EL NIDO PALAWAN
Have you ever thought of traveling to El Nido, Palawan? If you love to travel and give yourself a break, give a little space from the tiring days and weeks. Traveling is a time to relax and enjoy and it imparts a fresh outlook, a new zeal into your life.
There are so many places in the Philippines where you can spend your vacations. The country can offer you a lot of new things to experience that will surely surprise you. The street foods, the native dishes, beaches, and natural resources that we’d love to introduce you. Tourist loves to spend their times enjoying the heat of the sun for a change, sun bathing and exploring beaches. Philippines are very rich when we talk about natural resources and tourist spots. The most exciting experience in Philippines are the Filipinos who will love to welcome you for your stay.
One of the country’s paradises is Palawan, an island province of the Philippines that is located in the MIMAROPA region. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, but it is governed independently from the province. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island.
Where is El Nido?
El Nido is a first-class municipality and managed resource protected area in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometers (260 mi) southwest of Manila, and about 238 kilometers (148 mi) northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.
El Nido Palawan is the ultimate place for diving, island hopping, snorkeling, and kayaking. This piece of paradise is renowned for its mangroves and tall limestone cliffs that are about 250 million years old. It has 4 archaeological sites, 45 islands, and around 888 varieties of fish are found in Bacuit Bay.
The unique beauty of El Nido has had a lasting appeal on the nature fans. It has the most distinct ecosystems in the country and is safeguarded by the foremost institutions in the Philippines. Its exceptional magnetism and out of sight escapades will leave you spellbound and make you travel to the place all over again.
How to get there
To reach El Nido, it is recommended traveling by air as it is the fastest mode of transportation. The flight from Manila takes only one hour and fifteen minutes to reach Lio airport. Aieswift is the only airline that flies to El Nido (+63) 915 5097024, (+632) 318 5941, (+632) 318 5942, (+632) 318 5943.
You can also fly to El Nido from Clark, Davao, and Cebu via Airswift.
Travel Tips and Reminders
- Make sure your tour guide is licensed, Licensed tour guides have been trained to minimize the damage to the environment. They are also trained in how to do first aid and they can provide you with interesting facts and information about each island or destinations you are visiting.
- Always wear a life jacket – A life vest protects both of you and the coral from damage.
- Be careful not to step on the coral – Dangerous organisms sometimes live on the surface of the coral and it is unsafe for you to step there. Touching or stepping on corals also damages the habitat of other marine species.
- Be aware of your waste – Help El Nido to stay clean by using environment-friendly/reusable containers. Refrain from littering and lastly, segregate biodegradable from non-biodegradable wastes and put them in proper waste containers.
Important Things you need to know
- El Nido is now collecting Eco-Tourism Development Fee (Php200 valid for 10 days)
- Waste Segregation is practiced in the town proper. The penalty for littering at any public place is Php100.
- Swimming attire is not allowed in the town streets.
- Taking shells and sands from the beach is prohibited.
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