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 pm||Hotel Check-in|
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Rest at the hotel|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Travel From Hotel to Marimegmeg or Corong-corong beach for sunset watching.|
|6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||Dinner at a local restaurant and order El Nido’s famous bird’s nest soup.|
|7:30 pm – 8:00 pm||Return 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 am||Travel from hotel to Island Hopping starting point.|
|08:00 am – 12:00 nn||Big Lagoon and Hidden Lagoon Tours|
|12:00 nn – 01:00 pm||Lunch Picnic at the beach|
|01:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Island hopping tour to Hidden beach, 7 Commando beach, and Shimizu Island|
|03:30 pm – 04:30 pm||Travel back to El Nido main town|
|04:30 pm – 06:00 pm||Explore the town center for souvenirs and local goods|
|06:00 pm – 07:30 pm||Dinner at a local restaurant|
|07:30 pm||Travel 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 am||Depart from the hotel to Beach tour pick up point.|
|09:00 am – 12:00 nn||Beach hopping to Matinloc Shrine and Helicopter Island.|
|12:00 nn – 01:00 pm||Lunch Picnic at the Beach|
|12:00 nn – 03:30 pm||Beach hopping tour resume. Visit Tapiutan Island and the Secret beach.|
|03:30 pm – 04:30 pm||Travel to El Nido town center and explore.|
|06:00 pm – 07:30pm||Dinner at SAVA Beach Bar|
|07:30 pm||Travel 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 am||Check out from the hotel|
|09:30 am||Travel 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.
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.