Limestones, rock formations, amazing beaches, and islands all in one place.

Due to this, there is an El Nido craze going on with travelers.

It seems that El Nido just has to be on every traveler’s bucket list. What exactly is in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines?

Where is El Nido, Palawan

El Nido, Palawan is a municipality at the northern tip of Palawan’s mainland. It’s a 4-5 hour smooth ride from Puerto Princesa City: Palawan’s main city as of this writing. El Nido’s main town, Bacuit, is very distinctly described as a town exactly at a foot of a huge cliff.

Other than being a cliff side town, its location is very unique. Just a few thousand meters to the shore, is the glorious Bacuit Bay, where boat tours A, B, C and D give livelihood to El Nido’s town folk.

El Nido and its limestone mountains

If the word about El Nido has reached you: be it a suggested Youtube video, a story from someone you can’t recall, or the internet, then It’s one of the hidden gems that’s waiting to be discovered in Palawan, Philippines.

Rock formations that can be visited in El Nido has been there for millions of years. (Ongoing content).

El Nido is just very different

I have been to a number of beaches in the Philippines. I have visited a decent amount of tourist destinations in my country. But El Nido, it’s a tiny patch of indescribable paradise that’s reachable by man. It’s just amazing.

We have mentioned on our Facebook posts that, no amount of photos will equate to experiencing El Nido, first hand. We do not have words to describe it, but for the benefit of this blog: I can try.

For now, here’s a photo of Cadlao island, it’s the iconic mountain island in front of the main town of Bacuit, El Nido, Palawan.

The iconic Cadlao mountain island view just across the shops and restaurants in Bacuit Town, El Nido, Palawan.

The No. 1 Island in the World

Palawan coins itself to be the No. 1 island in the world.  Are they just being proud? Well, Palawan is a huge island paradise. Apart from El Nido, there are a few tourist destinations that are being developed in Palawan. These places include:

  • Port Barton
  • San Vincente
  • Roxas
  • Taytay
  • …And all the fine sandy beaches, cliffs and mountain islands that still need to be uncovered.

After seeing El Nido with my own eyes, and after contemplating about it, Palawan is just plain lucky to have El Nido on their huge island patch.

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To travels ahead! Cheers.


Clueless Commuter is a local food & travel website from the Philippines.