The Stunning Coves, Lagoons and Beaches in El Nido , Palawan

El Nido is one of the popular municipalities in Palawan known to its white-sand beaches, sandbars, towering limestone cliffs, coves, caves, lagoons, diving site and the best island hopping destination in the Philippines. Many foreigners and local tourist are visiting the magical place because of its natural wonders. Recently, Palawan was nominated as the newest world’s 7 wonders of Nature and considered as jewel in Philippine tourism.

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Island-hopping-at-elnidoMy once in a lifetime experience in El Nido, Palawan was unforgettable one. Until now it is still not sinking in that I was able to visit the magical place. I am a nature-lover type of person and I’ve been to many tourist destinations in the Philippines but El Nido experience is nothing to compare, it is something that I can treasure in my whole life traveling. It is a dream come true for me also because ever since I was aiming to visit the marvelous place aside from Boracay but never had a chance because of my hectic schedule, tight budget as well and finally I was able to visit and enjoy every single moment in El Nido,Palawan. It seems unreal and I can still remember the smell of the oceans, air, beaches and the heat of the sun.

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There are lots of options to do in El Nido, Palawan either you go for scuba diving, island tour and inland tour. We have chosen island tour as our main itinerary of the trip. Here are the details:

Tour A
1200.00/ Pax
Minimum of 4 persons
7 Commandos Beach Big Lagoon Small Lagoon Secret Lagoon Shimizu Island
Tour B
1300.00/Pax
Minimum of 4 persons
Entalula Island Pinagbuyutan Island Snake Island Cudugnon Cave Cathedral Cave
Tour C
1400.00 /Pax
Minimum of 4 persons
Hidden Beach Helicopter Island Secret Beach Matinloc Shrine Star Beach
Tour D
1200 Per Pax
Minimum of 4 persons
Bukal Island Ipil Beach Nat-Nat Beach Cadlao Lagoon Paradise Beach
Inland Tour
800.00
Nacpan Beach Nagkalit Falls Makinit Hotspring Taraw Cliff

We availed “Tour C” which is the expensive one because island destinations are not common among the other tour options. You can request also a combination tour like for example Tour A + Tour B that costs 2000.00 pesos that will save you 500 pesos. It is a whole day tour that includes free lunch and swimming gears like fins, goggles and life vest. There is nothing to worry for the island hopping since they hired licensed tour guides. They ensures safety precautions.

Rental Fees:

Honda XRM- 700.00 per day

Honda 200 r – 1000.00 per day

Private van to Puerto Princesa – 7,000.00 good for 10 persons

Kayaking – 100.00 per hour

 

How to get to El Nido, Palawan?

Palawan is a big province in the Philippines. Some places might take several hours to travel especially in El nido because you need to travel almost 5 hours from Puerto Princesa Airport by renting a van or a bus ride. Normally, if you are located outside Metro Manila or Cebu, you may take a connecting flight. Direct flight from Manila to El Nido is the fastest and direct way. So if you live in Cagayan de Oro you may take a flight in Laguindingan Airport To NAIA Terminal 4 then Puerto Princesa. Once you reached Puerto Princesa’s domestic airport, you need to travel almost 5 hours again by Van or Bus to reach El nido. I’m not sure how much would it cost you if bus ride because we rented van and they charged us 500.00 pesos per person and its hourly interval. There are agencies from the airport that offers package deal for tourist destination that you wish to visit aside from El Nido so I’m sure you will never run out of places and options to visit Palawan.

Where to Stay?

There were many places to stay in El Nido Palawan. Hotels are nearby the sea so it’s a big advantage to see the sunset and the beaches from hotel. I can recommend you the Island Front Resort. It is a popular place to stay because the tourist destinations are easy to access. So aside from being cheap, it offers different amenities and it has a daily buffet style breakfast for free.

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Contact Details:

Address:Sitio Lugadia, Barangay

Corong-Corong, El Nido,

Palawan, Philippines

​Email Address: islandfrontcottages@gmail.com

Number: +63928-387-2342

             +63999-994-1309

Website: http://www.islandfrontcottage.com/

look for J-Mark (Tour guide) – 09461929941

 

Summer is the best time to visit El Nido, Palawan. You will surely enjoy the place that has a lot of spectacular tourist destinations to offer. Please check out the photos below:

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Snorkeling is one of my favorite activities aside from island hopping..

 

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I got a chance to take a picture with Mr. El Nido 2016 (Left). Peace Benny! 😀

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The Hidden Beach

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Our lunch was served like a feast.. It is part of the package tour actually. The food was delicious and I like their food presentations. It seems like they went to school and studied how to prepare dishes. Good Job Guys!

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Island hopping wouldn’t be complete without the jump shot! Enjoying our stay here in Matinloc Island and Shrine.

 

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The last thing I did before we headed back to Puerto Princesa is KAYAKING . It took me almost an hour to reach the other Island. It was my first and priceless experience and I would love to do some more next time.

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3 Comments

  1. Your cover photo appears to be not that of Star Beach but part of the my twin coves in Matinloc located a stone throw away north of the Shrine. Nice photo but it is private.

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