More Island Hopping Goodness: El Nido Tour B

I booked Tour B with Kuya Leo since I was pretty much amazed and awed at the beauty of the islands of El Nido that I saw in Tour A. I was eager to see more (since there are actually four options with the island hopping).

The tour started a bit late though due to some technical problems with their boat. But with the resourcefulness of Kuya Leo, he was able to rent another boat to still accommodate his customers.

Since we started off late, we proceeded directly to Pinagbuyutan Island and had our lunch of grilled pork chops, squid and fish complimented with vegetable salad, pineapple and banana.

Pinagbuyutan Island

Pinagbuyutan Island has soft powdery white sand comparable to Boracay’s. The water is shallow for about a couple of meters from the shore and then there’s a sudden increase in depth. What captivated my attention was the emerald green color of the water and the phenomenal seascape fronting this island.

Cadugnon Cave

Afterwards we then proceeded to Cadugnon Cave, wherein you have to go thru a small opening among the rocks to enter. Inside you’ll see spectacular rock formation and a way to go up the limestone hill. However, according to Kuya Leo, climbing up inside the cave is now prohibited due to an accident that happened in the past. I asked our tour guide about a dug up hole that I noticed on the ground and he said that around twenty human remains that dates back probably hundreds of years back where found inside the cave. The remains are now in a museum.

snake island

Snake Island was our third destination and it was a treat to see. Two islands are connected by a long stretched of winding white sand bar and the seascape is also beautiful.

Ipil Beach

Our last destination was Ipil beach (2). According to our guides there are two beaches named Ipil and the first one is now a private property. The most spectacular thing that happened on this part of the trip was the appearance of a sea turtle. It surfaced to breathe near at the front end of our boat and since I was on the other end, I didn’t see it at all.

Along the way we passed by Lagen and Pangulasian Resorts which are known exclusive resorts in Palawan (alongside with Club Noah and Miniloc Island). We didn’t dock though and just saw them from a distance. The structures seem very luxurious and very expensive. I think I would never experience such luxury in my lifetime though I think its fine since I’ve also experienced the beauty of El Nido without spending truck loads of money.

All of these islands are beautiful and impressive though I personally prefer Tour A and above all I was impressed by the beauty of Nacpan and Calitang Beach. Nevertheless, Tour B is still worth your time and money. Tour C and Tour D would have to wait on my next visit.

Photo Credits: Pics by Frameless World

Comments

  1. Do you have Kuya Leo’s contact number? 🙂
    Sakto yung post mo. Sabay tayo halos. hehehe

  2. kill3rfill3r says:

    di ko napuntahan yang Nacpan and Calitang Beach..sayang.

  3. Snake Island is one of my favorite spots in El Nido- clear shallow waters with a hill nearby that gives 360-degree view of the surroundings. Too bad Cadugnon Cave can’t be explored anymore. It has impressive rock formations inside.

    • you can go still go inside Cadugnon but you can”t climb the steep rock formation because of a past accident that happened there accoring to our boatman…

  4. Sana makalakbay na ako dine 😀

  5. Hi Flip! What are the destinations for Tour C and Tour D?

    Thanks

  6. El Nido is so far the best beach I’ve ever been. Yes, I was able to experience Tour A and B, even C and D. Darn! Hidden Beach and Hidden Paradise is simply PERFECT! I believe such destinations was used for Leonardo Di Carpio’s movie, The Beach. They named the island “Hidden Beach” simply because the shore is hidden inside a huge rock, no one can enter unless you will swim and get inside the big hole which is visible only when it’s low tide.
    Another thing, a must-experience thing to do, is the overnight stay at the Helicopter Island. Imagine, just a survivor cast with no cams spying. 🙂

  7. El Nido is so far the best beach I’ve ever been into. Yes, I was able to experience Tour A and B, even C and D. Darn! Hidden Beach and Hidden Paradise is simply PERFECT! I believe such destinations was used for Leonardo Di Carpio’s movie, The Beach. They named the island “Hidden Beach” simply because the shore is hidden inside a huge rock, no one can enter unless you will swim and get inside the big hole which is visible only when it’s low tide.
    Another thing, a must-experience thing to do, is the overnight stay at the Helicopter Island. Imagine, just a survivor cast with no cams spying. 🙂

  8. I love the cave!!!!!!!

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