|Such a wonderful welcome Patong Beach!|
|Do not forget to get fit!|
|A view in the morning, calmer than night.|
We saw several tourists jogging in the shoreline. We saw some empty bottles abandoned in the area. Well, it was a good view, but of course, comparing to the beaches in the Philippines, it’s really evident that the Philippines has the best beaches in the world. It was good to see that it was crowded with visitors but I am a bit sad because although I am seeing tourists in our country especially in the well known Boracay, its not like this kind of crowd, it was like as if this is the only and the best White beach in the world.
|Just some of the trash and empty bottles we saw that morning|
|Cyclist getting ready for the tourist rush|
Well, maybe because of the image of a non-safe destination, lack of promotion and other more various reasons making us very unpopular tourist destination. Hal and I actually had a chat with a guy from Canada that was also staying in our hostel and he doesn’t really know much about the Philippines. I was like, “Do you know Boracay and El Nido? You must include Philippines in your list and the beaches there are way much prettier.” That guy was actually already found the Patong beach very beautiful already. In my mind, how much more if you visit the beaches of Palawan, Bohol and Cebu.
|And the crowd was ready to get sunburn|
|More of the crowd on the other side|
|They are all very busy, we are the only group trying to hide from the sun|
Patong is much like Boracay because it was surrounded by stores and restaurants. The only difference is that the beach water is very salty and a bit itchy. Anyway, as we return in the beach with the group around late afternoon, there are more and more people everywhere, sunbathing, playing, swimming and just simply relaxing on the shore.
|Sun bathing, relaxing, not a fan of sun burn.|
|Such a busy beach|
|Colorful umbrellas everywhere|
|And more on this side|
|Hal and I at Patong Beach|
|Such a very wonderful view to end your day|