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Concealed by towering limestone formations, the Hidden Beach looks like a natural infinity pool. As its name suggests, this beach can’t be seen from the open sea. There is an imposing cliff that seems to “guard” the place from the eyes of the world outside. To get there, you have to swim five minutes, the waters starting to lower to knee-deep levels as approach the beach, which is located on the left-hand side. The rocks and corals can scratch you as you approach; you can try floating instead to minimize the chances.
The whistling of the birds complements the crystal-clear waters, contributing to the impression of pure serenity that the beach gives. The Swedish version of the hit adventure show Survivor once filmed here and visitors may still see some of the props used during production. There are three beaches where the tribal members of the show camped out during filming. You can ask your guides to show you around.
Hidden Beach is known to be a haven for the endangered clownfish, which is made popular by the animated film Finding Nemo. Your tour guides can show you where to spot them. There are around three seaweed havens where you can find these fishes.
Book a guided tour or take a ferry from El Nido town or along Bacuit Bay to Talisay Beach.
It is an all-year round destination which means guests can visit this attraction anytime.
Hidden Beach is included in the Tour C island-hopping option in El Nido. It costs per person. Additional expenses may include eco-tourism development fee, snorkel gear rental, private boat rental depending on the number of passengers and size of the boat), and whole-day kayak rental.
The lunch is included in the tour fee but it's best to bring your own snacks and water during the trip. You can also bring your own snorkel gear if you want to save money.