Apr 17, 2024

Welcome to paradise! El Nido, Palawan, is a tropical haven renowned for its crystal-clear waters, limestone cliffs, and stunning beaches. If you're planning your first trip to this slice of heaven on earth, here's an itinerary based on my experience to help you make the most of your time in El Nido.
Best El Nido Palawan Itinerary

Getting to El Nido

To get to El Nido from Davao, you can book a flight through the Cebu Pacific website. Visit www.cebupacificair.com, select your departure point, and choose Puerto Princesa as your destination.

Cebu Pacific Air offers daily flights to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, providing convenient access to the stunning island. With frequent seat sales and promotional offers, it's easy to find affordable fares, making it more accessible for travelers to visit Palawan.

Once you arrive in Puerto Princesa, you can take a van or a bus to El Nido. Rates and arrival times are almost the same, but I recommend taking the Cherry Bus. They offer lazy boy seats where you can comfortably sleep during the trip, and they have a comfort room inside, so it's less hassle.
Cherry Bus Palawan
Rates:
Economy - P420 / Discounted P335
Regular AC - P600 / Discounted P480
Lazyboy w/ CR - P750 / Discounted P600

You can book online at www.cherrypalawan.com.


DAY 1: Arrival in El Nido

Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and soak in the breathtaking views. We stayed at Rosanna's Pension, located in the "Bayan" or central area, just 20 steps away from the beachfront, where you can see the sunrise.


Location: Hama St., Bgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan
Rates: For 4 persons - 2 Nights and 1 day = P6,300 via Booking.com (2018)

Other options for a more scenic view of the sunset:

Lowest rate is P4,000+ a night. Very comfortable bed and cozy room. Amazing customer service and a sumptuous buffet. You'll get to see a nice view of the islands in El Nido and sunset.
Lime Resort El Nido
Location: Sitio Lugadia, Brgy, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido

It has the most stunning and wide view of the sunset. With their wonderful infinity pool, you'll have the best time. You may opt for a day tour which only cost P1,500. It comes with light meals and access to the pool bar. With Buy 1 Take 1 cocktails from 5PM to 7PM.
Bayview Resort El Nido
Location: Sitio Marimegmeg, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido

After watching the sunset, you may have dinner at Ang Nanay by Corinne's KitchenetteThey serve Filipino dishes that feel like home.
Ang Nanay by Corinne's Kitchenette El Nido
Location: Pops District, Brgy. Corong Corong, El Nido

End the night with a party with friends. Visit The Pangolin Cocktail BarEnjoy the lights, sounds, and booze! Try their signature The Pangolin mixed cocktail, trust me you'll love it!
The Pangolin Cocktail Bar El Nido
Location: C. Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido



DAY 2: Island Hopping Tour A

Embark on an adventure-packed day with Island Hopping Tour A. Explore iconic spots like Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and Seven Commandos Beach. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch on one of the islands, snorkelling, or simply bask in the sun.
Secret Lagoon El Nido Palawan Tour A
Rates: Php 1,200 per person
Places Visited: Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Seven Commandos Beach
Inclusions: Snorkel Mask, Boat, Picnic lunch, Entrance fees, Tour guide service

Book your Island Hopping Tour A with Exploring Bearcat Travel & Tours Services


DAY 3: Island Hopping Tour C

Discover hidden gems on Island Hopping Tour C, including Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Beach, and Helicopter Island. Immerse yourself in the beauty of El Nido's marine life through snorkeling and swimming activities.
Matinloc Shrine El Nido Palawan Tour C
Rates: Php 1,300 per person
Places Visited: Matinloc Shrine, Talisay Beach, Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, Secret Beach
Inclusions: Snorkel Mask, Boat, Picnic lunch, Entrance fees, Tour guide service
Exclusions: Environmental fee - Php 200 per person

Book your Island Hopping Tour C with Exploring Bearcat Travel & Tours Services


DAY 4: Adventure Day

Have an exciting day at The El Nido Zip Line and Canopy Walk on Day 4! The zip line experience typically involves being harnessed to a cable and then gliding through the air from one island to another, providing breathtaking views of the beach and surrounding landscape.

On the other hand, the canopy walk allows you to traverse elevated walkways among the limestone cliffs and lush greens, offering a unique perspective of the natural environment and the chance to see the whole view of El Nido from above. Both activities promise an unforgettable adventure and a chance to connect with nature excitingly and memorably.
El Nido Zip Line
Rates:
Sitting P600 1-way / P1,200 2-way
Superman - P800 1-way / P1,200 2-way
Combination - P1,100

El Nido Palawan Canopy Walk
Rates:
Hanging Bridge and View-deck - P400
Dreamcatcher - P400
All-In - P700


For your lunch or dinner, you may check out these recommended restaurants from our friend from Palawan Content Creator, Evo Joel Contrivida of Palawanderer.

