Day 1 - 9 Feb 2019
Content: We took a 2 hour Cebu Pacific airlines flight from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. One of the best Airports in the Philippines with Great Service & Amenities and a very stylish and classic interior. There were many store options available inside the terminal.
Content: With a 20 min taxi ride, we checked-in to City Garden GRAND Hotel. The hotel was beautifully located within the city, staff was welcoming, rooms were big enough and equiped with a king size bed. A good place to relax. We didn't had dinner at the hotel as the food was served on the flight.
Day 2 - 10 Feb 2019
Content: Skipping our breakfast, early in the morning we took a 2 hour drive to Clark International Airport from where we boarded a 5 hour Philippine airlines flight to Coron. Airport is small and crowded, needs lot of maintenance. There is only one operational flight to Coron which leads to a early departure.
Day 2 - 10 Feb 2019
Content: With a 30 min drive from Francisco B. Reyes Airport, we checked in to a hotel. On arrival we were greeted with a fresh orange juice, staff was incredibly helpful and kind, rooms were very clean and comfy.
Content: Dropping off our luggage, visited a nearby restaurant for our lunch after a long journey, ordered four cheese pizza it to exactly the same as we love not much crunchy with thin dough, ambiance was great, serving used to take a lot of time.
Content: After lunch with a short 1 hour ferry ride reached Twin Lagoon Entrance known for scenery and towering limestone cliffs. Passing through blue and green water turquoise water we reached lagoon where we entered maze of rock and cliffs. Good place to visit when tide is low, this place offers activities like snorkeling and swimming. Do not join a tour with lot of people rather go for a private tour for more fun.
Day 3 - 11 Feb 2019
Content: After breakfast planned to explore some best islands of Coron. Started with a short boat ride to Malcapuya Island one of the well known island for its crystal clear blue waters and powdery white sands, it is a heavenly idyllic beach. A beautiful beach to back drop and relax, snorkeling is a best activity to do, place was not much crowded.
Content: Banana Island is a privetly owned island by Gallego Family, good place to swim, see the clams, corals and fishes. Lot of hammocks to relax watching beautiful beach and healthy corals, sandbars are amazing.
Content: Had lumch at the local cottage, Great place to sit and enjoy the afternoon, especially with a lovely light breeze blowing off of the water. Had Great drinks and food. Family provides food on demand with affordable cost.
Content: Bulog Dos Island is a small island owned by Two Seasons Resort. It offers great underwater marine experience, good place to snorkel due to its pristine and crystal clear water. This island is same as others which offers white sand and lot of sun.
Day 4 - 12 Feb 2019
Content: Started morning with a 30 min boat tour, visiting some of the huge left over beautiful islands. Calauit Island is a tourist park which is now declared as Calauit Safari Park, where the animals are imported from Africa. Saw zebras and Giraffe were very cute, the best thing was they used to roam freely and not caged.
Content: With a short walk took a stop at a local restaurant and had lunch. Place is very scenic and dinning is placed on the water which was lovely. Simple food with generous portion and affordable price.
Content: Black Island also known as Malajon Island is a huge island known for its beautiful white beaches and coconut trees. Nice quiet place with white sand ane crystal clear water. A good place to spend evening watching sunset.
Day 5 - 13 Feb 2019
Content: Started our day with a quick breakfast and coffee and took a 10min drive to reach Coron Ferry Terminal, from where we boarded a fast ferry to El Nido. It is known for its pristine white beaches, towering limestone cliffs, scenic mountains, mysterious caves and wildlife.
Day 5 - 13 Feb 2019
Content: Checked-in to resort in El Nido. A property with amazing view, the rooms were very clean and offered a great beach view, though the beach didnt had any wow factor, some staff was very polite and helpful and some were very rude.
Content: Had dinner at the restaurant located in the resort premises. The food was decent, took a lot of time, good thing was they used to cook fresh which took a lot of time to serve but they should revise there menu to give early service.
