El Nido Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
April 14th, 2009 – by: kremheild
We woke up at the crack of dawn or even before that because we had to pack all our stuff. And trust me, this is not the only time we had to pack our stuff during the duration of the trip. We went back to San Jose Terminal/Market to ride a van that goes to El Nido. We already reserved seats the previous day while we were there on our way to Sabang. First trip leaves at 7am but you have to be there before 7am. Other choices to go to El Nido would be either by chartered plane, a 4-6hr banca ride from Sabang or Port Barton. Anyway, as usual and true to the Filipino time we left the terminal about 8am already. One thing about the van trip, the driver drives like a maniac! There's this part where it had a lot of turns, he really gave a new meaning to the words "long and winding road" (But we found out later on that all drivers drive like a maniac), no wonder there were bars on the on the inside roof to hold on to dear life.
We arrived to El Nido town about 2pm and from the bus/van terminal, we headed to Marina Garden where we checked in and right away went out to explore the town and had late lunch in the Art Cafe. We rented a kayak and paddled our way to one of the beaches but we already asked the for a contact number just in case we get lost or could not make it back to town and needed some rescuing.
After kayaking, first we were amazed that we saw jellyfishes but after awhile, everywhere in the water was jellyfishes! I then had flashes in my head that the kayak would turn over and we'd be stung by them. We were surprised that we were actually about to reach the beach but we didn't go down since it was getting dark and the beach started to look creepy.
April 15, 2009
Once again we woke up at the crack of dawn. Not to pack but to go jogging in the beach before we meet up for diving.
When we came back to town, we were already late for the cliff climbing/trekking and they already canceled on us, we just opted to do the sunset cruise where we did more camwhoring than watching the sunset. hahahaha..
After the sunset cruise, we only had little energy to eat dinner and snooze since we had to leave to Coron early morning the next day.
There was not enough time to explore El Nido at all! To think that El Nido is composed of about 45 island and islets..
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