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In this article and the video vlog embedded below, we are going to showcase 4 things:

  1. Cebu pacific piso fare
  2. Dubai transit visa on arrival
  3. Best Luxury Hotel Accommodation for only Php1,800+
  4. What you can do with your layover time

Plus ways on how to connect to Europe as low as Php5,000+ from Dubai.

1. Cebu Pacific Piso Fare

This is actually our second time transiting to Dubai via Cebu Pacific Airlines and the reason why we prefer to connect to Dubai is because of the Piso Fare offered by Cebu Pacific and affordable connections to another country in Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia and even in Russia. You can go to Amsterdam, Italy, France and other parts of Europe for as low as Php5,000 roundtrip going back to Dubai if you are lucky? Did you know that we only got the round trip ticket from Manila – Dubai to Manila for only Php3,750 pesos each? yes that’s right. We first booked our one way ticket last December 24, 2018 because Cebu Pak offered the year end piso sale so make sure to grab that opportunity. Sometime the return back ticket is a bit costly so if that’s the case, you can just book one way and look for another timing from the same airlines or from different company. This is ideal if your planned schedule is more than 6 months to 1 year from now. We got our return ticket just last June 2019 because of another sale.

2. Transit Visa on Arrival

Our objective is to go New Delhi, India for some business holiday purposes while connecting to Dubai. So if you a transiting to another country nearby like in Europe, Africa, Russia and so much more, do you need to apply for transit visa? the answer is NO, provided that you have the following condition:

a. You have a 3rd party connecting flight out from Dubai in more than 8 hours time
b. You have a hotel reservation ticket
c. Valid Passport

Make sure you bring all these copies with you when you go to the Airline Check-in counter because they will ask for your VISA in Dubai. Just mention that you will just transit going to another country and if that country requires a VISA, make sure you have a copy with you so they can give you your boarding pass.

Once you arrive in Dubai International Airport, just go to the immigration assistant desk nearby the Immigration gate and tell them that you will apply for transit visa. They will ask you few questions about your destination country, date and time, how long you will stay and if you have a reservation hotel ticket in Dubai. Once everything is clear they will let you go to the Marhaba Service to apply for the transit visa which require the approval from the immigration officer. They will ask you the same question and you have to pay for the transit visa fee amounting 63 Dirhams or Php884 Pesos either cash or credit card. After few minutes, you will get your transit visa then can clear the immigration gate and you can stay in Dubai for maximum of 48 hours. Last year, we got our transit visa on arrival for FREE coming from Armenia going to Dubai because we used a UAE based airlines which was Fly Dubai and the visa fee was waived.

Our connecting flight going to India is more than 24 hours so we need to relax and sleep in a hotel after our late arrival in Dubai. We just rented the taxi going to our hotel for only 40 Dirhams. The metro railway is also much cheaper that is only ranging from 5 dirhams to 15 dirhams each depending on the distance. Just make sure the hotel you book is near the metro station but if you are in a family of 2 or more, it’s better to use taxi instead so you don’t need to walk.

Transit Visa on Arrival to Dubai from the Philippines

3. Best Hotel accommodation in Dubai

Did you know that we booked our hotel accommodation ticket right after the immigration told us to go to Marhaba to process our Transit visa? yes, because we are worried that it might not get approve and will just stay in the airport until our next flight. So i used my booking.com account and search right away the hotel that is available and luckily we found one that was really nice and affordable called Star Metro Deira Hotel Apartments. There is a free wifi in the airport so you can book anytime using your mobile phone. The price is only P1,800 + taxes which is cheaper already versus the other hotels in Dubai plus the amenities and benefits you can get when you book there.

They have a huge room that you will live like a king with your own kitchen, living room, dinning area, bathtub, and so much more. They also have a big swimming pool and gym that you can stay they longer. At the ground area, there area a lot of shopping area and soviner area to buy cheap items. In front of the hotel is a mall that you can unwind and just 3 minutes walk is a metro station that you can go around Dubai.

4. What you can do in Dubai for 8 to 48 hours

If its your first time transiting to Dubai, its a must and recommended to visit Burj Khalifa, the highest building the World. To go there, you can ride the metro rail and drop in Dubai Mall station. At least take your instagramable photo in front of Burj Khalifa and its ideal to go to Dubai Mall Fountain area to do that. You can also go up to experience that at least once in your life time in my separate vlog. We went there last year.

