From Manila airport, we travelled from the island of Luzon to the scattered region of Palawan Islands, particularly to El Nido! We departed in a 50-seater propeller plane at around 11am and arrived at the tiny yet exotic El Nido airport at around 12 noon.
Although it was scorching hot, we could not dismiss the fact that the waters were sky blue and the sceneries were amazing from the airport!
After retrieving our checked-in luggage from the plane, we reported to the tricycle stand where we waited for a tricycle that would send us to our hotel, Coco Resort. Just by the beach, it was around a 20min drive from the airport. When we arrived at the hotel, we checked in and brought our luggage to our room, which was all the way at the other end of the hotel. We then had lunch at the resort’s restaurant. I ate their local delight, adobo and my parents ordered fish sinigang, another local dish.
After our late lunch, we had a dip in their small pool and also tested our new and sturdy GoPro which we would use for tomorrow’s tour around El Nido’s straits! With our camera working spot-on, we had a quick bath at our room before heading to the nearby restaurant just beside our hotel, a la Plage! (in French, it means ‘to the Beach!’) It was facing the beach which was illuminated by the orange setting sun!
As we took photos of the fantastic sunset, we ordered our food.
By nightfall, our food had arrived! As we gobbled down our sumptuous meal, a dog that was owned by one of the restaurant staff was collecting coconut husks thrown to the sea by the tourists with its sturdy teeth! When it saw our food, however, it came to our table and started begging. When my mom tried to call the waitress, it apparently got ‘unhappy’ and sort of pissed behind my mom’s sit in ‘revenge’! It was such a humorous sight to behold! Another dog was also caught napping under our table!
Out of nowhere, a shower poured as we ditched some of the food and ate the remaining under the shade. I also fed another dog who was begging for a long time already! What a starter day!