Sunday, April 17, 2016

Discovering El Nido

This is a late post, but El Nido always seems to be in the news of late and I haven't been back. We actually went to Corong-Corong, El Nido, a beach just before the town itself in January of 2015. It was blustery and not still and quiet waters like you seen in the postcards. I never did get to swim as the waves made it uncomfortable on my bad back but it was truly beautiful. We did try to drive into El Nido town in our truck, but the roads are too narrow to accommodate it so we stuck to Corong, Corong where we were able to park on the lot of a friend's friend.

The town of El Nido as of this writing is very congested. The water in Bacuit bay has coliform bacteria due to raw sewage running into it. But people still throng there and once you get out of town on the tours to the various coves, all seems well.

Personally, I am more of a forest elf, but I do upon occasion, enjoy the beach. I do like going out to snorkel in the sea on our banca, which is much different that sitting idly on a beach.

January 2015 - The Beach Shack. Nice sandy waters in front of this place. The center of the cove is more rocky close to the shore.
We stayed at the Blue Pearl. Nice crew there.



Incredible sunset the first night! This is Marimegmeg beach in Corong Corong, El Nido


I went up to El Nido expecting deserted beaches....hah boy was I ever wrong. It's like the French Riviera during the day and at sunset!











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