Helicopter Island, El Nido

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  • September 3, 2017
    My friend and I took a kayak in the nest after eating and just on this island. There was no one, we were completely alone and wonder! Listen to the sound of the forest that covered the island from the beach with the waves, the fine white sand, the perfect sea water... It was one of the highlights of my trip to El Nido, without doubt. -Visit of July 2015
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  • July 20, 2017
    They also call this island Helicopter Island because its shape is similar to a helicopter. I can see it! This island has a great beach where your boat tour can stop to swim and snorkel. The water is r...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Facing the island, we turned right from where boats are. We had a long sandy stretch of sand to ourselves. There are some lovely and healthy coral reefs to explore and beautiful scenery.  more »
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  • February 19, 2017
    Great place for diving. Water is ultra clear (and a little bit colder than you get used to on the Philippines), but you van see coral snakes, squids and all sorts of tropical fish in the water.
  • March 19, 2017
    This helicopter shaped island has a beautiful white (cream) sand beach. You can visit this when you avail of Tour C of the El Nido Island hopping tours. Make sure that you visit this place in the afternoon or early in the morning because it is quite hot by noon time.
  • July 10, 2017
    This place is a jumpstart for snorkeling enthusiasts. Don't forget to wear aqua shoes since there are stones and dead corals in the sea.
  • April 29, 2017
    Beautifully shaped island just off the north coast of Palawan. Tours are availibke to take you here, they are pricey but recommended.
  • October 11, 2016
    Wonderful island

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Where to stay in El Nido

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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