El Nido | The Snaking Sandbar Of Snake Island
The Bacuit Archipelago
Bacuit Archipelago is easily at the top of my list as the best location for beach and island hopping, having been to some of the best must explore group of islands in the Philippines, even bested that of El Nido's closest counterpart, Coron also that in Palawan.
To sum it, El Nido is the gateway to the Bacuit Archipelago, a stunning cluster of 45 Islands of Karst Rock towering and lusciously green against a horizon of azure blue waters. Each of the islands is trusts up from the Sea, and cluttered with some of the most secluded and stunning white sand beaches.
When in El Nido, the best way to explore some of the islands is by signing up to their island hopping tours. On this day, I signed up for the Tour B Island Hopping, it's also a good way to meet other guest and some back packers in El Nido, the trips are favorable even for solo travelers who can't really afford renting the entire outrigger boat and hire its entire crew for a whole day event.
The Island Hopping Tour B is one of the 4 Island Hopping trips. The Snake Island is named after a snaking sandbar that connects this small island to El Nido. This is the place where buffet lunch is prepared by the tour groups for their guest. I have no words to express the feeling of seeing its bush covered beach area on initial approach; the sorrounding vegetation is a contrast of colors with the green and blue hues of the waters. The sandbar itself is discernible even on approach as the snaking white sand beneath the waters are easily set apart from the greens.
Snake Island itself, unlike most of the islands in El Nido that has towering rocks near its beaches; this has a trail to trek, a small hill that is a perfect view point to see a sweeping panorama of the islands of El Nido. Just with this alone, taking the Tour B is perfect for families, lovers or Solo travelers alike, visiting about 6 scenic locations and some of the most astounding snorkeling areas in Bacuit Archipelago.
As I would always feel, on each time I visit El Nido, a profound feeling seeing a different world than your own, a paradise world that you'll be leaving behind, El Nido is truly deserving of the tagline "Heaven on Earth."
El Nido Island Tours
Island Hopping Tour B
Pangalusian Island * Snake Island * Cadugnon cave * Cathedral Cave * Inabuyutan Island * Lagen Island
Activities: Island Hopping, Snorkeling, Nature Trekking, Some Cave Exploration, Buffet Lunch, Beach Hopping
NOTE: The Island to visit may vary on the tour groups, as long as it is within the area for Tour B. These noted Island and Cave's are only some that I've been to.
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