We left for a supposedly one night stay in Corregidor last August 26 and it turned out to be a 3 night stay due to bad weather caused by typhoon Mina. It wasn't even raining the day we left for the island. While we were waiting at the ferry terminal, I noticed few people asking for a refund (I never thought about it much). I have no idea that typhoon Mina will affect our trip since it wasn't that bad yet. We took the usual guided tour around the island before we get to check in our hotel room (It’s our third time in Corregidor). It rained hard that night and all we did was take pictures and eat. There is no TV inside the room so we had to go to the lobby where there’s a TV set that you have to share with other hotel guest. Next day, we packed and went to La Playa and had breakfast when I heard the staff talking about canceled ferry trip to Manila. The staff was apologetic and nice. There's one guest who decided he and his son would take an outrigger boat to Bataan and catch a bus to Manila from there. He asked us if we want to join them and split the rent for the boat. We said no since Sun Cruises offered us free accommodation for extra night and 20% off discount at La Playa restaurant. We had nothing much to do in Manila so we thought it would be nice to spend another night in Corregidor and enjoy the island some more.
We spent the day taking more pictures and walking around the island. There were only 9 guests at the hotel that time including us and most of them just stayed in their rooms. South Dock has interesting beach...it is where we get to pick up bloodstones. We wanted to go to Malinta tunnel but it is locked that time. Rain poured so hard while we are walking so we proceeded to Corregidor inn and spent the rest of the day hanging out at the lobby and hoping we get to leave next day. The next day was even worse--the waves are rougher and rain poured like crazy. It is even impossible to take an outrigger boat to Bataan and catch a bus. We are getting tired of the food at La Playa (How I wish they have McDonald’s at least!) so we went to Mc Arthur’s cafe and tried their food. Surprisingly, their fried chicken is great and the pancit is bearable.
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