Snake Island (Vigan Island), El Nido

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An untouched oasis of sand and sea, Snake Island (Vigan Island) connects to mainland Palawan via a winding sweep of sandbar, appearing daily at low tide. Accessed via boat or foot (during low tide), the island itself is small and blanketed with thick foliage. Surrounded by crystal clear azure ocean, snorkel along the shore, then hike to the top of the island’s viewing platform to see the snaking sandbar in full view. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys hiding in the mangroves. If walking across the sandbar, make sure you wear water shoes to protect your feet from rockfish. Arrange your visit to Snake Island (Vigan Island) and discover more family-friendly attractions in El Nido using our El Nido vacation builder app .
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  • Guess we came too late for the strip of land that gave the island its name was vattenövertäckt. Views at the top.
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  • a nice stretch of sand that joins two islands ... nice to visit throughout the tour by boat
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  • The water was pretty high when we went to snake island so we couldn't see how it was a snake, but the views while swimming around snake island are something out of this world. the water is amazingingl...  more »
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  • Vigan Island is the place to hike to get a good vantage point to see the Snake Island from above. I came in late December, the Snake Island was under water. You can visit during a season to see a clear "sand bar"

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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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