Another place to visit is Burj Al Arab, the third tallest hotel and the only 7-stars hotel in the world. You can stay their cheapest suites starts at $1,000 and the royal suites starts at $24,000 per night.

You can also visit and try the Dubai Creek Fary for only 1 Dirhams then go to Dubai Museum to visit and know the history of Dubai. You can also buy gold in Dubai Souk. The gold there is affordable comparing to what we have in malls so if you plan to buy your wedding ring or any other accessories, its a best time to buy it there. It’s like 30% to 60% cheaper comparing to our local prices. Take picture as well in the Dubai Frame since that is one of a kind architurural design. Other places to go if you have more time are Jumeirah Beach, Ride a camel and try the desert dinner tour package, Old Dubai and few more other know tourist spot.

Check out our next upcoming vlog and blog to our next destination New Delhi, India and see the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world via Emirates Airlines. See you all.

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Did you know that most of our tours are sponsored or from the earning we got from our affiliate marketing? sometimes we also acquire client from each foreign land making all our expenses paid off and even gained more. How? check it out below our cool guide for this trip:

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We got this package for only Php10,200 all in for 2 pax. Our hotel in Beijing was Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel was already FREE from our affiliate marketing campaign. Our roundtrip ticket from Manila to Beijing was only Php4,000 from a peso sale 2 months ago. We got our tour for only Php1,000 each going to The Great Wall of China via www.tripadvisor.com. Finally, we secure a new client and availed our Full Website Management plan for Php50,000 a month. Here’s the complete expenses breakdown:

Airfare via Cebu Pacific Round Trip: Php4,200 for 2 pax
4-Star Hotel Accomodation for 3 nights: Php15,500
Transportation (Via Metro Rail): Php1,000
Food: Php1,000 per day total Php3,000
Great Wall Tour: Php1,000 each total Php2,000

Expenses Total: Php25,700
Less:
Affiliate Marketing earning online Php15,500

Total Net Expenses: Php10,200
Plus we secure one full website management client here https://refer.ph/product/full-website-management-php50000-month/ that we met in our hotel for Php50,000 a month

Overall we gained and earned: Php39,800 plus Php50,000 monthly for this trip.

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Quick guide to Beijing China:

1. Did you know that we are required to have a Tourist Visa before entering to China? yes, unless you will just transit to another 3rd country then that is FREE provided that you will stay only the port of entry for not more than 24 hours. You can refer to this guide for the step by step requirements of getting a Chinese tourist visa here https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/travel/157693-chinese-tourist-visa-application-guide-filipinos. I personally used this guide and very detailed to follow.

2. The embassy requires a round trip airfare ticket, make sure you secure this before applying. Always subscribe to all airlines and watch out for the Peso sale. We’ve been doing this for 10 years now 🙂

3.You need to get a reservation hotel accommodation. I suggest not to pay first since you need to know if you successfully acquire a tourist visa in the Chinese Embassy. Book for hotels here and make sure you select hotels that doesn’t require any initial payment and you can pay cash once you are there and about to check-in. Our hotel in Beijing doesn’t require any advance payment so you can do that as well. You can book here in John Howard Paragon Hotel.

4. Download the necessary apps because remember that any Google product and Facebook are not allowed in China even if you use VPN. I recommend to download the metro train map station, offline Bing or maps.me so you can easily go around even without mobile data. Download as well the attractions that you will be going so you are prepared.

5. Chinese don’t speak good english, even if we are in the restaurant, they will still speak in Mandarin so make sure you know some basic Chinese words like ordering for food. Or simply just point the food you want to order from their menu and that’s it.

6. Get a local china simcard in the airport with mobile data so you get online, gps and other guides online. They prefer to use whatsup and viber there not FB messenger because that is blocked.

7. You can bring food like cup noodles, bread and snacks to save even more from the Philippines provided that you have enough baggage allowance.

8. Most of the tours requires physical fitness. Make sure you are ready to walk for 1 to 5 kms per day. Do a morning workout before going into the tour so it will not that difficult at the end.

9. Bring your powerbank, bottle water, phone, camera and password always. Some attractions requires your ID just like in Tien Amen Square. Also make sure you have a handy snack with you.

