El Nido

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SAVA: El Nido's finest beach bar

This stylish joint is the best place in town to grab a classy drink, watch the sunset and dance the night away

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17 insanely romantic hotels in the Philippines

A list of some of the Philippine archipelago's stunningly beautiful hotels, including one where Brad Pitt and Beyonce once stayed

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AirSwift launches El Nido-Caticlan flights today

The new route allows holidaymakers to combine a stop at party island Boracay with a quieter, close-to-nature getaway in El Nido, home to some of the country's finest beaches and top dive sites

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15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

Our guide to the country’s island destinations, from the ultimate dive site of Tubbataha, the hidden gem of Danjugan, to a romantic firefly tour in Sorsogon

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Postcards from...El Nido, Palawan

Lory Alba sends us photos from her sun-drenched stay at Qi Resort El Nido

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10 of the Philippines’ best beaches...that you've probably never heard of

From the stunning white sand beach of Apo Mayor to an icing sugar beach in Calaguas said to beat Maldives' finest, our local insiders tip their dream beaches

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My El Nido: Mariglo Laririt, El Nido Resorts' environment director

The lady behind El Nido Resorts' environmental protection programs reveals her secret places and hangouts in one of the country’s most beautiful island destinations

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The ultimate El Nido: how to explore the islands without the selfie crowds

Mellow Yellow private boat tours aim to show El Nido as it’s supposed to be seen — with no other tour boats around. Mellow Yellow’s Tour Z will explore virgin beaches, untouched islands, and hidden spots for snorkeling

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Where we want to go this year

Travel experts and adventurers share their inside tips on the places in the Philippines you should be planning to visit 

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Ayala's Seda hotel group to open 3 new hotels in 2017

Seda Vertis North in Quezon City will open in April, followed by Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod, and Seda Lio in El Nido

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Me and my Philippines: Sam Milby, actor

This actor and pop singer says he escapes the showbiz crowd by holing up at home, but on holidays it's all about the outdoors and indulging in one great passion 
 

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My favorite resorts — by frequent travellers

From island hideaways to mountain escapes, eight local travellers name their favorite resorts

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Romantic trips for two

Here are some ideas to sweep your loved one off her feet, from taking off on an exciting helicopter ride overflying Mt. Pinatubo to luxury camping under the stars in Tagaytay

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And the 'Hoscar' goes to...El Nido's Spin Designer Hostel

Users of hotel booking site Hostelworld rated Spin Designer Hostel in El Nido, Palawan as the Philippines' best hostel in its 15th annual Hoscar awards 2017

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El Nido's "Mystic Mangrove Tour"

Cyril Raysseguier joins Frenchman Basile Guilmet on a banca tour of El Nido's mangroves and wildlife, crossing rivers and open sea

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Take me to...El Nido's Snake Island

Have fun in the sun on this beautiful strip of sandbar in Palawan. And we think it's instagram perfect

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Archipelago guide to El Nido, Palawan

With its stunning beaches, virgin islands, and limestone cliffs, El Nido is on everyone's bucket list. We asked travel blogger Ferdz Decena for his list of favorite places to stay that won't break the bank

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Pitch perfect: Aetas Glamping El Nido

El Nido's newest glamping site offers "Made in Africa" boutique glamour, private ensuite bathrooms, and breakfast in bed, surrounded by forests and rice fields

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16 of the best beaches in El Nido, Palawan

It’s the holy grail of travelers: the perfect icing-sugar sand beach with clear, turquoise waters, swaying palm tress, and not a soul in sight. Does it exist? Jose Marte Abueg searches El Nido’s numerous islands

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Somewhere for Holy Week: top 5 short breaks

What do you feel like doing this Holy Week—a trek to an active volcano or a tour of the country's gorgeous beaches? We have the pick of five adventure tours for 2016, from P560 (US$11)

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5 of the Philippines' best hotels for weddings

Locals pick their favorite hotels for a wedding, from a white-sand beach hotel in Boracay to a private island in Palawan

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10 popular Airbnb rentals in the Philippines for less than P3,000

Here's a selection of unique and affordable Airbnb rentals in top tourist destinations in the country, from a thatched native cottage overlooking farmlands in Palawan to an ocean-front bungalow in Bohol

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Me and my Philippines: Gutsy Tuason, underwater photographer

Tuason, winner of the Palme d'Or Award for underwater photography, shares his top dive spots in the Philippines and the best places to stay

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Me and my Philippines: Fina Joven

Annset Holidays president Fina Joven talks about the top Philippine destinations for 2016 and some of the best places to stay in the country

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5 of El Nido's charming island hotels 

Travel blogger Ferdz Decena picks his favorite places to stay, from stylish private island hideaways to no-frills budget cottages facing Bacuit Bay

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Tangerine skies: 10 sunset photos that show the Philippine islands at their best

We've picked out sunset snaps from contributing photographers, showing the sky and sea drenched in hues of pink and blue, gold, and orange. Share your sunset photos by tagging #ArchipelagoLife on Instagram

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Cool kayak hotspots

The best way to see the Philippines is to pick up a paddle. Chip Childers picks his 10 favorite kayaking destinations

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Me and my Philippines: Victor Consunji

Businessman Victor Consunji, the first Filipino to run and finish a full marathon in the North Pole this year, talks about his Philippine travels and favorite resorts

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Travelers' picks: 5 short breaks

From a holiday home with views of the mountains to a perfect spa retreat a short drive away from Manila, our insiders reveal their slice of heaven

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Me and my Philippines: Victoria Marin, jewelry designer

Local jewelry designer Victoria Marin talks about her hometown Cebu, her perfect holiday, and the best fashion and design shows in the country

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Somewhere for summer: top adventure holidays

From climbing scenic Mt. Halcon to diving Tubbataha, here are a few exciting adventure holiday ideas for March to May

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Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photography Competition: January 2016 winners

We asked for your best holiday photos —beaches, adventures and family holiday snaps—and you've certainly delivered. Here are the winners in the first of our series of competitions and those that made it to our shortlist

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My favorite places in the Philippines: Iren Dornier, aviator

"I feel that the recipe for travel is to go as unprepared as possible and whatever happens, just go and take it in.” —Iren Dornier, SEAIR Chairman & aviator

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Experts' top 18 backpacking holidays in the Philippines

Seasoned backpackers Ferdz Decena, Christian Sangoyo and Julian Rodriguez share their favorite adventures, from exploring the hidden El Nido in Palawan to going wild swimming in the Babuyan Islands

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Take me to…El Nido's secret places

If El Nido's Bacuit Bay has won you over with its white sand beaches, lagoons and karst formations, wait till you see its unexplored northwestern and eastern side, says Monica de Leon

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Air Swift launches Cebu-El Nido flights

AyalaLand-owned local carrier Air Swift is opening Cebu to El Nido direct flights, expanding its exclusive Manila-El Nido operations to service the Korean and Visayan regional markets

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Travel blogger Estan Cabigas' top 13 beaches

Award-winning travel blogger Estan Cabigas helps our sister publication Inflight Traveller celebrate its 13th year anniversary this year by sharing his top 13 beaches in the Philippines

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The isles of thrills

Tour specialist Greg Hutchinson guides you round the best coastlines of the Philippines for sea kayaking, trekking, and mountain biking

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Me and my travels: filmmaker Ida del Mundo

Filmmaker Ida del Mundo on how her travels to Lake Sebu in Cotobato inspired her to write her award winning film, K'na the Dreamweaver

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10 of the Philippines' best beaches

Not all beaches are created equal. Our contributing photographers and travel experts list their favorites