Palawan Philippines was voted twice is a row, 2014 and 2015, as "The Best Island in the World" by CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. With an Overall Rating, 85.937, leaving behind 19 beautiful Islands including Maldives, Boro Bora (Frenc Polynesia.
Palawan is home to the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
The island has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The stunning El Nido.
El Nido is home to many beautiful white sand beaches, and it is the home of the longest white sand beach in the country, Nacpan Beach. With its crystal clear water and grainy sand, this is one of the favorite spot for beach lover and travelers.
There is also the Merimegmeg Beach, if you're a SUNSET lover, this place is hard to missed. One of the best SUNSET I've ever seen sets here. With a laid back environment, this is a perfect spot for few beers in hand and good food too!
El Nido consists of many islands and is famous for having crystal clear water that you can swim, white sand beaches, the formation of it's many limestone islands that are scattered along its rich water, and dive spot too! There are many dive shops located around the center of the town.
Activities that you can do during your stay,
(1) Island Hopping Tours
For group tour:
Tour A - Php 1200
Tour B - Php 1300
Tour C - Php 1400
Tour D - Php 1200
(Price is per head basis)
The group is usually around 15 pax or less than 20 pax in most cases.
The tour includes:
(1) Buffet Lunch, in one of the beautiful islands in El Nido
(2) Drinking Water (Mineral Water)
(3) Environmental Fee (Php 200)
(4) Licensed Tour Guide
(5) Boat of course
(6) Free use of Snorkeling Gears
The Tour will last for a whole day, Starts at 9AM and ends at 5PM.
You can opt for a private tour too if you want to beat the crowd and go exploring at your own pace and time. Great for couples, group of families and friends!
Other than island hopping, there are activities inland that you can indulge yourself to, there is the Nacpan Beach, Merimemeg Beach, climb Mt. Taraw, there are many waterfalls nearby that you can explore as well.
If you have plenty of time and want to experience more of El Nido, then OVERNIGHT CAMPING is must in your list.
You can choose from, 2D/1N, 3D/2N, 4D/3N depending on your availability. The package includes all of the GROUP TOURS. All you have to do is bring yourself, some bikinis, trunks, towels, some clothing, sunblocks!
(1) Full Meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
(2) Drinking Water
(3) Unlimited Alcohol (Rum and Coke)
(4) Limited Beers (for some tour provider - Seahorse Charley)
(5) TENT, including mattress and pillow (just dont expect some 4 star accommodation)
(6) All FEES
(7) Licensed Tour Guides
(8) Some toiletries
There are few local travel agencies that provides customized tours as well, this is according to your needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since El Nido is a small town, all the restaurants, convenience stores, are all walking distance.
There are 2 ATM machines located at their Municipal Hall, but always RUNS OUT of money, so better bring enough cash on your stay.
If you know how to ride a motorcycle, its a very convenient way to explore inland. Rent ranging from 600 up to 800, depends on the type of motorbike you're renting.
(1) Kayaking (Kayak the nearby Islands)
(2) Zip Line
(3) Cultural Tour
So grab your bags and head to El Nido and be blown away by its BEAUTY.