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best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

by travelerzee Online Now Nov 9, 2009 at 8:43 AM

HI,

I know this might not be the correct forum, but i'm hoping someone can help! My boyfriend and i will be going to the Philippines in February 2010. we plan on spending a couple days in Donsol/ Legaspi and then going to Boracay.

can anyone recommend what the best route is?

ie Manila -> Donsol -> Boracay OR

Manila -> Boracay -> Donsol.

how long will it take and how much will it cost?

thanks ;)

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by StefanosS Online Now Nov 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    There are many alternatives. It would help if you tell us what kind of travel you have in mind. air/bus/boat?

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  • Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by travelerzee Online Now Nov 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    we are thinking of flying, because we only have a week in the Philippines.

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by edwinic Online Now Nov 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    Manila to Donsol
    Take a plane to Legazpi City (approximately 45 mins)
    Van transfer from Legazpi Airport to Donsol (approximately 1 hour)

    Donsol to Boracay
    Return to Legaspi by land
    Air travel from Legaspi to Manila, then air travel to Boracay (60min)

    There are no direct flight from Donsol/Legaspi to Boracay

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  • Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by RaymondYap Online Now Nov 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    The previous answers are correct, you have to take a plane back to Manila from Legaspi (1 hr from Donsol) and go to Boracay.

    Check out www.cebupacificair.com or www.philippineairlines.com

    For places to stay in donsol check out www.donsolwhaleshark.com and it has listings of resorts. In Boracay you may want to email info@boracayspa.com they have cheap aircon rooms in a good location.

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by StefanosS Online Now Nov 10, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Another option Donsol -> Boracay:

    Donsol -> Legaspi (bus)
    Legaspi -> Tacloban (bus ~ 2h30')
    Tacloban -> Cebu (air) 1200-2500 PHP
    Cebu -> Boracay/Kalibo (air) 1200-2500 PHP

    and later Boracay/Kalibo -> Manila (air) 1300-3100 PHP

    You can fly all 3 ways by Cebu Pacific, so can have a better price.
    http://www.cebupacificair.com/

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by StefanosS Online Now Nov 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Sorry, correcrion:
    Legaspi to Tacloban is more than 2.30' hours, but you can still consider it.

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by simply_owen Online Now Nov 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    I agree with edwinic's advice.. it's the easiest and most time saving routes.

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  • Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by monstertraveller Online Now Mar 11, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    Hi - I'd like to travel from Donsol to Boracay over land and sea. Can anyone plot the most efficient route I should take? :)

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    Re: best way to get from Manila to Donsol to Boracay?

    by edwinic Online Now Mar 11, 2010 at 4:26 AM

    Im not sure if its efficient but the general structure is Donsol-Pilar-Masbate City-Balud-Roxas City-Kalibo-Caticlan-Boracay.

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