Travel date: Summer of 2013
The fam bam went to Palawan!
The trip was from a package in Metro Deal. As we arrive to the airport, a van has been waiting for us to take us to our hotel and ate our breakfast. From there on, we started the tour of the city, Puerto Princesa.
Palawan Wildlife and Conservation Center
On our first destination for our city tour, we met some crocodiles. Yup. Some of them. And no, I didn’t have the courage to take a picture with them. Nope.
Beach in the Suburbs
After the city tour, we went back to the hotel and ate, then rode a tricycle to take us to the nearest beach which is maybe at least an hour away. The trike driver took us to the Emerald Playa Beach Resort located in Bgy. San Jose. The beach was stunning, since it was full of mangroves and star fish.
En route to the Underground River, we rode a bangka docked at Sabang Beach. The Underground River is situated between the St. Paul Bay and the Babuyan River.
The Underground River and the National Park
Since it was drizzling, we never went to other sites in the Park.
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk
We also decided to go to some place at night. Failed to find a coffee shop afterwards, but it was a nice place to go biking and eat some grilled meat. And of course, there’s something about night time by the bay.
Honda Bay Island Hopping
Island hopping the next morning.
First, Snorkeling in Pambato Reef. Underwater photos of corals should be credited to the Bangkero (Filipino for “boatman”). Pretty awesome shots there, Kuya!
Next stop was the Luli Island. It was coined because of its non-existence during high tide (“Lu” as in “lulubog”, Filipino for “sinking”), and being present at low tide (“Li” as in “lilitaw”, Filipino for “appearing”). We had the chance to feed some fish, and also tried the diving plank. What a thriller.
The last stop is the Cowrie Island. We ate our lunch here, and spent the rest of the day bumming by the beach.
To cap off our trip, it was also our first night flight.