Saturday, January 22, 2011

More island hopping in Palawan with our new friends!!

Rainbow over our cottage

My cousin found Nemo!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.  ~Mark Twain

Hello all,
My cousin and I spent our days visiting the various islands of nearby El Nido.  Since there is no electricity from 6AM-6PM everyday, it was best to spend the day away from El Nido and explore the natural beauty and flora of the other islands.,_Palawan
We spent our second and third boat tour with our new friends Guillermo, Jake and Jesse. The second boat tour B consists of:
1. Snake Island
2. Cudognon Cave
3 Cathedral Cave
4. Pinagbuyatan Island

and the third boat tour C consists of:
1. Secret Beach
2. Matinloc Island and Tapuitan Island
3. Star Beach
4. Hidden Beach
Majo and Jesse

Guillermo and I

Majo and I

Snake Island

View from the top of the hill of Snake Island

Dinner at the El Nido Boutique and Art Cafe

During our 2nd boat tour, our boat ended up breaking down on Snake Island.  Uh oh!  We had to crash another boat where we met the cutest newlywed couple, Jeremy and Pauline!!  They are a French couple that lives in London.  They just got married and are traveling the world and backpacking for 8 months together!

The Newlyweds on a very long honeymoon

Crystal clear waters

Fresh fish, chicken, salad and fruits for lunch

Our boat, D'Victory

Star Island

No one on Star Island but us

Cudognon Cave

We had to crawl through this hole to see the Cudognon Cave

Pauline and I

Kuya Jun, our boat captain

Star Island

Secret Beach

The Secret Beach is a hidden beauty.  In order to get here, we have to swim through a narrow keyhole slot in the western wall of Matinloc.  The entrance is surrounded by jagged rocks and corals.  You cannot swim through if there are any waves because any accident would be fatal.  When we swam through, we were assisted and pulled through quickly by two people.  They did not say why they were doing this, but later on discovered the dangers of swimming through this passage.  


  1. Very nice! Great shots of Nemo!

    Ride the ROYJEN Charter Boat from the Sabang, Underground River, to Port Barton and El Nido for the sea adventure of a lifetime.

  2. nice!!!!
    im suuupeeerrrr inggit coz i didnt go with you...
    looking forward to our caramoan adventure!!! :)