” To the dull mind nature is leaden;
To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. “
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the second installment for our El Nido Island hopping tour series.
After featuring Pinagbuyutan Island and Pinasil Island a.k.a Cathedral Cave in my earlier post, this time I will be sharing our experiences in the next two places we visited which was Cudugnon Cave and Vigan Island / Snake Island.
Our third stop was yet another cave but unlike the first one we actually manage to explore it this time. Because there were 3 boats docked on the island when we arrived we had to wait in the shade for 10 minutes to give way for other tourists to explore the cave first.
When our turn came, we only had to walked a few steps away from the beach before we get to the little hole that was the cave’s entrance. The opening proved to be a bit of a challenge for us. A little bending, docking and crawling passed by until we found ourselves safely inside the confines of the cave. A large, magnificent cavern with an elevated ceiling greeted us and made our eyes widen in awe. Continue reading “EL NIDO | Cudugnon Cave and Snake Island” »
El Nido is one of those local destinations I’ve dreamed about since forever. I have heard tons of praises uttered about this quaint little town northeast of Palawan, which only serves to fuel my desire to get there even more. A year ago, luck peeped through our window in the form of a Piso-fare promo (P320 for a round trip ticket) to Puerto Princesa which my sister and I booked in a frenzy. With all the circumstances fitting into the puzzle, me, Jois (my sister) and Jeff (her boyfriend) finally got the chance to experienced El Nido’s hype first-hand and I happily got to scratched it out of my bucket list.
Snake Island, El Nido, Palawan | December 5-8, 2011
The Road Trip
It was already 11:20 AM when the plane from Manila to Puerto Princesa took off. Drizzling rain eventually gave way to a thin covering of fog which conceals everything from view. Because of our late flight, we knew that we would have to spend the remaining light hours cruising on a van to El Nido Continue reading “EL NIDO | Prelude to Paradise” »
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do. — Eleanor Roosevelt
After finishing our lunch and our ala Fear Factor Tamilok-eating challenge, we stayed for 2 more hours at Sabang beach before heading for our mini spelunking and zip line adventure at Ugong Rock.
Dayon Camo! (Welcome to Ugong Rock)
Kuya Marco, our tour guide ( #0918.752.8214) told us there was a newly constructed ecotourism zipline facility in the area and asked us if we wanted to try it or not. I never get to zipline before but I was very excited to try it out so being the impulsive person that I am, I immediately strike a deal with Kuya Marco. I then bullied my sister-in-law Ate Bhing and my brother into taking the plunge with me. Continue reading “PUERTO PRINCESA | Spelunking and Zipline adventure at Ugong Rock” »
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