Essential El Nido Palawan Guide: What You Need to Know

Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, it’s hard to compete with the raw, natural wonder that awaits you at El Nido.

Island hopping, beach lounging and drinking beers late into the night are all on the cards here, and El Nido offers an unbeatable mix of adventure and partying.

El Nido Palawan is around 150 miles to the north of the provincial capital, Puerto Princesa, and around 250 miles to the south of the Filipino capital Manila.

Where is El Nido?

Once incredibly isolated, and often known as the Last Frontier of the Philippines, El Nido’s speedy development has ensured that transport options are much more convenient than they used to be.

How to Get to El Nido

History of El Nido

The local population is in part descended from the Tabon culture, the earliest human beings to settle in the Philippines.

Enjoy El Nido Bay

Things to Do in El Nido

This will be the first place you see in El Nido, and as beautiful as the bay is, things are only going to get better!

Try the El Nido Canopy Walk and Zip Line

A section of suspended bridges, ropes and via Ferrata style pegs lead visitors through the jungle and over the iconic limestone rocks to the summit.

With so many bays and islands and lagoons out there, the only way to really experience El Nido Palawan is to join an island hopping tour.

Take an Island Hopping Tour

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