5 Things I Love About El Nido

1. People

Filipino people are so helpful and nice to tourists. Locals' pay are much lower than Western countries and their jobs requires hard work. They are so selfless, which made me appreciate them and the culture more. During my time here, I didn't care about how much I spent because I can see where my money is going (i.e. family, living, food).

2. Simple Life

When I went to Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach, I saw aboriginal people. They live right in front of the beach in huts. I would observe the kids and their faces exudes happiness. I would always wonder how can someone be so happy without having much? ln this little community, where there are about five huts; everyone contributes from cooking to washing clothes. Although, there are five different families, they still act as one. They live so simple that having food and family is enough to make them happy.

3. Tricycles

This is the best way to get around the island if you don't want to rent a scooter. Having a side of the carrier being open, they're great for sightseeing on the way to your destination! Always haggle when hiring a tricycle driver to go to other beaches.

4. Nature

Everywhere I turned there were either beautiful beaches or limestone cliffs. In addition to the island hopping tours, I couldn't get enough of the beautiful scenery. I fell in love with nature over and over again.

5. Untouched

This part of the island is untouched compared to Puerto Princesa. Certain roads are still unpaved. I liked how the building structures matched the look and feel of the island. I was pleased to come here before it becomes very popular and more tourists come flocking to El Nido.