El Nido, Palawan Sojourn

El Nido is a municipality of Palawan, Philippines. Known for its white sand beaches, coral reefs and  the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. Miniloc Island is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. Shimizu Island has brightly colored fishes in its corral reefs.

July is vacation month for Valerie which means I and sister Patricia Angela need to file our vacation leaves to journey together in a place we have never been before. We took the flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa and Camarih Transport van going to El Nido. The view was breathtaking but I cannot take pictures, zigzagged roads and steep cliffs in some areas with alternating green landscapes of rice fields and  mountains.

Bacuit Bay noontime.

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Bacuit Bay ferry terminal view while taking breakfast.

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kayaking at big lagoon el nido

Kayaking at Big Lagoon

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Clear waters and colorful fishes

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Big Lagoon

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Pocket of beach in Payongpayong island


The Rock


el nido1  The Crew of the Boatcrew el nido

7 commandos, el nido

Siete Commandos Beach

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car abao el nido

Carabao driven cart on the way home.

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Next trip Cambodia.


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