Nacpan.Narratives

Posted on May 24, 2012

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El Nido swept me off my feet the first time i set foot on it. Nacpan made me fall.

Pinas has more than 7 thousand islands, so chances of coming across a beach is likely, uhm, say,  around 7 thousand. fairly easy eh? just like running into a cunning cab driver when in Manila. easy.

an island hopping in Taiputan strait was scheduled that day but due to bad weather conditions, boats were shut out from sailing.

since getting stuck in our cottage was not an option, we rented a motorbike(heres the complete bike adventure), braved the rough roads despite the looming dark clouds on the horizon.

Nacpan should be less than 30kms away from El Nido town. a little over 30mins by bike depending on weather and rough road conditions. rough roads could get rougher during rainy seasons.

it was a muddy, bumpy ride nevertheless scenic as we passed by green and budding rice paddies.

oftentimes we stepped down from our humble bike for extra push and pull just to get through the muddy road. after 38mins and 39 mud slips and slides(with-bike included), we reached the beach. barefoot-with our slippers tucked onto our wrists(parang bata lang).

then, there we were, standing under a coconut tree(laglag brip) pleasantly surprised. all smiles.  all covered with mud.

we knew there is a beach on that place, but we did not know it was that… nice.

its kilometers of powdery sands(its like Boracay minus the thrash and thriving blocks of concrete), clean waters, gradual slope of the beach, 3 islands in the backdrop, all serene and secluded. it actually is… more than nice =)

in the long stretch of the beach, there was nothing aside from a single bungalow.

Nacpan beach is 4kms of unspoilt natural beauty. need i say more

*unfortunately, Nacpan is not very photogenic at all( either that or i just suck at photography)
*this is definitely on my list of favorite beaches

*meeting of two beaches

*some islands fronting Nacpan

*west end of the beach

*more islands in the horizon

*playing around with the kids

fin~

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