El Nido "Heaven on Earth"
El Nido is located at the northernmost tip of the island of Palawan. El Nido has become one of the most popular locations to visit in the Philippines because of the hidden lagoons, sandbanks, beautiful islands, white sand beaches, and cristal clear waters full of marine life. In addition, El Nido really has a backpackers atmosphere around it. Many restaurants, beach bars and hostels provide a pleasant atmosphere.
A protected area of 45 paradise islands called Bacuit Bay has been voted one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Tour A, B, C & D all visit different islands and all tours are beautiful to do. We have chosen tour A, and this is one of the best and most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. During the day, you will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundred of fishes species.
Price: 1200 pesos (€22) included lunch
not included: Snorkel gear 200 pesos (€3) + Canoe 500 pesos (€9)
What to bring:
Snorkel gear (if you have)
Diving and Snorkeling:
Besides the popular island hopping tours, the underwater world is also one of the better ones in the Philippines. There are snorkelling opportunities around the entire village. However, the best way to explore the underwater world is by diving.
Fortunately, El Nido has many dive shops for a wonderful dive. There is also the possibility to get your PADI here. Whichever way you dive, the ocean is beautiful here. Very diverse, many large sea turtles, and we were even lucky to spot a Mantaray which is certainly not common here.
The best beach of El Nido
Nacpan Beach is one of the best beaches in El Nido. A scenic 45 minute motorbike ride from the village takes you to Nacpan Beach. This is a 4 kilometer long beach with coconut palms that fill the entire coastline. The tip of Nacpan splits into Calitang Beach. Small beach shacks sell fresh coconuts, seafood and beach beds.