Summery Christmas in Palawan

Summery Christmas in Palawan

 

December 2016

 

Kenn and I were all set for our 15:00 pm flight. Another exciting journey for both of us! What makes this trip more exciting is that we are going to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world. Finally, an escape from the stressful and chaotic life in the city.

We met our friends at the airport, Mark and Choks. We sat on this small cafe at the airport as we wait for boarding time. We didn’t realize that its already time and there was a change in gate number because we’re too busy chatting and planning what to do and where to go, good thing we were able to catch up.

I feel bad that i never get the chance to sit by the window (sighs). Anyway, it was a quick but rough flight so we weren’t really able to get a nice nap. After an hour and a quarter, we finally landed at Puerto Princesa Airport. Our friend Mark is a local here, his dad picked us up at the airport and their house is just 30 minutes away from it.

 

What to do in Palawan?

PUERTO PRINCESA

Visit Nagtabon Beach

A 45 minute drive from the city of Puerto Princesa, Nagtabon beach is a long strip of white sand beach and clear water enjoyed by surfers especially during November to February, they said these are the months when the waves get gnarly.

It is a quiet beach and has a lovely view of the sunset. They have cottages here for rent for day use or overnight. It’s a nice place to have a picnic with friends or your family and don’t worry you can bring your own food without being charged for a corkage.

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Nagtabon beach is also a good spot for skimboarding. Kenn got stoked so during our stay in Puerto Princesa we get to visit here twice to play. This is our favorite beach in Puerto Princesa, very serene. The beach is spacious so you can also play frisbee and volleyball (just bring your own game 😉 ) and you can bring your tents and camp here too.

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Experience the Ugong Rock Adventure

Guided by the amazing Lola guide, as she stated, Ugong Rock  is a limestone rock formation which stands 75-feet high in the middle of a rice field. It was named as such because a notched limestone inside the cave makes an “ugong” or a reverberating sound when tapped. Within are caves and narrow passageways leading to a viewing deck placed at the top of the stunning rock formation. They also offer zip line and spelunking but we didn’t have much time so we just went through the cave and took a photo at the view deck.

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Underground River 

Being one of the 7 Wonders of the World, you wouldn’t leave Palawan without visiting the Underground river at Puerto Princesa. Supposedly a 15 t 20 minute boat ride going there, the waves are big and scary so we didn’t have a choice but to follow the jungle trail ( about an hour and a half  walk if you don’t rest too much from Sabang beach).

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Perfect year-ender getaway! #puertoprincesa #yearone

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Island hopping at Honda Bay

We visited Starfish Island and went snorkeling, enjoyed the diving board at Luli Island and had lunch at Cowrie Island.

dun tayo sa mga isla

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Lunch and Hammock hits at Cowrie Island

 

 

They got stoked!

Sorry guys, can’t tell you where this skate trip was, but you can watch the skate video on the link below. 🙂

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Kenn and Chok bombing a hill at Puerto Princesa Palawan

 

 

EL NIDO

Hanging out and Relaxing at Nacpan Beach

Nacpan beach in El Nido is the best place to just sit back and relax. There were no water activities here so all we did was swim with the waves and wait for the sun to set.

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Have a beer at Mary Gold Beachfront Bar

If you just want t chill and share a calm night with your friends, away from the noisy and crowded bars, this is the place to be. They also serve fruit shakes, sandwiches and sausages.

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Never ignore the Island Tour A

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Tour Inclusions:

  • Motorized Boat Transfer to the islands
  • Buffet Lunch and drinks, nom nom nom
  • Life Vest and Water Safety Equipment

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The El Nido Tour A Lagoons and Beaches tour will take you to the most awe inspiring rock formations and lagoons which can only be found in Bacuit Bay. The tour will take you to the following lagoons and beaches:

Secret Lagoon

Shimizu Island

Small Lagoon

Big Lagoon

Seven Commandos Beach

 

Click the link below and like our page to watch our Palawan adventure, Feel free to check out our other adventures as well, Enjoy!

https://web.facebook.com/openroadmediaph/videos/1769078106748934/

 

Photos by Kenn, Mark and Dee

Video edited by Kenn

 

 

 

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