El Nido Experience

El Nido

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Before I really had plans of going to EL Nido, My ultimate bucketlist, But I did not know that I would really make it this year. I made this trip as a special birthday treat to myself, being alive and still kicking at 25, and also a treat for being a good medstudent (chos!!!Donโ€™t hate pls) before finally going back to school on july. Thanks to God for making this possible. Thanks to Him for I was able to save some money for this adventure, for guiding us on our wayย  and for providing us a perfect weather even it is already the rainy season.

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AS everyone knows, el nido still remains to be one of the most beaut destinations in the world. I was really curious about it so I think I really had to come over to see it for myself if it is just overrated or not. I think everything was so worth it.

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Thanks also to Mr. Michael Yao for being a helpful tour coordinator. He was really flexible in terms of granting our request even if it is already time or near the dates of our tour. He was very accommodating. He was making sure that everything is just alright as he always ask how the trip was. I believe you can also find him on fb by searching that name, a very recommendable and reliable person.

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Our tour package costs 5,500. Including the accommodation with breakfast, van trasfers PP to el nido, buffet lunches, tour guides, boat rides.I was actually the one who planned the iti There is really less to almost nothing to worry about beside the extras (snorkeling gears are included). He made us chose as to where we want to stay and I personally chose the hotel type, which has pros and cons. The hotel was clean and good and the staff were very accommodating with our requests. They have wifi, but have poor network connection inside.We had really had to go out.ย  We were not able to experience the nightlife because we opted to stay in our hotel and rest the nights away.(prolly next time)

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Extra payments:
200/pax Environmental fee
300/2pax or 500 for 3pax kayak
100 aqua shoe rental
50php Extra trike rides
150php special trike to las cabanas
Extra food
400/paxTaraw hike

Tours are fixed as per DOT
Tour A-Lagoons -Secret Lagoon,Shimizu island, Big and small lagoon, Seven Commando beach
Tour B-Caves and beaches-Entalula island,Pinagbuyutan island, snake island, cathedral cave, cudugnon cave
Tour C- Beach/shrines- Secret beach,Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island Shrine/Snorkeling area, Helicopter Island
Tour D-Cadlao and Snorkeling-Paradise beach,Nat nat beach,cadlao lagoon,pasandigan beach ,bukal island

Tour E-Inland Tour Nacpan beach

 

People are saying that if you are a first timer and if you only got a limited time, Tour A and C are a must so thatโ€™s what we availed.

The Aplaya/El Nido from a glance

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Day 1-Tour A
1am Checked in Hotel Deo (it is 5minutes away via trike)
7:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:00am Start of the tour A
4pm End of tour
4:30-5:30 Las Cabanas(own acct)

Seven Commando’s beach

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There is a giant swing:))We tried it.

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Attention!!!!

 

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Big lagoon

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Secret Lagoon

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Small Lagoon

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Aqua parking lot

 

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“Aura” while waiitng for our kayaks(we got the 300php/2pax)

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Las Cabanas

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Day 2-Tour C
4:30am wake up time
5:15am meet up with kuya jojo, tour guide for taraw
5:30am Jumpoff
6:30-7am peak of Taraw cliff
8:00am End of taraw cliff
8:30am Start of Tour C
4:pm End of tour

 

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Hidden Beach

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Talisay Beach

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Secret beach

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I was in awe knowing those islands are owned by someone.ย  With that I could not help but dream of also owning an island in El Nido. OMG. Who would not like that? Hahaha. Being a beach lover, I had been dreaming of owning a beach, but now an island?in El Nido?hahahaha.Perhaps, It was just a dream but who knows. (you probably would love to have that idea as well.)

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Status: Write up/Editing/Pics placement-Ongoing

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