El Nido is the most popular tourist spot in Palawan and maybe even the Philippines. So here’s a guide to the best beaches in El Nido. You must visit all 3!
1. Las Cabanas Beach
Las Cabanas Beach is undoubtedly the best place to catch a sunset.
This place is commonly known for it’s end of day magic. So the chances of you catching an incredibly fiery sky is pretty high.
With it being one of the best beaches in El Nido to catch sunset, there are many bars scattered across the beautiful strip of white sand.
With music playing and a drink in your hand, there’s no better vibe than watching the day roll out, while the sky turns pink.
During the day, Las Cabanas is still a great place to chill and catch some rays or even have a game of volleyball after your day of island hopping in El Nido.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to get your blood pumping, you can always jump on the Las Cabanas zipline for epic views and a heck load of fun.
2. Lio Beach
Lio Beach really took us by surprise. It was one of those spots we didn’t plan on visiting so we were so happy we did.
This made it to our best beaches in El Nido list because of it’s unique vibe and huge stretch of clean coastline. The area around Lio Beach is packed with cool, quirky shops where you can buy souvenirs and hip, stylish clothing.
It’s also one of the best beaches in El Nido to catch sunset. We experienced a really peaceful evening with candy floss skies at Lio Beach.
3. Nacpan Beach
Nacpan Beach was one of our favourite spots on the island because of how secluded it felt. It was a huge 4km stretch of powdery white sand that backed on to the most beautiful forest of coconut palm trees.
With picturesque palm tree trails and cute beach restaurants, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to visit this tropical place.
You can read more about why it was one of the best beaches in El Nido at Nacpan Beach.
Where To Stay In El Nido
Luxury – Lagùn Hotel
Lagùn Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Located around 5 miles from Big Lagoon, the hotel is also 5 miles away from Small Lagoon.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk.
Featuring a private bathroom, certain units at Lagùn Hotel also feature a balcony.
Breakfast is available daily, and includes continental and buffet options.
Mid-Budget – Ipil Suites
Set amidst lush greenery, Ipil Suites features a restaurant and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
It has a common lounge area with a TV, while parking space is provided on site at no charge.
The property is conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from El Nido Airport.
Fitted with tiled flooring, rooms come with air conditioning, a personal safe, clothes rack and freshly-laundered bedding. The en suite bathroom includes hot/cold shower facility, towels and free toiletries.
Budget – Elternative Hostel
Featuring a rooftop sun terrace and views of the surrounding mountains, Elternative Hostel offers solar-powered accommodations 6 minutes’ walk from Corong Corong Beach.
The local market is just 3 minutes’ walk away, while the bus/van terminal are 4 minutes’ walk away.
Every room has a private bathroom and mini garden. Several rooms have air conditioning and an attached mini-kitchen.
During good weather, guests can relax and enjoy a barbecue on the rooftop.
For more places to stay in El Nido, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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