Planning your Isla Verde trip requires a lot of patience. Why? First, it is not easy to get there. Second, while yes, Engracio’s Beach Resort provides you with the most convenient off-the-grid accommodation possible, Isla Verde is, still, well, off-the-grid. Here are the things you need to plan for for your Isla Verde Trip.
Boat Trips to Isla Verde from Batangas City and Vice Versa
Make sure you plan your itinerary (including land transportation, market shopping, etc.) around the boat trip schedule. As mentioned in the blog post, there is only one boat trip schedule going to Isla Verde. If it’s in conflict with any of the items in your itinerary; then, you have to consider making adjustments or resort to hiring a private boat. You can always contact our guest services team to arrange one for you.
Gear up to enjoy Isla Verde’s outdoor activities. Make sure you bring the following items:
1. snorkels (we don’t maintain these due to hygienic reason). We have snorkeling masks for rent, limited stocks.
2. water shoes
3. toiletries, towels
6. underwater camera
7. anti-mosquito lotion
8. hiking shoes
9. dry bags
- Make sure you have extra cash to cover accommodation expenses and food just in case your trip gets cancelled for unexpected reasons, such as bad weather. You might also need extra cash to hire a private boat if you won’t be able to wait for the next trip in case there’s an urgent matter you have to deal with and you need to leave soon. There are no ATMs in Isla Verde and you can’t use credit cards or e-money.
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- Bring first-aid kits. There are no drug stores and hospitals in Isla Verde. Nonetheless, always observe safety precautions, especially when engaging in outdoor activities.