In certain parts of the world, spring has arrived or is coming. In my little corner, here in Manila, Philippines, the transition from wet season to dry season is in full swing. While winds from the north are still blowing, they are steadily being replaced by easterly winds—and that could only mean one thing, summer is just around the corner.

El Nido, Palawan

Afternoon sun facing El Nido's largest island, Cadlao.

On my first visit to El Nido, located on the northern part of Palawan, Philippines, the summer weather was already in full swing. The sun was out, all day long, and the light was simply superb for landscape and travel photography. There was no shortage of tourists—whether local or foreign—and the entire town is alive with motor boats bringing people to and from the islands that dot Bacuit Bay.

Would be better if the owners painted a human figure.

There was no shortage of fresh sea food too.

He's smiling. The fish ain't. Sumptous lunch awaits.

A couple spending their honeymoon generously allowed me to take a photo of them while they enjoyed the sunset facing Cadlao Island at Bacuit Bay, El Nido.

Love birds.

Of course, the main attraction here are the limestone rock formations, the crystal clear waters of beaches with powdery white sand, and the damn good time every one has swimming in clean waters under the blue sky.

The waters around Bacuit Bay are deep. The beaches are immaculate.