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About El Nido

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Surrounded by verdant cliffs and azure waters, El Nido in the Philippines is a coastal settlement complete with beaches, lagoons and palm-lined shores. From relaxing by the beach to participating in water sports and adventures – there are lots to do on this island.

Among all the places in El Nido, Las Cabanas is one of the most sought-after destinations boasting clear waters, golden beaches and rolling hills. If you wish to see the ocean’s contrasting hues, head to Big Lagoon – a postcard-perfect pool surrounded by lofty cliffs. The water here teems with marine life like fish and clams, thus making it an ideal spot for kayaking and snorkelling. For more places to kayak, stop at Small Lagoon – a quiet corner bordered by limestone cliffs peppered with patches of greenery.

While one of the most convenient ways to travel from Manila to El Nido is by a turboprop plane, the most pocket-friendly way is to catch a flight to Puerto Princesa and finally hop on a van to El Nido.

Tonight

From $19 per night

This weekend

From $38 per night

Next weekend

From $14 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ₱ 100 = $1.74
Language Filipino
Average weekend price $80 per night
Average weekday price $79 per night
Average stay 2 nights

El Nido reviews

What other travelers say about El Nido

10

El Nido is a must place to visit in the world with it's...

April 10, 2024

El Nido is a must place to visit in the world with it's natural wonder. After you've had a taste of the island, you will keep on returning to discover paradise...every place you've landed it's stunning. This is definitely one of the place you would want to retire.

Tess
Tess
4.0

The beach of El nido wasn’t that good anymore like it was.

March 29, 2024

The beach of El nido wasn’t that good anymore like it was. the beach it’s self not ideal for family interest. once you visit el nido, you cant go swimm anymore because the water was dirty. the only place you can go was the Lio beach.

Jesebel
Jesebel Austria
8.0

Lots to see and do.

March 27, 2024

Lots to see and do. Too many tourists for my liking, but to be expected with great beaches, restaurants and bars to explore. Generally a good vibe. Because the locals are so nice, it seems to put everyone in a good mood.

Mark
Mark United Kingdom
10

The location was beautiful.

March 24, 2024

The location was beautiful. One our first day we got a spa massive for 2 hours. As you are getting massaged you look down into a view of the beautiful ocean and wildlife. The water villa was large and comfortable. All staff were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. I wouldn’t change a thing about the resort or our experience except maybe staying a little bit longer. We only stayed for 2 nights but I would recommend at least 3 or 4 as there are so many activities offered.

Jaymie
Jaymie Australia
10

El nido was AMAZING LOCATION, the city its not pretty, but...

March 10, 2024

El nido was AMAZING LOCATION, the city its not pretty, but the hotel its very very nice and confortable. The most beautiful beaches that I have seen, you must Take the tours around to see the beauties. Blue lagoon its heaven!

maria camila
maria camila United States of America
10

Stay away from El Nido if you dont like clear blue ocean...

February 25, 2024

Stay away from El Nido if you dont like clear blue ocean beaches, amazing island hoping, fresh sea food, great night life and friendly people. I can't wait to come back and see what other amazing adventures El Nido has to offer.

Ricardo
Ricardo United States of America

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