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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  • From ernidtown in the island hopping tour B! From a perch on a nearby island made no overall with sandals is required because the flow is the way is rocks and tree roots. Beautiful views from the top and white sand path emerges on the surface of the sea.
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  • It was high tide when we get into snake island so the snake form that you can walk through in the middle of the ocean is waist deep if clear water, at any rate we walked through to go to a floating st...  more »
  • This place was beautiful! This was the highlight of our island hopping trip at El nido. Funny cause there was a floating sari sari store in the middle of the sandbar. Dont expect it to be cheap though...  more »

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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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