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Where to stay in El Nido

VacationRenter offers 352 short term rentals all over El Nido, and we’re confident that you’ll find a property that fits your needs and your budget for your next island adventure. If you’re in search of an affordable vacation rental in El Nido, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $20 a night. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious villa near El Nido, Palawan, a hotel room close to JBenito Travel & Tours ( Cadlao Resort Activities ), or a place that also gives you close access to El Nido — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of vacation homes from top travel sites like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. Need your vacation home to have air conditioning, a private pool, or seeking specific amenities? Simply filter your search results with the click of a button! Finding your dream home in El Nido for your Philippine vacation has never been this easy.

Where Is El Nido in the Philippines?

A municipality located on the northern tip of Palawan Island, in the Mimaropa region of the Philippines, El Nido sits 230 kilometers from Puerto Princesa.

What Is El Nido, Palawan Known For?

The gateway to the sublime, El Nido is an unspoiled paradise on earth where endless white-sand beaches, concealed lagoons, and beautifully preserved rock formations submerged in sparkling emerald water are always the specials of the day. Perfect for those avid beach bums, El Nido is a Filipino island that truly looks like heaven on Earth — with its stretches of golden beaches and crystal-clear waters. Boasting some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet, El Nido’s blend of craggy limestone cliffs, hidden caves, secret beaches, and mysterious lagoons attract adventurous backpackers who are looking for abundant mystery as an added bonus to breathtaking beauty. With non-stop parties and a wide range of gourmet delights, El Nido is the island paradise you’ve been dreaming about.

Places to Visit in El Nido, Palawan

  • Taraw Cliff: An imposing limestone karst that overlooks El Nido Town, Taraw Cliff is home to outstanding panoramas that looms over the town, as well as the turquoise-hued waters of Bacuit Bay. A climb that is not for the faint-hearted or activity-averse, a hike to the summit is not only physically and spiritually rewarding, but also aesthetically pleasing.
  • Las Cabanas Beach: Undoubtedly the best place to catch a sunset in El Nido, Las Cabanas Beach is as stunning in the morning as it is in the evening. With golden sands, azul-hued waters, laid-back atmosphere, and lines of authentically quaint beach shacks selling only the most delicious of beachside refreshments, Las Cabanas Beach is an ideal locale to spend your time when in El Nido, regardless of if it is dusk or dawn.
  • Big Lagoon El Nido: The famous Big Lagoon El Nido seems to be at the top of everyone’s Philippine bucket list, and it’s easy to see why! This aptly-named lagoon is the biggest lagoon of the ones that are open to tourists in Bacuit Bay and is best experienced by kayak. The lagoon itself will at one point look and feel endless – with its craggy limestone formations and aquamarine-hued waters stretching out as far as the eye can see. A natural wonder that is ancient yet still undeniably alive, the Big Lagoon will certainly make you feel small, in the best way possible.

Popular Destinations Near El Nido

  • Nacpan and Calitang: Known as El Nido’s Twin Beaches, Nacpan and Calitang are acclaimed as the most beautiful beaches in the area. Located 20 kilometers north of El Nido Town, these two golden threads of powder-fine sand are separated by a tiny cape that features a scenic viewpoint overlooking the beaches and the Bolog Islands. With a diverse collection of eclectic bars, kitschy restaurants, and quaint beach resorts, Nacpan and Calitang are home to all you could ever need for a wonderful day at the beach.

Best Neighborhoods in El Nido

  • Town Proper: Shaded under high limestone cliffs, El Nido’s Town Proper is always humming with activity. The central hub of the region, motorbikes, and tricycles occupy tight streets, vendors and tour-mongers hang around like walking adverts, and restaurants and cafes are abuzz with never-ending orders. Home to an eclectic blend of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and much more, Town Proper is properly cool.

Home-types in El Nido

El Nido has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in El Nido:

Points of interests in El Nido

El Nido has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in El Nido:
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