Day 1 - Firefly tour
For the first evening we booked a romantic Firefly and Bioluminescence plankton tour right at our accomodation. The van picked us up at 18:00 at our place and drove us to the harbour, from where they drove us with a motorboat to a floating shack where we had a buffet dinner. The dinner consisted of loads of sea food, rice, pasta, chicken, fruit, juice, dessert... everything! With our full stomachs we rolled back onto the boat and left for the pitch black area between the islands. Because there where no lights from the city reaching us anymore we could see a bright starry sky above us, and glowing bioluminescence waves rolling behind the boat. When we arrived near the shore of one of the islands, we could see small twinkling lights in the darkness. The sight of so many fireflies together, on a bush branch you could not see, was mesmerizing and a magical end of our first day. We came back to the harbour at 21:00. The tour cost us 900 PHP/per person.