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Butuan Escapade

Butuan


Since it is the start of the summer 2016, I, with my awesome friends aka my #IDIOTS friends, decided to have a weekend escapade at Butuan City. Butuan City is located at the Northeastern part of Agusan Valley, with an estimated 5-hour bus travel from Cagayan de Oro City.


Vinapor "Jurassic" Beach Park

For our first destination, we needed to drop off in Carmen, Agusal del Norte, which is a 4-hour bus travel from Cagayan de Oro City, and then took a 14-km motorbike ride to the park for less than a half hour. The resort has an amazing cave pool, an outdoor pool, and a blue crystal clear sea water. At the leftmost part of the beach, you'll see a restaurant where you can buy foods and drink. And oh, no corkage fee is charged when you bring your own food.


Cave Pool

Cave Pool

Outdoor Pool

Boat

Cottages

Cliff Area

Cliff Area

Grilled Pork

Buttered Chicked

Tinolang Isda


https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Carmen,+Agusan+Del+Norte,+Philippines@9.086799052974818,125.2190887928009&z=10&output=embed&z=15


Punta Diwata Cave Resort

For our second destination - Punta Diwata Cave Resort is just a few minute boat ride from Vinapor Beach Park. The main feature of this resort is the bat cave and the amazing cottages on the cliff .


Punta Diwata Beach Resort

Punta Diwata Beach Resort

Cave

Bat Cave


https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Carmen,+Agusan+Del+Norte,+Philippines@9.093931521399197,125.20869255065918&z=10&output=embed&z=15


Inn Radz' Pads & Appartelle

Inn Radz is situated at Gov. Jose Rosales Avenue, Butuan City, at the back of Gaisano Butuan. Known to be a traveler-friendly inn and economical, the rooms are air conditioned with own bathroom, a big size bed, and a free secured wifi. They also serve meals at their restaurant in the main entrance of the inn.

More information:

Name : Ame Radaza - Owner
Contact : 0917 9155 326
Website :  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009387316434


Inn Radz Pads & Appartelle

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Greeg Gimongala

An adventure seeker and food tripper who loves to enjoy new experiences, embrace new cultures, relax, celebrate, explore, eat new foods and many more. Follow the link below to know him better!

34 comments:

  1. Hello :) May phone number po kayo ng Vinapor Blue Waters (Jurassic Beach) resort? My workmates and I are planning to have team building po sana on May. We need their contact number po para makapag budget kami para sa room rates and entrance fees. Malaking tulong po sa amin ang inyung pagreply. Thanks.

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    1. Sorry, Hilda Sumalinog but they dont have any contact number there. If you are from Cagayan de Oro, just tell the conductor that they need you to drop off at Carmen Agusan going to Vinapor. Vinapor is very known to that area. So no need to worry about that

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    2. hi you can contact biyahero la tourista travel corp. 09178772588 or check their fb page at www.facebook.com/biyaherolatouristatravel
      they are the one who markets Punta Diwata Cave Resort

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  2. hi,... can i ask if the vinapor jurassic resort really needs to take a boat to get to punta diwata? thanks

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    1. yes, you need to ride a boat going to punta diwata

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  3. How much do I spend to the pool cave? From the motorcycle ride. down to the entrance. thanks. And Directions (step by step) would be much appreciated. ;)

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    1. pool cave cost 100pesos per head. going there, drop off on carmen agusan del norte then ride a motorcycle cost 50pesos going to vinapor island

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  6. Hi! question. Can bigger vehicles get to vinapor? We are planning to go there on an elf or bongo. Is that possible? Or dies it really have to be ridden with a motorcycle?

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    1. Good day po Maam Dina Rulona. Yes po. It is possible to ride/take elf vehicle to the said area. It has a wide and open space that can accommodate big sizes vehicles.

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  7. Sir how can we go to Vinapor if we're coming from Butuan City proper? We will be on a 4 day trip and carmen is one our destination.

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    1. From Butuan City proper, just take a jeepney going to Carmen, Agusan for jsut 25php fare. Then tell the driver to drop you at Vinapor "Jurassic" Beach Park.

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  8. sir magkano po ang entrance fee sa vinapor blue water? at magkano din ang mga pagkain nila doon? salamat ng marami sa iyong maisasagot ��

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    1. entrance fee is 25 pesos at yung mga price ng mga pagkain nasa 100pesos upward yung range

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  9. sir magkano po ang entrance fee sa vinapor blue water? at magkano din ang mga pagkain nila doon? salamat ng marami sa iyong maisasagot ��

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  10. sir tanong ko rin ulit? magkano po ang bayad sa pool? para maka budget ako ng pera papunta dyan kasama family ko. salamat ng marami poh 😊

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    1. para naman sa pool, my entrance fee na 100

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  11. Sir planning to go there by oct. I have a few queries.

