Tips for booking a El Nido hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:July
Average price in El Nido:₱8,704/night
Absolute cheapest price found:₱201/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
₱1,612 - ₱15,288
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₱1,612 - ₱6,359
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About El Nido

The central town on Palawan Island in the Philippines, El Nido draws travellers from around the world for island hopping in the Bacuit archipelago. Crystal clear turquoise waters make this a prime spot for snorkelling and diving, where you’ll find hidden lagoons and pristine coral reef surrounded by sandy white beaches. El Nido rests in a nook between towering limestone karst cliffs and the Bacuit Bay, hosting a string of resorts, eateries and bars along the beachfront.

Things to do

El Nido is understandably water-centric, with most activity happening on or near the coastline. Waterfront bars are in abundance, with the popular beaches of Nacpan, Calitang, Secret Lagoon and Hidden Beach serving as gathering spots. The beach of Corong Corong is tucked into a bay about a 10-minute drive from El Nido and is a popular spot for those seeking a quiet hideaway from the main tourist strip.

You can rent a kayak and paddle on your own to the offshore Cadlao Island, or join scuba diving expeditions to dive sites such as the underwater cavern at Dilumacad Island. Snorkel tours include the Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon of Miniloc Island and the nearby Shimizu Island teeming with colourful reef fish.

Feeling adventurous? Take a hike to Nagkalit-kalit Falls where you can swim in a cosy cove beneath a cascading waterfall. When you have worked up a hearty appetite, head back to El Nido and walk down Corong Corong or Marimegmeg to find lively beach bars serving casual fare as the sun sets over the bay.

Getting around

If you’re staying at one of the El Nido resorts, you can use tricycle taxis, known as tuk-tuks, for getting around the island and beaches. For a more extensive exploration, rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

El Nido travel FAQs

  • How much do hotels in El Nido cost?

    The average price of a hotel in El Nido has been around ₱4,411 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in El Nido, the average price is around ₱2,230/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is ₱6,156/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in El Nido?

    ₱339 per night is the cheapest El Nido hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in El Nido tonight?

    El Nido hotels start at ₱388 for tonight; however, accommodations will average about ₱2,811. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.