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Palaui Island and Santa Ana, Cagayan

This is still part of our 6-Day North Luzon Backpacking Adventure.

After hopping on a bus in Claveria, Cagayan, we arrived in Santa Ana, Cagayan three hours later. We were greeted by a random tricycle driver, who offered to bring us to the Nangaramoan Beach, which has extraordinary rock formations.

In the morning, we explored the exquisite Palaui Island (Punta Verde, Cape Engano Lighthouse, Falls). Words won’t do justice to the beauty of the island so we’ll just leave you with pictures. In the evening, we were able to take a photo in front of the 642-kilometer marker (away from the Rizal monument), which is the last one up north.

If you need a place to stay in Santa Ana, click on the following link for our suggestions: Hotels/Bed and Breakfast/Inns

Nangaramoan Beach

Nangaramoan Beach


Cape Engano Lighthouse

Palaui Island

Palaui Island

Palaui Island

Palaui Island


Palaui Island

Cape Engano Lighthouse




Palaui Island







Masinloc Eco-Tour: Giant Clam/Taklobo Farm, Mangroves Forest Island, Bacala Guesthouse, and San Salvador Island

June 20, 2015

Spent our 11th anniversary by taking part of the Ecotour provided by the exquisite municipality of Masinloc, Zambales, which according to Guinness, is home of the sweetest mangoes in the world! We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience by snorkeling, seeing giant clams, corals, and mangroves, eating delicious seafood at the Bacala Guest House, and enjoying the clear waters, and fine, white sand of San Salvador Island. The municipality of Masinloc is also notable for being smoke-free! It means, no cigarettes are allowed in the whole town, and fresh, clean air could be enjoyed by everyone!

We should be able to offer this package tour through our newly launched travel agency, which we’d like to call Couple Meets World Travel & Tours. It will be part of this website, so stay tuned!

San Salvador Island


Giant Clam

San Andres Church


Bacala Guest House

Bacala Guest House Janna Nikko

Nikko and Janna




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