When I think of El Nido, the first thing that pops into my mind is that it’s a great snorkeling and diving location (thanks to our visit three years ago). This trip proves that escaping to an exotic island is a real stress-reliever. I mean, I went there before my finals! I already mentioned that Pangulasian Island alone is filled with so many activities but luckily; the resort helps us plan where to go around El Nido.
The resort gave us complementary visits to the big and small lagoon. The opportunity was right there, so might as well grab it right? These two lagoons are like nothing else. Just imagine large rock structures and clear water surrounding you- it’s breathtaking. What I like about the small lagoon is that you get to ride in kayaks. And believe it or not, the big lagoon is 80 feet deep.
The Secret Beach
Getting into the secret beach alone is pretty exciting. You need to swim through an archway quickly, with correct timing. But don’t worry, there are people to pull you in and out of the beach. Again, you’re surrounded by rocks and water but this time, there’s a tiny bit of sand too.
Matinloc Island Another place we went to briefly was Matinloc Island. There’s a small chapel on the island and a beach to swim in. We decided not to spend too much time here but it’s definitely a place to check out. The view from the top of the island is unforgettable.
El Nido Town I consider El Nido town as our ‘pitstop’ for food. We had a good lunch here as my parents ate seafood and on the other hand, my brothers and I ate inihaw na baboy 🙂 The town is a great place to find restaurants if you’re hungry after all that island hopping.
Entalula Island Here’s another island where we ate lunch. As you can see, there’s an endless number of places to go to in El Nido. Entalula Island is actually a beach club. I personally love it because the beach is so pretty!
Miniloc Island As I mentioned earlier, our family went to El Nido three years ago, and this is where we stayed. Snorkeling at Miniloc made me fall in love with the sea life. I first went diving here and I was just amazed by all of the species living under water. I’ll talk more about sea life in my next post! I also remembered that our hotel room had a loft which I found very unique. Both Miniloc and Pangulasian are eco-friendly, isn’t that great? By the way, the main attraction in Miniloc is snorkeling with jack fishes, they’re huge!
You’ll definitely need at least two days to explore the whole of El Nido. In all honesty, I think that every tourist who wants to experience the Philippines’ beautiful beaches should put El Nido first on there list. Snorkeling and island hopping must be a big, fat YES when you vist. The sights aren’t spoiled nor polluted and I guess you can say I’ve come to appreciate nature much more now.