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Popular El Nido Hotels

Garnet Hotel El Nido

Calle Hama, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Dayuhan Tourist Inn El Nido

Sitio Cabigsi, Barangay Buena Serte, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Spin Designer Hostel

Balinsasayaw Road cor. Calle Real, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

9.2 / 10

Excellent

Orange Pearl Beach Resort

Maremegmeg, Sitio Pacalsada, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

At The Moment Hostel

San Joaquin Street barangay Buena Suerte , El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Ricgem Place

5313, Baracalan El Nido, Osmeña St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Austria's Guest House and Restaurant

Real Street, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Inngo Tourist Inn

Calle Hama, Masagana, El Nido, Palawan, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Rosanna's Pension

Hama Street, Bgy. Masagana, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Aqua Travel Lodge

Sirena st., Brgy. Buena Suerte, , El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Dormitels.ph El Nido

Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Ipil Suites El Nido

Real Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Sheryl May Inn

Barangay Corong Corong, , El Nido, Philippines, 5313

8.5 / 10

Very Good

Tapik Beach Park Guest House

Brgy. Sibaltan, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Dolarog Beach Resort

Corong Corong, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Novie's Tourist Inn

Sitio Lugadia Barangay Corong-Corong, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Seaslugs Travellers Inn

National Highway, Brgy.Maligaya, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

El Nido Beach Hotel

Calle Hama, Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Big Creek Mansion

Zone 3, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

Balay Paragua

lisang Street, Brgy Maligaya, El Nido, Philippines, 5313

8.3 / 10

Very Good

others

About

This place is studded with jade-colored lagoons, breathtaking limestone cliffs, turquoise-green waters and stunning inlets that make for beautiful seascapes. With over 50 beaches to discover, El Nido offers pockets of paradise for those who enjoy island hopping and discovering the beauty of the underwater world.

 

At A Glance

It’s amazing how this place remains to be uncrowded and serene despite being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines (and honestly, everyone surely prefers it that way). Travelers usually go here for its pristine waters, beautiful coral reefs and the lagoons. Don’t be fooled, though, as El Nido is more than just your usual tropical paradise. It also offers other exciting activities like mountain biking, rock climbing and diving.

 

How to Go   

By plane

Direct flights from Manila are the easiest way to get to El Nido. The flight takes about one hour and it lands at Lio Airport which is located about four kilometers from midtown.

By boat/ferry

There’s a Coron-El Nido and El Nido-Coron route that are operated four to five times a week by several big outrigger boats. The trip takes seven to ten hours and costs around PHP1800.

By land transportation

Travelers can go to El Nido via land travel from Puerto Princesa, but first you have to fly to Puerto Princesa Airport via Cebu Pacific, PAL or AirAsia and other local carriers. Once in the capital city, you can take a five to six hours van ride from the airport, or travel with the locals and take the Puerto Princesa-El Nido bus route available in the city’s San Jose Bus terminal.

 

Getting Around

You can hire a motorbike for moving around town. It’s perfect for the steeply-inclined dirt trails. For local transportation, there are jeepneys and tricycles (PHP10) that provide town-to-town transport.

 

Tourist Attractions

The best way to explore El Nido is through joining an island hopping tour. Start from visiting the Small Lagoon and the Big Lagoon. The water here is so clear and full of marine life. For beach lovers, you’ll definitely love the powder fine sand in Seven Commandos Beach, which is named after the seven remaining Japanese commandos who lived in the island as stragglers after World War II.

Another must-visit island is Pangalusian. Just a few meters from the shore are clusters of coral reefs making it a perfect spot for snorkeling. Other islands included in the tours are Kulasa Beach, Secret Beach, Star Beach, Tapiutan Beach, and more.

 

Top Things to Do

One will never run out of things to do in El Nido. From sunset viewing in Corong-Corong Beach, walking on wooden path of the Mangrove Eco Park, to visiting the twin beaches of Nacpan and Calitang. There are also a long list of fun water activities like scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and island hopping.

 

Where to Eat

One of the most popular food spots in El Nido is Squidos and it’s hard to miss because there’s always a queue outside even during off-season. Their best sellers include fresh seafood in big servings like the stuffed squid (hence, the name) and the mixed seafood platter.

No one can go wrong with breakfast meals! If you’re always scouting for a good breakfast place, make sure to go to Kape Pukka along Hama Street. Aside from the usual breakfast dishes, they also serve Mexican fajitas and Mexican wraps for around PHP100.

Another recommended restaurant is Artcafe. They’re known for their delectable food but it’s really the ambiance that makes tourists keep on coming back. Also, for the best pizza in town, check out Altrove.

 

Nightlife

For El Nido nightlife, the go-to spot for locals and tourists is Balay Tubay, a laid-back place which plays reggae and rock music. Here you can listen to impressive renditions of songs from Queen to ACDC. The colorful handicrafts adorning the walls also complement the vibe.

If you’re looking for a place to have drinks while watching the beautiful sunset of El Nido, head to La Plage Sunset Bar & Restaurant. Travelers love the simple and pleasant atmosphere as well as the great food–very chill place to hang out during the day and at night.

 

Where to Stay

El Nido is a haven for 5-star island resorts. If you want to kick it back celebrity style, you can stay in El Nido Resorts Lagen Island or El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. If you’re going with your beau, it’s best to stay in El Nido Overlooking. It has a stunning panoramic view of the island and the villas are specifically designed for couples (priced at PHP5250).

For backpackers, you can stay at Spin Designer Hostel (rates start PHP830). It’s situated next to a mangrove forest so aside from being Instagram-worthy, it also offers a great view!

 

Travel Tips  

  • There are three main tours that are standardized in town and every tour operator follows this. The tours are called A, B and C. Make sure to check the itinerary that will fit your schedule.

  • If you want to explore El Nido aside from its beaches, you can also avail of the waterfall tour.

  • There are no hospitals in El Nido and only minor health emergencies can be managed at the Rural Health Unit. Make sure to bring your personal prescription drugs.