El Nido is a municipality of 45 islands in the Palawan province of Philippines. It is a part of a protected area. For its majestic natural beauty and a diverse ecosystem, the area was declared as the best beach destination in entire Philippines by lifestyle program CNNGO. El Nido is only 238 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital of Palawan Island. The area has had the protected area status since 1983 which has resulted in a very diverse ecosystem around the area. El Nido is an ideal diving location with pleasantly warm water and visibility of 30 meters during the period between March and May.
El Nido Airport, also known as Lio Aiport, is located approximately 4 kilometres / 2.5 miles from El Nido Town. There are daily flights from Boracay, Manila and Cebu. Once you arrive at El Nido Airport it is around a 20 minute motor tricycle ride into El Nido Town.
It is also possible to access El Nido over land from Puerto Princessa Airport in central Palawan which receives flights from Cebu and Manila. The journey is around 220 kilometres / 137 miles and takes 5-6 hours. There are regular bus and van transfers from Puerto Princessa and although it is a longer route, there is stunning scenery along the way.