Famous for its pure white sand, crystal clear waters, and coral reefs, El Nido is a slice of paradise that both local and foreign tourists love to visit. Every vacationer should make it a point to check out the lagoons, islets, and other stunning natural sights here. But with so many places to visit, it can be overwhelming to try to decide – especially if you have limited time in El Nido!
Fret not: we’ve listed five incredible natural attractions in El Nido to complete your island getaway. Add these to your itinerary – all of these places are included in El Nido Tour A, the most popular island hopping tour package in town.
The Small Lagoon is a little hidden, but it’s worth the trip! Duck your head down and pass through a narrow crack in a limestone wall to immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.
This gorgeous inlet has wonderful spots for cliff-jumping, caves, and limestone cliffs. Rent a kayak to paddle around and explore its rocky corners. Don’t forget to bring a snorkel so you can marvel at Palawan’s native marine life!
One of the best tourist spots in El Nido, Big Lagoon is a must-see for all visitors! Rent a kayak to enter this majestic area and take in the incredible view of the imposing limestone cliffs. Go early or during off-peak hours, because kayak rentals here go fast in the summer!
During your trip, you’ll be given life vests to ensure your safety in the deeper spots. The Big Lagoon has incredibly clear, shallow waters that are perfect for swimming!
Tucked away within limestone cliffs, Secret Lagoon is hidden next to a small beach in El Nido. The knee-deep water inside this small space allows you to marvel at massive rock formations. After taking pictures at this IG-worthy spot, you can chill at the beach outside.
Get a blanket and relax at the small strip of sand, surrounded by palm trees. It’s a quiet, tranquil destination that’s ideal for those who want to get away from the tourist crowds!
Shimizu Island is right around the corner from Secret Lagoon. It boasts colorful reefs full of different marine animals, amazing limestone cliffs, and little caves. Bring snorkeling gear to explore the depths of the turquoise waters.
The quiet coves are an ideal place for serene swimming. Spread out a blanket and find a cozy spot where you can relax after exploring the island. You’ll leave sun-kissed and tired but happy from your trip to this tiny island near El Nido Bay!
7 Commando Beach
Soak in the tropical sights at 7 Commando Beach, a beautiful destination lined with palm trees and surrounded by limestone cliffs. There are also coconut trees, so look for a spot here where they’ll crack a coconut open and you can enjoy the fresh juice!
It’s a quiet spot for snorkeling and swimming. There’s also a fun swing where you can take some cool pictures and just relax. You can also put some shoes on so you can explore the rocky caves and marvel at the shadowy interiors!