El Nido is arguably the best island in the world with different awards to support this claim. Located just northwest of El Nido town, Cadlao Island is the largest island in Bacuit Bay and is the closest island to town. Ironically, Cadlao Island is often ignored by tourists despite its proximity, so if you’re looking for a secluded and intimate place for your island getaway, this paradise is just within your reach.
Cadlao Island has the highest peak in El Nido that reaches up to 609 meters above sea level. It is also categorized as the largest island with a land area of 1,006 hectares that boasts a captivating tropical paradise with white sand beaches, limestone karsts, lush forests, hidden lagoons and coves, and abundant marine life.
The island features an island-hopping excursion to Nat-Nat Beach, Bucal Beaches, Cadlao Lagoon, Paradise Beach, and Pasandigan Beach. If you’re looking for more adventure, rent a kayak and paddle your way to the different islands. Kayakers are accompanied by a boat with an option to join the boat at any time. Marine life around Cadlao Island is diverse and abundant. Just remember to keep your distance when swimming with the animals and avoid touching or stepping on the corals.
Take a tricycle downtown or straight to your accommodation when you arrive at El Nido. Book an El Nido tour from the town center or along Bacuit Bay.
Visit this attraction during summer season so you’ll get the best experience.
There is an entrance fee, environmental fee, and eco-tourism development fee to this attraction.