EL Nido Palawan
Things to do in El Nido Palawan
El Nido is a beautiful place in Palawan that offers a lot of activities for tourists. Here are some of the things you can do in El Nido:
Watch the sunset from El Nido Beach.
Discover the nooks and crannies of the Small Lagoon.
Kayak and snorkel in the Big Lagoon.
See what lies on the other side of the Secret Lagoon.
Discover the incredible rock formations of Shimizu Island.
Relax in the shade at Entalula Beach.
Stroll the sandbar of Snake Island.
Grab a coconut on Pinagbuyutan Island.
How do I get to El Nido and the best time to visit
El Nido is a municipality located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and limestone cliffs. It is also home to various marine life such as dugongs and manta rays.
Getting to El Nido is possible through several transportation options. You can take direct flights from Manila to El Nido airport or from Puerto Princesa with a van or bus transfer. Ferry services are also available from Coron.
The best time to visit El Nido is during the dry season which is from November to May. The months with the lowest number of tourists are June, July, September and October while the months with high numbers of tourists are January, February, March, April and November.
Nacpan Beach is a beautiful 4-kilometer stretch of powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters located in El Nido, Palawan
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines and is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. It is also a great spot for surfing and other water activities .
There are several ways to get to Nacpan Beach from El Nido town proper. You can either take the shuttle service that goes to Nacpan Beach, hire a tricycle to take you there, or you can hire a scooter and drive to the beach. Prior to the pandemic, the shuttle service costs Php 600 per person.
Big Lagoon is located on the island of Miniloc, about 45 minutes by boat away from the mainland jump-off point
Island hopping is the only way to get to Big Lagoon, as it’s too far to kayak and the waves can get a little big. It is one of the most visited places in Palawan and boasts some of the most dramatic limestone rock formations on the whole island.
Small Lagoon is located on Miniloc Island and is part of the El Nido Island Hopping Tour A
It is only accessible by boat and is usually the first stop of the tour. The Small lagoon can be reached by swimming or kayaking only as no boats could get into it as the opening is only about 2-3 feet wide. It has clear waters and limestone cliffs, which makes it a must-see place for many visitors.
Hidden Beach is located in the northern part of Matinloc Island and is part of the El Nido Island Hopping Tour C
Hidden Beach is said that this particular beach inspired the book The Beach by Alex Garland, which was later adapted into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It is also ranked 4th in Top 100 Best Beaches on Earth.