Cathedral Cave | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan
|Address:||El Nido, El Nido, Palawan|
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.
This sandbar rising in the middle of Bacuit Bay’s bright blue waters seductively curves like a snake, earning it its rather intimidating name. But there are no snakes here – only stunning views, whether from the boat, on the sandbar itself, or from the small view deck about a hundred or so steps above the sandbar. The view from up there is arguably the best you’ll get when you’re island hopping – a full 360 degrees of Bacuit Bay, obviously including Snake Island which is, as it turns out, best viewed from the top.
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.
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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
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