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Budget & Itinerary for Panay Trip: Aklan, Antique, Capiz

By Wanderingjoshua
I finally had the chance to visit Panay during a solo trip back in December 2014. I was able to tick off a few Philippine provinces which included: Aklan, Antique, and Capiz.
Budget & Itinerary for Panay Trip: Aklan, Antique, Capiz
Expenses & Itinerary
*Everything is in Philippine Pesos
Budget & Itinerary for Panay Trip: Aklan, Antique, Capiz
500 - Bus and boat transfers and environmental fee from Kalibo airport directly to Boracay island
1998 - Food and drinks
70 - Fee for Mt. Luho viewpoint
225 - Postcards (I like writing and sending them)
120 - Transportation around the island
125 - Terminal fee and boat ticket from Boracay to Caticlan
3038 - Total
500 - 1 night in Judith's Pension
320 - Food and drinks
38 - Transportation around the city
88 - Kalibo to Sigma, Capiz
28 - Sigma to Roxas City  
974 - Total
Antique (Culasi)
400 - 1 night Anna Sophie Hostel
296 - Food and drinks
82 - Bus to Culasi from Caticlan
54 - Transportation around town
200 - Fee for kawa hot bath
140 - Transportation from junction to Tibiao Fish Spa and back
110 - Bus from Culasi to Kalibo                                                 
1282 - Total 
Capiz (Roxas City)
920 - Food and drinks
255 - Transportation around the city and nearby attractions
100 - Airport terminal fee  
1275 - Total
I spent 4 nights in Boracay, 1 night in Kalibo, 1 night in Culasi, Antique, and 2 nights in Roxas City, Capiz. I managed to spend around P800 per day during this trip. You could do better by cutting down on transport and food costs. I indulged myself in a snack or two, or a high-priced meal during my trip. I also paid a lot for transport. I was fortunate enough to get sponsored accommodations during my trip which helped me reduce my expenses exponentially. I was traveling by myself, which added to my overall costs.
If you follow the same route, you will probably spend the most in Boracay. But you can find accommodations for less than P600 per night if you are not choosy. Frendz Resort and MNL Boutique Hostel offer dorm accommodations for those who want a comfy bed to sleep in and get to mingle with travelers from different parts of the world. There is also Mang Inasal and Andok's in Boracay for those who want to eat budget meals.
*This trip took place on December 1-9, 2014.

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