The province of Palawan, specifically the quiet town of El Nido, has won so many accolades in the local and international scene. Dubbed as one of the best islands in the world, I had very high expectations of El Nido and I was not disappointed. My expectations were not only met but it exceeded above and beyond what I envisioned El Nido to be. El Nido was absolutely breathtaking.
El Nido really is a magical place. Wrapped in rain forests, outstanding dive sites, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, towering marble cliffs, beautiful rock formations, secret coves, a colorful marine life and underground mysteries–you will never run out of things to discover. There are tons of beaches to explore, so many that sometimes you feel as if you have your own secluded private beach.
Ironically, the journey to El Nido was far from perfect. My trip was plagued by delayed flights, a 7-hour long road travel, signal number 2 (that explains the gloomy-looking photos), minor accidents (falling off a habal-habal or a motorcycle), corrupted memory card which deleted all the photos from my trip (which I got to retrieve yay), the list goes on. But all the stress slowly drifted away as I was consumed by the natural beauty of El Nido.