October 19, 2017

The Bacuit Archipelago, Palawan

Often referred to as the gateway to the Bacuit Archipelago, El Nido sits between towering limestone cliffs that lead out to a spectacular hidden jewel within northern Palawan. This is once spot on the map that should be on everyone’s Philippino bucket list! We’ve all seen the film ‘The Beach’ right? Whilst (most of us) know that Koh Phi Phi in Thailand was used as the film location, many still insist that it was actually El Nido that inspired Alex Garland to write his book. This sleepy backpacker town of El Nido is the best place to base yourself whilst […]
October 11, 2017

The Quickest Way To Reach El Nido

El Nido is without a doubt one of the Philippine’s highlights and if you have the chance to visit, you’ll understand why. Despite being one of the country’s key destinations, it doesn’t mean reaching El Nido is simple. The small town does have a local airport (Lio Airport), however only one or two airlines fly directly into Lio, making El Nido a surprisingly difficult place to reach. Most visitors will fly into Palawan’s main airport, Puerto Princesa, and then take an overland transfer north to El Nido. The good news is that internal flights are affordable, depart regularly, and are […]
September 18, 2017

El Nido: Photo Journal

Hidden lagoons, secret beaches, and hundreds of islets await you in Palawan’s Bacuit Archipelago in the Philippines. The best way to explore the area is by taking one of the many boat trips that depart daily from El Nido. Each day trip will take you along a slightly different route, and we decided to take two different trips to ensure we made the most of our time in El Nido. Day trips usually start early around 09:00, include a few stops at different islands along with a beach BBQ and snorkelling opportunities. Boats return back to El Nido’s shores around […]