Thursday, February 16, 2012

El Nido Island Hopping: Discovering Hidden Beach

I've been to El Nido, Palawan gaya nga ng sabi ko sa una kong kwento.. Mangyari lang na basahin ito para hindi naman masayang ang effort ko ha. hihihi!

Dati, I thought of El nido as a luxurious destination. I think everyone would agree na yun ang perception ng tao sa kanya. Yung tipong kailangan pang magbenta ng kabuhayan para lang mapuntahan. (Or pwede rin namang laman kung ayaw mo ng kabuhayan. Malaki ka na, alam mo na yan. haha! biro lang.) Grabe! hindi ko talaga nakita ang sarili kong makakatungtong sa ganitong ka-pomosong lugar. I never imagined na kaya pala siyang marating kahit garampot na budget lang. I guess it's merely because there are no cheap flights being offered by the only airline that has direct flights to El nido. I browsed SEAIR's site to check the regular rate at ako'y nagimbal. Hahah! P15,000.00?!?! No way!

I would like to thank all the bloggers who posted their El Nido experience. You all made my dream come true. Woot woot!


I already mentioned I chose Tour A and C for the island hopping packages because it's the more popular ones. I don't want to miss a thing here so let's go check out the latter.

breakfast at the beach? anyone?

I saw pearl vendors roaming around while I was eating and tried a few pieces. Hmmm.... I wonder where "The Proposal" will take place? hihihih! Could you please tell him I want it here.. choosy ako e. hahah! Baka hindi pa siya nagsasalita "Oo" agad. hahah! (hopya! wag mag isip, nakiki-Valentine post lang hmp!) Hindi masamang mag ilusyon. hahaha!


"Yes!" (ewness sa maugat na kamay.. pang construction hahah!)


Day 3 outfit - (spell R-E-U-S-E. Hulaan kung san ko ito huling sinuot..)



fail SMART advertisement! hahah! Nice try Pinky! (my phone)


We started the tour. I was with a couple and 1 male solo joiner as well. I was so shy to take a picture of them. hihih! They're all foreigners by the way. The 2 came all the way from Columbia. Yung isa, ewan ko kung san lupalop galing. Actually they were surprised this it was actually my first time there. Ang lapit ko daw bakit ngayon lang. hehehe! Hello! hindi lahat ng tao kasing yaman nila. Merong din mga slight na yaman lang. Charot!



Hidden Beach

Our guide told us to bring our goggles and life vest because it's been said that the under water that surrounds the beach offers quite a view. Masunurin kami.

Entrance to hidden beach
We need to pass a small cave that has knee-deep water. Basically, the water came from the waves the sea created. Hindi naman siya stagnant like the one in Secret Lagoon kaya keri lang magtampisaw. Hindi ka matatakot na lintain. haha! I was so excited to see what's on the other end. *Giggling*

it really is hidden..
I felt my jaw dropped the moment I saw it. Para akong batang nakakita ng magic na walang tigil ng kasasabi ng "wooow! woooow! woooow!" hahah! I want to stay there forever.


The sand is white and fine. Cliff walls adds to the picturesque view. Water is super clear. It's so clear that you don't even need to wear snorkeling mask. Naked eye is enough. There's no kubo or any place to hide from the sun aside from the shadows of the bouldering karst limestone. O kaya balik ka sa cave pag masakit na sa balat. hehehe!



and I don't know them.. Kung maka pose ah!

Woot! Whew! That's the couple I was talking about





Let's check out what's underneath...

Hey Mimo! You miss me baby?

I found out when you touch their sanctuary, it's really soft ... and it folds. Amazing!

WARNING! Nanunuka siya promise!





Parang panucha lang..

snake-like creature.. scary!
 
Pano kaya kung ganyan ang lips ng tao? lol!

No other star fish

Pwede ng pang Foot spa

Loner

I was shocked when this red creature hide after I touched it.. it's alive!


