Breakfast in front of our rooms. Always delicious Filipino breakfast.
During our breakfast time, our cousin suggested we go to Napcan beach today and save another islands hopping tomorrow. After all, we went islands hopping yesterday and we’re going to another for our last day tomorrow.
So today we’re just resting. Us girls will take the tricycle option (we bargain as low as ₱650 for 4 of us) and the boys take the motorcycle. I think we get lower price again because of the staff in our guesthouse, Entalula Guesthouse, has a friend or uncle who knows someone and have motorcycles for rent or run a tricycle business.
The road to Napcan beach is quite… bumpy. Our off road trip take about an hour. Most of the road are still muddy with puddles of water. Again, I feel like a sack of rice bouncing inside the tricycle. The journey worth it when we see the gorgeous stretch of Napcan Beach. What can I say? Just gorgeous!
Save to say, Napcan beach is very calm and quiet to spend the day away with chill out music and snacks. Some tourists are suntanning or reading or braving the high waves and walking the 4 km white sand beach.
I suspect that not many (Asian or Chinese) tourists have the urge to transverse the flight and 6 hours drive to reach El Nido AND going to this beach. I even seldom see Filipinos. Most of the tourists are either from Europe or other Western countries.
Another delicious lunch with garlic rice, Filipino style, BBQ pork ribs, seafood, another coconut and chilled water. My cousin brings his liquor stash again. I don’t like Jack D, but I have some of that Tequila rose and San Miguel beer please.
My second day in El Nido is a day well spent. I dip and swim with the waves and see the day away to sunset. IMHO, Napcan beach has the most gorgeous sunset.
Back to the city proper for dinner at El Nido Boutique & Art Cafe for some European fusion food.
Tomorrow: Another islands hopping tour! Booyah!
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