I thought it's gonna be just another Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour. Don't blame me, the place is amazing but I have been here twice. The third time it thought it's gonna be too painful to take but this particular tour came with a twist, something I looked forward to --- lunch in a private beach--- instead of the usual one in Sabang. Thank you #PaloAlto !!!!
But first, here are some photos of the Underground River as it couldn't be missed. As I said, akala ko nakakasuka na, but we came early before the flood of tourists so we got to appreciate the cave tour more. The stillness when you feel like your boat is the only one navigating its dark corridors, with only the voice of your guide echoing in its chambers with the occasional pause interrupted by the sounds of bats hanging on the walls of the cave and the sonar chirping of "balinsasayaw", a local bird, which passes through as if surveying the area.
Our guide was very cooperative when we requested for this. The advantage of not going on a tour with a group of course. We had the boat all for ourselves too. And from there we moved to our next destination a few minutes away, the private beach where we were to have lunch!
In short, you don't have to be intimidated by the roar of the water, the beach is still safe for swimming even if you have with you kids.
When we came, the team from Palo Alto has already set up a temporary tent and has already prepared the meal for us. Crab in green curry, adobong pusit, pinakbet, grilled tuna, liempo and fresh in-season fruits. Yum! All these delicious food amidst the beautiful backdrop --- clear water, white sand, blue skies and the purple mountain from afar. What a sight, sinu naman ang di gaganahan kung ganito set up for lunch?
We rested a bit after lunch and talked about how it was going so far with our stay in Puerto Princesa. We then found ourselves strolling by the beach. Tried to chase small crabs crawling around onshore with their small holes in the sand. I appreciate how clean the beach is, after all, the place is still virgin and is off limits to the public except for a few locals who reside nearby to look over the property.
We also had some fun time on the shore as we wanted to get a little tan. Buti nalang me dala kaming tanning lotion.
I heard Palo Alto invited us to try the private beach because they are coming up with travel packages which includes private lunch here as a twist to the Underground River Tour Package. Do visit them at SMX convention center on Dec. 16-20 to avail of these promos and more in time for summer 2015 travel period.
Also visit their website below and Facebook Page for more promos and discounts:
We flew to Puerto Princesa Palawan via AirAsiaZest
PALO ALTO Bed& Breakfast: "Close to Nature, Close to My Heart" #PaloAltoPalawan
DISCLOSURE: Our 2-nights stay at Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast including the tours were sponsored by Palo Alto. I do accept sponsored reviews on the agreement that I will be allowed to be honest with my views based on the actual experience.