A boat floating on the pristine waters of El Nido's Big Lagoon

    El Nido Tour A


    El Nido Tour A is the most popular island hopping tour in El Nido where you will visit the stunning Big Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island.

    from  1,260.00
    Scenery in Bacuit Bay

      El Nido Tour B


      Embark on this El Nido Island Hopping Tour B, which takes you to Snake Island Sandbar, Cudugnon and Cathedral Caves, Entaluala Island and Popolkan Island.

      from  1,365.00
      El Nido Island Hopping with Hidden Beach

        El Nido Tour C


        El Nido Tour C is the second most popular tour that offers a good mix of adventure and snorkeling. Tour C features Matinloc, Tapiutan and Helicopter Island.

        from  1,470.00
        Day trip to El Nido' Cadlao Lagoon with private boat

          El Nido Tour D (with Small Lagoon)


          With El Nido Tour D you will experience the hidden beauty of El Nido through visiting breathtaking sceneries such as Miniloc's Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Island, and Paradise Beach.

          from  1,260.00
          Day trip to Nacpan Beach

            Private Nacpan Beach and Waterfalls


            Experience one of the most spectacular beaches in Palawan: Nacpan Beach. It is like a picture-perfect setting with golden sand and pristine waters ideal for swimming.

            from  2,000.00

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            El Nido Travel Guide

            All the info you need to know about El Nido

            El Nido is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines, especially the archipelago of Bacuit which is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

            Join a boat tour in El Nido to hop around the Bacuit Archipelago.  You will sail through the lagoon with turquoise waters flanked by emerald karst cliffs, then kayak to secluded powdery white beaches.

            Quick Facts

            With an area of 923.26 km2 (356.47 sq mi) El Nido is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan. It’s also the most popular tourist destination in Palawan.

            The population of El Nido the 2015 census was 41,606. The original settlers of El Nido were the Tagbanwas and Cuyunons. Throughout the centuries, there has been a constant migration of Tagalogs, Hiligaynon, Bicolanos, Ilocanos, Chinese and Spaniards.

            The wet season is from June to October. The dry season, from November until May.

            El Nido Airport also known as Lio Airport is the primary and sole airport serving the town of El Nido.

            There are daily shuttle vans that run from El Nido to Puerto Princesa.

            Fast Ferries operates a daily route between Coron and El Nido, with a sailing duration of around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

            There are a couple of banks in El Nido. It’s possible to withdraw cash from the ATM machine at the BPI Bank near the port. All the high-end and medium-sized hotels accept credit cards, while smaller hotels/pensions and shops accept only cash.

            Many hotels in El Nido provide free wireless internet, but sometimes connection is really slow. The Philippines has the slowest internet in the Asia Pacific.

            Top tourists attractions in El Nido are: the islands of Bacuit Bay and Nacpan Beach

            The average length-of-stay in El Nido is 5 days.

            What to see:

            If you want to spend your holiday in El Nido, here are some of our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:


            • The Big Lagoon: it’s is a must-see place. The crystal clear warm waters of this lagoon provide the perfect setting for a unique swimming experience.


            • Nacpan Beach: Its turquoise water, its fine sand, and its breathtaking view will not fail to dazzle you


            • Small Lagoon: this incredibly beautiful lagoon is accessible through a gap between two giant limestone rocks.  Small Lagoon’s crystal-clear waters are encircled by jagged limestone cliffs dotted with trees.


            • Secret Beach: it’s a pocket of white beach that is concealed by limestone cliffs and is only accessible through a narrow crevice.


            • Cadlao Island: the largest island of Bacuit Bay known for its white sandy beaches and its hidden lagoon, offering one of the best spots to enjoy the bay without the crowds.

            When to go:

            El Nido can be visited all year round.

            The best time to travel is during the dry season between November and early May. This is also the tourist’s peak seasons when the hotel rates are generally higher.

