And as I promised on my previous blog post where I featured our combination tour on C and D, I'm now giving you the other half of our tour wherein we explored A and B. This is another combination tour prepared by Northern Hope Tours. If our tour on C and D makes my eyes pop with the beautiful sites, Tour A and B took my breath away. El Nido really has a lot, lot, lot to offer when it comes to tourist attraction.
Alright. Enough with the introduction and let's start your 2nd half of virtual tour on the beautiful islands of El Nido!
Small LagoonIn order to explore Small Lagoon, you'll have to passed through a crack between rocks. Don't worry because the crack/hole is much bigger compared to Hidden Beach. However tour boats can't still get in it so you'll have to swim to it or use kayak to explore the area. Small Lagoon is enclosed by colossal marble walls. It is also divided into different chambers. I suggest you explore its innermost part, where it is much peaceful and less crowded.
Unlike in Small Lagoon, tour boats can passed through the entrance of Big Lagoon so just sit back, relax and enjoy the view while exploring the site.
|Now this is what I call a Grand Entrance (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|More tourist at Big Lagoon (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|One of the best site and view in El Nido (photo from Julius Magdasoc)|
Secret LagoonSecret Lagoon is located on one of the island in El Nido. I think it was so called Secret Lagoon is not just only because it can be found at the edge of the island but also because it has this small entrance that when you see it, you'll not think that on its other side, there's this small lagoon where people can enjoy some private and shady swim. By the way, its opening is much smaller than the entrance of Hidden Beach.
We also had our lunch on this island.
|I'm the king of the world!!! (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Parking area of Secret Lagoon (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Mighty and big boulder in the lagoon (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Explore the other side (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Famous sand bar of El Nido, Palawan (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Those people are actually using that sand bar to island hop (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Other side of the view deck (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
Cudugnon CaveI really admire the people who discovered the spots in El Nido, Palawan as most of them were hidden and enclosed. One of them is Cudugnon Cave. Just like Hidden Beach, Secret Lagoon and Small Lagoon, the entrance of Cudugnon Cave is small. You have to crawl plus roll in order to get inside. The cave isn't big and can be explored in less than half an hour. It has interesting rock formations and story as it is believed that this cave serves as a burial site during the Neolithic period.
|Photo op inside Cudugnon Cave (photo from Rodel Bianan)|
Cathedral CaveI have nothing much to say to this place as we only went there to have a picture of it (and selfies) because this cave can't be explored and I don't know the reason why. People are only allowed on its entrance/opening.
|The tall entrance of Cathedral Cave (photo from Mariz Marcelo)|
|Selfie at the entrance of Cathedral Cave (photo from Rodel Bianan)|
|Beach volleyball at the shore of Papaya Beach (photo from Rodel Bianan)|