The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com
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Top 8 Spots on El Nido Boat Tours

Great, you decided to travel to El Nido, Palawan known as one of the most beautiful islands in the world!  Now how do you find all those drool worthy spots you see all over social media?  If you are anything like us, we quickly became overwhelmed when we realized each beach/location was mostly available only by boat.  To further complicate it, many of the tour companies refer to these El Nido boat tours as A, B, C, D.  We hope this picture guide of our favorite 8 spots on the El Nido boat tours help you narrow down your island hopping destinations!

1. Small Lagoon

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

This is the lagoon where you see many of the shots online in kayaks.  To really get a true glimpse of the lagoon and not just the outside view, make sure your tour operator provides kayaks.  Upon lagoon entry, we quickly loaded into our double-person kayak.

There is a narrow opening that takes you into the heart of the small lagoon.  It’s a tight little squeeze, but the kayak fits if the tide is right.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

Once inside, you can stare in awe at the beauty that surrounds you!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

2. Big Lagoon

After the small lagoon, many El Nido boat tours hit the big lagoon next.  If your tour operator allows, you can have a thrilling ride on the boat edge to get there.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

The water quickly changes color as you cruise deeper into the lagoon.  Many major movies have been filmed in this area due to its sheer beauty.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

Make sure your camera is ready, there are ample spots for photo opportunities as the boat coasts through the lagoon.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

3. Secret Beach

My absolute favorite spot is secret beach.  Why is it a secret?  Well you need to swim through this hole to get there.  See that little opening glowing where the rock hits the water?  That is where we are headed!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

Once inside, you are greeted with this setting.  See the little opening again where the rock hits the water?  This lagoon provided some of the clearest water we had seen while we were in El Nido.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

4. Hidden Beach

Hidden Beach is also known as a kayaking spot during the El Nido boat tours.  There is a large rock formation that blocks the view of the beach thus its name, hidden.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

We timed it very well on our private tour from El Nido Pangulasian Island Resort and thus the massive tour group was leaving as we arrived.  We had about 30 minutes to enjoy this spot all to ourselves!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

We couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a romantic shot in this setting, I mean it is truly paradise!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

5. Snake Island

Snake Island gets its name from the winding, narrow sandbar that is visible from the water and connects the two islands during low tide.  Luckily no snakes here!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

There is also a short hike to a viewing area that you can take during a stop at Snake Island.  Highly recommend this stop!  While the walk was a bit challenging in our flip flops, luckily it only took about 10 minutes to arrive to the top of the look out point.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

But these views??  Definitely worth a visit on your El Nido boat tour!  We could have stood here and stared for hours!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido island hopping tour for you.

6. Entalula Beach

We stopped here for lunch as our hotel, El Nido Pangulasian Island, offers this as an option to their guests.  Even if you don’t have lunch, it’s worth a stop to admire the stunning waters and sugary white sand.  The lunch consisted of fresh seafood, vegetables, salad and fruit for dessert.  It was served picnic style all packed in a basket at comfortable tables and chairs accompanied by this incredible view!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

This beach had some of the most vibrant waters we witnessed for the day!  We couldn’t stop staring and snapping photos!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

7. Pangulasian Island

We had the privilege of staying on this gorgeous island and highly recommend a stop here if you are not.  It has some of the darkest shaded blue waters we experienced in El Nido!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

8. Popolcan Island – Snorkling Site

Not far from Panuglasian Island, the El Nido boat tour stopped for some snorkeling.  The first thrilling part of this trip was our ability to ride on the exterior portion of the boat, so thrilling!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

Once we arrived, we wasted no time diving into the water…

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

and checking out what lied below!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

Overall we explored these areas through the course of 3 afternoons.  We loved that our resort offered private and semi-private tours to see these areas versus the crowded boat tours we saw at some of the popular sites.

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

So the biggest question remains, was it as gorgeous as you see on social media?  100% YES!  El Nido beaches are some of the most gorgeous we have seen and the limestone surrounding them makes for a unique and gorgeous landscape.  We definitely understand why it’s been named one of the most beautiful island in the world! We highly recommend a visit here and don’t miss an El Nido boat tour to get the best views of these stunning locations!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com

Have you taken a El Nido boat tour?  Which was your favorite stop?  Let us know in the comments!

The ultimate activities when visiting El Nido, Philippines is to take island hopping tours to see the lagoons and coves in the area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to help you choose the best El Nido boat tour for you. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos! But I don’t think it helped us narrow down the destinations…instead we want to go see ALL of them! 🙂

  2. El Nido looks so incredibly beautiful! I almost went this year but it turned out that we didn’t have enough time to fit it in. Definitely high up on my bucket list though and even more so when I see pictures like this. Thanks for sharing and for the info on the sites.

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