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Travel

How do I get to Tablas Island. Romblon Philippines?


FROM CANADA Choosing the right airline for you is important, along with what works within your budget. Philippine Airlines (PAL) flies direct from Toronto International Airport and Vancouver International airport to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). There are several carriers that offer layovers at a discounted rate, so If you dont mind changing flights, this option may be perfect for you. FROM MANILA Tablas Island is located in the Province of Romblon. You will be required to book a second ticket from Cebu Pacific Airlines Manila to Tugdan Airport (Tablas). When booking flights we always encourage particpants who have confirmed thier program attendance with us to book this flight first. Its is a small aircraft and sells out very quickly, especially starting in January as high season is coming. Take careful note of international flight baggage weight restrictions and on your connecting flight to Tablas Island with Cebu Pacific. The weight restriction varies depending on your booking purchase. It is an Extra cost for baggage per kilo, if it is not purchased ahead of time; you can select a 20kg allotment when purchasing your ticket, thereafter there is an extra cost per kilo. If you have already purchased your Cebu Pacific ticket and did not opt to have baggage , you can still add this purchase your ticket up to 4 days before your trip. You will be met at the Cenu Pacific Airline Terminal 4 by a representative. Then Picked up by Van at the Tablas Island Airport (Tugdan) by a Retreat Representative.




What Happens if there is a delay of my flight, or a cancelled flight?


Chances are, as a veteran or first responder, you know things don’t always go to plan - no worries, we’ve got you covered! February is entering travel high season, typically past typhoons with heavy rains and high winds that may cause delays on flights to the Provinces. That being said,…... it can happen. So, in the unlikely event your flight is cancelled, we have a couple of options to get you to the island.





 

Money

Will I need to bring money with me?


Retreat costs (food, excursions, transfers, soft drinks, coffee, water) are included. We suggest spending money for personal items. Currency exchange with reasonable rates is available at the airport, right outside the exit. NO currency exchange on Tablas island in Canadian dollars. ONLY US dollars at the Western Union (1 hour away). ATM’s are not always filled, and at times offline so plan ahead and bring Philippine Piso ahead of time. This not always the case, but it has been known to happen with our international guests. *You can purchase it from your bank, which typically take 10 days. So purchase it early enough to get a good exchange rate.





 

Travel

How do I get to Tablas Island. Romblon Philippines?


FROM CANADA Choosing the right airline for you is important, along with what works within your budget. Philippine Airlines (PAL) flies direct from Toronto International Airport and Vancouver International airport to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). There are several carriers that offer layovers at a discounted rate, so If you dont mind changing flights, this option may be perfect for you. FROM MANILA Tablas Island is located in the Province of Romblon. You will be required to book a second ticket from Cebu Pacific Airlines Manila to Tugdan Airport (Tablas). When booking flights we always encourage particpants who have confirmed thier program attendance with us to book this flight first. Its is a small aircraft and sells out very quickly, especially starting in January as high season is coming. Take careful note of international flight baggage weight restrictions and on your connecting flight to Tablas Island with Cebu Pacific. The weight restriction varies depending on your booking purchase. It is an Extra cost for baggage per kilo, if it is not purchased ahead of time; you can select a 20kg allotment when purchasing your ticket, thereafter there is an extra cost per kilo. If you have already purchased your Cebu Pacific ticket and did not opt to have baggage , you can still add this purchase your ticket up to 4 days before your trip. You will be met at the Cenu Pacific Airline Terminal 4 by a representative. Then Picked up by Van at the Tablas Island Airport (Tugdan) by a Retreat Representative.




What Happens if there is a delay of my flight, or a cancelled flight?


Chances are, as a veteran or first responder, you know things don’t always go to plan - no worries, we’ve got you covered! February is entering travel high season, typically past typhoons with heavy rains and high winds that may cause delays on flights to the Provinces. That being said,…... it can happen. So, in the unlikely event your flight is cancelled, we have a couple of options to get you to the island.





Money

Will I need to bring money with me?


Retreat costs (food, excursions, transfers, soft drinks, coffee, water) are included. We suggest spending money for personal items. Currency exchange with reasonable rates is available at the airport, right outside the exit. NO currency exchange on Tablas island in Canadian dollars. ONLY US dollars at the Western Union (1 hour away). ATM’s are not always filled, and at times offline so plan ahead and bring Philippine Piso ahead of time. This not always the case, but it has been known to happen with our international guests. *You can purchase it from your bank, which typically take 10 days. So purchase it early enough to get a good exchange rate.





 
 

Visa

Do I Need a special Travel Visa?


You will be issued a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival. When filling out your arrival paperwork, please indicate your stay at: Cummings Highlands Eco Resort Tablas Island Romblon Philippines 5505





 

Animals

Can I bring My service Animal?


No. As Canadians we recognize that service dogs are an integral part of recovery, however the Philippines does not recognize this designation. Further, due to the extended length of travel, and quarantine requirements this would prove to be very stressful for the animal.




What animals are on the property?


We have our own “pet therapy” animals that are on hand to offer emotional support for particpants. Since we are an eco-resort and working farm we have cats, dogs, goats, ducks, horses, caribou, and chickens.