It’s been a year already since I’ve been to El Nido. I was so fortunate that I was able to visit the said place not because I really wanted to be there for recreation purposes but I was there for work. Though it was not my full intention to be there, I am glad that I was able to explore the place unexpectedly, seriously, haha and since today is a flashback friday I'm so alive to share to you guys how wonderful the islands of El Nido.
It was late January 2016, my first deployment for our El Nido Palawan Project. I was still in the airplane that time, but looking down I said “Wow!” as in big wow. I thought I will never waste my stay in the place without exploring it.
They said everyone who’s in the place should never failed to see the islands and beaches of El Nido, because if you do you will miss half of your life. There are four (4) tours being offered in El Nido. These tours are all scheduled from 9am to 4pm every day. The inclusions of each tour are lunch, snorkeling, life vest and a tour guide that made the tour pleasurable.
Tour A composed of Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon and 7 Commandos Beach, that is Php 1,200 per person.
Tour B includes Entalula Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave and Cathedral Cave, that is Php 1,300 person.
Tour C includes Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, Secret Beach, Matinloc Shrine and Star Beach, that is Php 1,400 per person.
For this diary, this is all about my experienced in trying Tour A. It’s a whole day experience with the four (4) islands I’ve seen fantastically as inclusion with the tour. Our first stop was in First Commando Island. The name was given after those seven soldiers who were used to stay in the Island.
Shimizu Island was our next after Seven Commando. Snorkeling is the best thing to do in this island. We also had our lunch break there. The tour guide and his crews prepared a nice presentation of the foods they’ve cooked.
It’s not just the presentation that catches my eyes but the foods were actually tastes good.
Our next stopped were the lagoons. First lagoon we explored was the Secret Lagoon. Why it is called secret? It’s because the lagoon must be entered through a small opening, a kind of opening that only person could enter. You couldn't believe that there's a hidden beauty behind that opening.
Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon were our next and last islands to see. What’s the difference between the two? Simply the other one is big and the other one is small, yeah seriously I’m not joking. But for me, I find the small lagoon as much enchanting compared to the big lagoon. Big boats couldn't get inside small lagoon. We have to enter it by swimming or renting a small boat good for 2 persons only for three hundred pesos (Php 300.00)
I am always glad to be back in El Nido and for that time, I will surely hop the other islands I never got to experience. Cheers to my beloved country, it has a lot to offer! Viola Pilipinas! 😉