Saturday, August 18, 2012

Skimboarding Bantayan Island

Skimboarding on Bantayan Island is certainly one of the pastimes that the island will cater for with the many beautiful white sand beaches. The island does not have a surf beach so skimboarding is the next best thing. The water is usually flat so flatland skimboarding is the best style.

Occasionally and more so in winter, the water can have a small swell so some small wave riding is possible too.

I'm still learning to skimboard myself and I have to say its a lot of fun, a cross between surfing and skateboarding. I plan to get around the island and take a look at various beaches and I will be reporting here in any spots that look good for skimboarding on Bantayan Island. So far I have only tried it around the south west side at Santa Fe where it is mainly flat on the white sand beaches.

I have created a video of my experience of learning to skimboard on an old wooden skimboard.



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Bantayan Island Airport

Flying to Bantayan Island From Cebu City

Private Air Charters are available from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Flight time is generally about 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon the aircraft.

Expect to pay anything from 10,000 pesos to 20,000 pesos, depending on the availability and airplane.

Apparently the charges are per flight - so 2 people flying could split the cost amongst themselves.

Contact Bantayan Airport or Mactan-Cebu International Airport for more information.

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantayan_Airport

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mine's Chicken

Mine's Chicken is a new diner in Santa Fe that is centrally located on the main road to Bantayan.

They have a range of light chicken burgers, chicken & rice etc.

Mine's Chicken Images:

Mines Chicken interior
Mines Chicken outside seating
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Mine's Chicken Map & Directions:


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pebachi Store

The Pebachi Store in Bantayan town center is a place where you can buy all those foods and items that you might normally have to travel back to Cebu city for. The shop is especially attractive to foreigners that want to buy delicacies and items that they might miss from their home country.

Pebachi Store inside

The Pebachi Store sells items like cheeses, bacon, sausages, wholemeal & french bread, pasta, canned goods, chocolates, olive oil, herbs & spices and a lot more.

The Pebachi Store is located on Binaobao Street in Bantayan Town. They are across the road from the Alied Bank & the corner of the Plaza. They are near Kermits or use the location and direction map below:


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

EuroBread, Santa Fe

EuroBread located in the market area of Santa Fe offers a range of breads with a focus on European breads like wholegrain, wheat breads, french rolls, multigrain and burger buns.

Currently they are located temporary at HR Music Bar & Restaurant but EuroBread will be moving to a new location near the Santa Fe Market soon, expected late October 2012.

EuroBread Images

EuroBread Old Storefront

EuroBread Wholemeal bread


EuroBread Map & Directions


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Monday, July 16, 2012

Cost to Bring things to Bantayan island?

So you would like to know what it cost to bring things over to Bantayan island from Cebu etc? I will update this list as it comes to hand but it will be mainly based on my own experience.

Fridge: I purchased a fridge from Bogo that seems like a good deal for the latest Samsung for just over 10,000 pesos but by the time I got to my home in Santa Fe it nearly cost me another 1,000 pesos in fees for shipping it there with me.

The cost for the shop to take it to the ferry was about 100 pesos
the charges at Hagnaya were over 300 pesos from memory.

Tips for guys helping me carry it etc were around 200 pesos

I had to also pay fees at Santa Fe of over 300 pesos.

Tricad fee to take it to my home was 150 pesos.

Television: I purchased a 32" Sony TV in Australia recently and brought it all the way with me as checked in baggage. The TV was covered in brown paper but they still found out it was a new TV at Hagnaya and I was asked to pay over 180 pesos plus another 89 pesos. I never paid any tips besides 50 pesos to one guy who helped us carry all our luggage. I also was not asked to pay any further fees at Santa Fe, I paid the tricad rider to take both me and my girlfriend, the TV and our luggage just 30 pesos to our home near Sugar Beach.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Right Click Computer Solutions

Right Click Computer Solutions Santa Fe

Local Santa Fe computer repair shop.

Right Click Computer Solutions Images

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Map & Directions for Right Click Computer Solutions

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