Considered one of the hottest destinations in the Philippines for travellers- El Nido, Palawan. It is known for its incredible natural beauty—with pristine beaches and a thriving system that caters to tourists looking for a taste of tropical paradise, you should definitely consider booking a flight here and seeing for yourself why the Philippines is often known as the Pearl of the Orient. There are so many things to see and do here, from dive stations to cave explorations, and with all the flight promos available nowadays, it would be a shame to miss out on this place, whether you’re a local backpacker or a foreigner coming to the country for the first time. Here are some great ideas for things to do while you’re there!
Island Hopping (Tour A, B, C)
No matter where you get your itinerary at El Nido, you can opt for island hopping packages. Tour A is centered around Miniloc Island and its lagoons, while Tour B is for those who want to explore Palawan’s caves. Tour C is full of hidden beaches—definitely something for everyone!
Swimming at White Sand Beaches
There are plenty of beaches with fine white sand in El Nido, so pick any one and laze in the sun. You can also go beach hopping in relative peace—the area doesn’t have the same crowding problem that Boracay does, so you can relax in solitude.
Selfie at Matinloc Shrine
Matinloc Shrine is located in the center of the island of Matinloc. It’s a mini museum that shows the history of the place and is near a hidden beach. Marvel at the simple but eerie architecture which can really evoke a sense of spiritual awe.
Explore Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach by Motorcycle
Take a motorcycle from the town proper and check out the unspoiled beauty of these adjacent beachs. The coconut groves and the long stretches of isolated shores make this place an incredible spot for watching the sun set.
Looking for some morning exercise? Climbing the craggy Taraw Cliff is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. A steep trail, but worth it.