El Nido tour B
Tour B is our last island tour in El Nido and will explore caves and coves. Often just an option when Tour C is unavailable but for us this is a must see in El Nido Palawan. In my opinion, this is the best El Nido tour. This is a different experience too as only five guests are in the tour and we will be using a small boat. All were actually in doubt if the boat can take us safely to the destinations but we did sail smoothly.
The tour destination highlights are Entalula island, Snake island, Codugnon cave, Cathedral cave and Pinagbuyutan island
The first island destination is Entalula island. With its wide stretch of powdery white sand, clear blue waters and bewitching scenery of the cliffs, the island is perfect for sunbathing and other beach activities. We had a great time enjoying the view and the still quietness of the island. Also a dinosaur-like rock formation at the edge of the island was unbelievably amazing.
Vigan Island (Snake island)
Upon reaching our next island destination, the deep blue sea are fading to clear turquoise waters and a small island filled with vibrant colored trees are visible. This is the Vigan island and commonly known as the Snake island due to its fine s-shaped sandbar that is only visible during low-tide. We will be having our lunch here and while waiting for the food, we enjoyed ourselves swimming and walking on the sandbar. Then we hiked a little to the small hill that serves as a viewdeck. When we reached the top, we were in awe by the exquisite scenery of the sandbar clearly visible connecting one island to another. On the other side, a great view of the seascape and a bird’s eye view of Bacuit Bay’s nearby islands.
Lunch at Snake Island
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This cave is an important anthropological site, where jewelry and pottery dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279 BC) were yielded. The anthropologists believe that the cave dwellers were from Borneo, and travelled across the ancient land bridge that connected Palawan from Borneo.
A small opening hidden among the rocks near the beach reveals a cathedral like cave. We crawl to the small hole to enter the Cave. Inside we a spectacular rock formations and limestone hill. It was a wonderful experience though a little terrifying to know that it was believed by archeologists to be a burial site during the Neolithic period.
Pinasil Island (Cathedral Cave)
The island has a cathedral-like structure which can be access through kayak. It is an important site for bird’s nest gatherers or locally known as Busyadors. Its cool interior is lit at certain times of the day by sunlight coming through an opening at its peak. We didn’t bring a kayak and our boat is not small enough to pass through so our guide recommended snorkeling. Near Cathedral cave is a good snorkeling site where different colored corals can be seen. Unfortunately some of it are already dead. This could be due to the boats anchors on the same area.
The island has soft powdery white sand, best for relaxation and picnics. The water is shallow for about a couple of meters from the shore and then a few meters away you will see a snorkeling area full of fishes. The emerald green color of the water and the phenomenal seascape fronting this island is captivating. We take pleasure in walking on the shore, taking picturesque view and fresh feel the salty air.
El Nido tour B is the best tour ender for me and it completes our visit here. The most relaxing and refreshing tour. Since less tourists opt for this tour, it is great for those who wants a peaceful time on the islands.
If you preferred more underwater activities, check out our Ultimate travel guide to Coron for all our adventures in Coron. Let’s keep on wandering around and never stop learning and discovering.
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