El Nido tips to know before going

El Nido tips to know before going 2560 2174 Enrico Rivasi

Avoiding tourists crowd

The first El Nido tips to know are to avoid overcrowded tours, try to start your adventures early in the morning.

You can also try asking to the boatman if it’s possible to do the tour in reverse, if other people on the boat agree too, of course: you’ll enjoy the tour more!


There are plenty of ATMs in the area, but sometimes it happens that they run out of money, due to the high amount of tourists.

For that reason, bringing some cash with you before going it’s advisable.

Equipment you may forget

If you want to try snorkeling – we highly recommend that! – bring your own equipment: you’ll save some money (Here you can find some more infos about snorkeling in Palawan).

Don’t forget to protect your cameras and phones: waterproof covers are super useful in El Nido!

You’ll probably need water shoes also, on order to safely walk on the rocks and cliffs.

Enjoy the sunsets

There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying the sunset from one of the many beaches around in El Nido.

You can rent a motorbike or a tricycle (that’s the best way to explore the surrounding area), and go to Nacpan Beach, Marimegbeg or Las Cabanas: you won’t be disappointed! 

You can also eat whatever you want, since there it’s full of restaurants.


Don’t forget to bring with you a long sleeve shirt and long trousers, for two reasons: 

  • In some areas mosquitoes are quite aggressive: long sleeves will protect you;
  • Religious sites require your whole body to be covered.


Remember that smoking in the street is forbidden in El Nido. The locals are trying their best to reduce the impact on the environment: please be respectful as well!

Drinking water

The last El Nido tips to know, but not less important, it is not uncommon to get sick after drinking tap water: tap water in El Nido is often not clean enough: be careful!

Why if you go to Palawan you absolutely must try snorkeling

Why if you go to Palawan you absolutely must try snorkeling 1920 1080 Enrico Rivasi

If you ever come to Palawan, something you should definitely try here is Snorkeling.

What are we talking about?

Snorkeling is one of the most popular water sports at the moment: it simply consists in swimming just a little below the sea surface in order to admire the stunning seabed.

Why can’t I miss to try snorkeling in Palawan?

With its stunning untouched beaches with crystal clear water is definitely an out-of-this-world snorkeling spot.

If you’re fascinated by corals and sea life in general, you will have an unforgettable experience closely observing the raw beauty of nature. 

Ok, I want to try snorkeling once in Palawan! Do I need some kind of equipment?

Snorkeling requires some equipment, but you don’t necessarily need to buy them, since you can easily rent everything you need once there. 

A snorkeling session is often included in one of the numerous tours you can do in Palawan.

Here’s what is required:

  • Water mask

  • Snorkel

  • Flippers

However, we suggest you to buy your own equipment before going there. You will save some money, since we assure you that once you try snorkeling, you won’t stop anymore! 

What if I’m an even more adventurous soul?

You can push your temerity and try scuba diving.

If you’re brave enough, this is another must-do to add to your to-do list in Palawan!