Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows
In yonder West: the fair, frail palaces,
The fading Alps and archipelagoes,
And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Whenever I travel, I always take note where I could possibly watch the sundown. You see, I have developed this sense of connection with the setting sun. To me, it is one of the most beautiful and magical things in this world.
During an El Nido visit, my friends and I decided to chase the sunset at the quiet and not so touristy Corong-Corong Beach after beach bumming around Nacpan – Calitang Beach (read write up here at https://roamulofied.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/the-twin-beach-of-el-nido-nacpan-calitang/).
Corong-Corong Beach is located in Brgy. Corong-Corong, (hence the name), a fishing village 2 kilometers south from El Nido town center. Just like the twin beaches of Nacpan- and Calitang, this beach is also laidback yet appealing in vibe. And dissimilar to the beaches at the town’s center, the shore is not obstructed by boats hence a more picturesque view can be seen.
From the main street, my friends and I walked about a hundred meters until we reached the beach proper. The golden brown sand stretches long and is fringed with towering coconut trees. The area is dotted with several accommodations and is not congested with bars and restaurants. Obviously, it is a much quieter place that would surely make a more relaxing stay.
While waiting for the sunset at this side of Palawan, my friends went on to swim and try the clear, shallow waters of Corong-Corong while I took photos of the place. A few more minutes and the sun started to mesmerize us with its golden rays as it says goodbye. As in every sunset I have witnessed, the settling down of the sun always evoke a sense of respite and that it is a beauty to behold.
Accommodation along Corong-Corong:
|RESORT/INN||Estimated Price range/Night||Contact Number|
|All Seasons Beach Resort||Php 2000-4000||+63917 541 9804
+63919 452 4266
|Arbor Beach Cottage||Php 700-1000||+63999 385 2566
+63949 390 3163
|El Nido Overlooking||Php 3500||+63916 631 7078|
|Greenviews Resort and Restaurant||Php 1000-2700||+63921 586 1442|
|Island Front Cottages||Php 1500-3500||+63999 994 1309
+63918 967 6829
|Las Cabanas Beach Resort||Php 4500||+63917 887 8808|
|Lugadia Beach Cottages||Php 700-1000||+63907 476 5922
+63919 572 6372
|Orange Pearl Beach Resort||Php 1500-3500||+63906 215 2549
+63930 720 8633
|Sheryl May Inn||Php 1000-1500||+63930 720 3091
+63916 574 5444
|Stunning Vistas Beach Resort||Php 1700-3500|| +63999 566 0888
+63921 751 5783
|Talindak Beach front Cottages||Php 1500||+36 909 492 5944
+63 918 679 7643
|Telesfora Beach Cottage||Php 1000-1500||+63917 731 8034
+63919 697 7378
How to get to Corong-Corong Beach
From Manila, ride a plane to Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan or a direct (more expensive) flight to El Nido proper. From Puerto Prinsesa airport, there are vans that directly go to El Nido. The travel time would be around 5 hours. Alternative is to ride a bus but will take longer hours of land travel. Once in El Nido town center, ride a tricycle going to Corong-Corong Beach.
Don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’.