Philippines is known to have some of the best tourist spots in the world; and when it comes to the word “paradise”, there couldn’t be no other place than El Nido, Palawan.

One summer getaway that my colleague and I went on was this gorgeous place in Palawan, Philippines called El Nido. Traveling there was never easy, since we had to travel by land for six hours from Puerto Princesa Airport which is one hour travel time from Manila by plane.

But nonetheless, the exhausting travel time will all be worth it once you get to see the beauty of the place!

We had this gorgeous view from our place, Casa Cecilia. You’ll see the true beauty of nature and how it is being preserved by the province.

There are a lot of packages and tours being offered but we chose the Island hopping which consists of going to the five most highlighted places in El Nido: 7 Commando beach, Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island.

7 commando Beach

Photo: panoramic view of the 7 Commando Beach

One of the highlights of El Nido are their Small and Big Lagoon.

Since our boat is too big to get into the core of Small lagoon, we had to cayak ourselves in. And it was fun!

Small LagoonPhoto: outside part of the Small LagoonPhoto: Cayaking around the Small Lagoon

Big Lagoon

And for the Big Lagoon, it is said to be three times larger than that of the Small Lagoon. We also had to ride the cayak to tour ourselves around. What amuses me is how the waters were so crystal clear that corals are still beautifully visible even on the deep parts of the lagoon!

Photo: Clear waters and visible coral reefs around Big Lagoon

Photo: Panoramic view of the Big Lagoon

The Secret Lagoon

Photo: Panoramic view of the outside part of Secret Lagoon

We also get to do snorkeling around Shimizu Island, had our lunch over the boat, and there’s also a lot of great restos around the city, and some chill place if you want to relax over a glass of wine by the beach.

Truly, El Nido is a must visit for those adventure seekers! You’ll fall in love with the view and its crystal clear waters and how the rock formation and coral reefs were preserved.

Photo: Panorama shots from our El Nido Experience

This trip is one of the most amazing that I had! The place was breath-taking, the food was sumptuous, the people were acommodating, and the experience is unforgettable.

Looking forward to going back to this paradise soon. ♥️

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