    1. From vinapor, how much did you pay for boat ride going to punta diwata? Per pax or per boat po ba ang rate?

    2. Hows the crowd on a weekend? Puntahan po ba tlga sya or di pa sya gaano ka crowded?

    3. From carmen, 50php fare is per person? How much kaya if ako lang? Solo po kasi ako.

    Hope you can enlight me on my queries. Thanks! Btw, great blog :)

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    1. Hi SammyTom,thanks for asking..

      1. Going to Punta Diwata from Vinapor, we paid 50 per pax for the boat rate (but it also depends on the boat).

      2. Actually first time namin sa area. Nung dumating kami dun, wala pa masyadong tao kayat nakuha namin mag picture2 muna..nung tanghali tsaka pa dumami ang mga tao pero kahit ganun di siya masyadong crowded kasi malawak ang area

      3. Yes, 50pesos lang ang regular rate nila at my 25pesos for entrance fee dun sa jurassic park.

      I hope nakatulong to sa planong vacation mo Sammy. Please let me know your experience once napuntahan mo na ang area. Thanks :)

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    2. Thank you po! Ill be coming this saturday. Thank you very much! 😊

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    3. Welcome. You may also check some of my adventure blog that you might want to visit :)

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  13. Pwd po ba mgovrnyt dun? Mron cla rooms? Hw much? Tnx

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Yes, they do have rooms but unfortunately di ko natanong kung magkano ang rates nila. Sorry about that.

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  14. May room na over night stay sa vinapor po?? Magkano?? Kahit walang aircon basta may matulugan, magkano?? Pls response.

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    1. Good day,

      Im not sure if they have non-air condition rooms. Following are the rates with air condition:

      Rates
      - 1 Aircon - Double Occupancy 850php
      - 2 , 3 and 4 - Aircon - Double Occupancy 1000php
      - 5 Aircon – Double Occupancy Aircon dormitory with TV & CR (20 pax capacity per floor, 3 floors) 1300 php
      - 200.00php/pax

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  15. Hi! Good evening!
    Ask ko lang po.. sabi nyo po pag nanggaling ng Butuan, sasakay ng jeep papuntang Carmen (Php25 fare).
    1) Sa mismong Vinapor n po ba bababa? or mag motorcycle pa?
    2) Tsaka po yung fare na Php50, per person po ba or per motorcycle?
    3) Ilan po pde sa motorcycle if ever? :)
    4) Balak po namin pumunta early morning galing Butuan. Need kasi namin bumalik s Butuan by 1pm for our 3pm flight. Kaya po ba yun?

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Good day,

      1. Galing Butuan, sakay ka ng jeep papuntang Crossing Vinapor (25php fare).
      2. Mula doon, sasakay ka pa ng motorcycle papunta mismo sa Vinapor Resort (50php fare per head).
      3. Usually dalawa lang ang makakasakay sa motor pero my ilan rin na mahaba yung motor nila kaya pwede ang tatlo (single motor).
      4. kaya naman po, lagay lang kayo ng 1 hour travel allowance galing/papuntang Butuan para di kayo mahuli sa byahe

      Thanks Po :)

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  16. Hello Greeg,

    After nyo pong mag Punta Diwata bumalik pa ba kayo sa Vinapor going home? curios lang saan kayo nag exit from Punta Diwata. Thank you, I'm planning to go there next month.

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    1. Hi Joramie,

      Yes po, bumalik pa po kami ng Vinapor going home kasi that time, nasa Vinapor Cottage ang mga gamit namin. Pero pupwede rin nman dun na kayo sa Punta Diwata going home. My sarili rin naman silang paradahan ng masasakyang motor.

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  18. Hi po! Ask lang po pano pumunta sa Cave pool na mag commute lang from Gingoog City? And ung pinaka malapit po na pwedeng pagstayhan for the night. Thankyou!

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    1. From Gingoog City, sakay ka lang ng Bus papuntang Butuan tapus sabihan mo yung konduktor na baba ka lang sa Vinapor Resort jan sa Carmen.

      Para naman stayhan, dun sa Vinapor resort, my room din sila kaso di ko na check kung magkano ang room rates nila. Sorry about that.

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