El Nido in Pictures

Palawan, voted as the World’s Best Island by CN Traveler’s readers is almost in every travelers’ radars these days. And for this year’s summer family mini-vacay, we chose to fly to Palawan, to visit El Nido in particular, to see for ourselves the scenic and picturesque views of the Philippines’ last frontier.

These are some of the pictures from that trip – combined pictures from mobile phone, DSLR, GoPro, and mirrorless camera. I know these pictures will never do justice. El Nido was blessed with unreal beauty! So stunning, it ruined my life – I want to leave MNL and just move there. Hahaha

I know I have to go back soon to explore more islands. And I’ll make sure I go there before the rainy season starts , because as you may see from the pictures below, we didn’t get much sun during this trip as we visited during the last week of May 2016.

Welcome to the Worlds #1 Island – Palawan! This is what you will see when you step out from the airport in Puerto Princesa. 🙂 From there, we travelled about 5-6 hrs by land to get to El Nido.
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Beach in front of Telesfora Beach Cottage. The sun was up, but not for long.
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The calm waters of El Nido. This is our view while having breakfast every morning. 🙂
Telesfora Beach Cottage
Telesfora Beach Cottage
Telesfora Beach Cottage

1st Day – Tour A (Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, The Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commandos Beach)

On our way to Small Lagoon!
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Screen grab: Entrance to the Small Lagoon
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Screen grab: Entrance to the Small Lagoon
Screen grab: Kayaking in the Small Lagoon with my niece and sis. Oh never mind our kayaking skills Hahaha
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Small Lagoon… such a beauty!
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Queue to get inside the Hidden Lagoon
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Entrance to the Big Lagoon
Green every where you look!
Green every where you look!
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Even though the sun didn’t show up in the afternoon, the place still looks so stunning!
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Bye Big Lagoon
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How about your own private beach in El Nido? This beach is accessible if you stay with Matinloc Resort, owned by one of the wealthy business men in the country.
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Screen grab:  Last stop for Tour A – Seven Commando Beach
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Sunset in El Nido is known to be really beautiful and captivating, however we didn’t see one during our stay, perhaps because of the changing weather.

2nd Day -Tour C (Secret Beach, Talisay Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Hidden Beach, and Helicopter Island)

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El Nido is so stunning, you really need to see and experience it yourself.
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See the those lush greens, towering limestone, perfect blue water and those boats? Behind them is a narrow hole/opening and more than 20-feet deep water below that you have to swim through to get to the gorgeous Secret Beach. And oh that smoke from the boat? That is the boat captain and his men, and the tour guides as well, cooking and preparing their guests’ lunch whilst they enjoy the beauty of El Nido. 😍
Screen Grab: The hole to get inside the Secret beach
Screen Grab: The narrow hole to get inside the Secret beach
No more sun when we reached the Secret Beach
No more sun when we reached the Secret Beach
Secret Beach
Just to give an idea how deep the water is, this is a screen grab from a GoPro vid of my sister and niece. See that hole on the left side? Thats part of the entrance to the Secret Beach
Just to give an idea how deep the water is, this is a screen grab from a GoPro vid of my sister and niece. See that hole on the left side? Thats part of the entrance to the Secret Beach
The Ice Cream man in Talisay beach. Yup, you can still have an ice cream while you hop from one island to another! 🙂
Tourists and the Ice Cream boat.
Tourists and the Ice Cream boat.
Family in Talisay Beach, where we stopped for a swim and our lunch.
Hidden beach
Screen grab: Hidden beach

Last stop – the Helicopter Island.

 

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