Sem-break is more fun in Palawan! (Part 3)

If you missed Day 1: Puerto Princesa, Palawan, PHILIPPINES (Day 1)

If you missed Day 2: Puerto Princesa, Palawan, PHILIPPINES (Day 2)

Day 3. Last day. Yet, Puerto Princesa continues to amaze and impress its visitors! This day’s itinerary: Island-hopping in Honda Bay, snorkeling at Pambato Reef, fish-feeding at Luli Island, lunch and swimming at Cowrie Island. For sea-lovers, this will be the highlight of the 3-day vacation. But for me who has sea phobia, this is something challenging. But guess what? I couldn’t say “No” to this awesome paradise!

Are you ready for some boating?
Are you ready for some boating?

And so we started boating from Honda Bay to Pambato Reef, a part of Palawan Sea teeming with water creatures! Not so clear images, but I hope you will get the picture. If you can’t swim like me, you don’t have to worry because the sea aides are always there to help!

The floating quarter next to the Pambato Reef
The floating quarter next to the Pambato Reef
Snorkeling
Snorkeling

Snorkeling is one of the best experiences I’ve had so far! 😀 I felt like the Little Mermaid. After Pambato Reef, we hopped on to Luli Island. The term Luli came from the words “lulubog” and “lilitaw”, meaning to disappear/sink and to reappear respectively. This name was given due to the fact that the island has the tendency to sink during high tide.

Luli Island
Luli Island

On this white strip of sand, we fed some fishes and just relaxed for a couple of hours. So awesome!

Fish feeding
Fish feeding
At Luli Island
At Luli Island

At noontime, we had to leave Luli Island so it could sink in peace, haha, and so we transferred to Cowrie Island for some lunch and swimming!!!! I’ll let the pictures speak, so enjoy! 😀

Off to Cowrie Island
Off to Cowrie Island
Cowrie Island
Cowrie Island

So, what’s the story behind the name “Cowrie”? Cowries — that’s what we call the group of large to small sea snails, those marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cypraeidae. They usually have porcelain-like, shiny shells that serve a variety of purposes like ornaments, jewelry, currency during ancient times, devices in astrology, charms, dice in gambling, and an ancient symbol of social rank.

At Cowrie Island
At Cowrie Island
At Cowrie Island
At Cowrie Island
Cowrie beach
Cowrie beach
View from Cowrie Island
View from Cowrie Island
Walking along the small island's coasts
Walking along the small island’s coasts

Well, I cannot remember if I found any cowry on the island. XD But I did find myself dancing with the waves!

Dancing with the waves
Dancing with the waves

Gosh, I can stay in this island forever! ♥

My flipflops had found its soulmate <3
My pair of flipflops had found its soulmate ❤

There you have it! My 3-day vacation in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Too short a time, but the impact lasts forever! ♥ And I got all that for only Php7k. How cool is that? Please, don’t forgot to put sun block on your skin! You’re going to be literally toasted in the island because of its hotness! hahaha

Last pic in the island
Last pic in the island, after all the swimming and the sunbathing

I can’t wait to visit Puerto Princesa again! Or maybe see the rest of the region. 🙂 Meanwhile, landing in Manila has always been creepy. So many houses surrounding the airport. What awesome pilots flying planes to my Manila!

Going back to Manila
Going back to Manila

So there. Until the next entry!😉

 

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