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Nacpan Beach In El Nido – A Complete Guide

Nacpan Beach El Nido is one of the most beautiful beaches we visited in Palawan. From tropical cafes to powdery white sand, here’s all you need to know.

How To Get To Nacpan Beach El Nido

Nacpan Beach is a 45 minute drive away from the main town of El Nido. 

The best way to organise a round trip to Nacpan Beach El Nido would be to take the shuttle service for 600 pesos per person.

It’s an air con van with free pick up and drop off to your hotel in El Nido. It’s super convenient and bookable via Nacpan Beach Shuttle Service website.

If you want to make your own way there and you’re confident riding a scooter, you can rent one from El Nido town from around 500 pesos per day.

The road is in quite a bad state in some areas, with huge pot holes so be super careful.

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.


What To Expect At Nacpan Beach El Nido

The first thing you’ll probably want to do when you get to Nacpan Beach is just chill. After the hour’s drive you can lay down your towels, take a dip and soak up some much needed sunshine. 

Nacpan Beach El Nido was one of our favourite spots on the island because of how secluded it felt.

It’s a huge 4km stretch of clean shoreline that backs on to the most beautiful forest of coconut palm trees.

At Nacpan Beach El Nido there are some great photo opportunities with the huge ‘NACPAN’ sign and the cute bamboo cafes, not to mention the blinding white, powdery sand.

There are a great range of restaurants along the coast from cheap to pricey! The place has a real good vibe so it’s definitely worth going the extra mile out of El Nido town for the day!

Nacpan Beach Scooter Ride Tour Packages In El Nido & Things To Do In El Nido
Heading into Nacpan Beach on our scooter
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The sand and palm tree backdrop at Nacpan is paradise
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A solid way to the spend the day!

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

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