Hunt for Beach Paradise

The original title for this page, as I was on a year long quest across South East Asia to find a property I could develop into a resort. A burning dream. When I stumbled on the beautiful area of the Philippines.

I started masterminding that I could arrange connections with local fishermen to take tourists from one island to another, always a different fisherman from one destination to another.

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My beautiful wife I met along the way on my journeys.

I bought portable solar panels and set myself up in the beautiful and tranquil Sibaltan for a journey of exploration through the 52 islands in the area. Once I was ready to go, I was given the contact to one fisherman who could take me to my first destination, Pical Island.

We drank heavily together, I told him my plan to walk across his island to the next village and find another fisherman there. He said there is practically nothing to see in that village and asked me to join him instead, as he was headed anyway to another island, Linapacan.

I later found out that he was the Captain of Pical Island, owned a hotel, many boats, and had to go to Linapacan once a month for business purposes.

I stayed at a hotel and quickly made friends with his best friend there and who also owns a boat. He suggested I stick around for a while and that he could take me around to the many islands over the weekend. This allowed me to continue with my online work during the week and in comfort.

The hotel owner later informed me he owns property on several nearby islands. He took me there and I immediately fell in love. Built a bamboo hut, worked off solar for a couple of years and started developing a makeshift resort on paradise island. My dream came true, but the boat tours business was easier and more lucrative. Eventually I married and now we are on a quest to develop a resort elsewhere, this time on property we own.

The quest is still on and the adventure exhilarating, but this story of my quest has ballooned into a sitemap for all we know of the Philippines, where we have explored, info on our boat tour services, and at the bottom the story of my life, which one day I hope to put down into a book. Life is an adventure!

Country by travel path
Country by region

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  About our boat tours

El Nido to Coron Island Hopping Tours

Combination multiday tour with El Nido tour

Why An Island Hopping Tour Through Palawan?

Party boat tour between El Nido and Coron

Possible boat tour accommodations

Special accommodation offered by our boatmen

Sizes of our boats

All-inclusive ten day return trip from Manila to Palawan for 10,000pesos ($200)

Wakeboarding by Speedboat in the Philippines, Linapacan and Wakeboarding and Water Skiing by Speed Boat

Marriage proposal package in Palawan, Philippines
Private boat tour is a great way to spend a romantic vacation

Recommended itinerary for the Palawan area, our suggested itinerary for our boat tours between El Nido and Coron – ferry and boat details and schedules how to get to Linapacan

Let me book an itinerary for you for the Palawan area

Boat Tour Negatives and How to Ensure a Successful One

Boat Tours Weather Forecast

Our old promotional page

Multi-day tour spots

Possible boat tour stops

Maosonon Island: Unspoiled Tropical Island

Magransing Island: An Underrated Tropical Island in Palawan

Spanish fortress and cliff diving

Eli Caves near San Miguel, Linapacan

Sibaltan (our usual start or end point), where we can also organise local tours.

About Linapacan

Things to do in San Miguel, Linapacan

Coron

Coron and rural Coron
Local boat tours in Coron only
Coron Multi-day Island Hopping Boat Tour Expedition

Kayangan Lake
Twin Lagoons
Barracuda Lake
Malcapuya Island
Banana Island
Bulog Dos
Dibutunay Island, Coron: Travel Tips
Exploring Caves and Shipwrecks in Black Island
Tips on choosing tours around Coron
Rural Coron
Diving reefs and wrecks
Best restaurants in Coron
Coron expedition
Coron escapade tour
Good dentist in Coron
Obra Bar

El Nido

El Nido
Best spots and tips before you go to El Nido
Sibaltan island hopping eco tours
El Nido lagoon tours

Kitesurfing related

Kitesurfing and kiteboarding sites in the Palawan area
Custom private or group kitesurfing or kiteboarding boat tour expeditions between El Nido and Coron

