El Nido Zipline | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan
|Open:||Open everyday; 8am to 5pm|
|Address:||Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan|
|Fee:||P500 one way, P800 roundtrip|
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.
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.
Towering limestone cliffs and a row of lush palm trees are the sights that welcome you as you approach 7 Commandos, now one of the more famous stops among the 45 islands and islets in Bacuit Bay. With a generous shoreline of sparkly white sand, 7 Commandos is a beach bum’s dream, perfectly suited for lazing around and taking a quick dip without having to do much in the way of physical exertion. The small bars selling refreshments by the beach make it even easier to indulge in a bit of sun-dappled laziness, the kind you associate with hammocks and the soothing sounds of a ukulele. With 7 Commandos’ easygoing vibe and sheer beauty, people often find that a quick stop here as part of an island tour is not enough. Luckily, it’s near enough to El Nido town to be reached by kayak if the waves are good. A resort on the island itself also means you can spend your entire trip there if you so desire.
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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.
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!
Where to stay
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 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.
St. John Island View Pensionne is a three-storey building with 11 air-conditioned rooms. It has perfect view of the sunset and beautiful islands on the third floor. Very peaceful and nature-friendly location. Perfect relaxation and fun as well. It is just in the middle of the town, near the market, and just a minute walk to Bacuit Bay.
Getting there and around
Corong-Corong, El Nido, PalawanGet directions