Due to the delay in our flight, instead of having one of the 2 island hopping that we have scheduled for Day 1 and Day 2, we went to Mt. Tapyas. Fortunately, our hotel was situated where tricycles were so upon stepping out of the hotel, a tricycle was already there waiting for passengers. He said he could take (4 of) us to Mt. Tapyas, wait for us, take us to Maquinit Hotspring, wait for us, and bring us back to the hotel for only Php350 (that’s Php87.50 for each of us). We initially asked the van that took us from Busuanga airport but it was too expensive. Mt. Tapyas wasn’t too far from the hotel. From the drop-off point, it’s a 700 plus steps going to the top. It was quite exhausting for someone like me who does not have regular exercise. But you could take breaks as you go up the steps. There were areas with benches so you could stop and catch your breath and take pictures too. The sight from the top was really nice. Our timing was also great as the sun was about to set.
I think it took us 2 hours to climb up and down Mt. Tapyas. We all wanted to bathe. Good thing our next stop was the Maquinit Hotspring. Entrance fee’s at Php150/person.
It was an exhausting but very fulfilling day! We hurried back to the hotel as dinner is to be served only til 8:30PM. We made it on time and had full tummies. We slept early as our next trip was gonna start very early in the morning.