So my friends Jing-Jing and Mario invited me to a day trip to Tatlong Pulo at Guimaras to celebrate Jing-Jing’s mother’s birthday. They brought my ihada (godkid– is there even such a term to merge goddaughter+godson?), hence, fourthwheeling. Haha!
I met them at the Ortiz Wharf at nearly 8 AM coming straight from a 12-hour night duty. Yes, I am superhuman like that. From there, we took the pumpboat to Guimaras.
This was my second time going to the island. The first time was last year with my OR co-workers and we were a large group of 20+. We rented small pumpboats (occupies 6-8 persons) from Puyo Wharf to the island the first time I went there. This time, we just asked at the guest assistance desk, we chose the trike, and we were assigned a trike driver.
Travel time is around 30-40 minutes from the wharf to the start of the trek by tricycle. If you’re not used to tricycle rides, be warned that it’s a bumpy ride.
You can bring your own tent but you will still pay for the P150 entrance/overnight fee. We brought rice grains and had Manang Jiji (the caretaker) cook the rice for us for P60. We have pork and Mario was assigned the task of BBQing. They have grill spots for that.
And yes, they have a comfort room.
Pumpboat Ortiz Wharf to Jordan and vice versa (one way) – P14
Tricycle Jordan Wharf to Brgy. Sinapsapan (one way, 6 max) – P 300
Single motorcycle (one way, may occupy up to 2) – P150
Paluto for rice – P60
Entrance fee for overnight (with cottage)- P150/head
Entrance fee daytime- P50/head
Manang Jiji- 09158787377
Do not text. I tried inquiring by text before and I didn’t receive any reply.