Monday, January 25, 2016

Palawan, A Philippine Paradise!

Oh, Palawan was a very much needed infusion of sun, heat and humidity, and despite the trip's brevity (and my terrible, awful, no good luck with the Manila international airport), the quick jaunt was definitely worth it.  Here are a few pictures, to whet your appetite, if you wish to see...

My friend and I stayed at the El Rio y Mar resort, located on the northwest corner of Coron on the island of Busuanga.  The resort was the only accommodation on a bay that led out to the ocean. 
For all intents and purposes, the resort was only accessible by a boat transfer. 
Here, the dock, which also served as a bar and was great for sunsets.
It was pretty remote.
For much of the day it really felt like we were the only ones there. 
We stayed in this little cedar cabin, which was very spacious and comfortable.  It faced the water, had a gentle hammock on the front porch, and was on stilts because the water from the mangroves would rise at night .

The single most incredible thing about the place was the water.  I repeat, incredible.
You could see coral and fish as if you were in an aquarium.
Even schools of fish at the bottom are visible to the naked eye.  And I was taking these pictures from a dock above the water!  It makes snorkeling almost unnecessary!
Oh yeah, the sunsets were pretty good too. 
El Rio Y Mar

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