El Nido, meaning nest in Spanish, is recognized as the gateway to wild adventure of the Philippines’ last frontier. The wonderful coastal town of El Nido is surrounded by majestic karst limestone formations, empty lagoons, marble cliffs, prehistoric caves, waterfalls, powder-fine beaches, and turquoise waters. It is also home to biodiverse wildlife and aquatic ecosystem. Indeed, El Nido makes the perfect indulgent escape and recognized as one of the top beach destinations for travelers around the world.
We’ve rounded up 5 activities that you can do in El Nido, Palawan for your next soul searching:
1. Kayak through the big and small lagoons of El Nido
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El Nido is famous for its steep karst cliffs, lagoons, crystal clear waters, and powdery beaches. This wonderful coastal town also has the small and big lagoons located next to each other on the northern coast of Miniloc island. Kayak through the famous limestone karst formations and enjoy snorkeling or swimming in vivid turquoise waters as these lagoons offer some of the best viewpoints in the Philippines.
2. Go Scuba Diving in Bacuit Bay
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If you think what you’re seeing above ground is already amazing, a dive underwater in Bacuit Bay will leave you speechless. It’s no surprise that dive sites around El Nido are very rich in marine life and thrilling topography including a 50-meter underwater cliff and a 12-meter underwater tunnel. Marvel at the rock formations underwater and expect to see animals such as spotted Mata Rays and fully-grown green sea turtles. If you’re up for it, take a night dive and you’ll see even more elusive creatures such as seahorses, shrimp and cat sharks.
3. Soak under the sun at El Nido’s beaches
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With 50 white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and an exotic landscape, it’s no wonder that El Nido is the premier destination for travelers around the world. Some of the most breathtaking and beautiful beaches in the world can be found in the north of Palawan in the province of El Nido. With its white powdery sand, gin-clear waters, towering limestone cliffs and panoramic seascapes, El Nido will always surprise you with what it has to offer. Visit Nacpan Beach which is 4-kilometers of smooth sand and fringed with coconut trees, Pangalusian Beach that looks like a post card, Las Cabanas Beach with warm water and magnificent sunset view, Snake Island that features a gorgeous sandbar strip perfect for a romantic stroll, and the 7 Commandos Beach as the perfect last stop for water activities and tropical island vibe.
4. Find the secret beach
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Visit Secret Beach tucked away in a hidden cove. As boats cannot fit in the entrance, the best way to get inside is riding a kayak from your boat or swimming from your boat to pass through towering karst cliffs and eventually getting to this pristine small stretch of sand beach called Hidden Beach. At the end, you will see a pristine beach with a stunning view of another opening going to the open sea, framed by two walls of pointy limestone cliffs. This hidden enchanting beach in El Nido is said to have been the inspiration behind the novel “The Beach,” by Alex Garland. It was then adapted into a film starring Leonardo di Caprio.
5. Experience the newest tropical hideaway in El Nido
Charlie’s El Nido is a sophisticated paradise that awaits you in the lush, tropical wonderland of El Nido in Palawan. Though atop a cliff, Charlie’s is easily accessible. The resort perfectly caters to all kinds of travelers, families, couples, and adventurers seeking to explore the beauty of the island. It also has five wonderfully furnished room types, sophisticated amenities, and world-class facilities such as pool, fitness center, yoga studio, restaurant terrace, café bar, and souvenir shop.
Go on a sensorial journey with their revitalizing massage and holistic treatments for health and well-being. The resort also offers a different kind of culinary experience on the island. The resort’s all-day dining restaurant and bar are open from breakfast through dinner, serving locally-sourced dishes and internationally-inspired cuisine. Charlie’s El Nido is accessible to all the famed heritage spots and local tourist spots. Relax after a day’s respite and retreat to the luxurious boutique resort.
Experience the newest tropical hideaway in El Nido! Enjoy an all-inclusive 4 day/3 night stay, roundtrip airfare, airport transfers, complimentary set breakfast, private island hopping tour, early check-in, late check-out, 2 rounds of cocktails by the pool, and special discounts on our services. Rates start at Php 22,000 per person. Booking and stay dates are from December 20, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Charlie’s El Nido ensures your stay will be nothing less than perfect.
To know more about Charlie’s El Nido, visit www.charlieselnido.com/.