Contact Number: (0919)079-6768 / (0919)079-6659
Location: Balai Adlao Boutique Resort, Kalye Paragua, Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido

Contact Number: 0916 635 4768
Location: 5313 OsmeƱa St, El Nido

Contact Number: 0906 029 2833
Location: C. Hama St., Cor. R. Magsaysay St (Palata St, Barangay Buena Suerte), El Nido, Philippines



Day 5: Departure Day

Savor your final morning in El Nido by relaxing and souvenir shopping in town. Bid farewell to this tropical paradise as you head to the van or bus terminal for your departure.

El Nido, Palawan, is a destination that will capture your heart with its natural beauty and warm hospitality. By following this itinerary, you'll create unforgettable memories and experience the best that this tropical paradise has to offer. Pack your bags, embark on this journey of a lifetime, and let El Nido weave its magic on you.


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Apr 12, 2024

April 2024 brings a fresh lineup of TV shows and movies to Netflix, and we're here to guide you through the exciting new arrivals on the streaming service.
April 2024: New TV Shows and Movies on Netflix
While April may seem a bit quieter compared to last month, there are still some noteworthy additions that Netflix subscribers won't want to miss. One highlight is the new adaptation of "The Talented Mr. Ripley," aptly named "Ripley." Additionally, a new social experiment series called “Unlocked: A Jail Experiment” will give viewers a glimpse into an Arkansas facility implementing radical new policies to empower incarcerated prisoners.

Returning favorites this month include the glossy reality TV show “The Circle” and the easy-watching sitcom “The Upshaws.” Movie enthusiasts can look forward to the second installment in director Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” franchise, set to arrive on April 19. Lastly, don't miss the Netflix debut of the critically acclaimed "Boiling Point," which was a favorite show of 2023.

These are just a few of the new movies and shows set to land on Netflix in the weeks ahead. The full list is available for your perusal, and we've also highlighted what will be leaving the service in April, so you have a final chance to enjoy them.

Stay tuned for these new arrivals and mark your calendars for the exciting shows and movies coming your way this April.


April 1

The Magic Prank Show With Justin Willman
American Graffiti
Baby Driver
Battleship
Born on the Fourth of July
Glass
Happy Gilmore
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania 2
How to Be Single
Inside Man
Inside Man: Most Wanted
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
The Land Before Time
The Little Things
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Molly’s Game
Mortal Engines
One Piece Film: Red
Role Models
Sex and the City: Seasons 1-6
Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit II
Split
Step Up: Revolution
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Theory of Everything
Wild Things
You’ve Got Mail

April 2

Demetri Martin: Demetri Deconstructed
Space Jam: A New Legacy

April 3

Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer (DE)
Files of the Unexplained
Rodeio Rock (BR)

April 4

100 Days to Indy: Season 1
Blackfish
Crooks (DE)
I Woke Up A Vampire: Season 2
Ripley
The Tearsmith (IT)

April 5

The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem
Parasyte: The Grey (KR)
Scoop (GB)

April 8

Spirit Rangers: Season 3

April 9

Neal Brennan: Crazy Good

April 10

Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect (FR)
The Hijacking of Flight 601 (CO)
Unlocked: A Jail Experiment
What Jennifer Did (GB)

April 11

As the Crow Flies: Season 3 (TR)
The Bricklayer
Heartbreak High: Season 2 (AU)
Meekah: Season 2
Midsummer Night (NO)

April 12

A Journey (PH)
Amar Singh Chamkila (IN)
Good Times
Love, Divided (ES)
Stolen (SE)
Strange Way of Life
Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp

April 15

The Fairly OddParents: Seasons 4-5
Hans Zimmer: Hollywood Rebel

April 16

Knocked Up
Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer (GB)

April 17

Black Sails: Seasons 1-4
The Circle: Season 6
Don’t Hate the Player (FR)
The Grimm Variations (JP)
Our Living World (GB)

April 18

Bros (IL)
The Upshaws: Part 5

April 19

Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver

April 21

Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know

April 22

Ahead of the Curve
CoComelon Lane: Season 2
Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen (GB)

April 23

Brigands: The Quest for Gold (IT)
Fight for Paradise: Who Can You Trust? (DE)

