1. Go see the Underground River. You'll see that there's a whole new world as you get inside that seemingly measly mouth of the cave. Imagination would make you see rock formations of the last supper, the naked lady, carrots, mushrooms, horses and many more. Guides would point out where the Batman and Robin hideout is. And you'll discover why it's important to close your mouth while all throughout the trip.
|My brother posing for a pic as we waited for our turn to get in the boat.|
|Mind hanging with the gang?|
2. Do Island hopping in El nido and be fascinated with the different islands. While you're at it, don't forget to feed the fishes while snorkelling around Simsu Island. Take pleasure as you surround yourself with a hundreds of them. Take great underwater pics of course. Also, try swimming your way through the hole to reach the Secret beach. Don't fret once you see 2 or 5 jellyfishes here and there. They're the stingless kind. End your island hopping by doing sunset watching at 7 Commando Beach.
|Setting force in our island hopping.|
|On our way to helicopter island.|
|My sister taking her pic in our first island - Helicopter island.|
|Had our pictures taken in Star Island where we ate our lunch.|
3. Try their local delicacies. The tamilok actually doesn't taste like oyster with wood shards aftertaste. After eating it, I wasn't sure watSip a mouthful of birds nest soup in Balinsasayaw Resto. You'll realize it tastes more like egg soup. Still waiting for my brother to post the pics. Do grab so Chao Long and find redemption after eating the previous delicacies I've mentioned earlier.
4. Be mesmerized with hundreds of the fireflies at night as you row your way between mangrove trees. No pics since we missed this. This was set in the itinerary to cap the whole trip, just arriving in Puerto Princesa after a gruelling 6 hours on the road, we were far too exhausted that a 45minutes of tricycle ride sounds like forever.
5. Work your way up the Ugong Rock Cave, and tap on the rock to hear on the sound and see for yourself why it's called 'Ugong' (Sound). I must say that the descent is more intimidating than going up. Acrophobics? Brace yourselves, it won't be pretty, but definitely worth the sweat. Once reaching the top you'll find yourself sweating like a pig. From there, you'll have to decide how to get down: do sitting/superman zipline or head your way back in the cave.
|Rapelling up the cave.|
|With my Mom posing as we climb steep stairs in the cave.|