10. Maximize your time and bring alot of memories.  Don’t worry too much about your expenses because that will be back 🙂 . Just be smart on your expenses provided that you are enjoying.

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I’m very sure you open this blog because you’re a Marvel Super Hero fan just like me and you want to know the 7 Things you should know before watching Avengers: End Game, right? or you want to review the movie again after watching? perfect, let’s get started then.

First of all, we would like to thank Jamanz Comics and Toy Con Philippines for Sponsoring the block screening of the Avengers: End Games last night 7:00PM – April 26, 2019 in Cinema 10, SM North Edsa. It was a great event with full of entertainment, games and giveaways. If you’re looking for Marvel Avengers comics, collectibles and rare to find item, please visit www.jamanzcomics.com and for sure they can find what you are looking for. Don’t forget Shazam! we have a review about this super hero last month.

7 Things You Should Know Before Watching Avengers: End Game

  1. Make sure to watch the last movie Avengers: Infinity War because you will easily recall what happened and understand the story. But what really happened in the last movie? basically Thanos managed to collect all six infinity stones onto his Infinity Gauntlet that wiped out half of the population of the entire universe. It is also recommended to watch the other sequel of Avengers from Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and others.
  2. Who got killed or wipe out in the last movie? According to my research online they are the following: Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Stephan Strange, Groot, Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Drax The Destroyer, Mantis, Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, along with Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Loki, Gamora, Vision, Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man), and Janet Van Dyne (the former Wasp).
  3. Who’s alive then? Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Hulk, War Machine, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, and General Okoye of Wakanda, Ant-Man and Captain Marvel.
  4. Where is Ant-Man? Why he survived? if we will review the last sequel of Ant Man vs. the Wasp, you will understand that Ant Man ventured into the Quantum Realm at the time Thanos wiped out half of the entire universe. It is then recommended to watch that as well if you haven’t.
  5. Why Captain Marvel was not around in the Infinity War before? According to my research, Carol or Captain Marvel was in deep space when Thanos invaded the universe to claim all six Infinity Stones. It is also recommended to watch Captain Marvel first before watching Avengers: End Game. Check out the trailer below:
  6. What do you need to prepare before watching the movie? When we go there last night, the movie starts around 8pm and ended past 11pm so it was almost 3 hours. Make sure you go to the restroom and eat well to avoid missing the crucial part of the story.
  7. What else? never ever spoil the movie! There are millions of Avengers fans out there who would love to watch it without knowing what happened.  Please refrain posting spoilers in your social media or else Thanos will demand for your silence (just kidding) 😀 Now you are ready to watch for sure? Check out the Avengers Trailer below:
    If you are a solid die hard fan of Marvel Avengers then I recommend you to check all rare to find collectable items of  Marvel Avengers in www.jamanzcomics.com and look for Sir James. You can also request anything you want from comics, collectables and toys.

    Still can’t move forward? What are your thoughts? Please share to your friends first before going to the cinema later. Let’s discuss below 🙂

Palawan is the last ecological frontier in the Philippines. We’ve been traveling for the last 12 years and so far El Nido was listed in our top 3 destinations to visit. No wonder why it was listed as one of the World’s top beach destination reviewed online.

Check out this video i created for the recommended tourist spot to visit in El Nido, Palawan. Later on, i will post another blog for the complete itinerary and walkthrough experience.Experience all these as low as Php3,600 all-in per pax. Minimum of 2 required. For booking and reservations, please visit my website www.elnidotours.ph

It’s official summer season already here in the Philippines and the weather get’s crazy yesterday. In Dagupan City, the heat index went up to 52 degrees celsius which is in danger level already. It will be then difficult to walk around the City from 10am to 4pm so make sure to always stay in door as possible. If there is no reason to go outside then just stay at home or go the a private resort in Antipolo that is one of the best and affordable.

So, we decided to have the very first family reunion of the Mabana clan (the side of my wife, Jennifer) and the venue is located just near the popular land mark of Antipolo, the Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls. The resort name is Villa Susana’s Event Place and Resort. They offer half day or full day group private resort accommodation.

