Sunday, February 19, 2012

El nido: Secret Beach Revealed (char!)

It's been said that El nido is one of the most romantic places in the Philippines.. that you shouldn't go there alone.. that you should be with your special someone when you decided to go that far dahil maiinggit ka lang. Siguro dati I would say "Bring it on!", pero nung nakarating na nga ako finally, parang may nagtulak sakin sabihing "O tukso layuan mo ako!" hahaha! 

Well, what to do? Kahit pa puro magkaka-pares ang nakasabay ko sa van, sa boat, sa mga lodging house, alangan naman manghablot ako ng lalaki sa daan no?!?! hahaha! Honestly, I still enjoyed it! Promise..

Ay Sha! Enough of this Valentine Promo kuno (hindi ako binabayaran para diyan. hahaha!). I've posted my Day 1 and 2 entries. I entitled it "I've fallen for you" because I indeed fell in love.

Small Lagoon


I've already shared what's hidden on Hidden Beach...


Now it's time to share the secrets of Secret Beach.. (na alam na alam na ng lahat. hihihi!) Uy pwede atang tongue twister yung last statement. Try nyo dali.. ^_^

If you want to experience this paradise, choose Tour C island hopping package which I paid 900.00 inclusive of lunch. 

We've come to the most challenging part. Masusubok ang tibay ng balat mo. hahaha! Kailangan mong lumusot sa maliit na butas na ga-isang tao lang ang kasya para lang makarating sa Secret Beach. As we docked near the entrance, kinakabahan na ko dahil sa malakas na wave. Baka humampas ako sa bato ng walang kalaban laban. hahah! Nakalma lang ako nung sinabi ni manong boatman na mahina pa daw yun. Sh*t! Yun nga lang kinakabahan na ko e, pano na lang kung malakas na.. Baka duguan na ko bago pa man makalusot. lol!

entrance to Secret Beach (at ang mahinang wave kuno)

Glimpse of Paradise
Successful naman akong nakapasok. Walang pasa, bukol, poknat o kung ano pa man. As usual sumakay ako sa likod ng guide ko. hahaha! Ginawang dophin? Thank you _______ by the way. Salamat sa paghila ng butanding. I truly appreciate it. If only I could remember your name.

The moment I had the glimpse of the beach, daig ko pa ang kiti-kiti sa likot kaka-picture. Every angle, every shot, under water or not, I was stunned by its beauty.

I can't think of any adjective to describe this place... I'll leave it up to you

Pwede bang secret na lang to forever? hahaha! Gusto kong pasalamatan ang mga unang taong nakatuklas sa sikretong paraisong ito. Amazing! Siguro lahat na lang ng makita niyang butas e pinasok na niya. hahaha!


Puma Ley Ar ikaw ba yan?! hahaha!

Limestone walls enclosed this gorgeous beach. It's really great that we're the first ones to arrive. Walang asungot sa mga pictures.


well, they're my guides


Clear?
We've seen the creepy underwater tunnel. Scared the hell out of me since the source of light is very visible in the opening so you can clearly see the fishes coming in and out of the surface.  Eeeek!


The columbian guy I was with found another tunnel just near that entrance and challenged our guide if his breathe can last til he found the way out.. At talagang yung guide pa ang hinamon e no. Walang ka effort effort si kuya samanatalang siya hapong hapo paglabas hahaha! His name is Luis Fernando by the way. Para lang akong nasa Mexicanovela pag naguusap yung mag-asawa sa bangka. hahah!

fail din ang under-over water view.. hay! kelan ko ba mapeperpek to o!


Para san pa ang underwater cam.. Let's go check it out!

fail na naman ang sea slug :(


fish tayo!



Hay! As we go along, El Nido never fails to amaze me. I would have to agree with other bloggers who've been there, sa ngalan ng kagandahan, sana it stays this way. Kung pwede lang siyang isikreto forever para hindi dumugin. hihihih!

Malapit ko ng ipost ang favorite beach ko.. Coming soon!

You could also visit my previous entries to complete the series: Charot!


17 comments:

Kol Me Empi said...

That's why....it's more fun in the Philippines! :)

Chyng said...

gorgeous photos! gumagaling ka na. amazing!

at gawing dolphin ang guide. haha loka ka..

eprilis said...

Awww. beautiful! I've been dreaming to visit this place,but don't have the time yet. You're so lucky to have seen this paradise!:)

blissfulguro said...

sa "puma ley ar" kakanta na sana ako ng "shi gi shi gi - wa ka shi gi"... hahaha

i loooooove the secret beach! hmp... inggit todo ako!

bertN said...

That's a little bit of paradise on earth.

Gabz said...

Wow success ang pagpasok! Haha! Hay buti maganda yung panahon.

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@marc- naman!

@chyng- di naman. kaw tlaga o. hihihih! thanks! E ok lang naman daw sa guide. hahah! bad ko ba?

@eprilis - because it's been my goal for the past two years. hihihi! You don't need a lot of money to pursue it. I swear. Go on!

@carla- hahah! magka-batch nga tayo. ^_^ punta ka na kasama si boylet. Mag eenjoy ka. beach bum ka pa naman.

@bertN - I agree.. pag umuwi ka, punta ka rin dito

@gabz - oo nga e. pano mo nga pala nilusot ang SLR mo?

Gabz said...

May dala kaming dry bag eh. Buti na nga lang. Pero nasa loob na kami ng secret beach nung naisipan namin kailangan kumuha ng pics kaya ayun pinakuha namin sa guide yung camera na nasa bag from the boat. Masunurin naman. Hehe! :D

zherwin said...

ansarap talaga tumira sa palawan kung ganyan araw-araw ang makikita mo. sana multi-millionaire na lang tayo para we get to travel and blog it the way we like it. got here from chyng pala. :)

Untied Escape said...

Car yung canon na underwater lang lahat gamit mo sa pics mo? ganda promise!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Hahaha! Name ni Columbiano naalala mo, si kuya guide hindi. Magtatampo yun (naiimagine ko sya binabasa blog mo tapos sabay close window, LOL).

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@gabz - hihih! ang babait nila no. sana lahat ng boatman ganyan. hindi katulad nung na encounter ko sa malapascua before

@zherwin - thanks! keep on tuning in.

@glad - yup! D10 lang lahat yan. sulit na sulit sa kin

@gay - hahaha! ulyanin na nga ako. bawal na ang beans. lol!

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

echos!! ang ganda nga!!

Ada | Adaphobic Travels said...

I was just here last week!!! Grabe challenge ang tour C nakakahilo magpunta ng Secret Beach!! HAHAH!! Pero sobrang saya!

sweet said...
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sweet said...

Na excite na naman ako sa Secret beach pero ang worry ko hindi ako marunong mag swin I wish may makuha din kaming tour guide at pwedeng gawing dolphin hi hi hi... ok lang ba kahit hindi ko marunong mag swim?

sweet said...

Na excite na naman ako sa Secret beach pero ang worry ko hindi ako marunong mag swin I wish may makuha din kaming tour guide at pwedeng gawing dolphin hi hi hi... ok lang ba kahit hindi ko marunong mag swim?