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a VirtualTourist member from Sydney asked on Nov 14, 2016

Philippines

from Manila to Donsol

hi [VT member 93f85],

we are planning to hire a car and take a journey from Manila down to Donsol. Since we dont want to make it at one go, i am thinking of stopping by at various points of interests and staying 2 nights (in total) near them along the way. I plan to have one night at Taal volcano with the obvious trip to the crater and the other night somewhere half-way before reaching Donsol. I dont wish to stretch it, so that it means maximum around a 6-hour ride at a time.

Where would you make the other overnight stopover (with solid lodging options)? Im open to make overall 3 stopovers if it will make a sense.

As for the points of interests on the way, I was considering checking the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church and passing through the hairpin road of Quezon National Forest. Anything else...maybe more intriguing?

thank you [VT member 93f85] lot for any input,

jirikoo



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answered on 11/15/16 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

I just like to advise you to take the boat across the lake as early as possible as it really gets crowded with many Korean and Japanese tourists, most of them riding on the horses and stirring up the dust. We got to the island by 8 am but on the way down it was so busy. No doubt a beautiful place, but very touristic. Be aware that you can shoot a golf ball for 100 pesos into the crater at the top. Bring your own drinks as they cost a fortune over there.





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