Find an accommodation in El Nido isn’t that easy. Do you wanna stay in main town amidst restaurant and activities? In Caalan to enjoy the view on Cadlao Island? You’d rather experience sunsets and the calm of Corong-Corong.
El Nido has a range of budget accommodation from small cottages to a few high-end resorts and pretty nice designed and original places. Here is our selection to help you choosing the best that El Nido has to offer.
High-End Accommodations in El Nido
Mahogany Beach resort was created in 2015, the El Nido Mahogany was designed to be in harmony with the nature. Located in Corong Corong, settled in a 5000 square meter coconut grove, the resort offers wellness and comfort in a tropical garden with a restaurant close to the beach which offers great cuisine. The spacious and cosy cottages and villas are elegant, blending modern comfort and local tradition. Wood touch, airy, bright, wide glass windows, high-quality furniture, large terrace, dipping pool and spa. elnido-mahogany.com
Dolarog Beach Resort was one of the first in El Nido, established in 1991. Located in a private alcove 5km from the town center, it boasts one of the best views of the Bacuit archipelago’s sunset. With it’s quiet and tranquil setting, it is the ideal place to relax. For more information visit their website: https://dolarog.com
Overlooking Resort have some of the most outstanding panoramic views in Palawan.It offers only 4 villas on a 2 hectares property. It’s an ideal location for a family vacation, couples seeking a private romantic getaway and exclusive group and corporate retreats. From the cosy Deluxe Villa with its own garden and infinity pool, 2 spacious bedrooms and an outdoor living room to the Cottages designed exclusively for couples, the Overlooking is a nice place to stay and unwind.
Cadlao Resort and Restaurant is a classy accommodation. Located in Caalan Beach only 15 minutes walking distance from town proper. They offer free pick up for their customers. You’ll appreciate their nice and comfortable bungalows, the tropical garden, the infinity pool and the view on Cadlao island. They house one of the best restaurants in town and propose a lot of high-end services (massage, island and inland tours, a souvenir shop).
There are sixteen bungalows, each with its own terrace and set-up with either queen-sized bed or twin beds. All Bungalows are nicely decorated, air-conditioned and surrounded by lots of green. cadlaoresort.com
Coco Resort. This resort with lush greenery offers peaceful and comfortable accommodation in El Nido. It features spa, boutique, restaurant and outdoor swimming pool and is located just 30 meters from Corong-Corong Beach. Featuring a large terrace with seating area, rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safety deposit box, minibar and a private bathroom with shower facility. coco-resort.com
Original Accommodations in El Nido
Spin designer hostel is a surprising place combining spacious room and fancy dormitory. The modern and stylish decor will make you forget that you’re not in beach front. It has a games room, common terrace, all rooms come with air conditioning and a fan. Private rooms have en suite bathroom, while dormitory rooms offer access to shared bathroom facilities. You can use the shared kitchen or the barbecue. Ticketing and tour arrangements can be made with the friendly staff. spinhostel.com
The Birdhouse is for those seeking peace and quiet. No need to choose between the sea or the jungle. This place offers both with glamping at its best. After having climbed up to 150 steps, you’ll find the best view ever of the Bacuit Bay. Here you can hide from the rest of the world. Mark and Camille designed the project with creativity and sustainable and eco-friendly products!
You will surely love everything there! Your luxury tent, the large outdoor balcony space or the delicious dishes and decor in the restaurant inspired by Camille. They will make your glamping experience memorable.
Mid Range Accommodations in El Nido
Rosanna’s Pension is one of the oldest and most renown lodging in town. Rosanna welcomes foreign and locals tourists for more than 10 years. That’s why her establishment is in most of the traveling guides. The resort faces Palawan Divers.
The two buildings have different kind of simple, clean and accommodating rooms with a breathtaking views on Cadlao Island. Your private balcony is a great place to wake up to or watch the sunset as it is literally on El Nido’s beach. Contact email address: www.rosannaspension.com
makan, is a modern, tropical inspired boutique accommodation right in the heart of El Nido town center. They are your home away from home, where little comforts matter. Amakan has merged the traditional with the modern, providing the ambiance and beauty of the Philippines with the creature comforts of home. www.amakan.ph
The Nest El Nido Beach Resort is located in Caalan Beach, The Nest is a boutique resort by the beach with stunning views of Cadlao Island and the Bacuit Bay. The 24 rooms resort give you the amenities you expect mixed with the beautiful nature of Palawan. They also offer a large yoga floor where you can take your practice or simply meditate and listen to the ocean waves. www.thenestelnido.com
Stunning republic beach resort located in Corong-Corong, some three kilometers from the center of El Nido, directly facing the primary islands across Bacuit Bay, Stunning Republic Beach Resort is close to all that the town of El Nido offers, but more private, quiet and natural. www.stunningrepublic.com
Golden Monkey Cottages are located on Caalan Beach just 15 minute walk from El Nido town. They offer beach resort accommodation with comfortable fan or air conditioned rooms and clean modern bathrooms.
Each cottage has a large veranda and a spectacular view across the beach to the islands. Golden Monkey Cottages is located just outside of El Nido, away from the noise and bustle of the town, so you benefit from the peace of the surrounding nature and you are free to simply relax and absorb the atmosphere. www.goldenmonkeyelnido.com
Bulskamp Inn is located at the center of El Nido only 5 minutes walking distance from our Palawan Divers office. It offers eight rooms with private bathroom, Air Con or fan, shared balcony and a common place to hang out.
Bulskamp Inn staff is focused on providing accommodation services with a great level of customer satisfaction for a sweet price. They will do everything we can to meet your expectation! bulskampinn.com
Budget Accommodations in El Nido
ame House Backpackers opened it doors last year and is situated in Corong Corong which is only a 10 minute tricycle drive away from our office in town. It has all the amenities you can expect from a clean, well thought out and designed hostel. They offer private rooms and dorms. Their little bar and swimming pool area is perfect to meet other travelers and their internet is one of the best in town. Warmly recommended!
ilverise Pension is one of the cheaper options in town. Clean, simple and an affordable hostel only 5 minutes walking from the beach and our office.
Hakuna Matata is a fun and relaxed place. It is located in town beside Art Cafe. It is surrounded by tons of restaurants and attractions. Their rooms are basic but a good option for the budget backpacker. Staff is friendly and helpful.
OMP provides mixed-type dormitory bed & breakfast accommodation. The hostel has now transitioned from what used to be a one-bedroom hostel to a multi-room accommodation while retaining its characteristic vibe for anyone wishing to find a home away from home.
Biolina Guesthouse is a small neat family run place to stay in El Nido north Palawan. Offering clean tidy rooms either with fan or air conditioning. Located in a quiet street just 5 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the pier (for boats to Coron). Biolina is a great choice for those who want to be close to the action but like a quiet place to sleep in El Nido.