El Nido Palawan | Nacpan Beach
Nacpan Beach in El Nido Palawan is one of the must-visit sites in El Nido. I don't know what else to say. lol
According to my research (from other blogs), Nacpan Beach is a 4km stretch of powdery sand beach. The beach is still in its virgin beauty. Although resorts are starting to sprout in the area. I just hope it will not be abused like what other touristy beaches in the Philippines right now. Everything seems to be perfect in Nacpan Beach. Despite its distance and difficulty of access roads, people flock and visit Nacpan Beach. It is already touristy, but I am still hoping for its virginity be reserved.
When we arrived we already saw a portion of the shore with umbrellas and seats for sunbathing for rent. I prefer those shouldn't be that near to the beach. Small stalls or sheds where already visible and it caters the public for some freshly cooked seafood and other refreshments.
We had lunch at Kyla's Cucina, it's one of the bigger cottages you see on the beach. A lot of bloggers also have blogged about them. And the food is undeniably delicious. The seafood is fresh, not to mention their mussels were huge! haha, it's my first time to see such size on the table. The group feasted on the food and consumed it in no time.
We arrived at around 11 in the morning. The sun is up and it's extremely hot that day. Since its already crowdy after lunch, we chose to walk far from the crowd. We found this cute modern cabins that are actually good for overnight stays.
We walked some more and found this peaceful place. We stopped for some Buko Juice and waited for the sun to set.
When swimming at the beach, don't get too far from the shore. There is a strong current and sometimes the waves get too strong for a non-swimmer to handle. Make sure you swim with a buddy or let people from the resort know that you are swimming so they can watch over you.
Nacpan Beach is 45 minutes away from the El Nido Port. We rented out a van to bring us all to Nacpan. We are 10 pax so it's just economical for us to rent out a van instead of using tricycle or habal-habal (motorcycle).
Kyla's Cucina Feast:
- Van Rental - 3,000 divided by 10 = 300.00 each
- Environmental Fee = 50.00 each
- Lunch = 450.00 each
- Buko Juice = 50.00 each
Things to bring:
- Personal belongings and clothes
- swimming attire
- snorkel or goggles
- after-sun cooling gel
- waterproof cameras
Remember: Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Take your trash with you. Respect and take care of nature for the future generations. Be a responsible traveler.
Thank you Northern Hope Tours for managing the Palawan escapade itineraries for us.
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