Throwback Thursday Treat: 2014 Birthday in El Nido Photoblog

About a month ago, I showed you how my first El Nido trip in 2014 went. My friends & I visited paradise for 4 days & 3 nights – enjoyed the sunset in Las Cabanas, swam in different beaches & lagoons, visited different caves & coves & relaxed in the beautiful & quiet islands in Bacuit Bay.

I had so much fun in El Nido that time up to the point I decided to spend my birthday there. August 2014, I flew to Puerto Princesa with my friend Julie, then took a 5-hour trip to El Nido. We went to Nacpan Beach on our first day, then took Tour A (Lagoons & Beaches) again the following day & Tour B (Caves & Coves) again on our third day.

We stayed in Casa Cecilia & I asked them to arrange all our tours & transfers. I will not talk much in this post (because everything was almost the same as that of the first El Nido trip) but I will let the photos speak for themselves.

Enjoy the photos! 😎

Flying over Metro Manila ✈️

Stopover in Roxas, Palawan

Hello El Nido! 😍

Our first time in Nacpan Beach! 😍

More of Nacpan Beach! We loved how deserted this place when we were there.

El Nido Bay in the morning – before Tour A

Seven Commando Beach – we were the only tour group in the beach that time

The world-famous Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island 😍

Inside Big Lagoon. Such a beautiful place 😍

With my travel buddy / companion – Julie

Perfect weather during my birthday 😍

With our new friend Dianne who also celebrated her birthday that day! 😎

Tour B – Snake Island

View from the other side of Snake Island

Para-paradise 😍 Definitely my favorite island!

Can’t get enough of Pinagbuyutan Island 😍

Goodbye El Nido! Thanks for the fun birthday weekend. 😍

After 2 visits, El Nido easily became one of top 3 places I’ve been to. The beaches & islands are really beautiful. The town is just small but simple & laid back. The people are super duper nice. I’m glad that the place is getting so much attention now but I hope the locals do their best to preserve the cleanliness & the beauty of the place.

Have you been to El Nido? How did you find the town, the beaches & the islands? Is it a place which you’ll recommend to your friends? Do you want to know something about El Nido? Make sure to leave a comment below or send me an email to You can also send me a message on Facebook, drop a comment on Instagram or send me a tweet on Twitter.

PS. All photos above were shot using my HTC One M8.

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