El Nido, Philippines is one of the most breathtaking places I have ever been to, which is why one visit is clearly not enough. It is almost impossible to leave El Nido without feeling a sense of awe. So when planning your holiday to Philippines’ last frontier, it is only natural that you would want somewhere equally memorable to rest your head on at night. There are literally hundreds of accommodation options to be found in El Nido, so the choice can be truly overwhelming. Luckily, I’ve done the research for you, and when it comes to finding the best hotel in El Nido, there is no better choice than Sea Cocoon Hotel.
The Italians have a concept for piddling around known as “Dolce Far Niente,” which means – the sweetness of doing nothing. I learned about this concept after watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s masterpiece Eat. Pray. Love. like a million times. The idea finally sunk in to me so I asked my dear husband to spend a weekend “staycation” with me in one of the resorts in Mactan just because. Sure, there are plenty of high end resorts to choose from but Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort clearly stood out for many reasons.
Seasoned travelers like Olivier and I had our fair share of mishaps during our time in the Philippines. We had countless of delayed flights, overloading bus/ferries, engine problems, road accidents, cramped seats and what not. I swear, we are almost at our tipping point. However, lately, we learned that there is a better, safer, faster, flexible, more convenient, not to mention fun, way to travel around the Philippines. And, that is through air charter.
We had been contemplating to visit Camiguin since we missed it on our backpacking adventures in Northern Mindanao. Torrential rains immobilized all ferries to depart Balingon port so we moved to Butuan City instead. Besides, being close and accessible to Cebu, flights to there are quiet cheap so we decided to do it as a separate trip. A few weeks later, I had a long weekend break from work so we booked our flights to visit Camiguin for a couple of days.
Taal volcano has quite a reputation as we learned from our Elementary years. Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder may be
small the smallest active volcano in the world, but just so you know, with at least 33 eruptions in recorded history, some were even destructive, it is the second most active volcano (Mayon being the first) in the whole Philippine archipelago.