Day 6 - 14 Feb 2019
Content: After breakfast left for incredible island hoping tour. Small Lagoon also known as Matinloc Island is a small island which contains hidden beaches and shrine tours. A glimpse to the past which has never been forgotten at Matinloc Island. We entered the lagoon in a kayak through a small crack, view was absolutely phenomenal, peaceful place.
Content: Big Lagoon is a Scenic narrow waterway with striking blue waters surrounded by dark limestone cliffs. View is breath taking, loved kayaking here which is to rented and worth a experience. The place was not much crowded.
Content: Secret Lagoon is a small beach which is accessible with a small cave. Entering is not an easy task the stones are sharp, tides play a important role in exploration. The stones are sharp but the place is a hidden gem worth visiting.
Content: Shimizu Island is known for its colorful marine life, spectacular snorkeling and underwater sceneries. Nothing special except white sand and lush forest, good place to spend evening here.
Content: Had dinner at a nearby restaurant. Ordered pizza which didn't disappoint us, best place to spend evening watching sunset and having dinner. Place was cozy and interior was bright.
Day 7 - 15 Feb 2019
Content: Started our morning with our first destination which is Helicopter Island which is also known as Dilumacad island. From birds eye view the shape seems like a helicopter, island with lush limestone hills & virgin beaches. Good place to take a walk on the beach exploring types of corals.
Content: Matinloc Island is a small beach which consists of white sand and clean water, It offers activities like snorkeling and tracking. Nothing special to do.
Content: There is a huge rock formation which hides beach behind for which this beach got a tag of Hidden Beach. Beautiful beach with huge limestone cliffs.
Content: Returning back from island had dinner at a local restaurant. Loved the ambiance and the vibe was so good, when we visited there was offer buy one get one free offer was going on cocktails. Food was delicious and portion was okay.
Day 8 - 16 Feb 2019
Content: After exploring islands for so long it was time to experience some thrill. In the morning with a short drive from hotel we started hiking for 30 min and reached the peak of waterfall, there are several wood crossing on the river. Shoes are required here and a local guide is recommended for guiding the path.
Content: Nacpan Beach consists of swaying coconut palms, a fishing village, clear aqua water and small surfable waves,Beach is considered as the most beautiful beach in El Nido Where we relaxed and spent our evening with a beautiful sunset.
Content: After watching sunset with a short drive reached a restaurant for dinner. Nice food, cool ambiance, Great music from the local live band. The service was good and the cafe was nice with good outdoor dining facility.
Day 9 - 17 Feb 2019
Content: It was time to leave El Nido behind. We took a 5 hours drive and reached Puerto Princesa which is cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. Checked in to a hotel, welcomed us with a juice. Location was near to the shopping mall, rooms were small, clean and spacious.
Content: In the evening after a long journey and some rest visited a local restaurant named Kalui. The ambiance was amazing, service was fast and the waiters were super friendly and accommodating. Their food was truly a feast. One of the best restaurant in Puerto Princesa.
Day 10 - 18 Feb 2019
Content: Started our morning exploring Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is one of the world's most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes. Riding a canoe in a dark cave with a guide and a torch which was worth experiencing. It is not the place you can get a chance to see.
Content: After returning back from national park took a stop at a restaurant. and ordered fish tacos and shrimp tacos both were super delicious, ambiance was great, and staff was very professional and impressed by there service.
Day 11 - 19 Feb 2019
Content: As it was our last day in Puerto Princesa, we planned to visit Starfish Sandbar Resort, the beach is abound with starfish, really loved to see the colorful fish swimming in clean shallow water. As it was our leisure day we spent our day snorkeling and feeding fishes.
Content: With a 30 min drive from Starfish Sandbar Resort we reached a local restaurant where we ordered beef stew and spring rolls. The food was really great, place which serves authentic Vietnamese dishes. The homemade peanut sauce is superb and a must try.
Day 12 - 20 Feb 2019
Content: Skipped our breakfast and took a short drive to Puerto Princesa International Airport from where we boarded a 2 hour Air asia flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Airport was small with lot of waiting area.
Day 12 - 20 Feb 2019
Content: Boarded a 2 hour Cebu pacific flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Took a individual flight to save our time which was a good decision. The flight was extremely comfortable and crew was helping.