El Nido in Palawan Philippines
[Credit: Philippine Fly Boy / Wikimedia] View of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines. The pristine limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, bountiful marine life that attracts scuba divers, island hopping, and trekking all in El Nido.

Though Coron is much more accessible than El Nido, you'll be tempted to visit and explore.

El Nido is one of the municipalities of Palawan that was founded in 1961. It was renamed on June 17, 1954 from its former name "Bacuit". It consists of 18 Barangays which are: Bagong Bayan, Buena Suerte (Zone II),Barotuan, Bebeladan, Corong-corong (Zone IV), Mabini (formerly Oton), Manlag, Masagana (Zone III), New Ibajay, Pasadeña, Maligaya (Zone I), San Fernando ,Sibaltan, Teneguiban, Villa Libertad, Villa Paz, Bucana, Aberawan and Poblacion as the town proper.

There are a lot of beach resorts in the area that could accommodate you, just choose for your ideal style and budget.

There are few things you would love to try or enjoy if you're going to El Nido. I have picked one that's more popular and must try during your stay.

Your adventures in El Nido highly depend on what kind of person you are. If you want a peaceful and relaxing vacation, beaches will surely be a good place to breathe fresh air and feel the cold breeze.

Island Hopping
[Credit:.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com] Drone Shot of the Coron twin lagoon in Palawan Philippines

There are islets around Palawan and you can visit them through small boats. Don't miss to visit and take a dip in Secret Lagoon or to the Big Lagoon in one of the islets. The most famous islands in El Nido are: Simizu Island, Cadlao Island, Dilumacad Island, Pangulasian Island, Vigan Island, Matinloc Island and Pinasil Island.

Taraw Peak
[Credit: Cagot K. / Facebook.com] Surreal view of Palawan's beauty from the Taraw Peak

This one is a big adventure! You'll be climbing up and step into limestones (some are sharps!), so you must be careful. Wearing comfortable shoes for this long trail is highly recommended. The scenic view will refresh your mind and body.You'll be able to see Cadlao Island and beyond.

Mangrove Tour
[Credit: Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour / Facebook.com] A glimpse of this guided mangrove tour

Mangrove trees are an important system in the coast and keep it healthy. Mangrove forest is located in Aberawan River.

Ille Cave
[Credit: palawanmuna / Facebook.com] The always welcoming area of Ille Cave

The cave is located in New Ibajay, an archeological site. There are artefacts like poteries, human and animal bones which are 12,000 years old. As well as a cremation that is 8000 years ago found during an excavation.

Balay Tubay
[Credit: Balay Tubay / Facebook.com] Facade of the Balay Tubay.

This house has been erected in 1931. It served as a secret meeting place for Filipino Guerillas during World War ll. It has become a bistro and display local paintings and handicrafts. The name in Balay means "house" and Tubay came from the name of their grandfather, it is located in Calle Real St., Buena Suerte originally owned by Sabas C. Robles.

Beaches
[Credit: Palawan Beaches / Facebook.com] A serene and calm moment in one of the beaches in Palawan

There are many resorts that offers different kinds of accommodations. Some has thier own swimming pools and tour packages, from average to luxurious suites.

Zip line in Nacpan Beach
[Credit: Independent Schools Cultural Alliance/ Facebook.com] A glimpse of the thrill you are about to take

Maybe it's time for you to conquer your fears in heights and take a glimpse of flying! Nacpan Beach offers a 750 meters long Zip line and let you cross into another island!

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
[Credit: Let's Dive Palawan / Facebook.com] The hospitable sea residents waiting for your dive

Palawan has the richest marine life in the country. A home of sea turtles, sea snakes, large variety of corals such as staghord, table and massive. A BlackTip reef sharks seen in shallow waters and dolphin sightings which makes it a beautiful spot for diving.

References

wikipedia.org
palawan.gov.ph
islandhoppinginthephilippines.com
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