Bacuna Milky Way
A4 on a white 16 x 20" mountOne of the most captivating experiences of the Philippines was our stay in Bacuna. It's a tiny village in Northern Palawan with almost no tourists especially in the low season. Initially it was a pain in the arse for us because it is an hour tricycle ride from all the action in El Nido and the constant travelling using various questionable modes of transport and early starts began to wear us down. However, one evening we returned to our lodge after a bit of island hopping and we were greeted with drinks by the owner, a South African that regaled us with his misadventures telling us of how he ended up in this remote village marrying a local lady. With thunderstorms in the distance he then went on to inform us that the water on the beach had bioluminescent algae and truthfully, it was nothing short of magical. As you waded deeper into the water you left a trail of a shimmery silver mist like aura. We looked back onto the beach and saw the milky way towering above the lodge with the flood lights illuminating the beach, warning the boats.