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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Boracay Island Itinerary and Expenses (2D/1N)

Ever since I discover and traveled to different places, Boracay Island has been my dream destination. Being voted as Best Island in the World, and situated here in the Philippines. I should visit this home to Paradise!

Last year my husband and I started to plan our out of town vacation trip. I asked my younger brother to tag along with us since we still have one year to save for this trip. 

We begun checking on airline flight promos, hotel accommodation promo, fun adventure promo and purchased in advance to lessen the expenses during the actual trip.

Below you will see the outline of the Day 1 and Day 2 trip to Boracay Island. I have included the itinerary and actual expenses during the entire stay. 

Take Note: 
  • Did you notice that we spent too much on tricycle fare? I missed to budget the fare for initially I thought the place can be walk but because of tight schedule of activities, we have to hire a tricycle to bring us fast to our destination.
  • There's an ATM in Boracay, but I still brought Php 5,000 cash and still have remaining in my purse after the Boracay trip!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hotel Centro, Puerto Princesa's top-notch Hotel

Our stay in Puerto Princesa was made more memorable by Hotel Centro, a classy and high-end accommodation in the city. 

Our van arrived at Puerto Princesa from El Nido at around 12midnight. The hotel staff was warm to welcome us & quick in giving us our room and bring our bags to our room.

Why Stay at Hotel Centro?

Located at the heart of Puerto Princesa- Hotel Centro, a top-notch Hotel is perfect for travellers, businessmen, local and visitors of Puerto Princesa. Its location is just perfect - from the name itself - Centro - where all the business districts are located. You can just take a walk or ride a tricycle to Robinsons Mall Palawan ( which is just a 5-minute walk).

In terms of service, their customers are truly well taken cared off. We also received Welcome drinks and the hotel staff made us feel comfortable, and I was just not their guest but a new found friend. 

We really appreciate our room which is a deluxe triple sharing. The queen-size bed had more than enough space for two persons and was really needed for our deserving goodnight's rest and comfortable sleep. Even the single bed had more than enough space also for another person. 
Hotel Centro Deluxe Room Amenities

Our room are equipped with all the things we needed for our stay: 

  • Cable television 
  • Air-Conditioning 
  • Telephone 
  • Mini-Bar 
  • Tea and Coffee 
  • Complimentary Water 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • Safety and Security deposit box 
  • Private T&B w/ hot & cold water. 
  • I so loved the Pure Herbs organic bath essentials

Breakfast at Expressions Cafe 

The accommodation includes free buffet breakfast. We had an early meal at Expressions Cafe since the van rode us to the Underground River at 7am. The breakfast buffet had an array of nostalgic dishes and does put a sweet start to our day of adventure. Not to mention, Expressions Cafe also looked impressive. It has a special view of its swimming pool garden.

Overall, it was a pleasant stay at Hotel Centro. We had a very short stay at Hotel Centro but definitely we are planning to go back to Puerto Princesa since we missed the City Tour. 

Here's a Quick Tour of the Hotel.

Hotel Centro rates

Grab their current After Summer Special rates like the Php1,488 per person per night on twin sharing inclusive of roundtrip airport transfers plus 2 kids, 11 years and below are free. Moreover, Hotel Centro's signature holiday package is also on a special rate of Php7,228 per person on twin sharing - the "UR Holidays All Inclusive" includes 3D/2N stay in a deluxe room, and all the 3 most popular tours in the city: the city tour, Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour and the Underground River Tour. Other offers they've got are "UR Holidays Underground River Tour and Beach Excursion 3D/2N with Underground River Tour and Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa Day Tour" for Php6,888; "UR Holiday Islands Excursion 3D/2N with Dos Palmas Island Resort Day Tour" for Php5,888 and "UR Holidays KamiaBay Excursion" for Php5,688 with Kamia Bay Mountain Resort Day Tour.

Win a 3 Days and 2 Night Stay

Visit and like Hotel Centro''s --- > and get a chance to win a 3 days and 2 nights stay with buffet breakfast for 2. Enter through their Giveaway Tab and gather point entries by sharing via twitter and for every 1000 likes, they will be giving away prizes. 

Hotel Centro is located at San Pedro National Highway, Puerto Princesa City. For Manila Reservations 02-5565656/ Palawan Reservations 048-434-1110/0917-599-1912. Contact email customercare@hotelcentro.ph or visit their  -->ttp://www.hotelcentro.ph. Phone in inquiries will get an instant underground river permit confirmation from July 1st to September 30, 2013.

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