El Nido, a paradise located in Northern Palawan, with lots of beautiful islands and islets, white sand beaches and coral reefs. This place offers great dive sites for scuba diving, good for beginners and higher level. El Nido is also great for underwater photoraphy/videography due to a great variety of macro species. For underwater photography courses, visit http://fisheyeunderwater.com/. The fascinating Lagoons, hidden beaches and the other landscapes of El Nido contribute to its true beauty. El Nido is a managed resource protected area, it gained worldwide attention due to its extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem. El Nido once again was ranked as the most Beautiful Beaches in the world in 2016 according to conde nast http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-02-24/top-10-most-beautiful-island-beaches-hawaii-australia/20
El Nido has 18 villages/sections, two of the busiest villages in El Nido are Buena Suerte and Masagana where Deep Blue Dive Seafari is located. The town itself is consisting of four villages (Buena Suerte, Masagana, Maligaya and Corong-Corong). El Nido is quite a remote area, its beauty has been hidden for long time and it became a showcase of geological and biological diversity. Due to the importance of its unique ecosystem, the Philippine government made El Nido a turtle sanctuary, then later the whole of Bacuit Bay became a marine reserve park.
What is the Climate of El Nido?
El Nido has two seasons: Dry season starts from December to May (Driest Month is April and May) and Wet season starts from June to November. (Heaviest rainfall occurs around August). The Northeast wind blows from December to March while the Southwest wind blows from June to October and the East wind starts from April to May.
Philippine Weather Forecast site: http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/
What is the sea condition of El Nido?
The sea currents in El Nido differ from very slight to moderate depending on tidal conditions. Divers and snorkelers can swim back to the boat without difficulty since currents are usually very manageable.The average water temperature ranges from 22 °C to 26 °C during the months of December to March and 29 °C to 30 °C during the months of April to November.
Water visibility ranges from 3 meters to 10 meters from December to February, 10 meters to 30 meters from March to May, and 10 meters to 15 meters from June to November. The best time for diving in El Nido is during the months of March to May, as surface conditions are good.
You may check sea condition of Palawan at www.windguru.com
What is the Language used in El Nido?
Local Language: International Language:
Cuyonin (Native language of Palawan) English
People in El Nido are very proficient in English, Bisaya and Tagalog but also, a lot of different foreign nationalities live in El Nido and have their own businesses.
Things to do in El Nido:
El Nido has a lot of activities to offer, mainly Scuba Diving and Island hopping.
The other activities you can do in El Nido are the following:
Motorbiking and visit Nacpan Beach or Las Cabanas
Kayaking and visit the closest island to El Nido called Cadlao Island
Kite surfing at San Fernando with Qi Palawan Resort: Check their services and rate at www.qipalawan.com
How to get to El Nido?
From Puerto Princesa City, Tourists can take a van or bus for a traveling time of 5-6 hours to get to El Nido. Fare fee starts from 500 – 950 per person.
Tourists can also have a direct flight from Manila to El Nido via Air Swift. To check their fare cost, click onthis link and it will bring you directly to their site: http://air-swift.com/
Upon Arriving in El nido, There are many tricycles in the Terminal area and you can ask any one of them to send you to your booking hotel. Normally they charge Php.50 for one way.
Other Things you need to know:
- Every Tourist that visit El Nido are required to buy the El Nido Environmental Ticket of Php. 200 per person valid for 10 days. They need to present their ticket for every activity they do in El Nido. Tourist can go directly to the tourism office to purchase tickets of their own.
- There is only one bank in El Nido called BPI Bank. Tourist can easily withdraw money if they need it.
- There is only one Rural Health Center in El Nido.
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