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Offline 4321go

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Hello Everyone,

I'm going to the Philippines in February for 6 weeks to spend time with my Fiance.  Last time I was there I was in Manila that whole time, and the time before that in Boracay for 3 weeks (all in 2018).  I need to keep on working for my internet business while in Philippines but would like to be on the beach without breaking the bank.  Budget would be $60/night and I'm interested in staying 2 weeks at a time anywhere in Philippines.  Not interested in wild nightlife.  Prefer a nice quiet beach.  Would love to meet other expats and play beach volleyball too.  Must have decent internet, like 10 MBPS is fine.   If you could recommend good general locations that would be great, but specific hotels would probably be better since internet can vary a lot depending on the hotel even in the same area.

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 04:58:15 PM »
10 - 15 mbps is possible in most areas now with Globe. PLDT is unreliable. I give Camiguin (mindanao) as one suggestion.

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 05:39:08 PM »
I guess it depends where you are. Here in Bacolod, I have PLDT 25mbps running at 30 mbps Fiber GPON service. So far except foe 3 outages over a 1.5 year period, it's been solid as a rock. BTW, that price includes landline.
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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 01:03:13 PM »
Alona Beach at Panglao Island is a little busy. Dumuluan Beach is a little quieter. Anda Beach, Bohol is on the east side. A little far, but nice beaches.
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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 10:08:25 PM »
Do they have decent internet connections that far out at Anda Beach?

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 05:32:25 PM »
10 - 15 mbps is possible in most areas now with Globe. PLDT is unreliable. I give Camiguin (mindanao) as one suggestion.

Oh you live in Camiguin? Beautiful place. I was going to recommend it. Quiet, nice beaches, I got decent Internet too. Oh man those cold springs are just perfect... :)

Have you lived there long? I met a few expat retirees there in 2018.

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 02:29:34 PM »
Do they have decent internet connections that far out at Anda Beach?
I was just usig the Globe service on my cell phone and did some remote work on my phone's hotspot. No issues.
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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 11:09:21 PM »
Oh you live in Camiguin? Beautiful place. I was going to recommend it. Quiet, nice beaches, I got decent Internet too. Oh man those cold springs are just perfect... :)

Have you lived there long? I met a few expat retirees there in 2018.

Codefreeze...do you live there and if so do you rent or own?
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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 01:37:47 AM »
Codefreeze...do you live there and if so do you rent or own?

Sadly no. I would probably rent though to be honest if I did. I met a very nice Italian couple who owned a resort though, and there were a few other expats I met who owned. They all seemed pretty happy with the move there. One of the nicer places I've been I'd say.

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2020, 08:15:57 AM »
Thank you sir, Done a little research of that island. Seems calm and collective but maybe a little high on the end of Pesos for the small availability of rentals. It seems as where we would like to be but.....another vacation is due in hand.

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Re: Need decent internet, nice beach and medium expense with my fiancÚ
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 07:47:24 PM »
I'm visiting Camiguin and almost got denied entry due to the incompetence of the staff at the port.
https://www.rappler.com/nation/251211-camiguin-restricts-entry-travelers-china-hong-kong-macau-novel-coronavirus

They are enforcing this rule but don't know how to count days and want to ban people who haven't even been to these countries within the past three months.
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