A weekend at Lagen Island, El Nido Resorts

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Got a few minutes? Good, ’cause this is a really long one. We had a five-day weekend in Manila when the Pope visited the country last month. Carpet Head and I decided to take advantage of this long weekend and go away somewhere nice. We saw a list of top 10 beautiful resorts in the Philippines (for the life of me I can’t remember the link now) and we decided to go to Lagen Island El Nido Resorts in Palawan. Gorgeous place, I tell you. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it’s a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL place. I cannot say that enough.

There are two ways to get to El Nido from Manila. One is to take a flight via Island Transvoyager Inc. to Lio Airport in El Nido and then take a boat to the island resort you’re booked in. Another way is to take a commercial flight to Puerto Princesa, take a six-hour ride to El Nido and then take the boat to the island. Carpet Head and I decided that we didn’t want the stress of a six-hour land trip so we got the 3 PM chartered flight on Friday afternoon.

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Girls Weekend Getaway: Puerto Princesa

It was time for the annual girls’ getaway with my soul sisters! Last year we braved August winds and rain in Boracay. The year before that we were in Cebu City. This year we went to Puerto Princesa in Palawan! It was yet another weekend of shrieky head-thrown-back laughter, crazy antics and awesome girl moments. We missed a couple of our mommy friends though because they had to stay home to tend to family stuff.

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