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Solo in El Nido Palawan

Finally sharing my memorable trip in El Nido, Palawan!  I told myself to post about this trip as soon as possible, but I want to ke...


Finally sharing my memorable trip in El Nido, Palawan! 

I told myself to post about this trip as soon as possible, but I want to keep it myself first because I left my heart in Palawan and definitely will go back to visit their other islands and of course, Coron!

This is the part two of my photo diary of my Palawan trip. You can read the first part here:

► Underground River Tour, Puerto Princesa Palawan

I am also updated on my instagram: @jewelclicks

Moving forward, six hours away from Puerto Princesa City, you will reach the north part of the Palawan - El Nido! Make sure that you have enough travel time to go there and back to the city. It was a good thing to do the Underground River Tour first before I went there, so the hype and expectations will be more exciting because you don't know what will happen to you.

Why solo? WHY NOT? HAHAHA! 

Warning: Photos overload in 3..2..1


Road Trip

I love road trip! I've been to North Luzon provinces and the farthest was Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte at the tip of the map of the Philippines. Therefore, this one was just easy peasy. Our stop over was in Roxas for pee break or if you want to buy something to eat. That was only for 15 minutes. We were just five passengers inside the Lexxus Shuttle Van with more that 80kph speed in a zig zag road of Palawan. Nice!



Chasing sunset


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Accommodation

La Casa Teresa Beach Resort

I arrived at 8PM feeling sick and starving. Tip: bring paracetamol or take vitamins if you're on travel. I checked in my things in a family room as my temporary room for the night because they were having their renovation. They have friendly staff.


Woke up feeling better and ready for island hopping.


The location was five minutes away from the proper town. I loved it. I stay here  because of the sunset view based on the reviews I found on their website. The resort is secluded which I find good because you will have peaceful view.

Transferred to another room after my island hopping still big for a messy solo me.



Room rates have breakfast included and then if you want to eat dinner you have to go to Aplaya in proper town where there are restaurants located in beach front spell mini Boracay there.

Morning photos. So calm, perfect view while drinking coffee. 



Oh, life!



Hello doggie, why sad? :)


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Sunset Session

Instant filter



I watched the sunset until blue hour and realized that I have to eat dinner because it was almost 7PM time for dinner.


View from above


Transportation

Since I'm from 5 minutes away in proper town, I have to ride a tricycle to take me there. My first night was awesome because I met a driver whom I hired to fetch me and drive to Aplaya for dinner. Just like what I did in Puerto Princesa. His name is Ryan. He will just wait for you when you're done eating or chillin'. 



Aplaya El Nido


Where to eat? When I arrived, It is true that there are so many restaurants and bars there to choose from. Since it was my first night and I feel a little sick I choose to ate at Aplaya Restobar because I find it not awkward to eat alone in their restaurant. Sigh.

Seafood sisig


I also tried Marber's Restobar full of foreigners on my second night. Their homemade tuna pasta was delicious! Then transferred to Aplaya Restobar to have kamikazee drink and went home.

selfie while waiting. lol. no one to talk to eh. 
This is Aplaya in the morning. Also docking station for island hopping tours. 



Time for Activities:

Island Hopping Tour C


Caera Tours managed my island hopping activities. Our first tour was Tour C - Hidden Beaches and Shrine these are Matinloc Island, Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Helicopter Island, Tapuitan Island and Cadlao Lagoon.

Unfortunately I forgot to turn off the wifi of Go Pro so battery drained, good thing I brought my HD Cam same as Go Pro.

Brandon, our tour guide took my photos of my entire trip! Friends were asking me who's taking my photos. I taught Brandon how to frame me and I do my thing. 



Helicopter Island our first stop



Okaaay...


Sunscreen what? No protection under the sun. 


First underwater attempt not until jelly fish attacked us! I had rashes, but it was only minor.


The boat is good for 20 pax and we were only 8.


What do you mean?


Brandon under the sun, chillin'



I envied him, but I can't dare to do what he was doing hahaha!



Meet Brandon, my tour guide and photographer.



Matinloc Island this is supposed to be a good shot, but I was starving that time so...


Love these photos, but it was not an easy climb. 




Panorama!


Lunch time with the crew: 

(L to R) Charisse and David, Trio from Vietnam, me and Best friends from Taiwan.





Island Hopping Tour A


Another set of people in this trip. Yey! Tour A includes Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Intalula Island, Secret Lagoon and 7 Commando Beach. Meaning: swimming all day! Whew!



Literally, CHILL


First activity was kayaking for PHP300 and since I was solo of course, I paid for the whole amount and then our tour guide was with me, paddling, yey!


Selfie before Kayaking!







The coast was clear, perfect to take photos.



I found them and they are looking for Dory!



Underwater shots as always. Swimming like a pro!



Creative shot by Brandon.


It was low tide so we have to walk inside the big lagoon.




Lunch time with the Tour A crew! 
Obviously, I am solo.


Fishes


Secret Lagoon

Just ignore what I am doing in this photo.


Group photos from Vian. I found her on Instagram. 



7 Commando Beach 

our last stop





Halo-Halo for PHP100



After I ate halo-halo, I said I wanted to be real so I ordered Margarita for PHP50. 


Encouraged them to have a drink too!


Cheers! 
(L to R) Brandon, I, Vian, Viel and couple from Dubai


I have to rush back to La Casa Teresa to catch up with the last trip going back to Puerto Princesa.


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My last sunset view before the van arrived. *snobs


Going back to Puerto Princesa City

Front seat, for the win! I'm kinda sad in this photo, but my heart was so light and happy. The best times of my life!


Arrived at 9PM with just a 3 minutes stop over Roxas to buy biscuits and checked in back to Marianne's Home Inn. My skin was tanned, receipt, receipt!

Cup noodles for dinner, poor me.
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The next day, I started my Monday morning by hunting cheap pasalubong in the market.


On my way to airport selfie, trust me this is important. 


That moment when you have to leave. Haay :(


The weather was fine.



Time for Cebu Pacific fun games, I missed this during the flight from Siargao to Cebu, not this time.

I won "show me your selfie photo inside the car." told you, it's important.



A big THANK YOU to:

Klick Destination Travel and Tours 

for arranging my trip, you're all did a great job, keep it up! 
Until next time.

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To end this long photo diary, here are my jump shots for only one click! 

Swimsuit: Coco Cabana by SM | Sunglasses: Sunnies by Charlies

Swimwear: Sassa Swimwear
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15 comments:

  1. Amazing tour, thanks for sharing these inctedible pics!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  2. Ahhhhh makasuya imong El Nido trip Jewel!!!! When man tawn ko makaadto.... Hahahaha

    xx, Janine | A Blissful Blog

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    1. awww.. thanks, Janine! Makaadto ka puhon for sure :)

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  3. Nice to hear that you made it.. Love your pics. You look fabulous

    Diwali OOTD on Style.. A Pastiche

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  4. very beautiful pictures sweetie
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
    <<< fashion blogger >>>

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  5. wanna visit palawan!! But, i cannot see my self traveling alone, i dont want being alone :( you're so brave!

    xo, Monique
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  6. What lovely photos it looks like you had just the most incredible time on your trip! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us, I really got a good feel of where you were!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  7. Love all of those pictures! What an amazing tour! Love the morning pictures, perfect landscape! have a nice week! *

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  8. Beautiful photos, looks like you had an amazing time.

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  9. This is so cute. I want to there too. I will adding this one in my bucket list. Specially the cute doggie. So adorable. Hihi.

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  10. I love reading photo diaries and your one is among the best. Haven't been to El Nido only to Coron, looks like they almost have the same sceneries.

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