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Location: Manila

Day 1 - 8 Nov 2019

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Content: We took Asiana Airlines from home city to Manila via Seoul. Flight was very comfortable with good food and service.

Fairmont Makati

Manila, Fairmont Makati

Content: In the heart of Makati, close to everything. Very accommodating and helpful staff. Large, clean and beautiful rooms. The pool is great and the whole property is classy.

Fort Santiago

Manila, Fort Santiago
Manila, Fort Santiago
Manila, Fort Santiago
Manila, Fort Santiago

Content: It was 20 mins far from hotel. This is a historical site that they preserved. It is not much to look at but it is rich in history. This is also a nice place visit if you want to know more about their history and culture.

National museum of Phillipines

Manila, National museum of Phillipines
Manila, National museum of Phillipines
Manila, National museum of Phillipines
Manila, National museum of Phillipines

Content: Glad to spend an hour exploring National Museum of Fine Arts. But we could only finish 2 floors out of 4. The management kept the spacious museum clean and organized. Entry was free.

Manila Ocean Park

Manila, Manila Ocean Park
Manila, Manila Ocean Park
Manila, Manila Ocean Park
Manila, Manila Ocean Park
Manila, Manila Ocean Park

Content: There were lots of people so there wasn’t a lot of opportunities for photo but being able to observe the sea creatures up close makes for a wonderful experience. They also had a water show featuring very friendly seals and we were able to take photos with them afterwards.

Spectrum Restaurant

Manila, Spectrum Restaurant
Manila, Spectrum Restaurant
Manila, Spectrum Restaurant

Content: The in house restaurant, Spectrum, serves a wide selection of international cuisines at Fairmont Makati. Food was very delicious and service was just awesome.

Location: Puerto Princesa

Day 2 - 9 Nov 2019

Puerto Princesa Airport

Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa Airport
Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa Airport
Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa Airport
Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa Airport

Content: After having wide spread breakfast at hotel we left for airport to catch flight for Puerto Princesa. It was 1h 20 m flight.

Hue Hotels and Resorts

Puerto Princesa, Hue Hotels and Resorts
Puerto Princesa, Hue Hotels and Resorts
Puerto Princesa, Hue Hotels and Resorts
Puerto Princesa, Hue Hotels and Resorts

Content: Great little budget hotel. Very clean. Great location. There’s a mall right next door. The staff was exceptionally nice and externally helpful.

City tour

Puerto Princesa, City tour
Puerto Princesa, City tour
Puerto Princesa, City tour
Puerto Princesa, City tour
Puerto Princesa, City tour

Content: A half day tour that will show you around some attractions within the city such as Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, Plaza Cuartel, Mitra's Ranch and Baker's hill

Ka Lui

Puerto Princesa, Ka Lui
Puerto Princesa, Ka Lui
Puerto Princesa, Ka Lui

Content: Their food was truly a feast for the eyes and the palette. In addition, their food and drinks were surprisingly inexpensive. This place is a little piece of heaven!

Location: Puerto Princesa

Day 3 - 10 Nov 2019

Underground River Tour

Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour

Content: The number of visitors allowed per day is limited and guests must register in advance. I suggest arranging with a tour operator for this one if you don’t want to go through the hassle of doing the paperwork and securing a vehicle to Sabang Beach and back. This tour will take you on a two hour drive to Sabang Beach, which is the takeoff point to the Subterranean River National Park.

Honda Bay Tour

Puerto Princesa, Honda Bay Tour
Puerto Princesa, Honda Bay Tour
Puerto Princesa, Honda Bay Tour
Puerto Princesa, Honda Bay Tour

Content: Travel agencies usually offer this tour for P 1450 per person. Pull a do it yourself and you’ll end up saving a lot. At the wharf, you can join a group tour or rent a private boat. The boatman will take you to at least 3 islands.

Iwahig Firefly watching

Puerto Princesa, Iwahig Firefly watching
Puerto Princesa, Iwahig Firefly watching

Content: A night of watching fireflies and the stars. A small boat took us deeper into the mangrove forest in pitch darkness and the boatman helped us spot these incandescent creatures and identify the constellations above.

Matiz Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Puerto Princesa, Matiz Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Content: Superb spanish food and service was great. Reasonable price specially their bagnet and pinakbet I do really like it. Would definitely recommand others to visit this place.

Location: Port Bartan

Day 4 - 11 Nov 2019

Port Bartan bus stop

Port Bartan, Port Bartan bus stop
Port Bartan, Port Bartan bus stop
Port Bartan, Port Bartan bus stop

Content: We check out from hotel early morning after breakfast to leave for Port Bartan via bus which was 3.40 hours away.

Ausan Beach Front Cottages

Port Bartan, Ausan Beach Front Cottages
Port Bartan, Ausan Beach Front Cottages
Port Bartan, Ausan Beach Front Cottages

Content: There is not that many fancy places in Port Barton, so don't expect too much. However, Ausan is perfectly located by the beach, affordable, offers a free breakfast.

Pamuayan Falls

Port Bartan, Pamuayan Falls
Port Bartan, Pamuayan Falls
Port Bartan, Pamuayan Falls

Content: There is a small basin where you can swim. There are also cottages where you can leave your items. You can rent a tricycle for 15-20 minutes and then trek the rest of the way to the waterfall (15 minutes). Cliff diving is not allowed in Pamuayan Falls due to accidents.

Long Beach

Port Bartan, Long Beach
Port Bartan, Long Beach

Content: To be honest, Long Beach isn’t the best beach for swimming because of regular strong waves.

Oasis Port Barton

Port Bartan, Oasis Port Barton

Content: Overall a very good experience. Lots of food options available, great service, and the meals taste great. My personal favorite being the chicken schnitzel.

