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.

This is the classic Philippines, where you’ll find white sand beaches, sparkling lagoons, and jagged limestone karst rocks that rise abruptly from the still water.

El Nido is found on the northernmost peninsula of Palawan Island, the largest island in the wider Palawan Province.

Where is El Nido?

El Nido has a small airport close to the town, where you can catch a light aircraft to Puerto Princesa or Manila with the airline Air Swift, who actually owns the airport.

How to Get to El Nido

History of El Nido

El Nido was a relatively unknown fishing village. Locals were employed in the fishing industry, or they would search out the prized Swiftlet Nests, or Nido, that has given the area its name.

Enjoy El Nido Bay

Things to Do in El Nido

The main beach and lagoon are found in the town itself. While the water here isn’t always the cleanest and it’s not advisable to swim, the beach is still lovely.

Try the El Nido Canopy Walk and Zip Line

At the top, you’ll have sweeping views over the colorful town, the white sands of the beach, and the limestone cliffs that surround the bay.

Explore white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and much more during this island-hopping tour from El Nido. You can choose from three tour options that each stop at five islands.

Take an Island Hopping Tour

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