Elnido – 4D/3N Package

4 Days


El Nido, Palawan, offers a variety of island-hopping tours, with Tours A and C being among the most popular. These tours provide distinct experiences of the area’s stunning seascapes, hidden beaches, and vibrant marine life.


El Nido Island Hopping Tour A Destinations

1. Big Lagoon

  • Location: Miniloc Island
  • Highlights:
    • Famous for its stunning turquoise waters and towering limestone cliffs.
    • Ideal for kayaking through its narrow entrance, which opens up into a wide expanse of calm waters.
    • Known for its depth and the clarity of the water, making it perfect for photography and exploring marine life.
  • Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling, photography.
  • Tips: The lagoon is best visited during high tide to fully appreciate its depth and beauty. Be sure to bring a waterproof camera for capturing underwater scenery.

2. Secret Lagoon

  • Location: Also on Miniloc Island, near Big Lagoon.
  • Highlights:
    • Accessible through a small hole in the limestone cliffs, leading to a secluded beach within a lagoon.
    • Offers a hidden paradise feeling, with towering cliffs providing a sense of isolation and tranquility.
    • Surrounded by dramatic limestone formations.
  • Activities: Swimming, exploring, relaxing on the small beach inside the lagoon.
  • Tips: The entrance to the lagoon can be tricky to spot and access, especially during high tide. Wear appropriate footwear for climbing over rocks.

3. Shimizu Island

  • Location: Near the Big and Secret Lagoons.
  • Highlights:
    • Named after a Japanese diver who tragically died while exploring the area.
    • Known for its vibrant marine life and colorful coral reefs, making it a prime snorkeling spot.
    • Features a small white sand beach ideal for relaxation.
  • Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, beach lounging.
  • Tips: Bring snorkeling gear to fully enjoy the underwater sights. The island can get crowded, so it’s best to visit early.

4. 7 Commando Beach

  • Location: On the mainland, near the entrance of El Nido Bay.
  • Highlights:
    • Named after a legend that seven Japanese commandos were stranded here during World War II.
    • Features a long stretch of powdery white sand beach lined with coconut trees.
    • Offers a laid-back atmosphere, with several small beach bars and huts for refreshments.
  • Activities: Swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, sipping drinks at beach bars.
  • Tips: It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy a drink after a day of island hopping. Look out for the resident monkeys and be cautious with your belongings.


El Nido Island Hopping Tour C Destinations

1. Secret Beach

  • Location: Southeast of Matinloc Island
  • Description: Tucked away behind imposing limestone cliffs, accessible only through a narrow swim-through crevice. It offers an otherworldly experience with its hidden white sands and clear, shallow waters.
  • Activities:
    • Snorkeling: Discover the rich underwater life just outside the beach.
    • Swimming: Navigate through the entrance to reach the beach.
  • Tips:
    • Swim through the crevice carefully. Be cautious of the sharp rocks around the entrance.
    • Use water shoes. The rocky sea floor can be rough on bare feet.

2. Matinloc Shrine

  • Location: Western side of Matinloc Island
  • Description: A historic and spiritual site with remnants of a shrine and breathtaking panoramic views. The site is surrounded by lush vegetation and dramatic cliffs.
  • Activities:
    • Exploration: Wander through the shrine ruins and learn about its history.
    • Viewpoint: Hike up a short path to capture stunning views of the surrounding seascape.
  • Tips:
    • Watch your step. The shrine and the path to the viewpoint can be slippery.
    • Bring cash. Donations for shrine maintenance are appreciated.

3. Hidden Beach

  • Location: Eastern side of Matinloc Island
  • Description: A pristine beach hidden behind towering rock formations. It boasts fine white sands and clear, shallow waters ideal for snorkeling.
  • Activities:
    • Snorkeling: Explore the rich marine life near the beach.
    • Relaxation: Enjoy the serene environment and pristine sands.
  • Tips:
    • Arrive early. To experience the beach at its most tranquil, avoid the midday crowds.
    • Stay aware of tides. High tide can cover much of the beach area.

4. Star Beach

  • Location: Southwest of Tapiutan Island
  • Description: A small yet picturesque beach with excellent coral gardens. It’s a favorite snorkeling spot due to the diverse marine life and clear waters.
  • Activities:
    • Snorkeling: Dive into the vibrant coral reefs.
    • Swimming: Enjoy the warm, crystal-clear waters.
  • Tips:
    • Use reef-safe sunscreen. Protect the delicate marine environment.
    • Stay near the boat. Currents can be strong further out.

5. Helicopter Island (Dilumacad Island)

  • Location: Off the northeastern coast of El Nido mainland
  • Description: Named for its helicopter-like shape, the island features a long stretch of white sand beach and lush vegetation. Its surrounding waters are rich with marine life, making it perfect for snorkeling.
  • Activities:
    • Snorkeling: Discover diverse fish species and colorful corals.
    • Photography: Capture the island’s unique shape and beautiful beach.
  • Tips:
    • Explore both sides. The northern and southern ends offer different underwater experiences.
    • Bring a beach blanket. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the wide sandy shore.


Welcome @PPC Airport
PPC Airport - Elnido (Shared Van)
Check-In @ Alocasia Hostel
Free Time

Complimentary Breakfast
Guide pick-up for Island Tour
Tour - A Island Hoping Tour
Free Time

Complimentary Breakfast
Guide pick-up for Island Tour
Tour - C Island Hoping Tour
Free Time

Complimentary Breakfast
Check-Out @ Alocasia Hostel
Van Transfer Elnido - PPC Airport
Drop @ PPC Airport (Shared Van)



  • Traditional outrigger boat (Banka)
  • Licensed Local tour guide
  • Life vest
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Boat captain and crew


  • Environmental fee (₱ 400)
  • Lagoon fee (₱ 200)
  • Use of kayak (₱ 300)
  • Aqua shoes, fins, and goggles (available to rent)

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Elnido – 4D/3N Package
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