The Unconvincing Truth about El Nido

Text and Photos by Euden Valdez

(Disclaimer: What you are about to read is an unpopular opinion.) 

BEAUTY comes with a price—a hefty one at that—when in El Nido. Harsh as it sounds, the observation holds true for this author and family who have traveled to the top tourist destination in Palawan.

A paradise famed for its tropical islands, clearest seas, teeming marine life, unspoiled beaches, bluest lagoons and so much more, El Nido also brings about inconveniences—especially to budget travelers.

And contrary to belief, traveling on a budget doesn’t mean it is cheap in terms of experiences, food, accommodation and transportation. Things are just not luxurious but nevertheless, decent. Believe me for I have traveled on both ends of the spectrum.

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Why Cagraray Island is Bicol’s Underrated Paradise

Text and Photos by Euden Valdez

BICOL Region is a favorite among Pinoy beach lovers for its two beautiful islands: Caramoan of Camarines Sur and Calaguas of Camarines Norte. But there is another beach paradise that is still under their radar.

This is Cagraray Island in Albay, which is home to Misibis Bay, a high-end resort offering a unique balance of luxury and adventure for all its guests.

A media familiarization trip by the Department of Tourism in 2016 brought Traveling Journo Ph to the premier property and experience paradise.

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