Tuesday, November 18, 2014

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A: The Beautiful Seven Commandos Beach

Seven Commandos Beach was the last stop of our El Nido Island Hopping Tour A Package. Named after the seven soldiers who allegedly got stranded here, the beach is fairly wide and has a long stretch of fine white sands. Its crystal clear turquoise water matches well with the green vegetation carpeting the massive rock walls on its backdrop. Seven Commandos is actually part of El Nido mainland but is accessible only by boat due to the gigantic limestone karst which separate it from the town center.

Unlike the pristine lagoons and the isolated Payong-Payong Beach we visited earlier that day, Seven Commandos Beach is already developed with a beach bar, wooden lounges and cottages lining up on the shore. Despite the presence of man-made structures, the beach still retained its relaxing ambience. In fact, in all the spots we visited during the tour, Seven Commandos Beach is the one most suited for swimming. Its neighboring islands also provide for the stunning vista.





After disembarking from the boat we walked towards the center of the beach. The weather turned from sunny to light rain and sunny again. Its changing moods however did not deter us from enjoying the beach.  We left our dry bag on a log lying on the sands and immediately went for a swim on the amazingly clear water.




After swimming we check out the wooden hut which sells food and drinks. Halo-Halo costs P100.00 while fresh buko is at P50.00 each. Yes, it is overpriced but is actually expected in place like this for as they say, you are also paying for the ambiance.




Seven Commandos Beach would have been an ideal place to watch the sunset and camp overnight. However, we stayed there for only a little over one hour. Despite the short time spent here, the beautiful beach perfectly capped our day of island hopping in El Nido’s Bacuit Bay.





 This post is part of my El Nido Series. To read the other parts, kindly visit these link:

The Long Journey to El Nido
Island Hopping Tour A; Small Lagoon
Island Hopping Tour A: Payong-Payong Beach
Island Hopping Tour A: Secret Lagoon and Abdeen's Reef
Island Hopping Tour A: Seven Commandos Beach


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