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TravelPod Member ReviewsAguluz Homestay Donsol
We stayed at Aguluz for a night on the 25th of Feb. Our host, Marilyn was the best host we could have asked for. She personally took care of all our bookings and made our stay at her home quite memorable. Marilyn went out of her way to feed me vegetarian food as I was the only vegetarian of all the people staying over that night. All the staff that work for her are very warm and welcoming and I absolutely fell in love with her cute grandson. We would love to go back and stay at Aguluz whenever we visit Donsol again.
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... a few other passengers in town we were dropped at the central bus station, where we'd intended to catch a minivan to Legazpi to connect with the Manila bus. Instead, we found that a Philtranco bus to Manila was available from Donsol itself, and one was about to leave (the UV buses leave when full, which would have given us an indeterminate wait until departure). So we boarded the bus, which made the short trip to Pilar docks, and immediately spotted Tee heading ...
So after 26 hrs on two different buses and 2 very long days of travel I arrived in Donsol. Home of the Butading (Whale Shark); at least supposedly between the months of January and May. To my dismay I arrived at the Whale Shark Research centre to learn that there had only been two sightings in the last week. Had I travelled all of this way for nothing? At the resort I heard story after story from travellers, ...
... a bit more challenging!
In fairly short order, we were all sitting on the edge of the boat, and our guide yelled, "now", and jumped in the water, while the boat was still moving ahead at around 10 mph — which was a bit surprising. We all jumped in, one after another (so we didn't land on each other) and swam over toward our guide. The water is cloudy, due to the huge plankton bloom (which is a smorgasbord to the whale sharks), so you can only ...
... uninjured. I did think our guide was going to try and reattach the wheel but he just moved the broken machine to one side and Lucy hopped on for a backsie on mine and we made our way down the final kilometer of dirt road. A cold wet towel was waiting for us at the base camp which was a real treat, cooling our faces and wiping off the thick layer of dirt that covered them. We were given a lift back to the hostel and were sat down to a second breakfast by 9.30 ready to carry on our ...
... drive to the visitors centre to register for a whaleshark trip tomorrow. However, once I got there they said I could go straight out in half an hours time! Awesome! But I wasn't at all prepared. So, headed back to town to pick up my stuff, then straight back to the centre in record time.
After watching the compulsory video about how to snorkel (I think I can just about manage) and waiting for another half an hour, they ...