El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.
This photo was taken as we sat on the beach in Coron Coron – just out of the El Nido township – and watched the fishermen drag in their nets as the orange and violet sunset climbed over the archipelago island mountains and disappeared in to the quiet rippled sea for another day.
El Nido is on the Philippine Island of Palawan and is still a fairly well-hidden secret, mainly due to lack of accessibility because of its distance from an airport. Palawan’s main town (and airport) is Puerto Pincessa which lies in the middle of the long narrow island, whereas El Nido lies on the northern tip. The increased effort to get to El Nido has its benefits as it makes it a haven away from crowds and tourists like you find on the more easily-accessible Boracay Island.
So, after landing in ‘Puerto’ we took the long, windy, bumpy and hair-raising 6-7 hour van ride along rough unpaved roads in to El Nido. The distance is 230kms, however the state of the roads makes it feel much further.
There is one airport in El Nido, however it’s privately owned and no commercial airline flies there (as of now). However, to finally arrive to this scene made the effort worthwhile!
Stay tuned for a full-featured article and photo gallery on exploring El Nido shortly!
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