Sample 2 Nights 1 Day Weekend Itineray from Cebu City to Cuatro Islas via Hilongos, Leyte
My niece asked me if I can provide a sample itinerary for Cuatro Islas, so thought of sharing this with you as well. You can actually go to Cuatro Islas on a weekend from Cebu City. This itinerary is via Hilongos, Leyte. IMPORTANT: Per Jenny and Don, my friends who brought me there, it is NOT advisable to go there during the town fiesta as there can be so many local tourists, so don't go there between May 8th to 15th or if you want to give it a try, you know the inconvenience.
FRIDAY NIGHT: CEBU CITY TO HILONGOS
9:00pm - 2:00am - Board a vessel from Cebu City (Pier 3) to Hilongos Leyte via Roble Shipping Lines or Gabisan Shipping Lines. Travel time is 5 hours. Roble Shipping Booking Offices (Rates here) | Gabisan Shipping Lines ((032) 255 5335)
SATURDAY WHOLE DAY: CUATRO ISLAS TOUR
2:00am Arrived at the port of Hilongos
2:00am to 5:00am Sleep at the vessel
5:00am to 5:30am Disembark and ride a tricyle or trisikad from the pier. If tricycle is not available, ride a trisikad and tell the driver to bring you to the tricycle station in Hilongos. From there, hire a tricycle and tell the the driver to bring you to Inopacan town and that you want to go to Cuatro Islas
5:30am - 8:00am Breakfast/relax. Not sure when exactly the tour will start from Inopacan Bay, so see if you can start the tour at 6:00am
6:00am or 8:00am to 3:00pm Cuatro Islas Tour starting from Inopacan bay. Our Cuatro Islas Tour was P3000 and there were more than 15 of us (so if you are many, you can save a lot). Our tour started at Digyo Island. We had our lunch there and stayed there for a few hours, enjoying the beach and the beautiful island of Digyo. From there, we pass by I think Apid Island, then we disembarked again at Mahaba Island, stayed there for awhile and from there we headed back to Hindang Bay passing by Himokilan Island. In your case, you will be brought back to Inopacan Bay.
Ours was a special trip as we need to be dropped off at Hinday Bay as our host is from Hindang.
3:00pm to 3:30pm Mahaba Island (Cuatro Islas) to Inopacan. If you go back beyond 3:00pm, the waves can be stronger, just like any other places I guess.
3:30pm to 4:00pm Inopacan to Hilongos Pier
4:00pm - 7:00pm Relax. You might want to visit Hilongos town proper
7:00pm - 7:30pm Hilongos town to Hilongos Pier
7:30pm to 9:00pm Board and relax at the vessel (Roble Shipping or Gabisan) bound for Cebu City
10:00pm to 3:00am Hilongos to Cebu City Pier 3
SUNDAY MORNING: CEBU CITY
3:00am to 5:00am - You will arrive in Cebu City at 3:00am or past 3:00am but you are actually allowed to stay at the vessel until 5:00am or so. You can either sleep for a short while or go home.
For details about our trip, click here or watch our video below.
HILONGOS TO HINUNANGAN
If you want to go to Hinunangan to do windsurfing at Parientes Watersports and visit the twin islands of Cabugan Grande (San Pedro Island) and Cabugan Chico (San Pablo Island), you need to go to Hilongos Pier before 2:00am to catch a bus bound for Hinunangan. You will arrive in Hinunangan after 3-3.5 hours drive. So if you want to maximize your weekend, you can have this on a Sunday and be back to Cebu City on Monday morning but you need to be back at the Hinunangan Bus Terminal before 3:00pm to ensure you can catch a bus bound for Hilongos Pier so you can board the vessel bound for Cebu City before 9:00pm. See Roble Shipping Lines Schedules here.
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