Taraw Cliff is one of the top tourist spots in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines. Featured photo of Taraw Cliff by Ace Reston under creative commons.
El Nido, Palawan has long been a popular island destination for beach lovers. If you’re searching for unparalleled fine white sand and azure waves, El Nido doesn’t get any better. But one other major attraction that it holds for nature lovers is the majesty of its limestone formations and cliffs!
Yes, island hopping is all well and good during your tropical getaway, but it doesn’t really get your adrenaline pumping. If you’re looking for a more intense, exciting activity to try in the middle of paradise, we highly recommend that you set time aside to climb up the incredible Taraw Cliff. Read on to find out more about this craggy limestone cliff, and why it should be part of your itinerary!
Prepare For An Early Trek To Spot A Magnificent Sunrise
It may be a little dark if you choose to set out around 4 a.m. or 5 a.m., but it’s well worth it to spot the sun rising over El Nido! Get a tour guide to arrange for your early climb to the top of Taraw Cliff, overlooking Bacuit Bay and located in Barangay Buena Suerte. Their help will be indispensable for figuring out which paths are safest and most stable on the treacherous rocks.
The entrance to your climb trail can be found just near the Skyline Bar. Get headlamps, gloves, and other light gear ready before advancing to the summit. The climb can get very humid, so don’t forget to pack light and wear some sweat-wicking clothes!
Marvel At The Natural Beauty Of The Limestone Crags
Your climb to Taraw Cliff will be short but intense! Fret not – many amateur hikers, old people, and children have confidently navigated the trail for years. You may struggle with some spots where you’ll have to clamber, but there’s always an area to hold on to.
It will take you approximately half an hour to an hour to reach the top of the cliff. Once you clear the ascent and plant your feet on solid earth, you’ll be amazed by the vantage point that Taraw Cliff offers those who persevere! You’ll get a bird’s eye view of El Nido and the whole bay, where you’ll spot several boats as they arrive and leave to ferry island-hopping tourists.
Taraw Cliff Is Well Worth The Rocky Climb
The best part of adding this exciting attraction to your El Nido plans is that it still leaves you with plenty of time to chill on the beach and enjoy some fresh local seafood. Take time to enjoy the breathtaking view once you reach it, or even fly a drone over for some magnificent shots. The beauty of El Nido from this cliff is almost ethereal!
Once the sun is done rising and you’ve snapped your last pics from Taraw Cliff, prepare for a careful descent and a well-deserved tropical feast to refuel and rest. It’s an unmissable attraction for climbers, adrenaline junkies, and more adventurous tourists!