El Nido Itinerary

Author: GoWaves Travel Philippines
Published date: May 15, 2020
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Traveling to El Nido is indeed exciting, but with plenty of beautiful spots and fun activities offered, you must have a well-throughout itinerary for you to make the best out of your stay. In this article, we will be sharing with you the recommended El Nido Itinerary and some tips and reminders to make your vacation relaxing and enjoyable.

Recommended 4 Days and 3 Nights Itenary

Here’s a recommended El Nido Palawan Itinerary for a quick four days and three nights trip:

Day 1: Arrival in El Nido

2:00 pmHotel Check-in
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmRest at the hotel
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmTravel From Hotel to Marimegmeg or Corong-corong beach for sunset watching.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmDinner at a local restaurant and order El Nido’s famous bird’s nest soup.
7:30 pm – 8:00 pmReturn and rest at the hotel

Note: If you are traveling directly from NAIA to El Nido, the flight will arrive around 1 to 2 pm, but If you are going through Puerto Princesa and you are taking the first flight from NAIA, you will reach El Nido around 1 to 2 pm as well. Also, you have to drop by the El Nido Tourism office and register then provide payment for Eco-Tourism Development which costs P200 per person.

Day 2: Lagoons and Island Adventure

08:00 amTravel from hotel to Island Hopping starting point.
08:00 am – 12:00 nnBig Lagoon and Hidden Lagoon Tours
12:00 nn – 01:00 pmLunch Picnic at the beach
01:00 pm – 03:30 pmIsland hopping tour to Hidden beach, 7 Commando beach, and Shimizu Island
03:30 pm – 04:30 pmTravel back to El Nido main town
04:30 pm – 06:00 pmExplore the town center for souvenirs and local goods
06:00 pm – 07:30 pmDinner at a local restaurant
07:30 pmTravel back to the hotel.

Note: If your hotel offers an in house massage service, take advantage of it, and treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Massage in El Nido costs around $10 to $30, which is reasonably affordable. Also, make sure that you get plenty of rest because you will need it for more fun activities in El Nido the following day.

Day 3: Beach Tour

08:00 amDepart from the hotel to Beach tour pick up point.
09:00 am – 12:00 nnBeach hopping to Matinloc Shrine and Helicopter Island.
12:00 nn – 01:00 pmLunch Picnic at the Beach
12:00 nn – 03:30 pmBeach hopping tour resume. Visit Tapiutan Island and the Secret beach.
03:30 pm – 04:30 pmTravel to El Nido town center and explore.
06:00 pm – 07:30pmDinner at SAVA Beach Bar
07:30 pmTravel back to the hotel

Note: During your beach tour, make sure to have sunblock and sunscreen as you will be exposed to the sun for an extended time. Also, you can bring your snorkeling gear to explore the beaches and blue water further

Day 4: Departure from El Nido

09:00 amCheck out from the hotel
09:30 amTravel to the local airport or to Puerto Princesa

Note: If you are traveling back to Puerto Princesa and your flight is scheduled in the afternoon, you can also take a quick day tour there.

Final Word

The itinerary mentioned above will allow you to visit some of the best spots El Nido has to offer. However, you can add or subtract activities depending on your preferences as well. The important things are that you will enjoy and have fun during your stay.