“Five Thousand Five Hundred Pesos” said the seller. “Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos” my reply. “Okay, Four Thousand Pesos, last price,” he said.
Bargaining was one of the things I learned in the Philippines. It honestly felt good when I purchased something lower than the asking price. I paid extra (max. capacity of the boat) when I did the private tour, but it was all worth it, because I got to pick the islands I wanted. I also traveled in my own pace and took my time to explore each place. Lastly, I had the chance to get to know some locals.
This time, I picked Island Tour B.
An uninhabitable and untouched archipelago suitable for camping and snorkeling.
A long stretch of powdery white sand surrounded mostly by coconut trees and vertical rocks.
I had to crawl through a small opening between the rocks in order to get in. Inside, there were different rock formation and a wall of limestone. According to my guide, this played a vital role in history where they found hidden treasures dating back to Sung Dynasty.
In low tide, there was a narrow, curvy sand path connecting the two adjacent islands. This was how they named this place. We stayed here to have lunch and to enjoy the whole Bacuit bay.