Friday, November 2, 2012

The peaceful village of Santiago,San Francisco is Camotes first tourist enclave, home to Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, a 2.5 hectare of lush greenery. This 19-bedroom resort is charmingly tucked in a profusion of landscaped exotic foliage overlooking a wide, white sandy beach and a dazzling blue ocean. The resort successfully and effortlessly blends nature with friendly hospitality. It is a few minutes from the town and the ports of San Francisco and Poro.

Going to Camotes Island

After arriving at Mactan International Airport, Go straight to Pier 1 to catch the 9am scheduled trip to Poro port via Ocean jet liner. Travel time from Airport to Pier 1 is around 25-30 mins (depending on traffic).Taxi fare (yellow metered taxi) was around Php 250. Travel time from Pier 1 (Cebu city) to Poro port (Camotes Island) is approximately 2 hours.

After embarking at Poro port, your next destination is to go to Santiago Bay Garden & Resort (located in Brgy. Santiago, Camotes island) which is around 35-45 mins from the port. The only means of transportation getting to the hotel is by renting a service van from the resort (cost around Php700) or riding a habal-habal (a motorcycle modified to seat more than two persons) which is Php 150 per person (one way). The ride from Poro port going to the hotel is fun (although it's a long ride, and there are rough roads on some part of the town, so better be ready to feel some pain after the ride-which is, by the way, part of the exciting adventure), you get to see the very nice view of the beach, a wide vast of trees and the clean and peaceful town in Camotes.

Total Expenses (2 days, 2 nights):

Hotel Accomodation: Php 1000/night
Airport to Pier 1: Php 250
Oceanjet ticket (roundtrip): Php 700
Poro port to Santiago bay garden & resort (roundtrip): Php 300
Food: Php 1000
Pier 1 to Cebu city: 150

Total: Php 4,400 (airfare not yet included)

Room Rates

Rates updated January 2012. May change without prior notice.

Standard Non-Aircon – PhP 1,000 nett good for two
Standard Aircon – PhP 1,300 nett good for two
Oceanview Aircon – PhP 1,500 nett good for two
Deluxe – PhP 2,000 nett good for two
Standard Family – PhP 2,500 nett good for three
Superior – PhP 2,600 nett good for three
Deluxe Family – PhP 2,300 nett good for three
Bayview -PhP 2,800 nett good for two
Villa Standard – PhP 2,500 nett good for three
Villa Family – PhP 6,000 nett good for five
Bungalow – PhP 3,000 nett good for three
Extra person: PhP 200/person (for non-aircon); PhP 300/person (for aircon)

Facilities and Services

Telephone #:

Philippine Booking Office
A.C Cortes, Cambaro,MandaueCity,Cebu
Tel. No.: (63-32) 420 – 3385
Telefax.: (63-32) 345 – 8599




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  2. Thanks for the room rates! We'll visit the place this weekend. ^^

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  4. Seems interesting. I want to try that place as sooner as possible. Right now, we are in with my fiancee, how long does it takes if we decide to go there next week?




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