You’ve seen this place before in that Bourne Legacy film near the ending part. It’s been constantly ranked as one of the top islands in the world. A lot of people have also suggested that we feature this place too because of awesome first hand experiences. What am I talking about? El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines, of course! Visiting this place should definitely be on your bucket list.
El Nido is located in the South East Asian Country of the Philippines. Specifically, it is located in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. It is bordered by the Linapacan Strait in the north, the Sulu Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the west. It is composed of 45 islands and islets and each has its own unique geological formations. Getting there involves a plane ride first to Manila then another plane ride to El Nido or Palawan.
The beautiful islands and beaches themselves are the highlights. These islands also feature towering dark limestone cliffs covered in lush, green forests while the beaches have white sands and clear turquoise waters. You can go island hopping and visit some of the most popular ones like Miniloc Island and Lagen Island. Or, you can visit them all! The tours of El Nido are one of the most sought-after arranged tours in the Philippines. The destination has breath-taking underwater sceneries and spectacular islands to boast. Do not leave El Nido without doing this. Some, however, would just like to sit back and relax and enjoy the scenes. You can do that too as there is plenty of room for that in El Nido.
When To Visit
For travelers seeking the beauty of El Nido, or simply a relaxing escape from the everyday, you will definitely benefit from traveling the off-season. We suggest that you visit anytime from June to November. Tour and hotel rates are usually cheaper during this period too. In addition, you may be able to avoid the surge of crowds and tourists which are usually prominent in the months of December to January and March to May.
Other Things To Consider
Do not walk in bikinis or trunks while in town. The Philippines is a mostly a conservative Catholic country. So it is important that you also bring overclothes with you all the time. But if you’re at the beaches, then go ahead and flaunt those bikinis. Also, very few establishments in El Nido have credit card readers, and it’s not always safe to use some of the ones which are available there. Always pay with cash. Worried about being lost in translation? Don’t be. The Filipinos use English as one of the main spoken and written languages.