Islands to Visit in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines


By Beatrice Afra

You think you’ve seen it all, after you have been to Palawan, Philippines and visited the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Your escapade, however, is never complete until you’ve visited El Nido, another favorite tourist destination in the province. The town features beautiful beaches and lush forests. Explore amazing islands by booking an El Nido tour package.

El Nido is at the north end part of Palawan. It is famous for its white sand beaches, where you can enjoy a relaxing dip. The town has about 45 islands and islets in its jurisdiction, many of which remain unexplored. Limestone cliffs surround most of the beaches, making the view even more spectacular. Apart from swimming, you can also try snorkeling and kayaking on your vacation.

Adventurous tourists should think about going on an island hopping tour to explore some of the islands surrounding the idyllic town. Within these islands are evergreen forests where you can find animals and plants that are endemic to Palawan. Most travel agents offer El Nido tour packages with a trip to some of the famous islands in town.

Here are three islands you can visit during your vacation:

Entalula Island

Tourists often go to this privately owned island after an island hopping tour for a picnic lunch along the beach. Entalula Island is also a good diving spot, giving you the chance to see colorful corals and different species of fish. You can choose to stay at the beach and unwind, or go rock climbing at one of the island’s limestone cliffs. Entalula Island is just a few minutes from the town proper.

Shimizu Island

This island is a famous snorkeling spot. Put on your snorkeling gear and enjoy watching different species of fish swim. When traveling with children, let them feed the fish underwater to give them a fantastic experience they will never forget.

Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon

Most El Nido tour packages include a visit to the Big and Small Lagoons. You will be thrilled with the turquoise-green waters of the lagoons. The water is so clear, you can underwater vividly. You’ll find a thriving world of fishes, corals, and other marine life.

With many pieces of information available online about different tour packages for El Nido, Palawan, it can be confusing to choose the perfect package. The best thing to do is to call a reputable travel agency that can recommend great places that you can afford. An El Nido tour package usually includes airport and land transfers, island hopping tours with free lunch, service of a licensed guide and accommodations for two to three nights. Compare prices and read the fine prints of the tour package before deciding on a travel package.

Beatrice contributes blogs for Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, a registered travel agency in the Philippines that offers affordable packages to Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Visit their website for more information on their packages, tours and other services.

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