[ElNido Palawan#2] Shimizu Island, El Nido
This is what I love most about El Nido. You have your own private get away with no boats in sight and with the white beach all to your self. What is so unique about Shimizu is this is where you would go for snorkeling and a nature perfect photo setup. Make sure that you arrange a private lunch trip or a snorkeling activity in this place. I'll like to share with you a few more photos of this place and I'm starting to miss this already. After our El nido trip, all of us agreed to start saving up for another El Nido fund to go to this place in 2008 (hopefully)!
We decided to have our own private lunch setup here and with the trademark El Nido white umbrella. Actually, since we went on a peak period (May 1 Golden Week) there were a lot of local tourist from the El Nido town also visiting Shimizu. In this regard, it was actually awkward when we are eating with all the setup you see above while they are eating cowboy picnic style. You can see the two boats in the background but they left shortly after. So the lesson is: Go to El Nido during non-peak period or pre-arrange your private lunches way in advance.
Another view with the rocks in the foreground. Actually, this place was a perfect setup for a fun photo shoot. This is where we shot the FHM poses and these photos would remain private :)