Location: Port Bartan

Day 5 - 12 Nov 2019

Island Hopping Tour

Port Bartan, Island Hopping Tour
Port Bartan, Island Hopping Tour
Port Bartan, Island Hopping Tour

Content: There are different island hopping tours in port barton. But we choose the most popular one as we had to pick one only. We visited Twin Reef, German Island, Pina Plata (where we had lunch), Maxima Island and Exotic Island, Wide Reef and Starfish Island. Had best experience feeding fish, watching corals and swimming with sea turtles. Came back at 4 pm.

Gorgonzola Pizza

Port Bartan, Gorgonzola Pizza

Content: The pizzas are enormous and delicious! Have a variety of other foods as well. Lovely restaurant and nice atmosphere.

Location: El Nido, Palawan

Day 6 - 13 Nov 2019

El Nido

El Nido, Palawan, El Nido
El Nido, Palawan, El Nido

Content: From Port Barton we left for El Nido, which was 4 and half hour away. Not much traffic and roads were wide we wished to hire a bike instead of travelling in a van.

El Nido Garden Resort

El Nido, Palawan, El Nido Garden Resort
El Nido, Palawan, El Nido Garden Resort
El Nido, Palawan, El Nido Garden Resort

Content: Well manicured grounds, fantastic staff, relaxing pool, beautiful view and a clean comfortable, cottage style room.

Location: El Nido

Day 6 - 13 Nov 2019

Nacpan Beach

El Nido, Nacpan Beach
El Nido, Nacpan Beach
El Nido, Nacpan Beach

Content: We rented a motorbike 500-700 PHP for a day to go around El Nido. The road before getting to Nacpan Beach is in really bad conditions so be careful. Before getting to Nacpan Beach is Lio Beach which is also beautiful and its perfect to stop for lunch.

Corong Corong sunset beach

El Nido, Corong Corong sunset beach

Content: For sunset make sure you go on time to Corong Corong Beach. The sunsets are amazing. You can enjoy them while having a drink or a fresh coconut since there are a few bars. You can also rent a kayak and going around if you prefer.

Biryani Kitchen

El Nido, Biryani Kitchen

Content: We planned to have dinner at this Indian Restaurant. I must say that my experience in this place has been excellent. The goat and the lentils were very good.The Indian owner is an affable and nice person.

Location: El Nido

Day 7 - 14 Nov 2019

Tour A- Island hopping

El Nido, Tour A- Island hopping
El Nido, Tour A- Island hopping
El Nido, Tour A- Island hopping
El Nido, Tour A- Island hopping
El Nido, Tour A- Island hopping

Content: As we stayed in El Nido we were perfectly on time to do our first island hopping in El Nido. We started with Tour A. All the tours leave around 9 am in El Nido unless you decide to get a private tour that they will leave when you agree with them. Big Lagoon was the first stop and we spent more than an hour. The best option is renting a kayak. Secret Lagoon is too crowded and we stoped for short time. Shimizu Island we had lunch and its a nice spot for snorkeling while they are preaparing. 7 Commando Beach better if you visit as last stop since is more quiet at that time.

Havana beach bar and restaurant

El Nido, Havana beach bar and restaurant
El Nido, Havana beach bar and restaurant
El Nido, Havana beach bar and restaurant
El Nido, Havana beach bar and restaurant

Content: It's a little hard to find. You need to walk along the beach in the dark to get here. Delicious food and live music just made our evening beautiful. Everything was perfect except for the eggplants salad that was ok.

Location: El Nido

Day 8 - 15 Nov 2019

Tour C - Island Hopping

El Nido, Tour C - Island Hopping
El Nido, Tour C - Island Hopping
El Nido, Tour C - Island Hopping
El Nido, Tour C - Island Hopping

Content: We shared the boat with a group of Mexicans and they were so fun to be with. We had a lively trip with beers, rum, and music. We did snorkeling at Helicopter Island and Matinloc Shrine. Secret Beach is also beautiful and it’s far the spot. Hidden Beach is one of our favorite spots. Especially if you around lunch time its not so crowded. Star Beach with blue and clear water is quiet and its the lunch stop.

Fat Choy Express

El Nido, Fat Choy Express

Content: If you are looking for real chinese food than this is best place to visit in El Nido. Seafood fried rice and onion soup was just amazing.

Location: El Nido

Day 9 - 16 Nov 2019

Tour B - Island hopping

El Nido, Tour B - Island hopping
El Nido, Tour B - Island hopping
El Nido, Tour B - Island hopping
El Nido, Tour B - Island hopping
El Nido, Tour B - Island hopping

Content: It was my favorite of all the tours. It includes Snake island is a beautiful sand bar that you can cross walking. The views are insane and is so beautiful. Pinagbuyutan Island - Perfect for pictures, flying the drone and snorkeling. Entalula Beach was our lunch stop. Cudugnon Cave is a hidden cave too crowded. Snorkeling Site a nice snorkeling spot where you can see fishes and corals in very clear water.

Happiness Beach Bar

El Nido, Happiness Beach Bar
El Nido, Happiness Beach Bar

Content: On our last day in El Nido, we had a boat party! Our itinerary was a mix of beautiful and quiet places in El Nido. After that we head to Happiness beach bar for dinner. Falafel and chakchouka were really good. The theme of the restaurant is really nice, cocktails are great. I would recommend for sure.

Location: Manila

Day 10 - 17 Nov 2019

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Content: We left from El Nido morning to reach Manila international airport via AirSwift, as we had to catch Asiana airlines flight back to home. Most memorable and beautiful trip we had in Philippines.