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Philippines Trip Day 5 Video: Hidden Beaches of El Nido!

July 31, 2017

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Hi Guys!

It has been awhile since I wrote something about my latest travels. So here I am again, sharing my own version of adventure and fun in the Philippines. We are now on my 5th episode of my Philippine trip and we’re working on editing a few more! You can also check out links to my other videos at the bottom of the page.

My day started by waking up to beautiful sunshine and I almost immediately could not contain my excitement. Here is the video from my trip and below you’ll find more pictures and information on the islands. Enjoy!

1) The Hidden Beach: This beach is literally hidden between rocks. As we neared the island, a passage way came into view behind one of the cliffs! Our boat was parked at a shallow area of the water and we had to swim to the island! Be careful when you get off the boat since it was quite rocky near the shore, but what a beautiful place it is!

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2) The Secret Beach: This beach can only be accessed by swimming through a narrow passage of rocks. Once we got through the channel, we were greeted to a sandy beach surrounded by massive rock walls. It was like an entrance to a whole new world. It’s really amazing to be somehow transported to a “new” place through the passages.

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3) Talisay Beach: This was our stop area for lunch that day. It is quite secluded, but those gigantic rocks gave us enough shelter and shade to rest and of course eat. Ahhh!!! The food was phenomenal. The lunch here is a feast. Unlike some areas where you are served packed lunch, we were treated to a freshly cooked lunch done on the boat! Our guides prepared a sumptuous meal of grilled seafood and pork with fresh vegetables and fruits. One cool thing about the beach was there were local vendors selling fresh coconut juice, not the fake/processed stuff, but served in the actual coconut itself! After finishing the juice you can have it opened so you can also enjoy the meat for 50 pesos (~$1 USD).

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4) Matinloc Shrine: Also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Matinloc and the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin, on Matinloc Island. The monument was built in the 1980s in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Besides the shrine is also an abandoned building worth exploring. There’s also a limestone cliff where you can climb and be blown away by the beauty of the neighboring islands, limestone formations, and the emerald green and sapphire blue waters. The scene above was something like out of the postcards that we used to see as kids.

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5) Helicopter Island: From afar the island really does look like the shape of a helicopter without its fan blades. Once we got there, we were greeted with a strip of beautiful white sandy beach. On one side of the island there was this limestone cliff that towered upon us. While further into the island there is a lush green forest.

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My adventure didn’t stop from here. After 8 hours of island hopping, I went to stroll the public market with my family and friends. I could go on and on… but to make this story short, I will let my video and pictures speak for themselves!

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Photography by Blaze Sy

Videography by Fridge Multimedia


Check out my other videos from the trip:

 PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 1 VIDEO: THE WINDING ROAD TO SAGADA

PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 2 VIDEO: THE BATAD RICE TERRACES

PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 3 VIDEO: KILTEPAN PEAK & THE HANGING COFFINS OF SAGADA

PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 4 VIDEO: WELCOME TO EL NIDO, PALAWAN!

 

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Wow! These hidden gems are breathtaking and I am so intrigued to visit them as soon as possible. Would you consider this to be a budget travel destination?

Reply to Agness

Hi Agness. Definitely a must visit area in the Philippines. I find it cheaper and can consider it a budget travel destination. I am not sure where you are from but if you are from USA. I suggest to fly there on the month of February because flights are cheaper. Here are my rough estimate: Chicago to Manila flight= $800 Manila to El NIdo= $150 Motel rent= $15/night travel tour for 8 hours including lunch =$50 each meal cost = $7 Hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by my blog page.

Oh wow! The Philippines are on my bucket list. All that amazing food looks incredible

Reply to Morgan

Wow, these photos look like they belong in a magazine spread. So gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring a future visit to the Philippines!

Reply to Heather

WoW! What a beautiful place- it looks like paradise! I'm so jealous!! It looks like you had a great time, too. I'll have to keep this in mind if I ever get to make it to the Philippines!!

Reply to Pam

I had no idea the Philippines were this beautiful. The hidden beach sound incredible and the food looks so delicious.

Reply to Cindy

The places you visited are simply amazing! Thanks for sharing! Fabulous photographs! Every time I visit the Philippines I miss out on a trip to El Nido. I just need more time when I go there. I go everywhere but there! :(

Reply to StylishGeek

This is so stunning and looks like a beautiful find. Definitely have the wanderlust kicking in right about now!

Reply to Charlotte

This is so stunning and looks like a beautiful find. Definitely have the wanderlust kicking in right about now!

Reply to Charlotte

This is amazing! It's really beautiful out there and it would be nice to see it in person. I've always heard good things about this place and friends have recommended for me to visit! Hopefully someday!

Reply to AnnMarie

Your photos are insane! I'm drooling over all the food pics! Yum!

Reply to Marcie

Simply gorgeous! Absolutely breathtaking! I am so glad you shared this. I love seeing parts of the world I have never heard of!

Reply to Terri

Wow! What a beautiful place, I'm so jealous! Definitely will have to put this on my travel bucket list!

Reply to Nancy

Oh my gosh that place looks magical! Your photos are breathtaking and makes me want to visit Philippines ASAP!!

Reply to Cassie

That sounds like paradise. What an amazing adventure you had there. I loved looking at all your photos.

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