Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Small Lagoon

First Day of Island Hopping in El Nido
by lakwatserong tatay
This is one of my anticipated activity on our trip, our 2 days of island hopping activity. Our group was able to booked island tour package reservation courtesy of Marina Garden Beach Resorts, they arranged our 2 days of island hopping courtesy of Cadlao Tours, courtesy of Ate Beth. Upon our first night of stay at El Nido, we had some couple drinks, after our tremendous trek to Nagkalit-kalit, we just have a little bit late group dinner, in one of carinderia's around the town and buy some couple of beers, we ended our night a bit drunk....hehehehe....most of the tripper boyz spend until almost 2am, and one of us really got drunk, and it was Carlo...hehehehe...buti nalang sa island hopping namin sa starts with Small Lagoon nagising siya kasi kelangan talaga lumangoy kahit lango pa siya sa alak (joke..joke..)...hehehehe...
The trippers on photo mode activity....^_^
Here's the option of CADLAO TOUR'S Island Hopping Activity (just add Php100 for snorkeling gadgets)
contact information : Beth Fabregas   (0927-5460691)
email address:    cadlaotour_beth@yahoo.com

Tour A(Php700)    Small & Big Lagoon / Shimizu Island / Secret Lagoon / Entalula / 7 Commando
Tour B(Php800)    Pangalusian / Cudognon Cave / Cathedral Cave / Snake Island / Pinagbuyutan
Tour C(Php900)    Hidden Beach / Star Beach / Matinloc Shrine / Tapiutan Island / Secret Beach
Tour D(Php700)    Helicopter Island / Cadlao Lagoon / Paradise Beach / Sabang Beach

We suppose to choose all of the tours, but we ended up to choose two tours, A and B, because of...all the trippers know that thing...^_^..... And then our first morning at El Nido arrives, our island hopping will gonna start around 9am, so we could have some time to prepare ourselves, our wake-up call time was around 630 in the morning, and we have to eat our free breakfast around 730 in the morning courtesy of Marina Garden Beach Resorts it ws included on our 3 days of stay in that resort...hahahaha...
e kung mahulog kaya ko rito noh?
All of us were excited with island hopping activity except for one person that is shown in the picture below left front row of the boat...that's my co-tripper Carlo..lango pa siya nun mga time na yan...buti nalang Small Lagoon ang una sa list...hehehehe...^_^.
@ another angle....basag po kasama nmn c carlo dyn..nsa harap...^_^
Sad to say i just had the glimpse of Helicopter island, hopefully on my next visit ill gonna set my foot on this island...^_^.
The Helicopter Island
It was around 10:15 in the morning, when we finally reached the parking space for boat of Small Lagoon snorkeling activity, yah it was a really different kind of snorkeling activity...parang swimming lessons eh...hehehehe...nawala tuloy hangover ng kasama kong tripper.
Some of the limestone along Small Lagoon
The entrance and parking space for Small Lagoon was really crowded that time, maybe because we have opted to choose this destination in the month of love....where most of the tourist looking for time to spend with their love ones...hmmm...
The parking space for boats in Small Lagoon
I really love looking at the limestone around this Small Lagoon which is part of Miniloc Island. At first i really thought it was a small lagoon, but when i've swimmed and entered it's lagoon, i was really amazed with  it's beautiful limestone that surrounded the lagoon.
TIP: One thing that is most important and i've missed on this trip is to borrow from someone else, maybe from my friend or relative, an underwater camera.....huhuhu...buti nalang Eric brought a waterproof digital camera bag, or else wala kami souvenir pictures from our water adventures....thanks pre...^_^



Some of the limestone and cliff edge stone around Small Lagoon
Ok, photo opps muna bago lumusong...sayang lang ang DSLR, but if you have the gutz and courage, you could bring your DSLR's camera via riding a kayak, together with your friend or maybe you could ask someone in your guides to padel for you to get some good and very nice picture around and inside the Small Lagoon....so what do you think? Sad to say no one with us have to courage to do that...thanks to Eric for bringing her waterproof pack...or else....inggit kami sa iba....my souvenir photos around Small Lagoon.
super thumbs up ako rito....
My photo opps....upon entering the Small Lagoon
Here are some of our photo opps courtesy of Eric's camera...thank talaga ng marami pre....Our group really had a great time, even Waks, son of Eric had a great time, he is just riding a floating salbabida and one of the guide is swimming with him...sarap talaga....






wow sarap....
It's me, having swimming lessons...hahaha
We stayed on this lagoon for almost 2 hours.....kasi naman grabe ang naging swimming lessons namin, most of us are not ready for tha looooooong swim up to the end of this lagoon....hahahaha....
bye...bye....Small Lagoon...i'll be back...very sure..^_^
L. T. has x-plored "Small Lagoon"
Tip: Be sure to check your time, or else you will not missed out some of your schedule destination on your island hopping activity, like what just happened to us, instead of a stopover in Miniloc Island, we just passed by it....huhuhuhu....hopefully by next time, i will not miss that island...^_^.

Next stop is our lunch time at Shimizu Island.....^_^

This story is part of: Five Days of Trip at Palawan

9 comments:

dong ho said...

astig to! ill be in el nido by mid June. havent made my mind yet as to what island hopping tour and accommodation.

im checking out which one has wifi access

tina said...

wow! ganda! kulet nung bangenge! hehe :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ sir dong....i do hope you will all of the islands...share nyo sir ha...kasi ako kulang pa eh...^_^
@tina...uu ang kulet talaga...buti nalang ung first island hop namin is swimming lessons...hehehehe...^_^.

cagayan de oro tour said...

I have heard about the El Nido. I thought it is just a small, ordinary beach resort. Did not know it is an island. So, wow, it might be wonderful to be there and do the island hopping. I envy your experience there. Hope I could go there with my friends soon. By the way, good that one of you brought a waterproof camera. You've got remembrance in that place worth to be treasured.

adventurousfeet said...

super enjoy naman tong post mo! never been to el nido, maybe someday :)

lakwatsera de primera said...

Small Lagoon is one of my favorite spots in El Nido. Kayaking here a few years ago was one of the most memorable experiences I've had.

lakwatserong tatay said...

@cagayan de oro tour...i think you will definitely do that...
@adventurousfeet...malamang sir..mapupuntahan nyo tlaga ang El Nido
@claire....pambihira po dito ako napagod ng todo eh...^_^

Pinoy Adventurista said...

great infos! i'll consider this when I go to El Nido... thanks for sharing...

aba! 1st day palang at ang dami nyo na nagawa.. ang saya naman.... :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@mervin...hehehe..pero grabe ang lagoon na to...small pa nga talaga...saka available talga ung kayak dun sa area, nde lang ako sure kung panu makakapagrent...kasi nakapark din un malapit sa mga parking lot ng mga bangka...

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