It’s December already! But for the benefit of our readers abroad (especially those from the colder regions), we’re warming up this chilly holiday month with images from a local tropical paradise—El Nido!
Last November, Green Guide and I, together with a group of friends, took a 4-day vacation in the beautiful El Nido, Palawan.
El Nido is in the northwestern tip of Palawan. It is famous for its scenic landscape with numerous limestone islands around the Bacuit Bay. The name El Nido is Spanish for “the nest”, referring to the edible nests of Swiftlets found inside the crevices of limestone cliffs. Another popular feature of El Nido is its diverse wildlife. Its clear waters are home to hundreds of species of tropical fishes and corals, and three species of endangered sea turtles. Its forests are host to more than 100 species of birds, a large number of which are endemic to Palawan. (info via elnidoresorts)
There are two resorts in El Nido: the rustic cottages are in Miniloc island while the more luxurious accommodations are in Lagen island. Although our group stayed in Miniloc (top and above), we also got a chance to visit and dine in Lagen (below).
El Nido is a perfect tropical getaway. In fact, according to two of the foreign guests in the resort, among the many tropical vacation spots that they’ve visited, El Nido is the most beautiful. Unlike the other destinations, El Nido has the best of everything in one place—majestic views, virgin forests, white sand beaches, enchanting lagoons, and great dive/snorkeling sites. On top of its natural beauty, both Miniloc and Lagen offer great accommodations and amenities, and a five-star quality service. Someday, if I win the lottery, I’ll probably spend my weekends here! Haaay, I wish….
View the picture gallery below for the rest of our photos in El Nido. You can visit El Nido Resorts’ website here for more information. -ardel
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