It’s the middle of summer and I’m at my desk staring at the computer itching to be somewhere but the metro. Just a week after a long weekend spent outdoors, I’m missing the outdoors already. That’s what summer can do to me. So I reminisce. Of toes sinking in the sand, of the cold waves taking me by surprise, of the sun warming my body after, and of the sea wind blowing me dry.
Speaking of last weekend, a friend’s daughter tagged along. She does not travel much around the Philippines and is excited to see another part of the country outside of where she lives, which is Manila, and where she has ties, which is Pampanga and Boracay. “Boracay,” she said, “is where I go if I want to get away.” She’s there once or twice a year and knows it like the back of her hand. She needs a change of scenery (I thought) so we brought her to the river.
The Pinacanuan River in Peñablanca, Cagayan is a favorite in the area because it reminds of Palawan in a way.
The image in my mind of the sand and the sea usually come with karst limestone in the background.
Yes, Palawan. I love how it is diverse – white sand, blue sea, stunning landscape,
incredible food scene, breathtaking underwater world,
dense forests, waterfalls, a world-heritage listed cave, etc.
El Nido is a top choice and will be for a while.
I love it for its charming town, its ruggedness, its simplicity, its raw yet sophisticated food options.
Then you have the outlying beaches of San Vicente off Port Barton for those who want to get away from it all—quiet, tranquil and serene.
If, like my niece, your idea of a getaway is limited to the same old stuff, a change of scenery will do you good. Why not Palawan? And here’s a chance.
For a limited time offer, Let’s Palawan is offering a $30 off on their packages. To avail, all you have to do is click on their “get a quote” page and type in this coupon code: zeal4adventureC003. I urge you to grab it if you can, try something new. Palawan will do you good.