I kept calculating our time of arrival in El Nido if the 6-hour travel time they are saying in blogs is correct. 3:30pm was my ETA.Amazingly,the driver navigated the route for only 5 hours.Bilis!I hurriedly contacted Ate Neriza of Northern Hope Travel Tours --0939 902 2216 --who the famous Chyng Reyes highly recommended.I asked her to contact a tricycle for us as I am not sure of the standard rate to Nacpan Beach.She offered one at 800 pesos (which she said is normally 1000php) so I readily accepted.At least I didn't have to stress myself haggling.Ayokong ma-spoil ang El Nido moments namin.
Nacpan Beach is around 17kms North of El Nido town.Translate that and it means almost an hour tricycle ride with 70% rough road.Get ready for some action and a lot of dust.Libreng pulbos.My wife and our friend Rupert were covering their faces most of the time while I was making jokes like "If Senyora Santibanez here,she would have lamented --Facundo,maalikabok,ipasemento lahat ng kalsada pati mga puno!" --lols.
Other than around five foreigners sunbathing, the long stretch of sand was basically deserted when we got there.My wife immediately removed her sandals to feel the sand.She's starting to behave like a true-blood travel blogger lately (except that she doesn't write).But her comments are helpful.I have a point of comparison to my oftentimes over-critical judgement.She was not impressed with the sand."Not that white,not that smooth" she said.I was not impressed either.But I knew that was not it.I pointed to them the hill where we should go."Time to see the place from another angle" ----i remarked.They were excited to follow.Actually,mas nauna pa sila.hahaha
It is important to note that one unique characteristic of the beach is that it connects at a narrow strip to another beach ---Calintang Beach.That's the reason why they call it "twin beach", the Nacpan-Calintang Twin beaches.
You can appreciate the place more when you climb the hill at the end of the twin beaches.
(Hope it doesn't sound like twin bitches when you read it loudly. hahaha).
Anyhow, climb we did!
1.Of the famous islands of El Nido on one side,
2.The view of the entire length of the strip with the infinite sea on the other and of course
3.of Nacpan-Calintang beach and the rugged mainland on another side.
The sand on this part of the beach is finer and more refined.The water was perfect coz it was warm and clear.It doesn't go deep even if you go a few meters away from the coastline.We had a swim here til sundown.The dark clouds in the east signaled that we should wrap up and heed back to El Nido town.