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In another blog post, I complained about Seven Commandos Beach being a waste of time on Tour A. I promise you that is only because every other stop on Tour A is on Miniloc Island and traveling to Seven Commandos first, burns lots of time. Seven Commandos beach is actually quite the place! What to know: Its part of the mainland. Yup, Seven Commandos is actually just on the other side of the big mountain peninsula as el Nido town. If that mountain wasn’t

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A can’t miss destination in El Nido. Philippines / Palawan / El Nido About a 45 minute tricycle ride away from El Nido Town, located northeast along the coastline, is a place that’s not so secret anymore. Nacpan and Calitang form the twin beaches, but have more recently been referred to collectively as Nacpan Beach. Getting There Just about every tricycle driver, on any given day in El Nido Town is willing to take you to Nacpan beach; and for the standard rate, they will

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With such large distances between the Philippines and the western world, TIME is typically the most prized resource when traveling there. This is also the case when traveling to even more remote locations on Palawan island, known as the Philippines “Last Frontier”. The two most remote of destinations on Palawan are El Nido and Coron, and tourists are often faced with having to choose between the two. This article will go over some of the similarities and differences between El Nido and Coron, and talk

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El Nido Snake Island and Sandbar Snake Island is a small, uninhabited island tucked away deep in Bacuit Bay, but remains a popular destination as part of El Nido’s Island Hopping Tour B. With a popular natural feature that comes and goes with the tides, its locale lends itself to be in mostly still waters. At times, the sandbar connects Snake Island to the mainland. No snakes, But Other Sneaky Residents do Exist As mentioned earlier, the island itself is uninhabited… by humans. There

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Deciphering The El Nido Tours: Which to Take and Which to Skip If you search Google and Instagram for images and hashtags from El Nido’s picture perfect Bacuit Bay, there will be no shortage of National Geographic worthy images from unbelievable locations. The problem is that there is not a whole lot of information in these places for tourists to find out about what a day on one of the famous island hopping tours is actually like. Or even more importantly, what type of

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What to Expect From a Meal in Paradise The overwhelming excitement and natural beauty of Coron and El Nido’s majestic landscapes, world class beaches, and seemingly prehistoric seascapes often times lowers tourists’ expectations of what they will be served as a meal. Afterall, a juice box and a well made sandwich would probably suffice in those scenarios, but to most tourists’ surprize, island hopping meals are quite complex and elaborate. Whether served on the main deck of a large tourboat, or the isolated beach

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When planning an island hopping trip to El Nido, most people opt to take the economical route: to fly into Puerto Princesa, and take a van from there to El Nido. For now, this is still the best way to get to El Nido without dropping some serious money on an Air Swift jet to Lido Airport. The flights are extremely limited, and very pricey in comparison. So, we’re going to go over the journey between Puerto Princesa and El Nido for the first

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The best way for any newcomer to familiarize themselves with the layout of a place is to explore it on foot, and El Nido town, sometimes just referred to as the Poblacion by the local people, is no exception. Always Growing, Always Building There is constant construction going on in this small area, so all that extra noise and dust are bound to have some negative side effects. During the peak season in El Nido (March – May), the construction noise in the daytime is only

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The Highlight: Snorkeling Other activities: Snorkeling El Nido's Island Hopping Tour C should be called the snorkeling tour and is a CAN’T MISS for anyone that snorkels. You will start off on Helicopter Island which has some absolutely beautiful coral ranging from just 1-5meters of depth and a large variety of marine life. In June the small stinging jellyfish are in season and can show up in large numbers, but you can put on a little bit of sunblock as a deterrent. With some

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As of 2018 there are now four daily trips to Coron from El Nido and vice-versa. This includes two morning departures via fast craft (6:00 AM and 8:20AM) and two “slow boat” trips leaving at around the same time. Where to Buy Tickets Tickets can be purchased thru agents at just about any tour desk in El Nido, or you can go directly to the pier and purchase from the ticketing office. The price is not affected by where you purchase. I was

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If you had limited time and only had the opportunity to do one activity at one destination in El Nido, it has to be kayaking the big and small lagoons. While named separately, they are only separated by a single, towering wall of rock that extends well below the surface, into the deep blue. Their entrances are in different locations, which helps avoid overcrowding. On the early June day that I arrived at the lagoons, there was a significant swell to the sea and a

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This amazing place, is said to have been the source of inspiration for British author Alex Garland, as he is said to have lived in El Nido in the 90’s while he wrote his novel “The Beach” The book was then turned into a 2003 movie, set in Thailand with Leoardo DeCaprio playing the lead. well that’s what they say… This destination does not disappoint but, you are going to have to work for it! When you’re cruising along in the tour

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