Cathedral Cave | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan

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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.
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Address: El Nido, El Nido, Palawan
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Nearby attractions

Pinagbuyutan Island
5.22 km away

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.

Snake Island
5.37 km away

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.

El Nido Zipline
7.64 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.

Things to do nearby

Flying Through El Nido's Zipline
Outdoor adventure
10.45 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
11.48 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
17.18 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

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Hotels and homes
2.05 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.

La Colonial
Hotels and homes
6.52 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this inn/resort in Barangay Corong-Corong, Sitio Bubulungan, National Highway Km 264, El Nido, Palawan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

The Birdhouse El Nido
Hotels and homes
7.55 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.

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