Top things to do in El Nido


There are plenty of activities and options nearby, here are some of the top things to do in El Nido.

El Nido town

Walk El Nido town, cool trikes, streets, markets
Stay at Bulskamp Inn, say “joe sent me”.
Stay at Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast, say “joe sent me”.

El Nido nights. What happens when the sun sets and diners come out. Sunsets and last nights.

El Nido beach

Explore the shore and walk El Nido beach. Have lunch or dinner at Pinches beachfront or up top with its beach and bay views, serving Mexican style food freshly made, particularly the marinated seafood soft tacos, add a squeeze of lime and have a filling and refreshing meal with great healthy choice on the menu, say “joe sent me”.

Canopy Walk

Canopy Walk El Nido and walk above limestone cliffs with fantastic views of El Nido Town below, best time to go is morning, it takes about 30 minutes round trip, say “joe sent me”.

El Nido ZipLine Palawan

El Nido Zip Line Palawan and fly above clear waters (weather permitting) and return along a rocky shore back to the sands of Las Cabanas for lunch and beach time. I got stuck in strong rain conditions and found myself climbing in very muddy conditions in flip-flops, only to eventually go barefoot to reach the top where I would be prepared for the zip-line.

Island Hop – Tour A

  • Seven Commandos Beach
  • Small Lagoon
  • Shimizu Island where lunch is included
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Big Lagoon

Island hopping trips are a must while in El Ndo, to explore off-shore beaches and water worlds. Tours A and C are the most popular and best booked at least a day in advance. It is a full day out from morning to late afternoon, be prepared to rent beach shoes (100pesos) to protect from rock fish in some areas, and money for things like kayak rental, drinks and tips. Groups are often big, and many boat tours follow the same route. Private trips can be arranged, of course at added costs, but certainly an option for small groups.

Las Cabanas Beach

Las Cabanas sunset option* – (separate day trip perhaps, or evening night at the beachfront bar playing music while watching a sunset and early boogie) Las Cabanas sunset option* – (separate day trip perhaps, or evening night at the beachfront bar playing music while watching a sunset and early boogie).

Nacpan Beach

You can discover Nacpan Beach by renting a motorbike or hiring a tricycle. Approx 20km from El Nido, it will take you from 45 minutes to 1 hour to get there, Nacpan Beach offers a getaway experience on this 4 km long beach! (Spent two days here after my first resulted in dark skies and muddy ride in on dirt roads with pools of water as this driver pulled the trike towards the beach some 2 to 4km muddy roads, knowing the return ride would be as difficult as coming to `Nacpan, but I returned to shoot Nacpan again, which offered me a chance to see it on a new day and explore what I didn’t do the first time.  a sense of “away from it“. It is not El Nido.)

Top things to do in El Nido

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