People: Me (33), Mother (60) and Brother (28)
Time: 7-14 days… maybe more depending on how lucky I get.
When: Possibly between March-June
Airport: Canada, Windsor or Detroit, US
Interests: BEACH, swimming, beach, swimming… We LOVE a beautiful BEACH/water. We love water sports – swimming, snorkeling, Scuba (for me alone ^_________^). We also love hiking (tougher ones for my brother and I – like mountains or volcanoes), forests, mountains wildlife and culture/cultural shows. Basically we like to spend our vacation with activities and then R & R at a beach in front of our Hotel- either at the end of the vacation or in the afternoon daily.
Was looking for an exotic location - a friend suggested Boracay.. then I stumbled on Palawan and things went from there.
So - my thoughts are 1-2 days in Puerto Princessa (Day 1 Arrival + Jet Lag, Day 2 Underground River)... then transfer to El Nido and doing 4 days of Island Hopping... then going XXX to Scuba/Snorkel/Relax on the beach location.
Someone suggested Bohol - Alona beach looks amazing!!! Would love to find accommodations as close to that beach as possible and the fact that the diving is great is a bonus. El Nido has these amazing above water bungalows - I'm assuming you probably can't find those in Bohol. Anyway, I can't be selfish and have to think of the family as a whole. So I need to know if this is the right second location for us.
The thing is... I'm looking at things that can be done in Bohol and I can't find much info. I definitively want to visit the Tastier sanctuary. The chocolate hills seem nice - but it's 241 steps to spend 30 minutes watching the hills (which after island hopping in El Nido may seem underwhelming). There's also the firefly tour that seems interesting - was thinking of doing that in Puerto Princesa but I can do it in Bohol to to save time...
Anyway - for snorkeling/diving looks like Balicasag Island is the way to go (not sure how "far") it is from Bohol - they don't seem connected but they are pretty close....
Anyway I can't find pricing on the diving (I'm sure it's reasonable or at least I hope)... but I read a lot of negative reviews on the snorkeling:
Lastly - Whale Shark Swimming - Looks amazing!!! I know it's found in Oslob - but you can't see them in Bohol? How far is Oslob from Bohol?
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