What is the best area to stay in El Nido?
El Nido , the last frontier of the Philippines, is one of the main and most famous tourist destinations in the country, full of magnificent beaches and unspoiled environments to explore.It is part of the Islands of Palawan , and comprises about 45 islands and islets, with amazing views and a curtain full of impressive cliffs… Stay in cabins overlooking the ocean, dive the undiscovered beaches… El Nido is the perfect place for those seeking an adventurous vacation.
If you want to visit El Nido, the mainland – ‘mainland’ – is one of the areas where we recommend you to stay: you can enjoy its impressive waters, virgin beaches and observe the great variety of marine life in the area. Miniloc Island is where the first tourist center was established, thanks to the Big Lagoon, the lagoon with green and turquoise waters, the main tourist attraction of El Nido. Pangulasian Island has some of the widest stretches of white sand beaches in El Nido, where you can practice all kinds of water sports, and try scuba diving to observe its beautiful coral reefs. Lagen Island is the home of archaeologists investigating the Neolithic period, as numerous artifacts were found, as well as being home to the most luxurious resorts and one of the most precious sites for bird watchers.Finally, Apulit Island has a wide range of activities for sportsmen: diving, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, climbing and caving, as well as all kinds of more leisurely sports.
Best places to stay in El Nido
The mainland of El Nido is not lost, and is undoubtedly one of the best areas to stay; there is a road that crosses it completely from top to bottom, and it is a particularly safe area.If you stay here you will have very easy access to this area from El Nido Airport, where one of the many taxis or buses can take you to the magnificent beaches of Corong Corong, Marimegmem or Calan Beach, where you will find all kinds of hotels and accommodation at very competitive prices, some of them with wonderful views of the brilliant Cadlao Island.
Most of the beaches in this area are very clean, and the waters are very suitable for swimming and all kinds of water sports, and all of them are surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops.You can visit Nacpan Beach and Calitang Beach, Nagkalit-Kalit Falls – waterfalls deep in the forest that will leave you speechless – and Bacuit Bay, which is undoubtedly one of the most impressive places in the area.From Bacuit Bay you can also go on fishing trips, take cruises to the best sites or go scuba diving and see the beauty of the flora and fauna of El Nido.
Miniloc Island is especially popular with the younger generation and is a must see as it is home to the famous Big Lagoon It is quite safe and offers a great selection of activities: diving, fishing, mountain trekking, sea kayaking and even island hopping.If you decide to stay on Miniloc Island don’t miss the exit to the limestone cliffs, which will give you the best views of the area – don’t forget your camera!
‘El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island’, a resort with around 50 luxury rooms, is a great place to stay, situated in a cove with pure stone cliffs as a backdrop.There you can enjoy all kinds of services, restaurants, games rooms, discos that will make you enjoy the night…
If you want a relaxing and peaceful holiday, Pangulasian Island is the place for you. It is home to some of the widest and most impressive beaches in El Nido, where you can relax, be pampered, sunbathe and swim to your heart’s content.
‘El Nido Resorts Hotel’ is a great place to stay, offering you the chance to get started in diving and snorkelling, which on Pangulasian Island is an everyday activity, and the central island trail offers 360 degree views of all the nearby islands, and is an ideal spot for those who enjoy bird watching.Pangulasian Island is a very safe place, and the resort consists of villas, beach areas, restaurants, bars, gyms, shops…
Lagen Island is a very safe place to stay, and a true paradise, consisting of a dense forest of more than four hectares, and a magnificent and very quiet lagoon.The forest and the lagoon are home to a great diversity of birds and mammals that you can observe during the nights and the dawns.
Visit also the Leta-Leta-Cave, where you will discover ceramics discovered in 265 B.C. If you stay in ‘El Nido Resorts Lagen Island’ you will be able to participate in diving excursions to 20 different points, and to rent snorkeling equipment and kayaks.There are more than 50 rooms in the resort, and you can choose to stay in a room in the forest, in front of the sea, in one of the water cabins… you will find all kinds of services that can satisfy all your needs.
Just on the other side of the mainland you will find Apulit Island, an ideal place to stay, full of virgin areas that have remained untouched for years and years.
Walk around the island and climb up to the incredible stone cliffs, which will offer you incredible views of El Nido, you can stay at ‘El Nido Resorts Apulit Island’, an incredibly safe area, where in addition to restaurants, bars and discos, you can choose to stay in cabins by the water that will delight you during your vacation.