31 July 2017

Palawan­čôŹHow to Explore El Nido


Among all the places in the Philippines, El Nido is one of the best. My visit and stay in the place was quite unexpected, reason why I was able to explore this heartwarming place in Palawan Island. The place is wildly known for its white sand, beautiful beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, crystal clear water and warm people. Currently, El Nido has been included as one of the beautiful beaches in the whole world according to CNNgo! To give you some background, the succeeding are my ideas about the place.



How to get there


The easiest way to get in El Nido is flying with airplane. The famous airline flying directly to El Nido is AIRSWIFT (website here). Flying with this airline is quite expensive. It would cost you around seven thousand pesos (Php 7,000) to ten thousand pesos (Php 10,000) for just one way trip, but the cost will guarantee you direct flight in the heart of El Nido and a welcoming of their crews in the terminal. You can also do cutting trip to save much money. You can book a promo ticket through Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airline from Manila to Puerto Princesa and travel through a bus or a van for five hundred pesos to six hundred pesos (Php 500 to Php 600) from Puerto Princesa to El Nido within 5 to 6 hours.



Where to stay

There are plenty of accommodations around El Nido and you can choose between expensive and affordable one. But if you’re like me, I will choose the affordable accommodation lol. The following are my suggested affordable inns you can check on.

1. Inngo Tourist Inn rate starts from Php 1,397
2. Citrine Tourist Travel Lodge rate starts from Php 1,218
3. Ipil Suites rate starts from Php 2,492
4. Aqua Travel Lodge rate starts from Php 1,996
5. Zaniyas Pension rate starts from Php 1,603
6. Garnet rate starts from Php 1,598
7. La Salangare rate starts from Php 1,597
8.  Island Front Cottages and Restaurant rate starts from Php 1,197
9. Balay Paragua rate starts from Php 1,572
10. Dormitels El Nido rate starts from Php 1,078
For updates and convenient checking, visit Trivago



What to do

GO ISLAND HOPPING AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

Best thing to do in El Nido and you should never miss is ISLAND HOPPING. There are many islets to hop and explore in the place, that’s why no wonder El Nido is one of the best islands in the world. There is Travel and Tour just around El Nido offers Island Hopping and they are all can guarantee you the best island exploration.

Here are the Famous Island Hopping Tours you can choose:

Tour A composed of Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon and 7 Commandos Beach, that is Php 1,200 per person.

Tour B includes Entalula Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave and Cathedral Cave, that is Php 1,300 person.

Tour C includes Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, Secret Beach, Matinloc Shrine and Star Beach, that is Php 1,400 per person.

If you are not yet satisfied with those lovely islands, you can still enjoy the Tour D which includes Bukal Island, Ipil Beach, Nat-Nat Beach, Cadlao Lagoon and Paradise Beach that would cost you Php 1,200 per person.




VISIT THE TWIN BEACH


Located in Nacpan El Nido, you can witness this famous twin beach. You can get there through a motorcycle. The beach is also one of the well-known tourist spots in El Nido, so I advise you guys to take some time in the beach. There are also cottages and food houses in the beach.



EXPLORE EL NIDO BY RIDING A MOTORCYLE

Many foreigners enjoyed riding the motorcycle going to the beach and to different El Nido’s tourist destinations; you too could enjoy the ride.  

GO DIVING AT BACUIT BAY AREA

Ready your diving suit and explore the deepest of El Nido’s sea and you will never get disappointed with those gorgeous coral reefs.




GO TARAW HIKING

You can choose between Hiking the Taraw Peak for three hundred fifty pesos (Php 350) for extreme adventures or try El Nido’s safest taraw adventure with Canopy Walk for five hundred pesos (Php 500)



WATCH BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS OF EL NIDO

Beautiful sunset? El Nido has the amazing one! While having some time in the beach side you can witness its beautiful sunsets and yes I am in love with it ;)



SPEND A DAY IN LAS CABANAS

Spend a day in Las Cabanas beach resort and you’ll get a hangover with the views of different rock formations and zip-line adventure.



EAT DIFFERENT SEAFOODS BY THEIR ALA CARTE AT THE BAY SIDE

During night time there are food ala carte at beach front, you can have it with those different drinks and enjoy the ocean breeze with music tuning around.



Where to eat

Food trip is always a big thing for me especially going to new places. There are restaurants in El Nido you can choose based on your taste, and on my short stay in the paradise the following are my bet.

    1. Art Caf├ę Restaurant
    2. Habibi Restaurant
    3. Mezzanine El Nido
    4. Cadlao Resort & Restaurant



3 Day Sample Budget Plan


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I hope these ideas will be a great help for you in touring around El Nido in the future. I am glad to hear any thoughts from you, kindly share that in the comment section below.

48 comments:

  1. Great photos dear!

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am still saving up for Palawan! I hope to visit one day! =)

    Angelie // Grilled Greek Chicken by KOOK Manila

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  3. Looks like such a cool place to explore!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. Such beautiful photos. I also love that you shared your budget, because that really shows realistically how people might end up spending their money! It looked like a gorgeous and fun trip!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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    1. Thank you Miki ;) I am glad you thought so.

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  5. What a cute place! Thanks for the tips!

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  6. So awesome! Hope to finally visit the next time I go to the Philippines.

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  7. What a cool place to hang out and relax! I love the nature here and dying over these beautiful pics.

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  8. Lovely photos, the ice cream and ocean look so inviting.

    Abigail Alice x

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  9. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a lovely place. Twin Beach would be the can't miss stop for me going by these photos.

    Kara Aragon
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  10. This beach is so beautiful! Photos is excellent. I follow you,please follow back? Thanks.♥ http://laurevoir.blogspot.rs/

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  11. I had never heard of El Nido before. It looks like a place that is both lively and relaxing! Thanks for sharing!
    xo, janea
    www.thestyletti.com

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    1. You should visit it! I myself really enjoyed El Nido, I know you too will surely enjoy the place ;)

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  12. Great post! I like going to El Nido, I've been to Coron twice because of the availability of direct flights to Coron. Thanks for the info about Airswift airline though I still have to consider it because it's quite pricey hehe. Nice to find your blog!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Oh try El Nido too Mercy! I'm sure you'll enjoy there ;)

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  13. Wish to be there :)

    Happy Wednesday!
    https://anjage.com

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  14. The Philippines is just so beautiful and has amazing diving spots. Your pictures are amazing!!! <3

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  15. Wow, what an incredible place and amazing pictures!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  16. OMG I was born in raised in Puerto Princesa Palawan. It was nice seeing these photos. I will be leaving for PI in September. I can't wait ..
    Have a fabulous week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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    1. Good to know that Len ;) Your place is such a paradise.

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  17. El Nido looks absolutely lovely!! That Twin Beach looks like such a must-visit, I've never seen anything like it before :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. I agree Rachel, you must visit it too! ;)

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  18. oh wow... this is awesome. thank you for sharing some info, totally in my bucket list although on on the top top. But these are beautiful photos ...
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram @grace_njio

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  19. Ahhh another amazing place! Such gorgeous photos as always doll xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  20. I want to go to this tropical retreat right now. Beautiful beaches and amazing seafood food what more could a girl ask for. Want to save up for a trip like this. Thank you for sharing babe.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com

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  21. Wow the beaches here look so beautiful! I would love to visit.

    Simply Lovebirds

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