“Ang mahal naman ng 170 pesos”. That was my comment when the ‘caretaker’ of the portion of Calaguas where we stayed asked us for entrance fee. I have read blogs posted several years back that they did not pay entrance fee and that forced me to say that. But just like what Rhan and Ruby said, 170 pesos is nothing compared to the beauty this island has to offer. And that is true in so many ways.
How it happened:
My college friends and I were originally scheduled to fly to Bangkok by mid May. However, due to the recent political unrest in Thailand, we decided to skip the trip and just go somewhere nice in the Philippines to cap off the summer season – and that was Calaguas. I think saying nice is an understatement. Anyway, after almost a month of planning and a cancellation once, it pushed through. The number of people who first planned the trip did not materialize but going there ‘threesome’ style was an experience I will never forget – we did not have enough utensils and manpower to carry our supplies but it was a ‘survivor’ edition like no other.