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13 Things To Do In El Nido, Palawan

Just over 400 kilometers south of Manila, learn the true unspoiled tropical paradise — El Nido Palawan. The small coastal town in Bacuit Bay boasts magnificent natural beauty. It was this surreal landscape of white sandy beaches, turquoise water, tropical forests and cliffs .

Things To Do In El Nido Palawan

13. Restaurant Hop and Get High on Acoustic Bars

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Restaurant hopping is a commonly known activity among tourists as the restaurants are located close to one another. The Skyline Inn offers great native specialties like Nido Soup while Altrove is the best pizza place in town. Sea Slugs and El Nido Art Cafe have brilliant Asian and Western cuisine with great acoustic nights.

12.  Try the Nido Soup


Nido Soup is bird’s nest soup which is exceptional to El Nido. Obviously, it’s name was derived from El Nido town itself since the nests are collected from the high cliffs of the region. Notable restaurant in El Nido that serves Nido Soup is the

11. Snorkel and Fish Feed


Snorkel to acquire close and personal with different marine creatures. This is a great experience for both adults and kids.

10. Catch the Beautiful Sunset at Corong-Corong or Calaan Bay


This is an perfect activity for romantic couples.

9. Day Tour at Cadlao Resort


Cadlao Resort is just a minutes of walk from Makulay Lodge. Ask one of the staffs if you can take a stroll inside and explore their sandy beaches and beautiful garden.

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8. Stay at Pangulasian Island for a Day


Pangulasian Island used to be one of the leading attractions in El Nido Island Tours until it became private. This private island resort offers a variety of charm. You can enjoy a set of relaxing spa treatments, scuba dive in the crystal vibrant waters to meet the local marine creatures, or climb a nature trail nearby.

7. Surf at Mike's Point


You can surf in El Nido! Mike offers equipment and offers surfing lessons. He’ll take you to the best surfing spots in El Nido.

6. Get Wet at Nagkalit-kalit Falls


This attraction is usually a coupled with Makinit Hot Springs and Ille Cave.

5. Trek the Makinit Hot Springs


Even though, you cannot have a natural spa treatment in this hot spring, you can boil eggs here as what locals do! Makinit Hot Springs be there just 40 minutes away from El Nido town proper and the trek is both enjoyable and challenging.

4. Explore the Hidden Marimegmeg Beach


If you’re too lazy to visit the Twin Beach, stretch out in the sunshine of Marimegmeg Beach which is just 5-minutes away from Corong-Corong by tricycle.

3. Beach Bum at the Twin Beach


Explore the gorgeous beaches of Nacpan and Calitang Beaches (the Twin Beach) just 45-minutes away from the town proper.

2. Island Hop with Lunch Buffet


The Island in Bacuit Bay and the surrounding area are not only stunningly beautiful, but have a lot of attractions to offer. Choice from 4 island hopping tours A, B, C and D or try combination tours! Enjoy the delightful lunch buffet prepared by your tour guide and boatmen.

Tour A covers the Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon of Miniloc Island. You must definitely KAYAK to enjoy the experience fully. Do not miss the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the Small Lagoon. Get bite into by a fish, but this is all part of the fun. No pain involved.



Tour B takes you to the caves and coves now the El Nido.


Tour C takes you to the most photographed place in El Nido, the Matinloc Shrine.


Tour D is perhaps the furthermost underrated island hopping tour among the four. But if you’re not an admirer of snorkelling and just want to beach bum, Tour D is perfect for you.


1. Hike the Taraw Peak


If you want to see the whole beauty of Bacuit Bay as of a bird’s-eye view, climb the Taraw Cliff (also recognized as Taraw Peak), a limestone karst rising over El Nido.

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