Check out this video for the complete experience:

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Shazam Philippines Now Showing

We had a great experienced tonight watching the special block screening of the DC Comics: Shazam in SM North Edsa Cinema 11 together with some of my staff in Marketlink Web Solutions. It would’t happen without the generosity of Sir James and family, the owner of Jamanz Comics. If you are looking for a great comics collection or finding a rare collectables and comics, simply visit their website www.jamanzcomics.com and they will find it for you at a very affordable price.

Shazam Special Block Screening Philippines SM North

The event was started 7:00 at the SM North Edsa – Cinema 11 together with my team from left to right: Jessie Gonzales (Web Developer), Ricky Tablit (Senior Graphic Artist), Maisa Francia (SEO Specialist), myself, my son Von Artemis and to my wife, Jennifer Dayagdag, the photographer :D.

Shazam Philippines

Anyway, moving back to the main topic:

What are the 12 Facts you need to know before watching Shazam?

Honestly, i don’t have any idea about the DC Comics, Shazam and i just learned all these in this event so let’s get started:

1. Shazam is actually an acronym – Yes, i learned this during the pre-show event game. SHAZAM is actually an acronym for six ancient heroes and each letter empowers with certain attributes, wow!

S – The wisdom of Solomon
– The strength of Hercules
A – The stamina of Atlas
Z – The powers of Zeus
A – The courage of Achilles
– The speed of Mercury

I am familiar with some of the heroes but not all. If we will check and review, Shazam was really powerful like a combination of Superman, Flash and Thor.

2. Many consider Shazam and Superman equal level. I think yes as well in some areas but not all if we will compare both. Shazam i think though is powerful because of his capability in our next facts 🙂

3. He can share his skill to another! that’s really insane, can other Super Hero do that? no no no… Watch it and its really crazy that he can multiply his skills to anyone with good heart 😀

4. I just search this one, Shazam and Wonder Woman destroyed a whole universe while fighting each other. That is something nice to know maybe in the future episode and I am excited to know more about this.

5. Another facts that i just learned upon writing and researching this is that Shazam was not created by DC. Oh no but yes, the original creator of this fun character is Fawcett and DC took him to the courts for copying their popular character ‘Superman’. At the end Fawcett finally decided to give up on Captain Marvel in 1972 after a long legal war.

6. Shazam was a 14-year old teenager. The youngest super hero i think?

7. Shazam can switch up from being teenager to a super hero by just saying a word “Shazam”. Isn’t amazing?

8. The major powers of Shazam are superhuman strength, stamina, speed and courage, Nigh-omnipotent mastery of magic and mysticism, invulnerability and omniscient Telepathy. Though i haven’t seen all these in the movie but something to watch further in the comics or future movie series or continuation.

9. According to another reference, Shazam can see the future. I can’t remember one moment in the movie that he uses this skill though.

10. Shazam has a love story, Danica Williams is dating him.

11. He punched a monster so hard that causes a black Hole. Wow.

12. Billy Banson, the teenager name of Shazam was abandoned by her mom when he was young.

There are many other facts about Shazam that can be found online. I recommend you to watch this because Shazam was a clever but powerful superhero. Checkout the official movie travel below:

If you are interested for the full story of Shazam and not only in cinema, you can avail the comics series in Jamanz Comics website. Everything you need for comics and collectables are available there.

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DC Shazam is now showing in all major cinema today April 4, 2019.

What can you say about this facts? share you thoughts and experiences as well. Thank you.

Gym workout requires dedication, consistency and patience. There are a lot of reasons why we go to gym, some wants to have a healthy leaving, some wants a good posture and body figure and some just want to release their stress from a busy lifestyle in the Metro. It all applies to me personally. Sometimes, it is difficult to workout if you are alone, wouldn’t you want someone by your side who’s encouraging you to push the limit of yourself? That is then one many reasons why couples who train together, stay together. Training together will have positive benefits in your relationship and I guarantee you that.

family workoutHere are the 6 Reasons Couples who Train Together Stay Together:

1. It will make you feel both 5 to 10 years younger

Working out in the gym will improve your strengths and maintain good body figure. As we get old, sometimes we are just focus on things that will help us sustain our daily needs by working hard in our business or corporate world. There are too much stress and workload in the busy metro like raising kids, paying debts, meeting our deadlines, satisfying our financial needs and so much more. We forgot ourself specially our health and body figure.

gym work out familyGoing to gym regularly will let you forget all the stress in life and it will make your body figure better. Do you want to have a good body figure to both of you? do you want to look 5 to 10 years younger? do you want to look that you both are just dating when you first met? Well, go to gym now and it’s not too late yet regardless of your age, aim to look 5 to 10 years younger and you will not regret this decision. You will feel the happiness in life which will be our second reason.

