Pinagbuyutan Island | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan

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With patches of cogon grass, a white sand shoreline, a coconut grove, and limestone formations, the diverse natural elements on this small island make for interesting photos. There’s enough space here for a quick swim or a snooze, and with enough hidden corners it’s also particularly romantic, well-suited for couples. Whoever you’re with, there’s much to enjoy on this laidback island. Usually one of the first stops on the island tour, you’ll need a great deal of willpower to pack up and move to the next stop.
Open: Open Everday
Address:  , El Nido, Palawan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

El Nido Zipline
2.42 km away

For an extra-scenic adrenaline rush, try out this zipline. It’s a bit of a trek (and uphill at that) to the starting point, but you’ll want to wake and warm your muscles up anyway. After all, you’ll be flying across the sky at top speed, and that’s something you’ll want your entire body to be alert for. Like most ziplines, you can choose how you want to do it, whether it’s the less-daunting sitting style, or the bolder superman style that will have you dangling from the hips and holding on to nothing. However you choose to do it, make sure you keep your eyes open and take in as much of the view as you can! The 750m-long zipline can ferry you from Corong-Corong to Depledet Islet in just under a minute. A one way ride costs P500, after which you can just take a 10-minute walk through rocks and shallow waters back to Corong-Corong. If you want to fly your way back, the round trip costs P800.

Maremegmeg Beach
2.72 km away

Corong-Corong’s go-to sunset spot, this generous stretch of white sand is a great place to hang out even during the day. It has several establishments that can cater to all your beachgoing needs – from bars and restaurants, to paddleboard and kayak rentals. Most people here are inclined to lay out and tan with an island-themed cocktail in hand, but if you’re feeling the need to do some exploring, you could take your vessel of choice out to the open sea and paddle away to the nearest island. Food and drink may be a bit pricier here compared to El Nido town, but it’s a small difference to pay when you’ve got a great beach, an uncompromised view of Bacuit Bay’s legendary limestone formations and islets, and the chance to catch a sunset you won’t soon forget.

Cathedral Cave
5.22 km away

The unique rock formations at Cathedral Cave make it a favored spot for photo ops. Named so for its narrow, high-ceilinged entryway, the cave’s dark interiors are certainly intriguing – and off-limits. Perhaps what’s more interesting about this sight is what you don’t get to see – and the tour guides and boatmen sure have a lot of stories to tell about what lies further in the cave: accounts of bizarre creatures, rays, even sharks. Whether they are to be believed or not, Cathedral Cave is one of those mysterious sights that merits even just a quick stop.

Things to do nearby

Flying Through El Nido's Zipline
Outdoor adventure
5.25 km away

For an extra-scenic adrenaline rush, try out this zipline. It’s a bit of a trek (and uphill at that) to the starting point, but you’ll want to wake and warm your muscles up anyway. After all, you’ll be flying across the sky at top speed, and that’s something you’ll want your entire body to be alert for. 

Experience Cooking Exotic Filipino Food
Cultural experiences
6.33 km away

Hands-on culinary experience to curious and foreign appetites-FILIPINO COOKING CLASS. This is a one of a kind experience in El Nido that will not only share our most traditional and celebrated Filipino recipes, but a way for you to also get a taste of our Filipino culture, literally! Because the best way to get to know our culture is through our food!

El Nido Island Tours
Island hopping
12.41 km away

  • Discover the clear waters of Miniloc Island, where you will find three breathtaking lagoons
  • Soak up the sun and relax on the white sand beaches of Shimizu island
  • Relish a delcious grilled lunch on the beach
  • Snorkel in the pristine waters of Seven Commando beach, and get a chance to see a few sea turtles!

Where to stay

The Birdhouse El Nido
Hotels and homes
2.33 km away

After honeymooning around the world for nearly 18 months Mark and Camille intended on going to Austria for one last expat job before settling down in the Philippines. In September 2015 they visited El Nido as tourists, came back in October as investors, and a month later became residents. Purchasing some raw land a few kilometers from town in a gorgeous location, they decided to nest and build The Birdhouse. With Camille’s background in interior design and Mark’s mind on real estate the two put their passions together to create a home and a place for hosting travelers looking for an alternative setting compared to the traditional accommodation set up. During your migration to El Nido they look forward to welcoming you to their slice of paradise, share stories and meals, and introduce you to the form of glamping!

The Birdhouse is a small boutique glamping hotel unique to its location on the Maremegmeg Beach, El Nido. The property currently offers 3 luxury suite tents on large stilt platforms with a private bathroom. Mark and Camille, along with Karen their cousin and manager, live in the mother nest (aka the main house). Part of mother nest also serves as a common area for breakfast, coffee, and relaxation.

El Nido Bayview Resort
Hotels and homes
2.94 km away

El Nido Bayview Resort is a boutique resort located in the famous sunset beach in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Climb 72 steps to reach your room and see the amazing 360-degree view of the Bacuit Bay and feel you’re in paradise. Enjoy the sunset at your own private balcony in the bayview room. The beach area is just across the resort while the town proper is 10-min away.

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Hotels and homes
3.17 km away

Nestled between a lush four-hectare forest and a calm, shallow lagoon, Lagen Island, El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Sanctuary island resort, has the densest forest over limestone out of the 45 islands and islets of Bacuit Bay. Lagen Island serves as a sanctuary for a diverse variety of birds and mammals. Observe and delight in different endemic species flourishing in their natural habitat. Hike through Lagen’s forest trail which leads to a rewarding view of one of the coves on the other side of the island.

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