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  Other pages

Travel Tips for the Philippines

Information on individual regions and cities

Best and most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines

Covid regulations and rules

Philippine cuisine

Photos of the Philippines

Best food in the Philippines

Tips for a month plus trip through Palawan

Opening a bank account and atm cash withdrawal for foreigners

Crossfit personal trainer on the beach

Sunrises and Sunsets

Services offered at my lovely Patoyo project (and 2 and 3)

Volunteer program and invitation to Rainbow Gathering

Affiliate pages

Promotional pages

Seeking Yoga retreat teacher

Natural highlights of the Philippines

My wife’s experience with world travelers

Multi-language affiliate program

Suggestion letter to the president

Complaint review about Smart Communications Mobile Phone Operator

Our pics on Pinterest: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08,

Log of our customer queries: 01

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  Other Places

Luzon

Manila

Palawan

Palawan
Puerto PrincesaUnderground River Tour
San Fernando
Pical Island
Calibangbang Island
Takling Island
CalaCala Island
Magransing island
Maosonon Island
San Miguel, Linapacan
Araw Beach
Culion Island

Visayas

Visayas

Panay Region

Panay Island
Iloilo City
Carles Gigantes
Guimaras
      Things to do in Guimaras
Boracay Guide
Things to do in Boracay
Seco Island near Antique, Panay
Bulubadiangan Island
Marbuena Island
Jawili Falls
Igpasungaw Falls
Hinulugan Waterfalls
Kataw Waterfalls

Resorts

Evelyn’s Beach Resort

Tourist Attractions

San Antonio de Padua Church
Miagao Church

Negros Region

Dumaguete
Sipalay
Siquijor
Campuestohan Theme Park
Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-park
Carbin Reef, Sagay Marine Reserve
Lakawon Island Resort and Spa
Kanlaon Natural Park

Tourist Attractions

Taj Mahal of Negros
Mambukal Resort Waterfalls

Cebu Region

Cebu – Things You Need to Know
Bohol Travel Guide

Mindanao

Mindanao
Siargao

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  Story of my life

This following section is a compilation of different chapters of my life, and each page has a link at the bottom pointing to the next page and looks like this (at the moment work in progress):

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Start of the book: A Gypsy is Born

Treeplanting escapades in Canada before leaving for Europe.

My life in Prague.

Grew tired of Prague and officially caught the travel bug, now to turn dream into reality.

The first Euro trip turned into a second. The travel bug entrenches.

Let’s take this a step further for a multi month trip in van from Vancouver to Mexico!

My five years of travel through Europe in a camper van

Stories of a Travel Goof

My Thailand pages

Original plans for this site

Instigation to Finding the Dream Paradise Beach Island

A New Tease: Kitesurfing Paradise

A change of tack? – Community-Wide Eco Aspirations

And kitesurfing it is! – startup costs only $600.

Getting Set Up – and letter to mom with more details – and an invitation to the Hash House Harriers with update to mom – planning construction of the first hut

Second shopping spree – main hut and first kiteboard on its way

Party in Manila, Ozzie brings 2 kiteboards

Move to another island, and Update letter to mom – First Kitesurfing Lesson and Rekindling of Old Online Business

Heading back to the island

Owner Who What?

Some ventures off the island

Successful kitesurfing at last!

Five months of development

Five months of rain, typhoons, bugs and misery

Finally met the property’s caretaker!

The high season is a success

The shit finally hits the fan

On the road again

Opening bank accounts in North America (required for my business here)

Start of a new big chapter, end of an old

Last months in the Philippines

Researching about self-sustaining technologies for our eco concept

How to set up off grid electrical system

While building this resort I even tried to start an Annual music festival

Visa extension and requirements for the Philippines

Wedding vow to wife: take her around the world and start a Wanderlusting Family

My wife’s experiences of world and local travels.

Covid hit, resulting in a crazy trip around the world.

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But even while traveling and raising a family, we continue to serve our customers for the boat tours I started while building the nature camp above. This is now our primary source of income.

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Experience the thrill of island hopping in the Philippines

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