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El Nido

El Nido is a breathtakingly beautiful corner of the Philippines located in the province of Palawan. It’s known for its stunning white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush tropical rainforest. It’s surrounded by limestone cliffs and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare species of birds, monkeys, and sea turtles.

El Nido is situated on the northernmost tip of Palawan, between the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea. It’s approximately 250 kilometers from Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan.

El Nido has a long and rich history. It was first inhabited by the Tagbanwa people, who were later joined by the Cuyonon and Palaw’an people. During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, El Nido was a major trading port. It was later occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and was the site of a major battle.

Today, El Nido is a popular destination for tourists. It’s known for its stunning natural beauty and its many activities, such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and island hopping. It also offers a variety of accommodations, from budget hotels to high-end resorts.

El Nido is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable tropical vacation. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforest, and rich culture, it’s sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in El Nido

El Nido in the Philippines is a stunning destination offering an array of activities for tourists to enjoy. Here are some ideas of what you can do in El Nido in just one day:

1. Take a boat tour to explore the hidden lagoons, coves, and beaches of El Nido.
2. Go scuba diving or snorkeling to discover the vibrant marine life in the area.
3. Visit the Big Lagoon, a gorgeous lagoon surrounded by limestone cliffs.
4. Enjoy a picnic on Nacpan Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
5. Go kayaking around the islands of El Nido.
6. Explore the town of El Nido, where you can find delicious restaurants, bars, and shops.
7. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Coron to explore its stunning landscapes and crystal clear waters.
8. Hike up Taraw Peak for breathtaking views of El Nido.
9. Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Filipino dishes.
10. Relax on the beaches of El Nido and soak up the sun.

Experience El Nido with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit El Nido. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in El Nido

El Nido in the Philippines has a tropical climate, characterised by hot and humid weather all year round. In the summer months (March to May), temperatures can reach up to 35°C and humidity levels are high. The rainy season (June to October) brings heavy rain and strong winds, while the winter months (November to February) are generally dry and mild. During this time, temperatures can drop to as low as 19°C. The best time to visit El Nido is between December and March, when the weather is mild and dry.

Cruise weather for El Nido

Our weather forecast for El Nido helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 27.3 °C
20.9 m/s
31.0 m/s
73.1 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 27.6 °C
20.5 m/s
29.9 m/s
31.2 %
22.9 m
77.8 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 27.7 °C
16.6 m/s
24.5 m/s
91.9 %
23.2 m
75.9 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 26.7 °C
15.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
75.7 %
23.2 m
75.0 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 26.9 °C
13.0 m/s
14.4 m/s
89.3 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 26.8 °C
11.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
73.7 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 26.5 °C
15.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
95.8 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 26.7 °C
15.1 m/s
16.2 m/s
87.2 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 27.3 °C
14.8 m/s
14.0 m/s
33.8 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 27.3 °C
15.1 m/s
18.0 m/s
45.8 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,009 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 27 °C
17.6 m/s
18.0 m/s
84.9 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,008 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 26.9 °C
14.4 m/s
17.6 m/s
84.6 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,009 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 27.3 °C
16.9 m/s
22.0 m/s
49.4 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,010 hPa
May. 4th 2024 May. 4th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 27 °C
15.1 m/s
18.0 m/s
48.6 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to El Nido

Would you like to travel to El Nido on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of El Nido.

Scheduled ship calls in El Nido, Philippines
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 2 09:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 25th 2025 Wednesday, 25th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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