Sunday, July 8, 2012

Going back to Lagen Island in El Nido Palawan - The Flight

The first time I have been to El Nido in Palawan, was with my thesis mates during college. And after two more times coming back, it was another trip to one of my favorite places in the world - this time for work. I was not complaining, for I know where I will go is paradise on earth.


I trooped to the Island Transvoyager Inc. (ITI) Hangar in the airport complex in Pasay to catch the midday flight (3pm) to LIO airport in El Nido, Palawan. We rode the chartered 19-seater Dornier plane, which will soon be upgraded (to 40+ seater plane in the next few months) to cater to more guests and to make flying to El Nido more convenient and fun.


El Nido Resorts and ITI believe in sustainable tourism and protecting the environment because their business is built in the preservation and beauty of the surrounding of Palawan, particularly in El Nido and Taytay. One of their projects is to protect the environment, and this is taken cared of by "Carbon Offsetting." The amount of carbon emission produced by a round-trip flight by ITI to El Nido, which is 2,268 kg of CO2, is replaced by planting trees, 6 trees per passenger in a round-trip flight, to balance the emission and protect the cycle in which nature can protect itself and regenerate. Isn't that cool? :)


We arrived at LIO airport past 4pm, with the "sex bomb ladies" welcoming us with native Palawan and Cuyonin songs. It was a sight and a treat for first timers to El Nido. LIO airport will close soon, in the next few months, to give way to runway extension and repairs, which will greatly help in attracting more arrivals to El Nido.


We were ushered to a Jeepney, which brought us to the shore for our boat transfer to Lagen Island Resort. The smell of the fresh sea breeze, rushing water to the shore and against our speedboat, and the magical sight of El Nido's limestone clifs, are enough welcome to bring me to a state of peace.


  1. I wanna meet the sex bomb ladies

    Another good news the expansion of the airport there.

    Sir, I'm not really familiar about El nido haven't been there yet (poor me) but I'm sure sooner or later or one of these years I will kiss the soil of el nido :) Are they (ITO) planning to have a purely commercial plane? not just for charter.

  2. Lagen Island yung na-feature sa The Amazing Race Season 5 di ba?



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