Friday, September 30, 2016

Palawan: Island and Beach Hopping in El Nido

Paradiso El Nido

A trip to El Nido would not be complete unless you visit some of its islands and beaches where each of them has their own appeal. And to make it easier, economical and more accessible for tourists to venture in these islands and beaches, the Local Government therein promulgated four tour packages to choose from. These tour packages will take you on a journey to explore a specific part of the islands surrounding El Nido. You will discover beautiful and preserved islands, clear water lagoons, white sand beaches, snorkeling sites and their hundred of fishes and coral species.

Beach Please

Island of Karst

Pretty Lady and Opening to Secret Beach

Sunny Day

Kayakers in Lagoon

Written in the Sand

Foreign Divers

Boulders of Helicopter Island

Secret Beach

To put in a nutshell, the island hopping tours will introduce you to everything that makes El Nido such a tropical paradise. It definitely is a must-do while you spend your vacations here! 

For everyone's reference, here's a summary of tour packages available to date. Each tour has an estimated time of 8 hours and the fee includes sumptuous lunch at the beach. Cost of snorkling gears however are excluded but they are available for a minimal rental fee from your tour operators: 

Est Price Php 1,200.00 
Choose this is you want nice scenery and beaches. 
Places to visit include: Small & Big Lagoon, Simizu, Secret Lagoon, Payong-Payong, Seven Commando Beach 

Est Price Php 1,300.00 
Choose this is you want caves, sandbars, snorkling and a bit of hiking. 
Places to visit include: Pangalusian, Snake Island, Cudognon & Catedral Caves, Pinagbuytan Island 

Est Price Php 1,400.00 
Choose this is you want nice scenery and snorkling. 
Places to visit include: Hidden Beach, Tapiutan Beach, Star Beach, Matinloc Island, Helicopter Island  
Est Price Php 1,200.00 
Choose this is you want deserted beaches and coves because not many tourists choose this. 
Places to visit include: Cadlao Lagoon, Balinaod, Pasandigan Beach, Napnap Beach Bukal Beach 

Or you could book for private tours and explore on your own. This will cost you from Php 4,000 to Php 6,000 depending on the agreed places to visit. Places in Tours A to C can be visited in one day or you could just opt to relax in one of the beaches and move at your own phase. Enjoy El Nido... I sure did!


  1. your stunning photos convinced me to visit this place over the weekend...el nido is magical and nacpan beach is enchanting. thanks!

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  3. I just love El Nido. My paradise on earth.

  4. Amazing destination. Very inspired for a travel blogger like me. Tks for making this article.