El Nido is a hotspot on what is arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the worlds. Stunning scenery and amazing beaches abound. But what exactly should you do when you get there? I’ve compiled some of the best things to do in El Nido to help you complete your Palawan bucket list.
El Nido, found on the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan in the Philippines is home to gorgeous islands, white-sand beaches, and lagoons. It’s the jewel in the crown of the island once voted most beautiful in the world. Whether you like snorkeling, boating, or beach bumming, this little town will make the perfect homebase during your visit. Traveling to El Nido for the first time? This detailed travel guide will make it easy for you to plan a trip, save money, and maximize your time.
Palawan is one of the most beautiful islands on Planet Earth and the beating tourism heart of the Philippine island is the region of El Nido, and for good reason. Crystal clear jade seas, towering limestone cliffs, and white power sand beaches are just part of the draw. Finding a place to lay your head in El Nido isn’t difficult. The difficult part is actually choosing which of the many El Nido accommodation options to go with. Whether you want to stay in town or on a private island, in a hostel dorm or in a luxury villa, there’s a place for you in El Nido.
When you think of Southeast Asia, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? White sand beaches? Elephants and tigers? Temples? You’re not alone. Most people think only of mainland SEA when thinking about the region but it actually a much larger area, including the Philippines. I spent two weeks in Bohol and Palawan last year and I was expecting those white sand beaches but what I wasn’t expecting were the similarities I kept finding between the Philippines and Nicaragua
It’s the main reason why people endure that six hour bumpy, swervy, roller coaster of a shuttle ride to and from Puerto Princesa. Island hopping in El Nido in the Philippines. It’s a pure tropical island experience. So what do you need to know before you go?
The planning stage of a trip is almost half the fun for me. So when my friend and I decided to spend two weeks in the Philippines, I kicked into high gear. If research and spreadsheets aren’t your jam, I’ve shared my recommended two week itinerary for Palawan in the Philippines.
Twelve days in a warm and sunny tropical paradise without breaking the bank? Sign me up! Beyond the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Philippines, I’ll admit that the price of everything from accommodations to food was definitely an attraction for me. So how much did it cost to travel there?
After visiting places like Costa Rica and Nicaragua, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I’d need for a two week trip around the tropical island of Palawan in the Philippines. Now that I’m back in Canada, I wanted to share with you what would make it into my backpack for a return trip to the island nation.