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El Nido’s Finest: Beautiful Nacpan Beach in Palawan

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In our previous post about Island Hopping in El Nido, we already portrayed the incredible beauty of the island of Palawan and its stunning beaches. Having done that we decided to have a look at the beaches that are located on the island itself and discovered Nacpan Beach – an amazing, long-stretched white sand beach just north of the town of El Nido. Here we will provide you with some insights on our visit there.

How to get to Nacpan Beach

Nacpan Beach can be reached either by boat (usually part of a tour) or by motorcycle or tricycle. The tour that brings you here is the Tour E where you will see different inland beaches and waterfalls. You can book this tour through the most agencies or hotels in the town of El Nido.

Alternatively, you can rent a motorcycle (around 800 Pesos per day) or get a tricycle to bring you to Nacpan Beach. You can find tricycles all around El Nido – the driver will bring you all the way directly to Nacpan Beach. The ride takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour and will take you across some pretty bumpy dirt roads, so be prepared! A round trip will cost you around 1000 Pesos (roughly €20).

Nacpan Beach

When you enter you will have to register at a small counter and pay an entrance fee (around 50 Pesos per person).

The first impressions, once we arrived at the beach, were incredible. The sand is very fine and white and stretches for kilometers, hugging the clear blue water. There are lots of spaces to rest in the shadow and also a small restaurant at the entrance area where you can enjoy a snack and some drinks.

Nacpan beach el nido palawan

Nacpan beach el nido palawan

Nacpan beach palawan

view nacpan beach palawan

We decided to rest a bit and found a nice spot to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The waves are very small and the water is quite shallow, gradually getting deeper and allowing for some nice swimming.

Twin Beach View

After relaxing for a while we walked to the far end of the beach and climbed up a small hill. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view across the entire bay and also see the neighboring beach. This spot is called the twin beach view from where you can see both Nacpan Beach and Calitang Beach. It is a very incredible view and definitely something you should not miss when visiting this place.

Twin beach view el nido

Twin beach nacpan and calitang beach

Twin beach el nido palawan

View twin beach nacpan and calitang beach

Before coming to Nacpan beach you should be aware of the presence of sand flies that can make your stay here memorable in a very bad way! We did not know about this before and got bitten quite badly so make sure to prepare before you go. The best way to do so is to protect your skin with coconut oil (apparently, not confirmed) and insect sprays/repellants.

Anyhow, we found Nacpan Beach to be one of the most beautiful spots on Palawan island and rate it to be one of the nicest beaches we have discovered on the Philippines so far. Must-go place!

 

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5 Responses

  1. Cristal
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    This place looks beautiful! I’m headed to The Phillipines next month so will have to add this to my list of places to check out.

    • Julian
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      Hi Cristal, you definitely should! Palawan is full of beauty, highly recommendable island to visit.

  2. […] can also rent a scooter and check out all the surrounding beaches from the town of El Nido. Visit beautiful Nacpan Beach and don’t forget to protect yourself from the […]

  3. Lara Dunning
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    I didn’t even know sand fleas bite. Must be different than what we call sand fleas in the Pacific Northwest The beach looks amazing.

    • Julian
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      Hi Laura, they do and its terrible! Wont stop itching for days. The beach compensated for the pain and was amazing!

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