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Have to admit that the Donsol experience I had a few years back is one of the most memorable adventures. It was holy week when we went there and unplanned since we didn't really intend to go due to lack of information but we pushed through on my proddings since we're already in Legazpi.
Interacting with those gentle butandings is really an unforgettable experience.
I'm a fan of alternative movies that you can't catch on local cinemas except during film festivals.
do catch the film at the CCP:
July 18: 9:00pm July 19: 6:15pm (Gala Premiere at the CCP Main Theater) July 20: 9:00pm July 21: 12:45pm July 22: 3:30pm
Contact Maxie Evangelista at 0917-2431077 for discounted tickets and group reservations.
Looking for cheap Donsol Whalesharks adventure? Just drop a comment
How to go to Donsol:
Philippine airlines has daily flights to Legazpi City. From Legazpi city, board a jeepney going to Daraga bus terminal (near a gasoline station) from Daraga, the bus takes about 2 hours. Drop off at the Donsol Municipal Hall. Register there for a small price and view the Butanding video. Take a tricycle going to Donsol bay or your resort. Negotiate with boatmen (a spotter and a BIO (butanding interaction officer for the cost)
I would like to find out if the month of June and July is still a good time to watch butanding. I am planning to watch this, i know this is maybe not the best month to watch this. So i just want to get a feed back, it will be very appreciated if someone can come out wiht an answer...
dindo, don't think so. it's typhoon season. the whale sharks said to be there probably some are mating but the waves will just hamper your search. go at your own risk or trust PAGASA's weather forecast
Hello I am Joel Briones. As the new Vice-President of Donsol Butanding Interaction Officers, I would like to invite everybody to come and visit Donsol to swim with our Whalesharks. Guests can contact me for inquiries and infos about Donsol Tourism 63+929-817-5654 Also by email you can contact my partner firstname.lastname@example.org Sure you will enjoy Donsol !!!