Mt. Daguldol Plus Laiya Beach Day Trip Expenses
For my Mt. Daguldol plus Laiya Beach detailed day guide, read this post.
EXPENSES in Philippine pesos (as of June 2016)
Alabang to Lipa Grand Terminal bus fare 127.
Lipa to San Juan bus fare 65.
San Juan to Brgy. Hugom tryke fare 300.
Brgy. Hugom to Mt. Daguldol tryke fare 150.
Eco fee 20.
Tourist fee 35.
Guide (day hike rate for a group of 4) 400.
Halo-halo at Kuya Onad’s 30.
Fresh buko juice (coconut water) at Kuya Onad’s 20.
Swimming at Laiya Beach 100.
Daguldol-Laiya area to Brgy. Hugom tryke fare 150.
Brgy. Hugom to San Juan tryke fare 350.
San Juan to Lipa van fare 70.
Lipa to Alabang bus fare 95.
TOTAL Around Php 1170.
The tryke fares are per tryke and not per person.
You can opt to just hike the distance from Brgy. Hugom to the foot of Mt. Daguldol. It’ll take you around 10 minutes. We opted not to because we were pressed for time.
Guides are required. I hear the overnight guide fee is Php 800. for a group of 4.
It’s always a good idea to give your guide a tip.
Our guide that day was Kuya Hansel. My readers keep asking for the numbers of the guides of my previous hikes, so I remembered to ask for my guide’s number this time: 0975 338 66 76.
We swam at the resort nearest the foot of Mt. Daguldol. It’s a very simple, no-frills resort and is owned by Kuya Hansel’s relative, so if you want to swim there too you can just ask him about it.
I don’t know if the Brgy. Hugom to San Juan tryke fare we paid was the norm. We were rushing to catch the last van trip back to Lipa so we readily agreed to the price given by the driver. The distance from Brgy. Hugom to San Juan is really super far though, so the cost seems to be justified.
The exact Lipa to Alabang bus fare is Php 94.06. Seriously. 😀 What’s up with the six centavos?
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