We finally got home somewhere around 5am, slept for a few hours and then rose to start yet another day of fun. We were in no hurry to get anywhere, believe me we planned it that way, so we had a relaxed breakfast and spent some time talking to Jonathan. Eventually, we got ourselves ready and started towards town, planning to get a ride to Honda bay and find a beach. After walking for 10-15 minutes we were scooped up by a tricycle and found ourselves in the company of Jeors, our new favorite trike driver. He agreed to take us out to Honda bay and come back to pick us up later that evening, roundtrip 400php which seemed like a great deal. Along the way he did his share for tourism offering us stops to book boats, snorkel gear, souvenirs and t-shirts, great effort on his part! At Honda bay we hired a boat to take us over to Cowrie island where we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the beach, swimming and eating halo-halo (close backup to patbingsu).
Although Joers tried talking us into booking a van for our journey to El Nido we held firm to our plans and opted for the, much cheaper, Roro bus. We arrived in plenty of time to catch the 8am bus, buy some snacks and secure comfortable seats before departing. Tickets are bought once you board the bus so as we rolled out of town we were presented with one more surprise for the day as tickets were only 294php, almost 100 less than what everyone had been telling us, score! The 6 hour journey was actually quite pleasant, well not for half the bus that was experiencing motion sickness and utilizing plastic bags, but I was comfortable. We arrived in El Nido later that afternoon with no problems and were on to the next leg of our journey.