The Secret Lagoon in El Nido

Secret Lagoon El Nido Palawan Limestone Karst Cliff Walls Location Entrance Swimming Small Hole Hidden Pristine White Sand Beach Water Depth Snorkeling Tour Guide Fee Pictures Rock Jagged Resort Secret Lagoon is surrounded by limestone karst cliffs in El Nido, Palawan. This lagoon is called secret because people are unable to see the lagoon unless they enter a small hole. This hidden lagoon is within an island with a pristine white beach and crystal clear water. You go there to enjoy the view from the beach, the beach itself and to explore the Secret Lagoon. As you enter into a small hole, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave which collapsed and now is surrounded by karst cliffs. In the middle is a lagoon. Continue reading

Cudugnon Cave on Lagen Island

Cudugnon Cave Lagen Island El Nido Palawan Codugnon Cavern Codognun Trail Cudugnun Entrance Boat Rental Tour Guide History Artifacts Ancient Pottery Jewelry Neolithic Burial Tomb Site Human Bones Info Cudugnon Cave is located on Lagen Island, near Snake Island, which are all part of El Nido, Palawan. Cudugnon, which is often misspelled Codugnon, Codognun, and even Cudugnun, is located in the western part of Lagen Island and is best reached by boat. Cudugnon Cave has historical significance because artifacts, including ancient pottery and jewelry, were discovered in the cavern. The cave is also believed to be a Neolithic burial place because prehistoric human bones have been found there. Anthropologists believe that the early cave dwellers were from Borneo. Continue reading

Dibuluan Island Beach Club in El Nido

Dibuluan Island Beach Club El Nido Resort Lagen Location Jellyfish Swimming Fishing Tour Scuba DivingThe Dibuluan Island Beach Club is located on a 38-hectare island near Lagen Island Resort. The beach club, built on the side of the island facing mainland El Nido, is 15-minutes away from Lagen Island Resort and 30-minutes away from Miniloc Island Resort. It has two main beaches and several smaller beaches perfect for sunbathing and unique private picnic lunches. El Nido said the waters surrounding the new beach club is perfect for water sports such as hobiecat sailing, windsurfing, aqua biking, and kayaking. Other activities offered at Dibuluan Beach Club are diving, snorkeling, and hiking. Depending on the time you visit, there may be a presence of jellyfish in Dibuluan making the island not ideal for swimming. From within the comforts of a beach club, a variety of experiences awaits in Dibuluan. Relatively small and low, this island can be hiked to the top for a great view of Continue reading

Simizu Island in El Nido Palawan

Simizu Island El Nido Palawan Beach Limestone Rock Formation Miniloc Inatula Surf Snorkeling Tour Shimizu TurtlesSimizu Island of El Nido, Palawan is located between Miniloc Island on the north and Inatula Island on the south. The Island is popular for snorkeling, feeding small fishes and a picnic by the beach. The small beach is surrounded by towering limestone rock formations that add to the impressive and amazing experience on the island. Jagged cliffs look imposing and kind of scary, like some place in the movies where sea monsters dwell. There aren’t any sea monsters in the area although the island has a grim past. Once a Japanese diver by name of Simizu was diving in the underwater tunnel beneath the island. Exactly how it happened remains a mystery, but Simizu lost his life on that fateful day. Although it happened a long time ago, the island was named after him and the underwater tunnel is still off limits for visitors. Continue reading

Pinasil Island in El Nido

Pinasil Island El Nido Palawan Cave Cathedral Cavern Beach limestone rocks river resort package tour photosPinasil Island is unique to El Nido because of its unique attraction — Cathedral Cave. Cathedral cave is a cavern structure that reminds of some of the great European cathedrals. The entrance to the cave is rather small, and cannot be accessed by a boat. You can enter the cavern in a kayak or by swimming in. The inside of the cave is spacious and has a cool and regal feeling. Walls are made from the black limestone rock that creates incredible textures and formations. The top has an opening which lets sunlight through at certain times of day. When sunlight hits the cavern walls it plays with imagination in a way, and creates many unusual and magnificent shapes and shadows, evoking an almost religious experience. Grooves on the cavern walls are also where birds make their nests, which are in turn gathered by the nest Continue reading

