El Nido Hidden Beaches & Island Hopping

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Full-Day El Nido Hidden Beaches and Island Hopping Tour, Palawan
Tour Details
  • Full-Day El Nido Hidden Beaches and Island Hopping Tour (Join-in Tour)
  • Discover Helicopter Island and the famous Matinloc Shrine
  • Explore the Hidden and the Secret Beach as well as the Star Beach
  • Enjoy white sand beaches and clear blue waters
  • Convenient hotel pick up and drop off
  • Discounted rate for children from 3 to 10 years old
  • Save 5% - when you travel in a group of 4 or more

What To Expect

Be fascinated by hidden white sandy beaches, breathtaking rock formations and beautiful lagoons with crystal clear waters on the El Nido Hidden Beaches and Island Hopping Tour.

On the El Nido Hidden Beaches and Island Hopping Tour you will discover Helicopter Island, Hidden Beach, Star Beach, Secret Beach and the Matinloc Shrine.

Helicopter Island – Helicopter Island is locally known as Dilumacad Island. The island consists of large rock formations. Viewed from a distance the island looks like a helicopter. A 300 meter long white sandy beach invites you to relax or sunbathe. The beach is also perfect for a nice little walk or for having a picnic under the coconut trees. At the southern end of the island there is a reef with some interesting snorkeling spots, while at the northern end of the island an underwater tunnel can be explored.

Hidden Beach – As the name suggests, there is a hidden beach, which cannot be spotted from the sea. The hidden beach is a small paradise surrounded by high limestones. The shallow water around the Hidden Beach is perfect for people snorkeling for the first time.

Star Beach – The Star Beach is a popular snorkeling spot among locals. Usually the boat crew will prepare your lunch at the beach while you explore the underwater world and the reefs nearby.

Matinloc Shrine – The Matinloc Shrine is a Shrine built in 1982 on the island of Matinloc. The Shrine is surrounded by dense green rainforest. The Shrine is also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Matinloc or the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin. Visit the Shrine and enjoy panoramic views. Matinloc Island also houses two of El Nido’s most spectacular snorkeling spots, Kalmung Point and Kulasa Beach.

Secret Beach – The Secret Beach is well hidden in Bacuit Bay. The beach can only be reached by swimming through a small underwater hole in the rock wall. Once you’ve managed to swim through the underwater hole, a breathtakingly beautiful white-sand beach awaits you. It is likely that you’ve never seen such a stunning beach before. The saying is, that this great beach inspired author Alex Garland to write the novel The Beach.

Departure & Return Location

El Nido Town

Departure Time



Approx. 7 hours

Price Includes

  • El Nido Hidden Beaches and Island Hopping Tour (Join-in Tour)
  • Land and Boat Transfers
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Picnic Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Environmental Fee (PHP 200.00 per person)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels outside of downtown El Nido (additional fees apply)
  • Snorkeling Gears, Masks and Aqua Shoes
Good To Know
  • Free pick up and drop off are limited to downtown El Nido.
  • Additional fees apply for pick up and drop off for accommodations located in Brgy. Corong - Corong, Orange Pearl, Las Cabanas, El Nido Cove, Lio Airport and QI Palawan.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Location for lunch is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
  • There is a one time fee (Environmental Fee required by the local government) of PHP 400.00 per person. The fee needs to be paid prior to departure.
  • Do not forget to bring flip flops, swimming clothes, sun block, hat and insect repellent.
  • Rental of snorkeling equipment is available.
Additional Information

Child Rate: Age 3-10

The discounted rate for children applies to children from 3 to 10 years old. The discounted rate is not available for children older than 10 years (adult rate applies).

Group Discount: 5%

If there are four or more people in your party, we are happy to offer you a group discount.

3 Reviews
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Couple Traveller

Great tour. Awesome beaches. Highly recommended.

15. February 2018


Couple Traveller

It was amazing. I enjoyed the tour and recommend it as well. Don´t miss out!

24. January 2018


Couple Traveller

We had so much fun snorkelling and enjoyed sea, sun and sand on this tour. Tour guides were good, informative and friendly.

17. January 2018
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