If you choose a day tour that is jam-packed with adventures, island hopping in Five Fingers in Mariveles, Bataan is surely one the best options for you. There are five coves to be explored which explains the meaning behind the island’s name. We gathered all the things and tips you should need to know as your ultimate local travel guide in the Philippines.
Spend the whole afternoon hopping from one cove to the other.
Apart from historical sites, beautiful beaches and gorgeous landscapes can also be found in this province, that’s why Bataan is also dubbed as the ‘Batanes of the West‘.
How To Get Here:
From Manila, you can ride Bataan Transit or Genesis bus bound to Mariveles from bus terminals of Cubao, Avenida and Pasay. Fare is from Php 280 – Php 290. Drop-off point is at Mariveles Town Proper. You can choose the last bus stop in the bus terminal or in Jollibee.
From Mariveles to Porto Baton, there are two options to get there: ride a jeepney bound to Brgy. Balon (Php 8.00) or ride a tricycle (Php 75.00 – Php100) good for 4 pax. Just tell the driver to drop you off in Porto Baton.
The best landmark to Five Fingers is the basketball court. It’s just a few minutes of walking to reach the beach. There are ready-to-rent boats in case you did not booked in advance. Sari-sari stores are also available there should you need to buy things for your cooking needs.
Suggested Itinerary for Day Tour to Five Fingers
2:30am- ETD Cubao
5:30am- ETA Brgy. Sisiman for side trip
7am- Breakfast at Pupung
8:30am- arrived at port
9am- ETD port
9:20am- ETA 20ft cliff diving spot
10:30am- ETA Apatot Beach
11:15am- ETA Tinanlakan Cliff diving spot (40ft)
12noon- ETA Nagbintana Arc
1:30pm- ETA Laki Beach
5:30pm-ETD Laki Beach
6:10pm- ETA port, sunset
10:30pm- ETA Cubao, end of trip
999- Five Fingers package tour
250- additional for Laki beach