Going to Isla de Gigantes, Carles is as easy as 1, 2, 3 but a bit tiring, esp. if you’re not used in traveling. Going there would take around 4 and a half to 6 hours travel time from Iloilo or 3 and a half hours from Roxas City.
Anyways, all one should do is ride a Ceres Bus for Php 152 from Tagbak Terminal in Iloilo bound to Estancia. At the Ceres Terminal in Estancia ride a tricycle going to the port for Php10. Then ask around the port for the boat going to Isla de Gigantes for Php80. But you have to be specific where you want to go in Isla de Gigantes since there’s a north and south island and no boat trip available between the two. If ever you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry you can hire a fisherman’s boat to take you to the other island but it’s a bit expensive since it’s around Php800 and up depending on the size of the boat and of course your haggling skills.
And that’s it! So easy, right? Enjoy and have fun at Isla de Gigantes.
Where to Stay: Gigantes Tourist Inn Hideaway
Contact Person: Mr. Joel Decano
Contact Number: (0918) 468-5006
*There’s no signal at the Inn so keep on calling or texting until you’ll get through with Joel. Try calling around 11AM to 2PM,
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