Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan

This blissful white sand cove, surrounded by waters teeming with wildlife, is excellent for snorkeling, an oasis tucked away from civilization. Photo by @glennasia07

Hidden Beach in Matinloc Island, an island about 20 kilometers from the El Nido town center, is a picture-perfect white sand cove with dazzling turquoise waters gently lapping the shore. Sky-high limestone cliffs block the beautiful cove from view, giving it a sense of privacy and protection from rough waters. Venture out with your snorkel and mask, and coral reefs teeming with marine life burst into sight. The Hidden Beach and other beaches in Matinloc Island are part of the standard El Nido Tour C.


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How to get there
AirSwift flies from Manila to El Nido. El Nido hotels can arrange transfers from the airport. Another option is to go from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific
or Philippine Airlines. From the Puerto Princesa airport, take a tricycle to the San Jose terminal where there are Cherry Bus Palawan buses headed to El Nido, a five- to six-hour ride.

El Nido Tours
Palawan Explorers offers island hopping tours from P1,200 ($25) per person, +63949 390 3224. 
El Nido Boutique and Art Cafe is a long-time tour operator as well as an information and contact center for services. Tours start at P1,200 per person, +63920 902 6317.

For ideas on resorts to book in the area, read 5 of El Nido's charming island hotels

Discover other stunning beaches in 16 of the best beaches in El Nido.

Cover photo is a screengrab from @glennasia07 on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published October 2016