Nacpan Beach, El Nido

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#1 of 19 in Beaches in Palawan Island
Unwind at Nacpan Beach, a secluded beach some 17 km (10.5 mi) north of El Nido. White sand and clear water on both sides of a sandy stretch will be your reward after a drive on a bumpy road. With palm trees providing necessary shade, this clean and quiet beach offers excellent swimming conditions and some basic facilities, including a rustic seafood joint and paddle boat rental office. Take a steep trail and climb a small hill above the beach to get a full view of this secluded gem, with a 360-degree panorama to enjoy. Plan to visit Nacpan Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended El Nido attractions using our El Nido trip maker .
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  • the beach was very pretty, was not packed at all, not sure if its because we travelled in October and it was the end of low season. We rented a scooter and drove there ourselves, took us around 30 min...  more »
  • Drove 30+km and still never found a good beach , I think we asked 8 different times and got so much misdirection, found a few places but was So muddy could not get around and most are private roads to...  more »
  • In October, after prolonged rain, the last km to the beach through the softened road were hard to drive on. But the tricycle proved himself as a true SUV. By El Nido it is necessary for it, out and back, 1500 PP pay. But there are several times in a day, every day, to a less expensive way to Nacpan Beach shuttle service, from the city of El Nido, and back for 600 PP, AirCon minibus.
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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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