Around Port Barton, San Vicente – a small fishing and farming village blessed with so much unspoiled beauty and the best way to catch a glimpse and have a feel of the island is to book an island hopping tour.
The first agenda was Bigaho Waterfalls. A charming enough waterfalls that cascades to a pool that is big enough for swimming.
From Bigaho town, it is a 10-15 minute walk that started flat and even and gradually turns into rocky (and a bit slippery) steps leading to the falls.
The water was refreshingly cold and on a hot summer’s day, it was a welcome treat.
The most part of the island hopping tour (which we booked with the resort) was snorkeling and rightly so.
San Vicente (or Palawan for that matter) is blessed with beautiful underwater landscape that one could end up a like a prune (texture and color) delighting in its wonderland if you do not watch it. Here’s more proof:
The next day, the kids still wanted more, and more was what we got. We set out to a different area and snorkel some more.
The second day was better in terms of fish spotting as we saw a baby eagle ray (bottom-middle) and a stingray (bottom-right).
Today’s lunch venue was a far cry from yesterdays.
Privately owned and a friend of Mark’s, we got to step foot in this beautifully landscaped lot, tempting us to take our sweet time over lunch.
Before the end of the day, we also tried our luck on fishing. Caught a handful of tiny besugo (sea bream), which we devoured over dinner. Fried Besugo. Yum!
Since the ’80s, I’ve heard about the rustic beauty of Port Barton… I wish I had not waited 2 decades.