There were 6 of us in the trip.

Tingko beach at Dawn. Nice view.
The next day, we still had fun swimming in the beach. We checked out at 12 NN and we headed home tired but fulfilled and overjoyed.