El Nido Explorations

Puerto Princesa

El Nido, an area in the picturesque island of Palawan, is best known for its white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Escape from the hectic city life and find yourself in another world, thriving with sparkling blue waters, dive sights, and hidden lagoons just waiting to be explored—and maybe even photographed! Check out some of El Nido’s best attractions that are worth every cent spent on a ticket!

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Snake Island

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Found in a corner of Bacuit Bay is Snake Island, named for its unique S-shaped sandbar. Popular for its soft, powder-like sand, it also has a viewing deck where you can take in the sight of vast ocean waters. Laze around and bask in the sun and surf—thankfully, the island itself is snake-free!

  • Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
    Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Cudugnon Cave

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Crawl into the caverns of the majestic Cudugnon Cave, where the rock formations feature varying colors and patterns. Found in a remote area only accessible by sea, this natural wonder offers a look into early Philippine settlers as it is believed to be a Neolithic burial site due to various ancient artifacts of pottery and jewelry found within the cave.

  • Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Entalula Island

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Said to be the best beach in the whole area, Entalula Island’s private setting offers a stunning view of turquoise-blue waters, soft white sand, and raw, interestingly-shaped rock formations. It’s worth noting that visiting is restricted, as the island is privately owned. However, guests have the option of placing reservations for group lunches or dinners.

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  • Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
    Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan

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Miniloc Island (El Nido Resorts)

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Limestone cliffs are everywhere in Miniloc island, as it holds three of the most popular spots in Palawan—a big lagoon, a small lagoon, and a secret beach, all teeming with marine life. The big lagoon boasts a shallow channel that leads to a deeper area surrounded by towering rocks, while the smaller lagoon is so tiny that you will need to squeeze through in a kayak. The water is incredibly clear, so enjoy the experience of being surrounded by brightly colored fishes and the occasional turtle. For more fun, swim with giant trevallies (kingfish) as they are fed chopped squid!

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  • Minoloc Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Matinloc Resort

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Offering some of the best snorkeling spots in the entire archipelago, Matinloc Island is a hodgepodge of beaches and rocky terrain. Challenge yourself and climb to the top of the island, to savor the breathtaking view of the ocean. While here, visit the Matinloc Shrine, which is the home of a small grotto and religious gazebo.

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  • Palio, Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Pangulasian Island (El Nido Resorts)

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Home to an eco-luxury resort set in Bacuit Bay, the resort provides a relaxing setting infused with modern Filipino design and architecture. With modern comforts and stylish villas, Pangulasian Island fronts a white-sand beach, and features a tropical forest backdrop. Around the island, swim with tiny sharks and even guide newly hatched turtles to the ocean, if lucky. Keep in mind, though, that the island is limited to those who are booked in the resort.

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  • Pangulasian Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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