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.
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.
- 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!)