El Nido (The land of great pleasure) Part 2

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 0 Comments A+ a-

So what now after the six hours of roller coaster ride? Well, it's time for you to look for a place to stay if you haven't pre-booked your accommodation yet and you're in for an adventure. As for us, we have local friends around who looked for the most inexpensive rooms they can find. 

I didn't have a photo of the room but it was made of interwoven splits of bamboo for walling (sawali). It was also cramped but it has a bed that can accommodate two people. 

Let's talk about the island hopping, alright?

A friend of a friend gave us a number we can call to discuss about the island hopping adventure my friends were dying to experience. After talking to the boat owner by whom we handed the rent of P2,500 to hop six islands, we also gave a thousand pesos to the boatman for our food. After an hour, we went off to the beach with gears like life vest, goggles and the like.

The islands off the coast of El Nido are the ones that will blow you away. They are different, exotic and extremely beautiful compared to other beaches I have visited so far. Some have lagoons, limestone cliffs, and caves you won't believe exist. "Paradise" will simply be your brain's word of the day.

To be continued...

John Benliro hails from Palawan, Philippines. He's a travel enthusiast who loves to read geography books as well as those authored by Sheldon and Grisham. He's a full time lecturer at a university in Thailand and has been blogging since 2009. Come and join him in exploring the vastness of our imagination, drifting from land to land one step at a time.