Patawan Island is privately owned located in Balabac town, Palawan province. The island is used to be a nesting area for sea turtles and it standout because it doesn't have white sand. It has pink and rare color comes from the naturally pulverized red organ pipe corals, which are abundant in the area, mixed with the white sand. The uninhabited island has also a small forest of pandan trees.
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Imagine this: pristine, bluish water so clear you'd like to stare at it and swim in it for a very long time. Next, think about the finest and whitest sand that you could ever imagine. Touch it, play with it and roll on it. You have to travel for a very long time and maybe spend some fortune but you know it's worth it, because you are into something very special. Yes, you're into something very special because you are in Balabac, Palawan, home of the best beach destinations in the country of the Philippines.
This blog post is a rough travel guide on how to explore the God-given beauty of Bal ...
This is the most challenging trip so far. Balabac is not your usual Palawan destination. It is located at the southernmost part of Palawan. Our plan was to go back to El Nido, but we found some blogs about Balabac that's why we changed it. We have different flights as well. The tour packages are so expensive, that's why we decided to have a DIY trip. We posted our planned trip through the different groups in Facebook then we found 2 backpackers who are willing to join us. We met personally in San Jose terminal in Puerto Princesa and we became instant friends!
Day 1: Puerto Princesa arrival ...
It is quite embarrassing for a 30-year old man to squeal like a giddy little girl, but it's difficult not to when I see some large pawikan gliding effortlessly under the sparkling aquamarine waters. "Those are the green sea turtles. Here, you don't have to snorkel to see them," says Kap Andong, our boatman and guide, who is obviously delighted with our reaction. The incredibly clear visibility of the waters surrounding Onuk Island extends as far as the eyes can see.
Clambering over the outrigger's slender bow, I am temporarily silenced by the spectacle beneath us. A profusion of coral reefs ...
In the excitement I blurt out occasional profanities in front of people I have just met. Certainly a terrible way to make an impression, but I find it difficult to shut my mouth when I see awesomeness unfolding before me. Not far from the boat, a few large pawikan glide effortlessly under the sparkling aquamarine waters. "Those are the green sea turtles. Here, you don't have to snorkel to see them," says Kap Andong, the gracious boatman and guide, who is obviously delighted with our reaction. The incredibly clear visibility of the waters surrounding Onuk Island extends as far ...