Day 2 in Cagayan

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On our 2nd day, we woke up early and went to pier (port) in Sta. Ana where they have boats going to Palaui island. It was a sunny summer day, perfect for the 3 hours of road trip going to Sta. Ana and 1 hour boat ride to Palaui. At Sta. Ana port, we saw 2 group of travellers who are going to Palaui, I think they were there to have an overnight stay in the island. We also saw vendors selling fruits, souvenirs and lobsters. But their lobsters are too small.

Palaui island is secluded, not yet commercialized but I think the local government will soon develop it. So you have to bring your own food and drinks in the island, and prepare your own tent if you are planning to have an overnight stay there. There are no hotels, no restaurants, no stores in the island. What I enjoyed the most is the scenery, the island, the beach and also what they call Cape Engaño.

boat parking lot in palaui island =)
During the boat ride we took a few shots at some sceneries, the water was kinda blue green, and there are many corals. We arrived at lunch time in the island. We looked for a spot where we can stay and prepared our lunch. We had fried fish, pinakbet (veggies in bagoong sauce), rice, drinks and watermelons for dessert.

The beach is full of corals, I could have seen and feed some fishes but I do not have goggles. Another thing we did in the island was trekking, we went to Cape Engaño to see the old light house. The view of the island from the cape was breath taking, it was beautiful.

Since it is not commercialized, the downside of this trip was they don't have portable or clean toilet/shower rooms. We were not able to take a shower and just changed our clothes inside the van.

Tips:

  • You should bring your snorkeling gadgets.
  • If you are a professional diver bring your equipments.
  • Bring comfortable shoes or sandals if you're planning to go to Cape Engaño
  • Bring your own food and drinks
  • For overnight stay, bring your tent
  • Watch out those spider-like creepy little creatures (for those who are spider phobic!)
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me jumping
me jumping
boat parking lot in palaui island …
boat parking lot in palaui island…
Stopped by at a house in Sanchez M…
Stopped by at a house in Sanchez …
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Callao River
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Callao River
Callao River
Callao River
Callao River
Callao River
Callao River
boat ride in Callao River
boat ride in Callao River
the gate
the gate
Church in Calvary Hills
Church in Calvary Hills
Station of the Cross in Calvary Hi…
Station of the Cross in Calvary H…
Station of the Cross in Calvary Hi…
Station of the Cross in Calvary H…
Cagayan River
Cagayan River
Boat ride going to palaui island
Boat ride going to palaui island
clear water of Palaui island
clear water of Palaui island
lunch time in palaui island
lunch time in palaui island
view of palaui island from cape en…
view of palaui island from cape e…
view of palaui island from cape en…
view of palaui island from cape e…
view of palaui island from cape en…
view of palaui island from cape e…
cape engaño lighthouse
cape engaño lighthouse
thats cape engaño
that's cape engaño
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