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Amazing rock formations and beautiful white sandy beaches:  that is the first thing that comes to mind when you think back at a trip to El Nido in the Philippines.

El Nido Palawan Island Philippines

El Nido is situated on the island of Palawan in the Philippines.  Here is a helpful quick travel guide to El Nido Philippines.

If you love diving, snorkeling or exploring caves, El Nido, Philippines is the perfect holiday destination.  The area is known for its natural beauty and coral reefs as well as the Dilumacad Island’s tunnel leading to an underwater cavern (a popular diving spot).  

Going on a few small group or private tours, is a fabulous idea.  Island hopping and exploring places like the many caves and beautiful beaches is just so much easier when you’re part of a small group or have a good tour guide.  You’ll explore places you never knew existed while feeling safe in the hands of trusted guides and tour operators:

Book a day trip or tour in and around El Nido

Must see places in El Nido

However should you decide to go on your own, there are a few must see places:

(All of which can be included in the above day trips and tours.)

  • The magnificent beaches:  Twin Beach, Hidden Beach, Secret Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Las Cabanas Beach
  • Nagkalit-kalit waterfalls – perfect for swimming and picnics and if you love hiking and trekking, this is a great adventure.
  • Taraw Cliff – A famous Instagram spot, offers awesome panoramic views and stunning photo opportunities.
  • The El Nido Via Ferrata Canopy Walk – A beautiful adventure for those not afraid of heights.
  • The Matinloc Shrine at Matinloc Island
  • Cudugnon Cave, The magnificent Cathedral Cave, and Ille Cave
  • Helicopter Island – A helicopter-shaped island with lush limestone hills & virgin beaches, also known as Dilumacad.  It is here that you’ll find the Dilumacad Underwater Tunnel – a beautiful diving stop. 
  • Shimizu Island for snorkeling ..and all the nearby islands.