El Nido, Palawan, Phillipines
El Nido is a coastal town in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. El Nido is considered one of the top tourist destinations in Palawan. It is composed of 45 islands and islets, and boasts towering marble cliffs and enchanting lagoons to its 100 white sandy beaches and lush jungle.
The pristine waters of El Nido offer beautiful coral reefs, while its beaches are uncrowded unlike the popular Boracay. Exploring the lagoons by kayaking is a great way of visiting the islets, where coves and caves are also abundant. Inland El Nido, springs and waterfalls are also found. Bacuit Bay is composed of limestone islands, where its possible to either dive, snorkel or hike. The best beaches found in El Nido are located in Cadlao and Helicopter Island.
Things to See & Do
* Coral reefs & lagoons
* Springs & waterfalls
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Kayaking to islets, coves and caves
* Bacuit Bay – limestone islands
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 45,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Travel Links – serves El Nido, SEAIR have seasonal flights to El Nido while Island Transvoyager Inc. (ITI) also have charter flights.
Two bus companies operate regular buses between Puerto Princessa and El Nido, stopping in Roxas and Taytay. Departures are daily at 5:00am, 6:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am both from El Nido and Puerto Princesa. Travel time is 6-8 hours.