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Las Cabanas Beach In El Nido – A Complete Guide

Las Cabanas Beach in El Nido is undoubtedly the best place to catch a sunset in the Philippines. Here’s al the info for visiting.

How To Get To Las Cabanas Beach

Las Cabanas Beach is located around 5km from El Nido main town.

The best option is to grab a tricycle from El Nido town centre which will take around 15 minutes.

We paid 150 pesos between three people for a one way trip ($1 USD per person).

There is now a pick up and drop off point specifically for trikes. They will drop you outside of Vanilla Beach shopping centre and you can walk through to the beach.

Then simply head back to the same point when you’re ready to grab a lift back to town.

If you want to make your own way there by scooter, you can rent one from El Nido town from around 500 pesos per day.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Las Cabanas Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Las Cabanas Beach.

Las Cabanas Beach Opening Times

Las Cabanas Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Las Cabanas Beach

For the best weather it’s best to visit the El Nido beaches during the dry season, between November and April.

If spending the day at the beach get there early to have the choice of the best spots.

Don’t miss sunset here. If you can make it you won’t be disappointed!

When you arrive at the beach for sunset, head as far left as possible so you’ll be facing towards the sun going down.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Las Cabanas Beach

Las Cabanas Beach in El Nido is most commonly known for its incredible sunsets, and is a must visit location when travelling to El Nido.

Although it’s not only popular by night. It holds a solid reputation amongst tourists for its chilled vibes throughout the day too.

There are many different bars and restaurants scattered along the beach. Most of them accompanied by bean bags or outside seating, where you can relax, grab a bite to eat or even splurge on a cocktail.

There’s not much action in the waves at Las Cabanas Beach, so you can take a dip at ease when life gets just too hot.

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.

As mentioned, the main purpose people visit this popular spot is because of its unique sunsets. Honestly, they’re some of the best we’ve seen in Asia! So be sure to head down early and grab a spot.

You’ll be able to spot the crowds of people gathering around Las Cabanas Beach Resort Restaurant getting ready for sun down! The perfect place to unwind after a day of island hopping in El Nido.

Overall, it’s a super chilled vibe with an unforgettable sunset and definitely one of the top things to do in El Nido. In fact, one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

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Las Cabanas Beach El Nido by day
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As you can see, Las Cabanas Beach El Nido is quite the chill spot
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Heading over to the furthest side of the beach facing sunset
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Perched a little spot at Las Cabanas Beach El Nido
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The best sunset spot in El Nido

Las Cabanas Beach Zipline

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.

This 750 metre zipline flies you over Las Cabanas Beach across to the nearby island of Depeldet. From here you can walk back across the sand bar that joins the two islands, to Las Cabanas Beach, or you can zipline back.

Although we didn’t try the zipline, this has to be an amazing and exhilarating way to get a birdseye view of this beautiful beach.

The zipline is open from 9am to 5.30pm each day and prices start at 500PHP for a one-way ride.

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Charlie catching some stories of the sunset

Where To Stay In El Nido

Luxury

Lagùn Hotel

Located around 5 miles from Big Lagoon, Lagùn Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace.

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 and all units have a wardrobe.

Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in the onsite restaurant. 

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. 

El Nido Market is 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.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Las Cabanas Beach In El Nido Guide

Mel

Thursday 7th of March 2024

Thanks for all this information. Amazing pics! Would you not recommend staying at Las Cabanas Beach Resort?