It was my last day in El Nido and I wanted to go to Nacpan. Two things were stopping me though. One: the 900 peso tricycle fare. Two: no one to split that with. I was told I could get a ride there in the afternoon, but that ended up not working out. I was left without a plan for the day.
The person I was supposed to go to Nacpan with said he could give me a ride to a closer beach then if I walked down farther and around some rocks there would be another one that would most likely be empty.
Sign me up! I set off with a vague idea of where I needed to go. Can you sense a theme here? I didn’t usually know where I was going in the Philippines. I made the most of it anyways and enjoyed the scenery and jammed out to some music along the walk. It was like my own personal karaoke.
I felt a bit like an explorer, making my way through the jungle and down rocks. I mean, I wasn’t because there was a clear path, but I really enjoy that sort of thing. I’m not entirely sure if I made it to the beach he explained to me, but this one was empty and calling my name. I put my stuff down, took some pictures, sang along to more music, and just hung out for a while.
Eventually another couple walked by on their way somewhere else. They were the only other people I saw. I didn’t stay too long because all I had was water and a Choco Mucho. I was also a little afraid the water was going to go up over the rocks I had to cross to get there. I didn’t want to get stranded.
I set out for home and it happened. I was anticipating it. My sandals were old. One of them broke. It was an awkward walk home with one shoe sort of falling off, but I made it. Unfortunately my shoes did not.
So I never made it to Nacpan, but I got my own little beach for a couple of hours, which was fine by me. At the time I was really bummed, but looking back I think ti worked out alright. I’m sure Nacpan is actually pretty busy (obviously I don’t know, I wasn’t there), but I like to think it was too busy and that I didn’t miss out on much.
Have you been to Nacpan? How was it? What did I miss? Have you been to El Nido? What did you think of that?