El Nido - paradise, lost?
|Between Coron and El Nido|
|Leaving the Coron archipelago behind|
The arrival in the port was stunning. High and steep cliffs surround the whole village and the sea shines in an almost unnatural green. From the port, we walked quickly to the guesthouse we had booked the night before: Cliffside cottages. Luckily, we only booked it by phone. The cottages were not bad, but very basic, a
bit shabby and the many dogs and roosters in the neighborhood made it a less than relaxing place. We decided to only stay for the night and look for another place. Prices in El Nido are a bit higher, so we found nothing cheaper than 800 PHP (16 EUR) for a private double room. But Marikit Pensione offered the best deal for this price. A better bed, a clean room and a clean private bathroom. We moved the next morning.
|Beach walking in El Nido|
|Relaxing on Cadlao island|
|Monkey on Cadlao island|
In summary, we definitely recommend El Nido. The village itself is nothing nice, overdeveloped and overpriced. But the nature of Northern Palawan is still spectacular. We definitely don't regret having gone there. And we hope neither won't you!
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