Travel Blogs from El Nido
Feeling much better, we
had another early start. We headed into “town” to the jeepney
stop for 7.30am as we'd been told only to find out the bus to El Nido
didn't leave until 8.20am. Fortunately there was plenty to keep us
entertained, including watching dating etiquette dog style. One mangy …
... br> International McDonalds Meal: No McDonalds
Local Beer: San Miguel
Casa Cecelia – Room with air-con, cooked brekkie every day, no WIFI. It’s about 1 min walk from the beach. $45 a night. Was ok, but there are definitely cheaper options once you get there if you don’t book ahead.
Meals: $1 - $5
... and a secluded beach. On our way back we get caught in really heavy rain. Not to self: don't bring passports and othe valuables on a boat trip. Our many years in Ireland has taught us to hate rain but it's a different story in this kind of heat. Refreshing! In between playing football with kids on the beach, catching amazing sunsets and watching a few films, we slept a lot. Unfortunately we both got stomach bugs during this time and ...
... dive shops because I wanted to get my PADI Advanced here. I settled on a company called Submarina who had really good reviews and nice equipment and booked to start the course on 19th February. That evening we sat on the beach and watched the sun setting over the islands out to sea, the sky was bright pink, stunning!
The next day we got to the boat at 9am for 'Tour A' round the big and small lagoons. We did a lot of snorkeling but because there were so ...
... have surely guaranteed death. This was not for the faint of heart. And the rocks had sharp and edgy formations that did not make landing easy!! In the first 10 minutes, the 3 of us were drenched in sweat and we were panting like crazy. When we took a look at our guide, we noticed he was not only wearing flip flops but it was 2 sizes too small and his heels were hanging out of it! And of course he was not breaking ...