Explore the amazing islands, beaches, and inland spots of El Nido in Palawan, Philippines.
This coastal town found on the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan is home to gorgeous islands, white-sand beaches, and lagoons. It should be on your bucketlist of places to go in the country because the sea views here rival the best of Southeast Asia.
Island hopping in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Shimizu Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Overlooking Bacuit Bay Islands of El Nido from Taraw Peak, in Palawan, Philippines
Secret Lagoon Beach in Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Sunset from Corong-Corong Beach in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Matinloc Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Calitang Beach, in El Nido, Palawan Philippines
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How to go to El Nido?
Most travelers arrive in El Nido on a 1.5-hour flight to Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS), followed by a 5-6 hour shuttle ride. At Puerto Princesa Airport, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia serves direct flights from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Clark, and Davao. See the Puerto Princesa travel tips to see routes served by each airline.
If you want to skip the long land journey, AirSwift operates direct flights from Manila to El Nido. This is the fastest but more expensive way. You can also fly directly from Cebu and Boracay-Caticlan. El Nido Airport (ENI) is located 15 minutes away from El Nido town center.
For adventurous travelers who want to maximize their trip, book a flight to Coron-Busuanga Airport (USU) and continue the sea journey to El Nido by ferry.
El Nido flights
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Where to stay in El Nido?
The most popular place to stay is in El Nido town proper area. You can find many hotels along the beachfront and nearby streets that cater to budget-conscious and mid-range travelers. This area is perfect if you want to stay within easy walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants, bars, shopping, and tourist offices.
If you want to enjoy El Nido’s best, stay at many island resorts in Bacuit Bay. Not only do they offer amazing private beach views, they are also a short boat ride away from the island hopping highlights in town.
Stay at peaceful resorts along beaches near the town proper if you want to stay away from the crowds, including Corong-Corong Beach, Marimegmeg Beach, Sibaltan Beach.
What are the best hotels/hostels in El Nido?
Choose a place to stay within your budget from these top-rated hotels and hostels.
Bnky Bed and Breakfast (Budget; Calle Amboy, El Nido Town Proper)
Lolo Oyong El Nido Pension House (Mid-range; Rizal Street, El Nido Town Proper)
El Nido Bayview Hotel (Mid-range; Marimegmeg Beach)
Matinloc Resort (High-end; Matinloc Island)
Last Frontier Beach Resort (High-end; Corong-corong Beach)
Novie’s Tourist Inn (Budget; Corong-Corong Beach)
Columbus Inn (Mid-range; Corong-Corong Beach)
Shipwrecked Pension House (Mid-range; Serena Street, El Nido Town Proper)
El Nido Coco Resort (High-end; Corong-corong Beach)
Cauayan Island Resort (High-end; Cauayan Island)
Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
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