by Regin Reyno
El Nido is a coastal town in Palawan, Philippines blessed with many islands in its vicinity. It is part of the Banana Pancake Trail: a well-trodden backpacker trail in Southeast Asia. Many travelers flock to this place-almost all year round-due to its islands and beaches.
Beautiful limestone islands, white-sand beaches, wonderful corals, friendly locals are what attract the tourists. And in coming to El Nido, there is one activity that you shouldn’t miss; and this is what most visitors do in going to El Nido: Island hopping.
With its many beautiful islands and lagoons, this is the number one attraction and activity in El Nido. It’s really crazy and unimaginable if you’re in El Nido and don’t do this. It’s like going to Cuzco in Peru and not visiting Machu Picchu or going to Xi’an, China and not going to the Terracotta Warriors. Especially, as El Nido Town proper has little to offer. (The beach there is crowded with boats, bars, and restaurants)