Nacpan Beach, El Nido

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#1 of 19 in Beaches in Palawan Island
Unwind at Nacpan Beach, a secluded beach some 17 km (10.5 mi) north of El Nido. White sand and clear water on both sides of a sandy stretch will be your reward after a drive on a bumpy road. With palm trees providing necessary shade, this clean and quiet beach offers excellent swimming conditions and some basic facilities, including a rustic seafood joint and paddle boat rental office. Take a steep trail and climb a small hill above the beach to get a full view of this secluded gem, with a 360-degree panorama to enjoy. Put Nacpan Beach and other El Nido attractions into our El Nido vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This fantastic beach is about 1 hour from El Nido ... I say an hour because the last stretch of road for things to do in 5kmh. ... Mostly it's asfalto...ma get ready because the last 15/20 minutes are made of stones and mud ... For those who will go in scooter as we recommend to spend amid the puddles and not to the sides because you fall into it and you would finish with walking barefoot in the mud and it's not exactly a pleasant thing ... for more on returning it started to rain and the risk of slipping on the ground was high! However after a little adventure in the disaster will find true paradise ... Kilometric beach with crystal clear sea and flat ... clean! Gorgeous!! The Chairs would never take them because they cost 400 pesos and eventually steps throughout the whole day on the water so is nice and so hot ... There is also a bar in the middle of the water can be reached by swimming ... a must see!! The food at the beach bar is okay, I usually eat fish/meat grilled ... Shake the coconut (buko) yummy! Go visit napcan beach despite the small adventure on a moped. still worth it! Or even better if you can get lead and picked up by a private jeep!
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  • August 18, 2017
    I've been to a lot of beaches here in the Philippines, my home country. But this one is truly amazing. It suits my taste. It has a laid back kind of environment and there's few to none establishments ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    My experience of Nacpan Beach could have been better if the tricycle driver hadn't conned us into getting on his tricycle all the way there. It was a 45 minute ride of back ache, tricycle breakdown an...  more »

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Long since established as a domestic tourist destination, El Nido's growing international reputation has led to a number of eco-tourism and resort-style options popping up in recent years. The main town on the west coast offers the greatest choice, with sprawling luxury resorts, hotels, and guesthouses all enjoying convenient access to the surrounding islands. Staying on one of the islands presents an exciting alternative, although you'll find the choice largely limited to luxury hotels.
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