The Philippines absolutely stole my heart when I visited it earlier this year. Even a 22 days vacation left me wanting more, and sobbing on my last night at Manila.
Sardine Run, Turtle Swimming, Snorkeling, Kawasan Waterfalls Canyoneering, Whalesharks, Zipline, Bohol Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise and Shopping!
Rice Terraces, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Kayangan Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Siete Picados, Barracude Lake, Reef and Wrecks Snorkeling, Coron Island Hopping and Shopping!
Underground River, Bioluminescent Plankton, Fireflies, Zipline, Las Cabanas, in-depth exploration of Lagoons and beaches in El Nido, Palawan and Manila Shopping!
With the “ridiculous” traffic situation in Manila, it is not surprising that drivers are stressed out most of the time. With this in mind, a team in Manila has come up with the fantabulous solution: AUTOCONSCIENCE. AutoConscience aims to encourage and facilitate better driving, thereby providing a solution to FIGHT TRAFFIC! I mean, how cool is that?
Our reasoning is simple – El Nido is a place of magical exploration and fun, it hardly makes sense for you to spend $$$ just to sit in an overwater bungalow and not partaking of any of the activities and attractions that El Nido has to offer. We would rather suggest that you spend your money on what counts (like El Nido Tour A for example).
If you haven’t heard about El Nido in Palawan, Philippines, then you truly have been living under a rock! This incredible destination has swept the travel world with constant waves and glimpses of Philippines hidden treasures. To break it down simply, ALL tour operators in El Nido offer 4 island hopping tours: Tour A, Tour B, Tour C and Tour D. This is a review of Tour A, which we did in El Nido on our very second day.
Just after our morning beach stop at Seven Commandos Beach and our fantabulous lunch at Shimizu Island, our guide greeted us with the words: “Are you ready for some adventure now?” As you probably already guessed, the answer was a unanimous “YES!” from everyone on the boat. We were then informed about our next itinerary stop – the infamous Small Lagoon!
Roughly 20 minutes later, our fantastic crew gave us another surprise – they were going to swim to the beach with our lunch! Trust me, I didn’t believe it either until I saw it myself! After the table was set up and plates were distributed, everyone dug in buffet style. Some of us opted to stand and eat, others found tree trunks to use as chairs; I preferred to sit on the sand close to the water.