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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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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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  • The best well preserved spot for snorkeling,i was amaze to see different coral formation from smallest to large plates,it was also a great experience to swim with different and colorful fishes.and the...  more »
  • but not amazing. This is part of the tour, and glad we stopped here to see the views from the top. Climbing up and down the hill to see the views is one group at time. We were lucky, there was only on...  more »
  • All I can say is skip the shrine. When your tour guide asked if you want to go to the shrine or snorkel, go snorkeling. It doesn't look like much, but my wife and I were amazed and excited how much we...  more »