10 New Things to Do at El Nido Resorts and Lio Beach
There's more to explore!
(SPOT.ph) As one of the last frontiers in the Philippines, El Nido in Palawan still enjoys the charm of pristine beaches and unspoiled islands; but as an up-and-coming tourism destination, it already has a number of luxurious resorts that can whisk you away to a dream vacation. These high-end accommodations include the properties of El Nido Resorts and Lio Tourism Estate. In case you're heading out there this summer, we round up some new activities you can enjoy with family and friends.
Marvel at the underwater scenery from a glass kayak
Miniloc and Pangulasian Island Resorts offer glass kayaks to guests who want to enjoy Bacuit Bay's underwater sight but don't want to dive deep. Rates start at P200 for two hours (Miniloc) and P500 for two hours (Pangulasian).
Eat your heart out at Shops @ Lio
Just 30 minutes away from El Nido town, Shops@Lio at Lio Estate Resorts has everything you need for a fun food crawl on the island. You can choose from fresh grilled meat and seafood to newly baked pizzas and tropical cocktails.
Support Filipino crafts at Kalye Artisano
This one-stop shop showcases local crafts like handmade virgin coconut oil soap, dolls made of yarn, and upcycled jars. They also offer workshops in case you want to get your hands dirty.
Enjoy nature at Tulay Suhai
Be one with nature while walking or biking along Lio's bridge called Tulay Suhai (from the local term suhai which means "samu't sari"). You can also kayak at the nearby lagoon and find your Zen.
Ride the waves in this hidden spot
Lio Beach is perfect for wind surfing, skim boarding, and even surfing. Best thing about it? It's not (yet) crowded! Just sign up for board rentals at the little hut by the beach.
Go to a totally different world through scuba diving
Palawan's underwater scene is a sight to behold and it can be better appreciated through scuba diving. El Nido Resorts have certified scuba divers to guide you on your adventure.
Have a romantic dinner under the stars
Guests at El Nido Resorts can request a dinner by the beach, in the forest, at your veranda, in a sand bar—just name it! You can even book a private raft at El Nido Resorts Apulit Island for an over-the-water dining experience.
Learn more about how you can help save Palawan
Palawan is one of the richest islands in the country when it comes to biodiversity, so it's the Filipinos' responsibility to preserve it as much as possible. Suhai Lounge offers a sneak peek of the variety of flora and fauna you can find all over El Nido, and how you can protect them in your own little way.
Try spelunking on Lagen Island
El Nido isn't all about white-sand beaches and beautiful sandbars. You can also explore the island's terrain and challenge yourself to conquer the recently discovered Papawikan Cave.
See underwater creatures in a different light
Or lack thereof. Try night snorkeling for the first time and you might be hooked. If you're in luck, you might chance upon phosphorescent planktons that emit their own light.
El Nido Resorts has properties on Apulit Island in Taytay, Palawan; and Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, and Pangulasian Island in El Nido, Palawan. Lio Tourism Estate is in El Nido, Palawan. For more information, visit El Nido Resorts' and Lio Beach's websites.