2. Train Together and feel 100% happiness in life

Most of our daily routine is wake up, prepare to work, eat and rest. This is normally the routine of majority until we retire. We are happy with this but its not 100% satisfaction. One thing that makes me and for sure everybody happy is to travel the world which i will discuss in a different blog, 10 Reasons couple who Travel the World Together stay together.  Going to gym on a regular routine as couple will make you happy as you see both progresses. If you see your partner’s body improving so he will look like Brad Pit or she looks like Katriona Gray then that will be 100% satisfaction guaranteed or just seeing yourself when you were young.

It’s not only reaching the body figure goal but the moment you are inside together, spending quality time is precious and memorable. It is then indeed will make you both happy and wealthy at the same time which will be the next reason.

3. Healthy couples is Wealthy couples

This is a very old saying that “Health is Wealth” and i agree on that. During our younger years, we mostly focus our time generating wealth but we sacrifices our health. I am always inspired by this design below about Energy, Time and Money:
Energy, Time and MoneyIt is very true that when we were young, we have a lot of time and energy but we don’t have money. It’s difficult to survive without money and to do that, you need to work hard to sustain your daily needs in life. When we are in our adult stage, we have enough money and energy but we don’t have time to do other things like going to Gym. We always say to ourself that “I am busy, I’ll check if i have time…”. The sad part is when we reach the Old age, we have time, money but we don’t have energy. L’et’s change this all and that is possible. How about, we have Energy, Time and Money? this is what i am actually doing now, don’t let work for money but let money work for you so you have more time and energy.  I will discuss that later on about the way how i balance and maximise the time, money and energy.

Going back to our main topic, healthy couples is wealthy couples. If you both are training inside the gym, you will release all stress and pressure in life. It is a good way to discover more great ideas to improve your business together with your love one. If we are healthy then we can spend more quality time with our family and friends while still making more money. You will be inspired and motivated seeing other couples working out together inside the gym which will be our next reason.

4. Train Together and be inspired/motivated

Most of us prefer to work out inside the house because well it’s cheaper and you don’t need to pay regular gym membership. But wait, we tried this and it didn’t work out, you know the reason? for sure you know the answer, working out inside the house is almost par the same as working out the gym however it’s still different. Here are some reasons:

  • You will get destructed when someone is inside the house, looking for you, background noise, kids, pets and others
  • You are not properly inspired and motivated because you are the only one or just the two of you, if you are inside the gym, everybody are focus on reaching their goal so as for you
  • You don’t have a complete equipment and assistance by coaches.
  • No pressure at all if you work at home because you can stop anytime you want, eat and rest.

Working together as couple or with your kids will boost up family time. It will also build connections to your network and business as you will meet other professionals while inside the gym together. For couples, you will try something new that brings you together which will be our next reason.

5. Experience something new that will bring you together

Working out inside the gym will help you improve more your experience together with your partner as you will experience different group routine like HIIT, Functional Lifting, Yoga, Zumba, Urban Fight Club, Fusion Max and others which majority are offered by Kinexio Max Fit . Photo credit to Kinexio.

This is a WIN-WIN for both of you as you focus on reaching your healthy life style while enjoying at the same time companionship. Going to the Gym is a good place to build more stronger relationship. If you are looking for a good and friendly staff/coaches, please visit Kinexio Max Fit. They are located here in Kingspoint Subd, for more info please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KinesioMaxFit/ or any other gym that is near to you and start to train together and you will stay together forever.

6. Both your Shared Goal will Bring You more Closer

The last and the best way to make your relationship healthy is to have a shared goal or activity. When you workout together as couple, you’re both sharing the goal of getting healthy lifestyle and prioritizing your fitness goal . The experience of being on the same page goal about something will brings you infinitely closer together. That sum up the 6 Reasons Couples Who Train Together Stay Together.

Before ending, i discussed a while back that it is possible to maximise your Time, Energy and Money. Instead of focusing most of your time generating money or wealth, focus most of it in time and energy. Spend quality time with your family and friends, travel all places you can go and let money work for you, don’t work for it. Question is how?

