Lagoons, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches; where else? El Nido has it all. El Nido has been on top of my bucket list for years and I can only think of one word when I hear of this place... Paradise. Finally, when I set my foot onto it, indeed, it is paradise in every angle.
The gems of El Nido are not just found in one spot, they're around the entire Bacuit archipelago. How to explore them? Island hopping always saves the day!
As early as 8AM on our second day, we're already braving the huge waves on our way to the first stop of island hopping Tour A. I remember what our tour guide, Abel, said during our quick briefing, "'Wag tapakan ang 'di dapat tapakan. 'Wag kunin ang 'di dapat kunin. Itapon ang mga kalat sa tamang lalagyan". So did we.
3 short and simple but meaningful reminders which made me realize that they rely on tourism for their living. Above all, it's not only the locals', but everyone's responsibility to preserve everything that makes one the best islands in the world. "Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller". ~ Ibn Battuta
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