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Matinloc Island, El Nido

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Bask in crystal clear waters and swim to secret white sand beaches at Matinloc Island. Renowned as an area of extraordinary natural splendour, you’ll feel like you’ve found your very own piece of paradise here. Climb to the highest point on the island for incredible views of the surrounding archipelago. If you’re feeling adventurous, make your way to the island's "secret beach." Inaccessible by boat, visitors must swim underwater through a gap in the rock wall to reach the small beach, which is supposedly the very same spot that inspired Alex Garland's famous novel, "The Beach." Plan to see Matinloc Island and other attractions that appeal to you using our El Nido trip generator.
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  • Its a must see scenery when youre at the top of limestone.its an overlooking scenery of the crystal blue greenn water of the island..if you have your drone,then this is the perfect spot for your perfe...  more »
  • This is a great place to snorkel. There are just so many different types of fish. They have big spools of fish. I had a great time. You must come snorkeling.  more »
  • Beautiful location on a small island with an abandoned building, where everything is preserved as if the owners got recently. Marble sculptures with subtle carvings, water tanks, shiny as if their today naterli, an empty dock. Just some mystique. Here is the climb up the rock, which offers a beautiful sea view.
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