Hello loves, I hope you’re having a great weekend! We are right now on our last week here in the Philippines and have travelled to Siargao, an island all the way to the east. Our time here has been incredible, some ups and downs but always fun and thing we can laugh about later! The internet connection has been terrible though, luckily we got sim cards for our phones when we arrived here which works sometimes, if we wouldnt have done that it would have been really hard, I don’t think I could connect to WIFI anywhere. So get a sim card if you’re staying for a while, it’s affordable and definitely worth it!
Here in Siargao we have better connection so I can finally publish my blogposts, yey! The third post from the Philippines is about our boat tour in El Nido. Doing a boat trip is one of the main things to do when visiting El Nido, there are 4 different tours that you can choose from – A, B, C or D and they take you to different places. Klemens and I chose tour C but honestly we went a bit off-tour and just passed by the main places and we didn’t do any snorkling because I don’t like deep water and Klemens doesn’t like to snorkle. We ended up driving around with the boat, having fun with the captain and our tour guide, stopped at some secret beaches and had a lovely lunch which the guys prepared for us :) They must have thought we were the easiest tourists because we just wanted to chill on the boat and shoot photos and lay in the water, haha! The only reason we could do this was because we booked a private boat instead of going with a group, it is definitely more expensive and could be worth it if you are more people. Tour A and C are the most popular ones, but I think B and D are very beautiful too. You can find information about every tour almost anywhere on El Nido.
As I wrote we had a wonderful lunch with grilled fish, pineapple, vegetables and yummie things which is included in the boat tour. Water is included too because you are not allowed to bring any plastic bottles on the tours to reduce the plastic waste, very good! Actually in the whole El Nido there is almost no trash laying around, they really take care. There are no plastic straws, plastic glasses, plastic bags..nothing! <3
Anyways, what I wanted to say about the lunch is that after I got off the boat I got really sick! Either I got food poisoned or what a lot of people told me on IG that I maybe it was because of the water. I read a lot before we came here that people often get food poisoned in El Nido, or from the water. I don’t know which one it was but what I learnt is to only drink water from bottles. But as you can see on the third picture the fish is laying there in the sun and we didn’t eat until hours after this photo was taken, so yeah…Just be careful and aware, always wash your hands or have the antibacterial gel with you in your bag and just hope you don’t get sick. And if it happens it only lasts a day :) Got to stay positive!
After all our boat trip was amazing, the water is so clear and blue and the limestone mountains are so beautiful to watch while passing by with the boat. Also the boats are so pretty, love the side swimmers of the boats, they are so photogenic!
It’s supposed to be very beautiful in Coron too where you can also do boat tours and which are cheaper than the boat tours in El Nido. We really wanted to go there but we couldn’t catch a ferry because they were all booked out far in advance. The beaches are supposed to be beautiful and the water too. There you can buy your own food at the market and grill it on the boat yourself :) So don’t miss Coron, my sister was there so I trust her on that ;)
See our vlog for more insights! (Vertical video made for mobile, watch on full-screen)
Lots of love xx Mikuta