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El Nido Travel Guide

You came to the country to see spectacular beaches and island views. El Nido in Palawan province will not disappoint. In terms of spectacular over-the-water "SEAnery", El Nido is my favorite in the Philippines. Imagine hidden lagoons, uninhabited white sand beaches, and massive forest-covered limestone mountains rising out of pristine tropical waters.

This coastal town found on the northernmost tip of Palawan, should be on your bucketlist of places to go in the Philippines because the seascaes here rival the best of Asia.

Touchdown at Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS). Flight time from Manila takes 1.5 hours. El Nido is 5 to 6 hours north of Puerto Princesa by land. If you want to skip the long land journey, fly directly to El Nido from Manila (1 hour), Cebu or Boracay-Caticlan.

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El Nido Essentials

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Tours & Activities




Where to Stay in El Nido

Recommeneded El Nido Hotels

Matinloc Resort

Splurge / Matinloc Island

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Cauayan Island Resort

Splurge / Cauayan Island

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El Nido Coco Resort

Splurge / Corong-corong Beach

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Last Frontier Beach Resort

Splurge / Corong-corong Beach

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Columbus Inn

Mid-Range / Corong-Corong Beach

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Shipwrecked Pension House

Mid-Range / El Nido Town Proper

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Lolo Oyong Pension House

Mid-Range / El Nido Town Proper

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El Nido Bayview Hotel

Mid-Range / Marimegmeg Beach

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Bnky Bed and Breakfast

Budget / El Nido Town Proper

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Novie's Tourist Inn

Budget / Corong-Corong Beach

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Where to Book Your Stay

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How to Travel to El Nido

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El Nido Airport Transfers

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El Nido Flights

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El Nido Tours, Packages & Discounts

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