Best Spots and Tips Before You Go in El Nido

Palawan has been famous for so many years because of its exquisite beaches, diving spots and lagoons. El Nido, which is one of the famous tourists spots for people visiting Palawan has been receiving large amounts of tourists every year. Most people only have few weeks vacation in the Philippines so they would normally spend at most a week in El Nido.

What if you only have few days to spend to do island hopping boat tour in El Nido? Which spots are the best with limited time?

I have been to El Nido for few times and did almost all of the tours. But for others who do not have a leisure of spending at least a week in this stunning paradise, do not worry, I am here to help you.

Tips on how to make the best out of your time in El Nido

1. Book a place on a beach

At Las Cabanas Beach near El Nido on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, a girl does a cartwheel over the shallow water causing a reflection during the best sunset

To those beach bums and who have three to five days to spend in El Nido, I would suggest staying in Las Cabañas beach or in Nacpan beach. Las Cabañas beach is around 15 minutes away from El Nido town by tricycle, which is not that bad. There, you have plenty of things to do when you get tired of doing island hopping boat tour. There is a zip line, hammocks, bars and restaurants. I consider it as a perfect place to watch the sunset while drinking a beer or some piña colada on hand. There is a restaurant at the corner of the island that lights up fire torches on the beach after the sunset which makes the ambiance romantic and relaxing.

Long stretch beach of Nacpan beach

If you are looking for a quiet place in El Nido with long stretch beach, Nacpan beach is perfect for you. It does not have massive selections for bars and restaurants but you can still party on the beach. If you want to party and you are feeling too lazy to go to El Nido town, there is a party hostel in Nacpan right on the beach called Mad Monkey Hostel. If you plan to party in town or visit it most of the time but would rather stay in Nacpan beach, I suggest renting a motorbike. It is cheaper and more convenient.


Party at Mad Monkey Hostel in Nacpan beach, El Nido

2. Book a private boat tour

With the exquisite beauty of beaches and lagoons in El Nido, there goes the increasing number of tourists visiting every year especially during holidays. As a result, you do not get to enjoy each beaches and lagoons just for yourselves. Taking beautiful photos of the place without people in it seems to be impossible as well. Do not lose hope, we have a SOLUTION for you!

Booking an El Nido private boat tour is the best decision you could ever make. Having a limited time and wanting to avoid the crowd, can be possible if you book a private boat tour with us. In El Nido, the usual joiner boat tours start at 9:30am, sometimes later, like 10am. With us, you can start as early as 8am. You can also customized your tours. Yes you can! You can combine some best sports from Tour A with Tour C or Tour A with Tour B. Just let us know in advance and we could have it arranged.

3. Best spots in El Nido

The snake island in El Nido, Palawan

In case you are wondering which tour you would choose between Tour A, Tour B and Tour C with limited days you only have in El Nido, here are some suggestions below. You can combine these spots like you did two tours in one day.

Best spots for El Nido Tour A:

  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Papaya Beach

Best spots for El Nido Tour B:

  • Pinagbuyutan island
  • Snake island

Best spots for El Nido Tour C:

  • Hidden Beach
  • Secret Beach

With private boat tour, you can combine these best spots for up to six.

If you like to book a private or joiner boat tour with us, please click the photo below. With minimum of 6 people in a group, we have a special offer —- DRONE SHOTS!!!


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