Things to Do in El Nido

Top Things to Do in El Nido

Things to Do in El Nido




Top Attractions in El Nido

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  • MrsKanga
    Manila, Philippines180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is my first.time to visit the big lagoon at 6am amd it was.worth it. no people and no sun. it was a good workout kayaking the whole lagoon amd coming back for a buffet breakfast at miniloc. not to be.missed
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • MIRA
    Doha, Qatar157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beach is located in the north of El Nido and it is about 17km from center. We stayed in coron-coron area, so we drove about 30-35 min to reach the beach by bike. Road is okey, just some part closed to the beach out of asphalt but still drivable. Nacpan Beach is about of four km sand beach with clear water. Perfect for families. There are some restaurants to dine in and connect to wife. Beautiful spot for sunset.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • David G
    General Trias, Philippines17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Island is smaller than the Big Lagoon , But when it comes to View , Clear water , Trees and Rock formation it's the same as the Big Lagoon

    Overall it's Good and enjoyable island.
    Written February 23, 2024
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  • Fav Five
    Zurich, Switzerland12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snake island is one of the stopovers in the island hopping tours departing from El Nido. It is located around 20 minutes away from the town and the name comes for the shame communicating an small illet with the mainland.

    It is an awesome natural spot but unfortunately too crowded of tourists, even I'm one of them, and we saw some pollution on the area, that is very disappointing.
    Written June 19, 2023
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  • GreyNomad2014
    Jannali, Australia892 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable entry through an opening in the rock face from the sea into an oasis of sandy beach, trees and coral. Sure you have to share it with many others - no problem!
    Written February 14, 2023
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  • Edgar D
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice beach in El Nido just about 15 minutes from town center. You will get a good sunset view here and a view of Bacuit Bay.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Patrick Unson
    Philippines4,293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was basically for sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying the sun and view. After a delicious lunch buffet, we had our sort of siesta over our picnic set-up. Some of us went swimming while others went picture-taking.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • Kerry
    South Africa58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went for sunset cocktails and viewing.
    Awesome vibe on beach which is clean and beautiful.
    Limited swimming areas however not a deterrent are all.
    Written April 30, 2023
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  • Patrick Unson
    Philippines4,293 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view of the Secret Lagoon is just magical! It is very peaceful, beautiful, and simply great to admire as you look upwards, sinking your ears into the water and flapping your arms to stay afloat. While we were there, there was one orange flower just above the entrance to the Secret Lagoon, and that was beautiful as well!

    As far as accessibility is concerned, I would not recommend solo travelers, seniors, PWDs, pregnant, or mothers with babies to go especially when the water is high enough. At the entrance, the water has a strong push. If pushed upwards, you needs to watch your head. And below the water are some rocks that you can bang your legs and feet against. You can still be careful but once the water pushes you, you have no choice but to go with it. Our guide got us through by having us lay on our backs, and he would float us right through with experienced timing. Our mother with a baby ended up staying at the beach with a cover until we were done inside.

    If you get thirsty, you can always buy fresh coconut juice from the friendly men on the little boats. They will charge you for them when you get back to your main boat. It is about P100/buko during our visit. Sounds pricey but this money can help them a lot! They are even supportive to those who can't really swim, because they can paddle you back to your main boat if you need help or feel tired fighting against the current.

    I also suggest waterproofing your mobile phones so you can capture pretty photos inside. I should have done this, actually.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • MIRA
    Doha, Qatar157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beach is kind of far from the center of el Nido is about 20km away. To reach this beach The map will show approx time about 48min, but… be honest will take longer as part of the road, especially that close to the beach will require your strong nerve system))) and good bike driving skills. Very bumpy because of the stones and slippery because of the high level of dusty sand. Was hard for us, but we made it. The beach is beautiful as others beaches in el Nido. We didn’t catch waves but we spent nice time and left earlier because of the condition of the road and there is no light on the street. That time water was with small jelly fish, so kids didn’t want to swim as found them. In conclusion, the beach is beautiful but really hard to reach and it’s most likely other beaches in el Nido. If you are not serfer who is hunting for waves then you can skip it or use assistance to reach it.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Danica ella G
    Puerto Princesa, Philippines17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped at this beautiful island as part of our tour. so I grabbed my snorkeling gear and started the fun! Beautiful fishes I don't even know what kind of fish I saw different colors and different kinds. amazing and incredible experience.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • KarlieTravel
    Pretoria, South Africa145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will need to hop on an island hopping tour if you’d like to go here - it’s gorgeous and I enjoyed the views and history.
    There is a bar on the island, but it is very very basic and the bar does not ‘have change’ when you buy drinks. The beach is overcrowded but still worth a visit
    Written March 18, 2024
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