EL NIDO IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF PALAWAN ISLAND “PHILIPPINES LAST FRONTIER”
IT IS A TRULY MAGICAL PLACE, WITH BEAUTIFUL LIMESTONE CLIFFS, WHITE SAND BEACHES AND A GREAT MARINE BIO-DIVERSITY
El Nido is bordered by the Linapacan Strait in the north, the Sulu Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the west. It is composed of 45 islands and islets, each has its own unique geological formations.
The highest peak is at Cadlao Island, towering up to 640 meters (2,100 ft) above sea level. Because El Nido was quite remote from most of the inhabited islands in the Philippines, its pristine beauty was hidden to the world until 1979 when a sea accident happened in Bacuit Bay. As the story goes, "a tuna line disabled a dive boat's propeller in the middle of the night forcing it to drop anchor in an inlet.
The following morning, the divers woke up to an amazing scenery of skyscraping dark cliffs, thick green forest, white-sand beach, sparkling water and, rising above it, a series of magnificently sculpted jade islands
El Nido is still a small town but since it has become popular destination We get more visitors and many divers looking to explore Bacuit Bay. The Community is composed of local Palawenos and Filipinos from other areas that have settle here, who are known to be very friendly people, and some foreigners, who have also set roots here. Overall is still a jewel amongst the wonderful places that the Philippines have to offer
El Nido is mostly about water activities; scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming off beautiful beaches.
The landscape is highlighted by it limestone cliffs from the islands in Bacuit Bay. There is plenty to explore and some truly incredible places farther north like Nacpan Beach – a long beach with nice surf and not so many people, which makes it a special place. Only 45 minute from town by motorbike