El Nido is located north of Palawan Island in the western part of the Philippines. This town is considered one of the most picturesque places on Earth. There are about 40 islands in the Bay of Bakit. Here you will find many uncharted coves, lagoons, cliffs and beaches.

El Nido is recognized as one of the best tourist destinations in the world according to National Geographic magazine.

This is a small town that has a width of only 300 meters. El Nido used to be an ordinary small village, and today it is considered the national reserve of the Philippines. In 1983, the very first platform for divers was built here and a lot of tourists started to visit El Nido. Today this resort is actively developing and growing.

El Nido, Philippines Travel Guide

El Nido How to get there?

El Nido is a charming city, which you can reach in different ways. The fastest and easiest way to get to El Nido is to fly from Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

From the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princes, you can take a bus. The road usually takes about 7 hours. Also, to El Nido ply minivans. They are more convenient and go faster (about 5 hours).

El Nido, Philippines Travel Guide

Information about El Nido

El Nido is a picturesque small town surrounded by mountains, rainforests and beautiful beaches. This city is a great place to practice various water sports and diving. More than 40 islands, surrounded by the sea, is the best choice for an active and exciting holiday. In this case, you can choose your vacation program. You can enjoy sunbathing on the beach, dive under the water and explore the beautiful coral, and you can go on an exciting tour of the islands.

The tourist season in El Nido lasts from December to May. The hottest months are April and May.

One of the main attractions of El Nido is the Bay of Bakit. Local travel companies organize tourist boat excursions there. Tourists go to the nearest picturesque lagoons and the cleanest beaches of the neighboring islands. The cost of travel usually includes food on one of the islands and the fee for admission to the national reserve. Separately can be paid equipment for diving.

El Nido, Philippines Travel Guide

Other interesting sights of El Nido include:

  • Palawan Island
  • Minilok Island
  • Commando Beach
  • El Nido Falls
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Il cave
  • Little Lagoon
  • Big Lagoon
  • Papaya Beach

Hotels in El Nido

Due to the fact that El Nido is a small city, the number of hotels here is small. The situation is saved by hotels that are located on other islands. It is worth noting that due to the limited choice, the cost of living in a hotel is much higher than the market average. However, you can find suitable hotels on the nearby islands.

El Nido, Philippines Travel Guide

The most luxurious resort hotels are located on the islands of Miniloc and Lagen. Lagen Island Hotel, in addition to standard rooms, offers accommodation in cottages on the water, on the beaches and in the rainforest.

Miniloc Island Resort Hotel also offers standard rooms and private houses on the water, the beach and even on the rocks.