The only reason is…I want to stay so I can explore all the beautiful places such as these…
The Underground River
I grew up in this wonderful province where nature is all around and it never ceases to amaze you to witness God’s beautiful creation. Since my father discovered this place way back when I was in high school, it has been a regular destination of our family’s summer vacation and every year I never got tired of riding the boat tour inside the cave and marvel on its beauty.
As described from the UNESCO website, ” This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river’s distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. “
Long Beach in San Vicente
The long-planned vacation to San Vicente and El Nido only happened last year, as I had always been away from the country because of work. Well, it has been a very exciting and satisfying experience. San Vicente has many beautiful islands and white beaches anywhere you look, as it is not so populated yet with many tourists and facilities, you will feel closer to nature in this place. It has a 14-km long white beach on the main island but you can go on boat tours and visit other small islands and to top it all there is a beautiful waterfall in one of the islands. I love to sit on the beach during sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee, well this place will not fail to give you that breathtaking view.
At last, my dream of visiting El Nido happened, although the weather was not so friendly in the month of January it did not hinder us to explore the beautiful islands of this famous tourist destination. And in my observation, this place has more tourists than locals, walking along the main island beach made me feel like I am not in the Philippines as it is crowded by different nationalities. Being a resident of Puerto Princesa, I was surprised that there is a part of Palawan that is more alive and busy than the main city. The nightlife in El Nido is unbelievably exciting with nice restaurants where you can have fresh seafood at an affordable price. You can also enjoy a glass of wine and shisha in some bars along the beach. But of course, the island tours are the most exciting part of the journey!