If you wander a short distance away from where the tour boats dock, it's possible to find an uncrowded section of beach, such as this, on Helicoptor Island, in the Bacuit Archipelago, off El Nido. (Also known as Dilumacad Island). El Nido is at the northern tip of Palawan. Daytrips from El Nido are only about 500-700 pesos or $12-15. Helicoptor Island is named because of its shape, when seen from a distance out in the bay.
That's Cadlao Island in the distance. It, too, has some gorgeous beaches, & good snorkelling over the fringing coral reefs just offshore.
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dta (70913) 2011-10-11 0:57
Hello Chris ,
What a wonderful tropical beach ! The moutain scenery is splendid . The picture is perfectly composed , with the "classical" tall cocnut tree .
stevesaba (8135) 2011-10-11 1:09
Yes, definitely a perfectly done tropical photo. Nothing is over the top....but still vibrant and appealing. Perfect colors all around with a lovely blue green to the ocean. First class! Warm regards,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-11 1:45
a beautiful view, the composition is very spectacular, beautiful details and colours, a picturesque atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
snunney (88944) 2011-10-11 1:51
A lovely composition of this tropical paradise. I like the point of view and the use of the shoreline to draw us into the scene toward the palm tree and then onto the rocky headland. Lovely light and natural colours and excellent sharpness.
cargus (9365) 2011-10-11 2:03
Excellent tropical landscape, beautiful colors of the sky, well done.!
besnard (54797) 2011-10-11 2:07
Une plage exotique qui fait réver surtout qu'il n'y a personne. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-11 2:09
Great view here, without any man made structure in view. The colours look natural and the place is simply beautiful!
bema (26363) 2011-10-11 2:14
Good morning Chris,
seems are there some unspoiled parts on that island, and the nature looks rather beautiful.. here i like most your perfect pov, a good combination of sea, beach, vegetation and clouded rocks..
have a nice day, see you around, cheers Bernd
Zolive (5935) 2011-10-11 2:59
wonderful picture with fantastic colors. The composition is very good with the palm tree on the left, beach and water in center and mountain in background. I would enjoy to spend my time here.
jimmj63 (2313) 2011-10-11 3:25
un colpo al cuore
bellissima composizione, ti invidio molto lo scatto
ashres (1055) 2011-10-11 3:48
A beautiful place to spend all day in calmness of nature and the song of the sea and winds. The place is ambiance and the water and all these greenery is beautiful. nice shot
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-10-11 6:39
I simply envy you, I lived in the Philippines but I've never visited this place or even Palawan in my life. I guess this photo of yours is an opener and an invitation! Love the serenity and the calm mood of the photo. Nice colors, excellent clarity and sharpness. Such a nice scene! Great capture! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day,
pierrefonds (59768) 2011-10-11 8:00
The beach is sending my eyes toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the beach, of the trees and of the mountains. The late afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
cornejo (35091) 2011-10-11 8:41
Hello Chris, a very good picture to show with clarity and quality this beautiful landscape with a clear waters, a beautiful shot with the inclusion of the mountains and vegetation, good work my friend, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy week.
axiotea (21649) 2011-10-11 10:45
Paradise on earth ;D You had a good light & a nice sky to present us this beach corner, with the mountains providing a nice BG. The transparent water is very tempting! The colour tones are well rendered too!
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-11 21:57
Hi Chris,Super photo of this fantastic scene on the beach in Helicopter Island, great colours, light and management, like the light catching the sea in between the Fg off the mountains, Well done, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
mauro61 (52631) 2011-10-12 0:30
mi piace molto l'immagine con questa spiaggia che esprime tutta la sua selvaggia bellezza.
Buona la resa dei colori e il POV verso la montagna,
danos (89855) 2011-10-12 0:32
nice the view of this shoreline of Helicoptor island,with the trees to reach the sea.I like the sandy beach as with the backdrop woody Mt. to make the scene so attractive.
Cricri (110607) 2011-10-13 0:44
Sublime couleur de l'eau, une composition complète de la nature, eau, terre, forêt et montagnes, un joli coin de paradis bien présenter
Miguel82 (26506) 2014-07-24 8:53
Chris, this is a paradisiac beach in Palawan archipelago, I hope you don't mind if I rate your previous posts. The place looks perfect to snorkel and discover the nature, regards