If there is a town in the Philippines that truly makes one utter "Wow Philippines!", it must be El Nido.
It offers unrivaled beauty which makes it a perfect hideaway. It is quiet, pristine, secluded, and unspoiled.
El Nido is located in the northern part of the main island of Palawan. It is bounded on the north by Linapacan Strait,
on the east by Sulu Sea, on the south by the town of Taytay, and on the west by South China Sea. El Nido is composed of 18 barangays with
a land area of around 500 square kilometers. The municipality include several islands which are mostly located on the western
side. It is 430 kilometers southwest of Manila and 238 kilometers north of
Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan Province. It is accessible by a one-hour air travel from Manila, 30 minutes by air from
Busuanga, or 8 hours by land or by sea or 30 minutes by air from Puerto Princesa City.
The people are mostly small-time fishermen and farmers although some are now involved in tourism-related activities.
Tagalog and English are widely spoken.
Magic El Nido features towering karst limestone cliffs, fantastic marine life, splendid corals, spectacular marble caves,
secluded lagoons and lakes, unspoiled forests, hot springs, waterfalls, and white sand beaches. It is really an enchanting place one could
only imagine. Luxury resorts and affordable hotels are now available. In the town proper are a number of restaurants offering
exotic foods, dive centers selling complete gear equipment, and numerous boats-for-hire establishments.
El Nido is just beginning to be discovered. Join the bandwagon by investing in world-class tourist establishments
such as hotels and entertainment centers. Put up enterprises that cater to the needs of a growing population especially food and medical
Places of Interest
- Cadlao Island with its fine beaches, lagoons and nature trails
- Miniloc Island with its splendid lagoon, considered as the crown jewel of El Nido
- Paglugaban Beach with its extensive coral beds
- Vigan Island also known as Snake Island
- Cudugnon Cave
- Matinloc Island with its fine beaches
- Ipil point
- Seven Commandos Beach
- Pinagbuyutan Island with its towering rock formation and white sand beach
- Parish Church of St. Francis of Assisi
One of the islands in El Nido (photo from elnidopalawan.com)
Majestic view of El Nido (photo from http://tgeg-asia.blogspot.com)
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