Since then, I've been wanting to revisit the place- not just for the food I never got to taste, or the places I never had the chance to see, but for the genuine person I met. Kamusta na kaya ang super tour guide kong si Mang Arnel?
I didn't notice that the bus has reached the terminal because I was really enjoying the quiet-me-time on the bus. I guess I just missed to travel alone, it's been 3 years since I last did. Anyway, I bet Mang Arnel was also delighted when he finally saw me again. Hehe We had a long and nice conversation. I wish I knew how to address their tourism issue with the local government.
Anyway, Im glad the weather fully cooperated on those 2 days. I was able to view Pagudpud at its finest (or almost). There are only 3 places I really wanted to see in Pagudpud: Kapurpurawan Rock Formations, Kaangrian Falls, and the Blue Lagoon.
Kapurpurawan Rock Formations
It was lovelier the second time around. True that visitors are not allowed anymore to see the front area up close, but the great news is the back area is equally stunning! Actually it's better for camwhoring. =)
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation - front
the side view is stunning
the back area is equally stunning!
best time to visit Kapurpurawan is between 8am - 11am
best spot for a group shot
and best spot for a solo pictorial
pang profile pic ^_^
The rock formations are amazing as ever. And as they say, tiis ganda shot. The sun was unforgiving but everyone, including me, was brave enough to endure the heat for this chance of having a nice souvenir shot. I wished I had my umbrella with me, kaso wala akong check in baggage allowance. Poor me.
Blue Lagoon | Maira-Ira
It rained the first time I visited so I didn't really see how blue is the water in Blue Lagoon. I was completely surprised to see the blue gradient of the beach. It was indeed a blue lagoon. Honestly, I liked Blue Lagoon more than the beaches of El Nido.
the so-called Walang Hanggan site
dito daw nagshooting sina Coco Martin. yun oh!
overlooking Blue Lagoon and the surrounding resorts
this is one of the best beaches in Luzon, in my opinion
the sand may not be very fine but it doesn't matter
i loved the peaceful and simple setting of this beach
Blue Lagoon ranks 9th in my Best Beaches in the Philippines list
Kabigan Falls is great but I heard Kaangrian Falls is so much better! Mang Arnel just warned me that the trek was not an easy one. True enough, the trek was exhausting but only because the weather was extremely hot. The 45-min trek to the falls was bearable by the way.
a trek down the falls
a candid yet dramatic shot of my super tour guide Mang Arnel
Okay, we were both disappointed to know that there's not enough water on the falls. Toinks Oh well, waterfalls are dry on a summer season. Maybe the best time to go here is between October to January.
Kaangrian Falls with insufficient water flow
but I have to admit the water still looked mystical
my neon green top blends with the water eh?
look how clear the water is. yun oh!
super Pagudpud tourguide - Mang Arnel 0918.689.0723
Anyway, at least I saw Kaangrian Falls and I made myself proud by not collapsing in the middle of an exhausting trek. Good vibes! ^_^
click here for my 2 Days Ilocos Trip. Bagets pa ko jan. Hihi