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Aerial view of Secret Beach in El Nido, Palawan | Photo via\barzycki

If you’re looking for places for a tropical getaway, you can’t go wrong with booking a vacation at El Nido. This idyllic island nestled in the Philippine archipelago is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

While it’s always a great idea to soak up the sun on the soft white sand there, El Nido has more attractions that you should take the time to visit. Book El Nido Tour C, an island-hopping trip that covers these five amazing spots for an unforgettable stay!

Helicopter Island

This iconic island got its name because it resembles a helicopter without a propeller. Also known as Dimalucad Island, it’s a great spot for basking on the sand or frolicking in the waves. Surrounded by the splendor of imposing limestone cliffs, it’s a sight to behold! If the ice cream man’s there, grab a cone to cool off after a long swim in the clear water.

The rocky side of the island is popular with snorkelers because of all the coral reefs that are teeming with marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for parrotfish, clownfish, and anemones if you plan to take a dip!

Matinloc Shrine

Known as a spiritual oasis in El Nido, pilgrims often stop to pray at this dome site located amongst the towering limestone cliffs of Matinloc Island. Gather up your courage and climb up to get an incredible view.

The shrine is home to an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary – stop here and reflect in its serene environment. Rest afterward on the white sand below, or go swimming in the turquoise water full of fish!

Secret Beach

The Secret Beach of Matinloc Island is hidden amongst cliffs and foliage, but an eagle-eyed tour guide will help you through the crevice to enter and discover its idyllic beauty within! Be brave and swim through the shadowy opening with goggles and a snorkeling kit.

Once you emerge, you’ll be blown away by the quiet beach and rock formations. Bring water shoes to explore as much of the area as you can – it’s known as one of the best beaches in the world because of its unspoiled beauty!

Star Beach

Enjoy the deep-water sights of Star Beach with a snorkeling kit! The beach here is another favorite spot for snorkelers, but it’s also a nice beach for relaxing if you’re a little tired from all the island hopping.

Lay back on the fine sand and soak up some rays, or submerge yourself to explore the vibrant coral reefs and the different marine creatures inhabiting them!

Hidden Beach

Located in another secluded cove in Matinloc Island, Hidden Beach is a tranquil location that appeals to vacationers because of its relative privacy. Just a short swim will take you to this quiet destination – bask in the water or gaze at the incredible limestone walls here.

This is also a popular stopover spot where tourists enjoy lunch surrounded by tropical beauty. You can also bring your own snack – just remember to take your trash with you to preserve the natural wonder of this beach.

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