Honestly, I didn’t plan my first visit to Batanes well. I purchased my round trip airfare in September 2014 and immediately read blogs. But since I was preoccupied planning for my Indochina trip, I wasn’t able to reread blogs. So budget and itinerary was more of “bahala na lang si Lord” plan. The only great thing was Kuya Mon Imperial of Crisan Lodge gave me an idea how my days in Batanes should be spent and possible cost for tours and ordered food.
Crisan Lodge has a grocery store on the first floor. Thus the grocery items on this list means other food, laundry detergent and other thimajings.
To those who have dreamed of flying to Batanes, keep waiting for that seat sale, keep dreaming.
Travel dates: June 12 – June 18
|Souvenir (Naidi Lighthouse)||200|
|North Batan Tour Shared Tricycle||500|
|Lunch at SDC (1 viand, 1 rice)||95|
|Bottled drink (Real Leaf Iced Tea) at Octagon Bed and Dine||40|
|Dinner (BBQ, Rice)||95|
|Faluwa Ride to Sabtang||75|
|Sabtang Island Environmental Fee||200|
|Sabtang Tour (All municipalities)||1300|
|Souvenir (Vakul and Tubho Tea)||350|
|Coconut Crab for Dinner||200|
|Dinner (Fish Sinigang, 1 vegetable viand, rice, paluto fee for the crab)||130|
|Boat to Ivuhus||1000|
|Half Day Tour Fee (Motorcycle)||700|
|Accommodation for 2 nights||400|
|Tshirt bought from Conscience Store||222|
|Dinner (1 meat viand, 1 vegetable viand, rice)||120|
|Faluwa Ride to Batan Island||75|
|Buko Pandan Dessert||20|
|Tricycle to Naidi Lighthouse||50|
|Honesty Coffee Shop (Juice, Biscuit)||50|
|Accommodation at Crisan Lodge||1600|
|South Batan Tour (Shared Van c/o Crisan Lodge)||450|
|Casa Napoli Pizza||1010|
|Bike Rental Fee (First Day)||60|
|Dinner at Fundacion Pacita||600|
|Tricycle to/from Fundacion||100|
|Tricycle to airport||30|
I know, Rinbee happened and had to treat my friends with pizza on my last day because they treated me with pizza, and dinner! And who does have pedicure in Batanes, right? I had too many unnecessary spending. Solo travel doesn’t need to be this expensive, I tell you. 😉
Should you have questions, go on and ask.