Palaboy


fail macro shot of a sea slug
 
Ang pagpupulong


at ang Dyosa... hahah! Charot! Naka cross legs talaga

Akala ko babalik lang sa pinanggalingan cave, aba kailangan palang lumangoy palabas ng hidden beach. It was fun though. Sumakay lang ako sa likod ng guide. hahaha! Magkakawag siya diyan. lol! Ok naman ako, siya ewan ko. hahaha!

Since I have tons of pictures to share, I might as well create another entry for that. Kaya nga ba may series na tinatawag. hihihi! More of the hidden treasures of El nido sa aking pagbababalik! Watch out for that.

Expenses:
Breakfast at  Sea Slugs - 310.00
Island Hopping Tour C - 900.00
Environmental fee - 200.00 (mandatory for all visitors upon your 1st island hopping tour)


If you want to know how did I get there, kindly read the first part of this series.
                      El Nido: I've fallen for you

Succeeding entries..
Secret Beach Revealed
Talisay Beach, Matinloc Shrine and Helicopter Island
Calitang, I love you.. BEACH!

Til next time!
 

12 comments:

pack up and drift said...

kahet picture napapa wow! ako.. hang ganda!

Gabz said...

Ay bitin! Haha! Wow, low tide ba sa Hidden beach ang babaw ng tubig, samantalang nakapasok yung boat sa loob ng pumunta kami. Isa to sa favorite kong pinuntahan namin eh.

As usual, maganda na nman ang mga underwater shots. :)

Untied Escape said...

Solo trip ulit?! Galing galing, super love ko na yang camera mo ha! next time ako naman sama mo.. haha!

Mitch said...

Haha, natawa na naman ko. Sirit na! Saan mo nga ba yun sinuot, ok lang kung repeated na ang outfi noh. hehe..yung loner at palaboy na isda, sana sinamahan mo. Katuwa mga binansag mo sa mga fish, wala silang laban. Anu cam mo girl? solo again?

Batang Lakwatsero said...

grabe. andami ko nnmn tawa sa post mo. haha... lalo na sa mga reaction mo sa mga sea creature naencounter mo. wahaha.

pareho tayo, iniisip ko rin na pang-mayaman lang ang El Nido before, pero ngayon balak ko na sya puntahan.

marxtermind said...

Super inggit na talaga ako! Gusto ko na mag El Nido!

anney said...

Ang ganda namn ng mga underwater creatures! Pinakamaganda yung huli! Istariray kumo cross legs pa! hihihi! Nung nakita ko ang pearl ring akala ko may nag propose na sayo e!

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@packupAndDrift - thanks! hindi kaya ng lens ng camera actually. walang wala yan kumpara sa makikita mo sa personal. gugustuhin mo ng tumira dun

@gabz- nyahah! sorry naman. dinadamihan ko at matagal tagal pa ang sunod kong gala. hihihi!Sa mga tour packages, pinaka nagustuhan ko yung Secret beach

@glad - sure. pag balik ko ng el nido magsasama na ko.

@mitch - hehehe! sa Guimaras. Pero naisuot ko na rin siya sa Bohol before

@ivan - that's good to know. habang bata at habang hindi pa siya nararating ng maraming tao. Salamat sa pagbisita

@marx - yey! actually gagawin ko na tong yearly habit pati si coron. makahanap nga ng bahay dun.. hahah!

@anney - hahaha! natawa ako sa comment mo. yan din ang sabi ng nanay ko sakin nung bata. Istariray,..
Naku wish ko lang may magpropose nga sakin dun. Aabot talaga ng maynila ang buhok ko sa haba

soloflightEd said...

naks, ganda ng El Nido pics mo ah.
gustung-gusto ko yung last pose. hahaha. naka cross legs ba naman talaga. ang saya ah. very beautiful ng lugar.

Arvy Creencia said...

isang malaking WOOOOOOWWWWWW!

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

ang hilig mo manghawak ng kung ano ano ah haha, ingat sa tuka!

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