The boat tour of Coron Island was great. There were more tours available to different places, so I considered doing another tour.
But I decided to spend my last full day in Palawan motorbiking around Busuanga Island. After two fun days motorbiking around El Nido, I was eager to get back on a bike.
This time I didn’t hesitate to ride a 125 cc semi-automatic model. I felt confident, and knew the gears were necessary on the dirt roads and hills.
My goal was Ocam Ocam beach, 75 km away. That would make for a 150 km day, or 100 miles! That’s really far, but I didn’t know what I was getting myself into before I set out.
Busuanga Island really feels like an undeveloped frontier. The paved road petered out, and the road became rough gravel, then dirt. It was hard, dusty driving.
It was a long ride to the beach, which was deserted, save for some locals. There are a few bungalows, so it’s possible to stay here. There were no visitors, though. I felt bad for the owners who tried to develop it. There are just so many beaches here, and people just weren’t coming to this one.
This beach had no restaurant, so I went hungry. In fact, there were no restaurants on the entire drive!
Despite the lack of food, this was a fun way to spend a day.