El Nido

How Much to Budget for El Nido (6 days, 5 nights)

How Much to Budget for El Nido (6 days, 5 nights)

How Much to Budget for El Nido (6D/5N)) | SGMT  — An El Nido vacation can cost as little as ₱5,000 to as much as…I don’t know…₱5,000,000 or more. This budget, which we used for our Palawan trip last June, is somewhere in between. It’s […]

Nacpan Beach: To Go or Not To Go (and Spend P1500)

Nacpan Beach: To Go or Not To Go (and Spend P1500)

SGMT — I’ll be honest: if the tricycle driver hadn’t offered to take us to Nacpan Beach for P1000 — instead of the usual P1500 — I might never have gone. Nacpan Beach has been described in superlatives ranging from “the best beach in El […]

Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach

Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach

SGMT | Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach —  Do yourself a favor. If you’re going to El Nido, set aside at least one day for beach bumming. Spend a lazy afternoon at Marimegmeg Beach and stick around for the sunset. You won’t regret it. * * […]

Island Hopping in El Nido: Combo Tour A & C

Island Hopping in El Nido: Combo Tour A & C

SGMT —  It was our first time in El Nido, and it wouldn’t be our last — or so our guides assured us. According to both Jack, the tricycle driver we engaged on our arrival in town, and Sam, the boatman who led our island hopping tour the next […]

How to Survive the Van to El Nido

How to Survive the Van to El Nido

2016 July 02  |  SGMT —  El Nido, Palawan is paradise on earth, but as with most paradises, it’s a little tricky to get to. Visitors with a generous budget can fly direct to El Nido via AirSwift; everyone else must fly first to Puerto Princesa, the capital […]

Where to Stay in El Nido: 15 Great Options

Where to Stay in El Nido: 15 Great Options

Need help deciding where to stay in El Nido? Here’s a quick guide to some of the best accommodations in the area — from budget to splurge. * _ Our choice to stay at Spin Designer Hostel was unanimous and pretty much an instant decision. […]

El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

SGMT  — I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person left in the Philippines who still hasn’t been to El Nido but it sure feels that way sometimes. Countless friends have gone and come back gushing about the paradise they found out west, in what’s […]