We woke up at 6:00 AM to prepare for our scheduled Nacpan trip that day. Kuya Rodrigo instructed us on how to go there, and even suggested to stop by the Bulalacao Falls along the way, and go straight to Corong corong to watch the sunset. He also suggested places where we can rent a motorcycle for some cheap ass rates.
We wanted to start early since we have to be back in town at 4PM. We walked along the beachfront and looked for a place to eat before we head to Nacpan. We were actually surprised with the food prices in there! Mahal ah. Haha. We decided to have our breakfast at the the El Nido Skyline Grill – food was so-so, and the price was just the same as in the beachfront restaurants.
After breakfast, we went to Forever Blessed Travel and Tours to ask about their motorbike rental. Dan asked if they have a Honda XRM because that’s what he’s most comfortable with, and they gave exactly that for Php600 excluding gas. They also gave us a map of El Nido to make sure we won’t get lost on our way to Nacpan.
It took us a little less than an hour to reach the beach from the town. The motorbike ride was not as rough as I expected it to be, thank goodness for the sunny weather. They say the road gets really really rough during rainy season.
We walked along the long stretch of white powdery sand and it was the most beautiful. The sand isn’t as fine as in Boracay, but it was lovely to touch, and the beach was as clear. The best thing about Nacpan is that there’s no crowd at all. Haha. When we arrived at around 9AM there was literally just one group of girls on the beach. You can have the several kilometer stretch all to yourself. The waves were a little big for swimming, fyi.
It was this famous El Nido google image that I really wanted to see. It did not disappoint. It was better in real life!
We had our lunch at Kyla’s Cocina at the beachfront. We had grilled squid and shrimps in oyster sauce, some fresh fruit shakes and a buko juice.
We rested for a bit after lunch, and then went straight to the Bulalacao Falls. There are several waterfalls in El Nido, but Kuya Rodrigo suggested we see the Bulalacao instead of the Nagkalit-kalit falls. It took us about 40 minutes from Nacpan to get to the area where the start of the trail to the falls is. We hired a guide to take us to the falls and it took us 25 minutes of crossing rivers and walking along the forest to finally reach quite a small waterfalls. It wasn’t the best site as I was expecting Ditumabo falls level, but it wasn’t. It was still refreshing nonetheless.
We dipped on the cool waters for a little bit and then decided to head to the town. Thirty minutes later, we were back at Tay Miloy’s Inn to pick up our things and catch the 4PM ride to Tapik where we stayed for 2 nights. We dropped the motorcycle back at Forever Blessed and our day one is almost over.
We hailed a tricycle to bring us to the terminal and we were just in time for the multicab to Tapik. The multicab left 15 minutes before 4PM and after an hour and twenty minutes of dirt road, we were finally at Tapik Beach Park.
We were welcomed by Sir Randy, the resort’s main man, lol. He gave us our welcome calamansi drinks and oriented us on the basics of the resort, and some other activities that we can do while we were there. He brought us to our beach hut. We immediately loved our room!!! It was a very basic hut, with 2 light bulbs, no fan, with a huge bamboo window facing the beach. They provided us with bath towels, some comfy mattresses, pillows, and blankets, and a mosquito net. It was really refreshing to stay in a hut like that, just allowing all the fresh air in. The only thing I didn’t like about our room was we didn’t have a private bathroom, and the common toilet was a few meters away from our hut. Other than that, everything is awesome!
We freshened up a little and went down to enjoy the beach. The resort was really small, so Randy and the other staff knew each guest by name. It was really cool. We felt very welcome. It was so cozy and homey.
We had squids and crabs for dinner, and my goodness they were good! We waited for almost an hour for our order and it was totally worth it.
After dinner, we lounged for a bit and then decided to get back to the hut and rest. I really enjoyed how airy our room was. We had a really good night sleep.
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