Introducing El Nido
El Nido is the gateway to Palawan's greatest natural treasure: the Bacuit Archipelago. El Nido itself commands a stunning location, sandwiched between towering limestone karst cliffs and Bacuit Bay, with the fantastic contours of Cadlao Island looming right offshore.
Unfortunately, the visitor to El Nido is literally caught between a rock and a hard place (excuse the pun), for the town itself is quite unprepossessing, with a collection of substandard accommodation and an overcrowded, hastily developed foreshore. Thus, if you want to visit the Bacuit Archipelago, you must choose between roughing it in El Nido, or shelling out big bucks for the accommodation in the archipelago itself.
El Nido destination guides
Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure
It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000+ islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you’ve only got one to spare, spend it in the South. A haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike, the Southern Philippines are a thrill to discover—both above ground and under.