El Nido and Palawan
El Nido Beach
Once the sun sets, the perfect venue for late-night drinking and live music
Island hopping is one of the most popular activities in Palawan. But sometimes, going off to the next stop can cut your trip short. El Nido is just one of the islands you can visit, and it will do you some good if you stick around here when the night comes. Once the sun sets, El Nido transforms into a great destination for late-night drinking, partying and live band performances.
If eating dinner by the sea is your vision of a perfect evening, then have a seat at the Art Café. The venue is known for its pizzas and pasta, but their seafood dishes is something you should not skip. Its space is big and roomy; with live music filling the air and giving it a very relaxing atmosphere. For those who love to listen to Reggae, Pukka Bar, and Balay Tubay has a place for you. They are your typical resto-bar, but have a laidback atmosphere and friendly crowd. Beer and music surround you as the evening goes by in one of these venues.
To get to El Nido from Manila, taking a plane is your best option. You need to drive to the airport and hop on any local airline (e.g. PAL express or Cebu Pacific). You can fly directly to El Nido’s Lio Airport and take a tricycle from there. You may also take a one-way ITI trip, but it will cost you PHP 6,750 per person. Flights from Manila depart at 7:00AM, 11:00AM, and 3:00PM daily. Return flights leave around 9:00AM, 1:00PM and 5:00PM every day.
Late-night establishments open around 6:00PM and close between 12:00PM and 2:00AM. Although El Nido does boast a beautiful beach, Trip Guru would like to remind travelers not to take anything from Mother Nature. Do not engage in suspicious activities (like illegal fishing) because the coral reefs are heavily protected. What’s more, it is best to travel in groups. This makes your trip much safer and more fun.