April 24

Deliver Me (SE)
Don’t Hate the Player (FR)
King Richard
TLC Forever

April 25

City Hunter (JP)
Dead Boy Detectives

April 26

The Asunta Case (ES)
Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut

April 29

Boiling Point: Season 1
Honeymoonish (KW)

April 30

Fiasco (FR)
Fight for Paradise: Who Can You Trust? (DE)






Mar 23, 2024

The tourism industry is experiencing a resurgence, with more people eager to embark on adventures and explore the world. As the demand for affordable and convenient travel options grows, AirAsia MOVE presents an enticing solution for travel enthusiasts - the Asean Pass. This innovative travel subscription program offers unparalleled savings, unlimited hotel discounts, and ride perks, making it easier and more affordable to discover the hidden gems and must-see places across ASEAN.
AirAsia MOVE’s Asean Pass Phuket
Embark on a journey to Southeast Asia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, and be captivated by its awe-inspiring beauty. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, where lush greens and vibrant coral reefs await. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Sabah at Mari Mari Cultural Village, savoring authentic cuisine and traditional performances.
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AirAsia MOVE’s Asean Pass

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Mar 14, 2024

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Galaxy A35 5G jexxhinggo.comSamsung has once again raised the bar in the world of smartphones with the introduction of the Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G. These two new devices showcase Samsung's dedication to bringing cutting-edge mobile innovations to a broader audience and highlight the company's unwavering commitment to providing top-notch security features and exceptional photography capabilities.

We were invited to the exclusive launch at Dusit Thani Hotel last March 12, 2024, and had first dibs on their new Galaxy A series smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Galaxy A35 5G Launch

As a photography enthusiast, the Nightography feature on the Galaxy A55 5G excites me with its ability to capture clear and vibrant photos in low-light settings. The advanced AI Image Signal Processing technology sets a new standard for the Galaxy A series, ensuring stunning images even in challenging conditions.

The Super AMOLED displays on the Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G deliver astonishing clarity in Full High Definition. With Vision Booster technology adjusting to surrounding light conditions, users can enjoy a clear and bright screen experience at all times.

Samsung's commitment to security shines through with the introduction of Samsung Knox Vault on the Galaxy A series. This hardware-based security solution and Samsung Knox's multi-layered protection ensure that user data remains secure against potential threats.

Seamless integration within the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem enhances the user experience, allowing for connectivity across various Galaxy devices. Whether tracking fitness goals with Galaxy Fit3 or taking calls with Galaxy Buds FE, users can enjoy a cohesive and integrated experience across their devices.
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The Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G will be available starting March 18 at attractive prices. The Galaxy A55 5G (8+256GB) can be yours for ₱24,990, while the Galaxy A35 5G (8+256GB) is priced at ₱20,990.

Exclusive offers include a 128GB option available through Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, with freebies such as Free Buds FE worth ₱5,490 and a Free Travel Adapter worth ₱1,190 for purchases made between March 18 and April 18, 2024.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to #CreateAwesome with the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and A35 5G. Visit authorized Samsung Retail, Online, Experience Stores, and Operator Partners to avail of these devices along with flexible payment options, trade-in offers, and other exciting promotions.

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Mar 13, 2024

In the fast-paced world of gaming, every detail counts towards victory. From the click of a mouse to the immersive soundscapes of your favorite games, every element contributes to the ultimate gaming experience. As a dedicated gamer and esports enthusiast, finding the perfect gear is essential to stay ahead of the competition.
Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed Gaming Headset
Enter the Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed Gaming Headset, a game-changer in gaming peripherals. Designed in collaboration with top esports players, this headset offers unparalleled audio immersion, sleek design, and everyday comfort rolled into one.

Its top-notch sound quality is at the core of the Pro X 2 Lightspeed. Equipped with 50mm graphene drivers, this headset delivers crystal-clear audio with enhanced response, ensuring you catch every detail of your game's soundtrack and effects. The DTS Headphone:X 3D audio support further enhances spatial awareness, allowing you to easily pinpoint enemy locations in FPS games.

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Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed Gaming Headset
Whether you're diving into a competitive FPS match or embarking on an epic gaming adventure, the Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed Headset promises to elevate your gaming experience to new heights. With its cutting-edge technology and unparalleled comfort, this headset is a must-have for gamers looking to level up their gameplay and immerse themselves in the world of gaming like never before.

Available online and at local shops

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Visit the Logitech website and official Facebook Page to learn more.

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