Amazing El Nido on Palawan, The Philippines

in #philippines3 years ago

El Nido

It’s the most popular destination on Palawan at the moment. It used to be a small fishing village but due to the beautiful sights and islands around it, it has developed into a popular #backpacker #tourist destination.

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Nac Pan beach

There is not that much to do in El Nido town itself. You can do some shopping, buy your snorkelling gear cheap and discover a few nice places to eat and drink. Our favourite place for food was Happiness Bar with Israeli cuisine. Yep, a bit random but apparently Israeli food and people are quite common in the Philippines. We had a great time in Rooftop bar and Artcafe, they both have great cocktails and a chilled atmosphere.

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Breakfast at Happiness

The most popular thing to do in El Nido is of course island hopping. That’s the reason everyone goes there, to hop on a boat in the morning and visit different beaches, islands and lagoons. There are various tours to take, usually the same at every tour company – tour A, B, C, D, or a tailor-made combination of these.

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Island Hopping Tours

Boat trips cost around 1,200-1,500php depending on the company and the size of the boat. The trips all start around 9-9:30am, which causes ‘traffic jams’, the boats all have to get a permit from the coast guards before setting off, so the passengers have to wait on the boat to be okayed by them. That in itself can sometimes take up to an hour or more. All the popular sights get crowded with tourists too because most boats arrive at the spots together. To avoid this, we decided to hire a private boat and start earlier than all the other boats. We paid 6,000php for the boat (+1,000 for lunch for the 6 of us) and we visited 7 sights altogether (3 lagoons and 4 beaches). Yes, it is a lot costlier to take a private boat, so to make it cheaper we joined a Philippines backpacker Facebook group: link here and asked there if anyone wanted to join us. This way we managed to get 4 more people and split the cost of the boat between us. We enjoyed the boat trip a lot. You’ll be able to find a private boat if you ask the fishermen in the port or on Corong Corong beach, prices will vary between 6,000-10,000php so try to haggle.

One of the lagoons we visited on the island hopping trip


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Our lunch on the boat

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A beach we visited on the island hopping trip

The other popular thing to do in El Nido is rent a motorbike and set off to #NacPanbeach. The way there starts on the National Highway, so part of it is ok but then it turns into a bumpy dirt road.

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We followed google maps to find it, it was a difficult ride but the sight that welcomed us at the beach was more than worth it. If you’re not experienced in riding a motorbike, you can also get there in a van. You’ll be able to arrange transport at every tour company in town for 350php each way per person. In comparison the motorbike costs 500php +150php for petrol for the whole day.

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Nac Pan beach

A video we made on Nac Pan:

We also went to the gym in El Nido, it's tiny and has little equipment but it's an ok place for a quick workout.

We stayed in El Nido for 3 nights, two of them at Raje Residence (1,500php per night incl. breakfast) link
breakfast at Raje Residence

and at Forever Blessed Hotel or another night (1,300php) link before moving onto our next destination on Palawan, Port Barton.

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transport to Port Barton


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Palawan is one of the best beaches in the Philippines and among the top 10 best in the world. Proud to be pinoy 😃

Sana makapasyal din ako jan lalo na sa el nido 😊

Yes Palawan island has some great beaches for sure

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I've been here a long time ago, And I can attest to its beauty. Its like a world away from stress and all the cluttering, swamping, slaving demand of Life

It is awesome! Keep an eye out for our future posts, there will be more on Palawan and Cebu too

wonderful post.Really nice videos,owesome

Awesome photos, enjoy your travel and pls keep going to share photos. Upvoted and resteemed

OMG ... that sand beach ... awesome! Glad to see you guys had such a great time.

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Philippine's travel trip looks really interesting. You are spending more on your own and chartering a private boat. It's a lot like driving a car. It's really interesting. I especially like to travel, especially traveling by car. To be as convenient as it is, just like you rent a boat to travel!


Welcome to the Philippines!!! Enjoy your stay!!

Thank you, and we did enjoy Philippines indeed! People are amazing there:)

I've always wanted to go to the Philippines. Living here in Hawaii, I have many friends who are Filipino. Your post reminds me again to keep the dream alive.

Although I've not been to Hawaii (I'd love to!) but the Philippines are so worth visiting :). Don't just keep it a dream, make it happen if you can

good post. wish y all the best.

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Many thanks to you for promoting Philippines tourism.

Amazing places you visited. How about the food? Was it edible?

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