Tapiutan Beaches in El Nido

Tapiutan Island El Nido Palawan Beach Star Beach Bacuit Bay Archipelago Resort Sand Limestone Cliffs SnorkelingTapiutan Island is located in the South China Sea, parallel to Matinloc Island, and is the most remote island in the Bacuit archipelago of El Nido, Palawan. The pass between the two isles, the Tapiutan Straight, is narrow and etched with towering cliffs, which gives visitors passing through an enchanting feeling. It faces the open sea and smaller boats have trouble reaching it. The island is considered to be one of the most striking islands in El Nido because of its contour and vertical limestone walls. The island’s rich marine life is one reason why it lures a multitude of scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. There are also several beaches on the western side of the island that faces the open sea like Star Beach and Talisay Beach. These beaches have unspoiled white sand and its waters rich in colorful corals and diverse Continue reading

Pinagbuyutan Island in El Nido

Pinagbuyutan Beach El Nido Island Resort Snorkeling Palawan Isle Survivor Photos Scuba Inabuyatan Fishing Camping Location Pinagbuyutan Island is one of the most enchanting of the El Nido landscapes. It is one of the most striking islands in Palawan because of its distinctive shape, pure limestone walls and white sand. Its tall limestone cliffs resembles the Rock of Gibraltar. Pinagbuyutan Island, also known as Inabuyatan Island, has soft powdery white sand comparable to the world’s best beaches. The waters of Pinagbuyutan are one of a kind, as the shallow waters near the shore are colored white because of the sand below, and turn green then blue as you go farther from the shore. For about a couple of meters from the shore the water is shallow and then gets deeper into an area full of fish, perfect for snorkeling. On an elevated part of the island, from the beach there are coconut trees planted, which make a nice shade and just add to the exquisite tropical look. Get Continue reading

Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido

Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido PalawanSeven Commandos Beach was named after the 7 Japanese soldiers who lived on the island after World War II. Their names were found on the rocks at that island. This glamorous resort is boosting with cream-like sands and tortoise waters. The beach is fairly wide and has a long stretch of fine white sands. Its crystal clear turquoise water matches well with the green vegetation carpeting the massive rock walls on its backdrop. Seven Commandos is actually part of El Nido mainland but is accessible only by boat due to the gigantic limestone karst which separate it from the town center. Seven Commandos beach has elite cocktail hubs and other snack booths open to serve you. Guest can enjoy snorkeling, swimming and other beach sports along the coast. Continue reading

Dilumacad Island in El Nido

Dilumacad Island in El Nido Palawan HelicopterDimalucad Island is El Nido’s fascinating snorkeling center of Palawan. The island gain popularity for its helicopter-like resemblance on an aerial view. Dimalucad also known as Helicopter Island stretches about 300-meter white sand, ideal for family picnics. Helicopter Island has an underwater subway that extends from north to south. In fact, the southern end of Dimalucad is marking off with beds of coral. The spectacular limestone cliffs and tortoise water is superb for diving, swimming, and snorkeling. Tourists are highly recommended to carry extra paraphernalia for swimming. Distilled waters sand extra shirts are also suggested. Be equipped and plunge into the glittering seascape of El Nido. Pristine beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and just relaxing. Water is crystal clear and warm, and rich in coral and marine life. Many fish species populate the waters Continue reading

Cadlao Island in El Nido

Cadlao Island, El Nido, PalawanVisit the largest tropical haven of Palawan as Cadlao Island bursts out your hysteria. This eye-popping view of the island showcases stifling forests and dainty lagoons.  Cadlao Island occupies 1,006 hectares of Palawan’s mainland. This biggest island offers perfect scenery for rest and short time vacation. Cadlao Island is best for diving and kayaking. These white beaches of Cadlao are also ideal for swimming and snorkeling.  In fact, diverse sea creatures are thriving near the shoreline. Guests can take a boat ride to explore the different species of aquatic life. Cadlao Island peaks at 1,998 feet above sea level. Thus, it is a suitable site for hilltop climbing and bird viewing. The thick shrubs and tropical trees serve as habitat for several faunas. Mountaineers can take a break and explore the amazing view uphill. You can carry Continue reading