I’ve created my own business model and author of the book “From Branding to ROI” which we used as tagline in my company Marketlink Web Solutions.

With this business model, i can help anyone to start their online business empire and be a traveling CEO of your own. If you have an existing business and needs more sales then i can automate it for you. If you are a starter or don’t have any business yet, then it’s a good time to get started. Our packages starts as low as Php10,000++ or $200 month and you will have a full team working for your business in terms of Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, SEO, Content Writing, A/B Testing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Video and so much more. You don’t need to hire each one of this to operate your business. You don’t need a huge office space or you can even work at home. What you only need is a brilliant idea a minimal investment and we will help you make it happen from Branding to ROI.

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Spend more quality time with your family and friends. Go travel as many places as you want to. Work out in the gym to have a healthy life style and improve your body figure and let our team, Marketlink Web Solutions a Google Partner company do the work for you.

Interested to know more about this? please like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brandingtoroi and Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisdayagdag and get a FREE online business consultation with me.

It was an honour the impart my knowledge to the new generation of Information Technology. We most rely nowadays in Social Media, Search Engines, Websites, Mobile Apps and Technology. It all revolves with data that gives vital information and statistics about the user behaviours. This behaviours can be classified as engagements that data scientist and business owners need to conclude for any important decision making that will help them improve and meet their objective. Learning Data Science with Google Analytics is a great achievement to know and very in demand nowadays.

Checkout the complete blog below about my previous talk regarding Data Science using Google Analytics.

Have you ever wonder to visit Maldives which is located in the center of Indian Ocean? Did you know that we have multiple similar Maldives as well here in the Philippines? yes, that is true. One is in Bais, Negros Oriental and another one in Grace Island Resort located in San Jose, Mindoro. So if you have a tight budget going to Maldives, why not go to our own Maldives version right? Going to Maldives will cost you about Php40,000 or even more for one person while going to one of this  local destination can go as low as Php10,000. That’s a huge difference right?

So let’s get started then and will focus in the Maldives of Mindoro – Grace Island Resort. Originally, we don’t have any idea about this place until we saw a promo airfare sale offered by Philippines Airlines bound to San Jose, Mindoro from Clark. The one way ticket was only Php250 just last 2 weeks ago. So after computing for the three of us, it was only around Php3,500 round trip! that was a great deal already versus going there through RORO bus which is also give you similiar expenses plus the travel time of around 24 hours or less while traveling by plane will only take you there for 45 minutes.  Make sure to check for promo from PAL and Cebu Pacific as both offer direct flight to San Jose Mindoro.

How to Book an accommodation in Grace Island Resort?

Grace Island Resort offers different packages depending on your goal and number of person. They have honeymoon package for couple, threesome for a small family or friends or even for a huge group. They have a day tour and overnight packages as well. Check their website at www.grace-island-resort.com to know more about the price rates, photos and other info. Personally, we availed their threesome package since we have our Son with us, Von Artemis! The overnight all in rate cost Php8,000. That includes the airport pickup, boat roundtrip travel, overnight floating cottage accommodation with 2 beds, set of meals for lunch, dinner and breakfast. It also includes free kayak boat, bike, ball activities and others. They also have a mini-zoo within the island and obstacle course for team building activities. Aside from that, they have a play ground for kids so its a child friendly resort.

Make sure to bring your under water camera, aerial drone if available, snorkling and goggles, sunblock and camera.

Overall, our expenses are as follow for three persons:

Airfare from Clark to San Jose – Php3,500 (3 pax for roundtrip)
Grace Island Overnight Accomodation – Php8,000
Jetski water activity – Php500
Optional tip – Php500

Overall: Php12,500 for a perfect holiday 🙂

Do you wanna visit this place or if you have question, please drop your message below.

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Kultura Splash Wave Pool Resort Review – The only wave pool resort in Northern Luzon, is it really worth it? Well, let see and let us know what can you say in this video:

Overall based on my findings, the cost amounting Php280 for adult during weekends is very reasonable. Its not that cheap nor affordable, its just average. I recommend you to try this one specially if you are in Northern Luzon. The splash wave was really cool and most specially the water slides that are similar to Splash island in Laguna and Aqua Planet in Clark. So instead of going to the said places, why not just head here and enjoy?