            If you travel during the wet season, from June to September, you may encounter some short bursts of heavy rainfall and strong wind. The bad weather may last for a few days.

            El Nido is rarely in the direct path of the typhoons.

            Getting there:

            From Puerto Princesa

            -Public Transportation: There are several shuttle van companies that offer a direct link between Puerto Princesa and El Nido Corong Corong Terminal.
            Shuttle vans are daily and run almost every hour from 6.00am until 6.00pm. The journey from Puerto Princesa to El Nido usually take around 5-6 hours.
            Click here to book the shuttle van

            -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.
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            -Flight: Air Swift operates a direct flight to El Nido via Puerto Princesa. The flight takes less than one hour and the airplane directly lands to the Lio Airport which is 4 kilometers away from El Nido downtown.

            From Coron

            -Fast Ferry: There are a couple of Fast ferry companies that operate daily sailing from Coron to El Nido and vice versa. The crossing takes approximately 3 hour and 30 minutes / 4 hours.
            Click here to book the ferry ticket

            From Sabang (Underground River)

            -Public Transportation: It’s possible to travel by shuttle van from Sabang to El Nido although there is no a direct link. Lexxus operates a shuttle van service from Sabang to Salvation Junction to connect with the shuttle van going from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. The journey from Sabang to El Nido usually take around 5-6 hours, plus the stop in Salvation.

            -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Sabang to El Nido.
            Click here to book the private van

            From Manila, Cebu, and Boracay

            -Flight: Air Swift operates a direct flight to El Nido via Manila, Boracay, and Cebu.

            From Port Barton

            -Public Transportation: Shuttle vans from Port Barton to El Nido are daily and run two times per day. The journey from Port Barton to El Nido usually take around 4 hours.
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            -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Port Barton to El Nido
            Click here to book the private van

            Recommended Tours

            The tour package 7-Day El Nido & Coron Adventure starts from El Nido, and include the visit of the most beautiful islands of the two popular tourist destinations.

            If you wish to visit the Underground River, you can combine it with a tour in Puerto Princesa.

            Want to see more attractions in El Nido, which are not included in our ready-made tours? The answer is simple: Request a Tailor Made Tour

            Click here to see all our El Nido Tours

            Where to stay

            Budget-mid priced hotels and resorts in El Nido town are the perfect base to explore the islands of Bacuit Bay and the beaches on the mainland. However, El Nido town is often packed with tourists during the high season.

            El Nido’s most exclusive resorts are located on the islands of Bacuit Bay.  El Nido Resorts is a group of elite resorts, all of them located on private tropical islands.  This group of resorts that is composed of Miniloc Island Resort, Lagen Island Resort, and Pangulasian Island Resort, ranks among the most exclusive properties in the Philippines offering absolute discretion and world-class service (of course, prices that will be higher than other resorts).

            The resorts located in Corong Corong beach, Lio Beach and Las Cabanas Beach are perfect for escaping the crows of El Nido and provide the perfect combination of islands exploration and relaxing days on the beach.

            There are only basic accommodation in Duli Beach and Nacpan Beach.


            The 10 Best El Nido Hotels:

            • El Nido Resort Lagen Island
            • El Nido Resort Miniloc Island
            • El Nido Resort Pangulasian Island
            • Cauayan Island Resort
            • Casa Kalaw Resort
            • The Nest El Nido Beach Resort
            • El Nido Cove Resort
            • Matinloc Resort
            • Vellago Resort
            • Dolarog Beach Resort

            El Nido Environmental Rehabilitation

            Updated on 23 Nov 2018

            Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has decided to conduct preventive measures in order to prevent El Nido’s waters from being contaminated. All establishments that are located less than 30 meters from the shoreline must carry out renovation work in order to comply with the new rules and regulations.

            DENR has also banned all the combination tours (Combo A&C A&B etc.) and Party Boats in El Nido. This new policy has been implemented to help minimize the negative impact of tourism in El Nido.

            Read More about the New Rules and Regulations