El Nido Tours and Activities

El Nido Tours and Activities

Discover the natural wonders of El Nido, Palawan through these tours. Go island-hopping, diving and snorkeling, and explore its caves and beaches. See for yourself why it's one of the world's most beautiful islands and a top destination in the Philippines.

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What is the best El Nido tour package?

El Nido is famous for island-hopping in Palawan and a complete El Nido, Palawan package tour comes with boat and hotel transfers, a guide, and lunch if it is a whole-day tour. If you’re looking for the best island tour in El Nido, you can check out the most famous tours, which are formerly known as Tour A and Tour C. El Nido Island-Hopping Tour A takes you to the beautiful lagoons of El Nido while Tour C showcases some of the finest and most talked-about El Nido, Palawan beaches. You can also try El Nido Tour B, which will take you to beautiful beaches and hidden caves.

What are the best El Nido hotel tour packages?

The best hotel tour packages include accommodations with the best hotels and resorts in El Nido, Palawan, airport transfers, and daily breakfast. You can also book Palawan tour packages with airfare.

What are the most popular tourist spots in El Nido?

The main attraction of El Nido is the many islands and beach destinations that can be explored through island-hopping tours. The island-hopping tours were formerly classified as Tour A, Tour B, Tour C, and Tour D. El Nido is also well known for its stunning lagoons, which include the Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon. There are also inland attractions in El Nido worth visiting, like Nacpan Beach and Taraw Cliff. To visit these El Nido, Palawan tourist spots hassle-free, a good option is to book a package tour to El Nido, Palawan. Check out our travel guide for more ideas on what to do in El Nido, Palawan.

When is the best time to visit El Nido?

El Nido is bustling throughout the year because of its pleasant climate. The dry season between January to April is the best time to go, especially if you plan to go El Nido island-hopping or join other El Nido tours. You can read more about it in our El Nido travel guide.

Is there a direct flight from Manila to El Nido?

Yes. There are direct flights from Manila to El Nido Airport. For more information, check our guide on how to go to El Nido, Palawan.

How far is El Nido town from Puerto Princesa Airport and El Nido airport?

El Nido is about 230 kilometers from Puerto Princesa and it takes around 5 to 6 hours of land travel to reach the town proper. If flying directly to El Nido airport, the distance from the airport to the town proper is around 5 kilometers.

Can I travel to El Nido from Coron, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente/Port Barton?

Yes. To visit the other municipalities in Palawan, land, and sea transfers are available. For Coron, two ferries (regular ferry and a fast craft) leave daily. From El Nido to Puerto Princesa and San Vicente/Port Barton, there are vans available that will take you to your destination. Check our guide to learn more about how to go to El Nido, Palawan.

What's the best way to get around El Nido?

The best way to get around El Nido is through island-hopping tours that offer all-in packages inclusive of boat transfers, lunch, English speaking guides, and hotel pick-up and drop-off. The most common mode of local transportation around El Nido town is the tricycle (a motorcycle with a covered sidecar attached) or a self-drive motorcycle. 

How much time should I spend in El Nido?

Unless you're flying directly to El Nido, a day trip isn't possible. If you plan to visit the main attractions, we suggest staying for at least 4 to 5 days considering the travel time from Puerto Princesa and back, as well as the variety of things to do in El Nido. Check this sample El Nido itinerary for inspiration.

What other destinations are near El Nido?

Aside from El Nido, other tourist destinations that you may visit in Palawan are Puerto Princesa, Coron, and San Vicente. If you have more time to spare, you may also visit other provinces in the Philippines like Siargao, Boracay, or Cebu.

Is it safe in El Nido?

El Nido is considered one of the safest islands in the Philippines. However, since the pandemic, additional requirements are needed to visit El Nido as a tourist, including a negative RT-PCR swab test result. For more information, check this guide on El Nido travel requirements.

What languages do locals speak in El Nido?

The main language in El Nido is Filipino, but the locals are very proficient in English. Other dialects that the locals speak are Visayan languages and Bicolano.

Is there mobile data signal or Wi-Fi in El Nido?

Yes. Mobile data signal and Wi-Fi are available in El Nido but might be spotty in the islands.

Is El Nido or Coron better?

Both are beautiful destinations and have different features. El Nido is ideal for beach lovers while Coron is perfect for travelers who are into diving and snorkeling.