Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ibiza on a Shoestring

If you’re looking for a destination that’s got all the classic ingredients of a great Summer holiday that won’t cost the earth, you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for in the sunny island of Ibiza. Whether you’re holidaying on a shoestring, looking for an affordable break with the family or just trying to keep an eye on your finances, low-cost Ibiza holidays are easy to come by and provide great value for money.

Whether you opt for the lively resort of San Antonio, the bustling tourist town of Es Cana or head for the rolling countryside and olive groves of the North, you’ll find a great range of escapes to suit both your taste and your budget.

Booking a package holiday to Ibiza through a major tour operator such as Thomas Cook is often a great way of securing a good deal, as your transport and accommodation is included in the price and you can often get some great deals on hotel upgrades or secure a discounted price for young children.

It’s worth shopping around and comparing the market before you book as tour operators will often provide various online discounts throughout the season. You could also check out the range of late deals available to see if anything matches what you’re looking for, as this is a great way of securing a significant discount on the original cost of the holiday. Try to keep your options open if you plan to book a late deal as the longer you leave it the more limited your choice will be, but it’s often worth it for the huge discounts on offer.

Alternatively, plan ahead and try to book your holiday as far in advance as possible. It’s a great way of securing a good deal on your holiday plus you’ll have longer to pay it off.

The Paradise at the End of the Road

Before we even reach our destination, we have seen already a pristine, calm water of El Nido. We had a brief stop-over in the viewing deck and I thought we are still very far yet never did I know (I didn’t ask either) that we are only a kilometer or two from where we should be. It is only at the back of the small mountain on the right side of the picture. This is where the group of breakaway islands started and the end of the road. One good thing also that I noticed is the cleanliness of the surroundings.

The photo above is the mainland El Nido and the following pictures are some of the islands we’ve been into. We only went to three islands from the suppose five that’s included in the tour package we took because we don’t want to stay very late at night on our way to the resort that we are staying. It took us more than 4 hours of road trip going to El Nido because we stayed at Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Sabang. It is where you can find the World Famous Underground River and was already one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Of course those two places that I just mentioned will be featured too in the comings days. Continue Reading… Continue reading

The Trip to El Nido

This is the long and unwinding road leading to the land called El Nido. It is almost at the tip of mainland Palawan. It is at the north east of Palawan and facing the South China Sea or should I say West Philippine Sea. Not all roads are like the one below that is dusty and not paved, I guess they are just starting rehabilitating the national highway going to one of the tourist spots in Palawan.

             Click on image for a larger view.

Despite being so dusty and uncomfortable ride, it is also so true that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. What I meant is, at the end of this very long road is paradise with calm, clear blue water hidden inside lagoons and uninhabited group of islands. A must see if you happen to be in Palawan and if you are interested what lies at the end of the road, you better come back on Tuesday for my Tuesday Travel.

My entry to 366 Blog Photo Challenge.

The House at Baker’s Hill

If you happen to visit Palawan, you should not miss dropping by Baker’s Hill and check out their delicious food and delicacies. While at the area, you won’t miss seeing this house just across the bakery and it is the first house in the right. I don’t know what they call it or who among the owner are staying inside. I’m not sure either if it is alright to get inside this lovely and beautiful three-storey house. We don’t have the chance of roaming around for long since we have limited time already and we have a 12:50PM flight to catch up. It is our third day in Palawan when we went there and we don’t have enough time after coming from the Palawan Crocodile Farm and Conservation Center.

My entry to 366 Blog Photo Challenge.