Bacuit Bay

El Nido, Palawan

Bacuit Bay at El Nido, Palawan Island, is dotted with islands and islets, most of which are inhabited. Its clear blue waters are teeming with marine life. It is home to dugongs, turtles, manta rays, species of fishes, coral reefs, and the occasional whale sharks. There are over 30 dive sites ranging in depth from six to more than thirty meters.

El Nido is one of the top tourist dest ...

inations in Palawan, which is often referred to as the "Philippines' Last Frontier". In the November??"December 2007 issue of the National Geographic Traveler's magazine, Palawan was chosen as one of the best travel destinations in the world, and particularly, it recommended El Nido and the Calamianes Islands.
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  • Educational Tours Essential In Protecting Bacuit Bays Natural Sites Attractions

    Lessons in geology and biodiversity have greatly helped guides at El Nido Resorts (ENR) in Northern Palawan raise awareness and appreciation among visitors for the unique features of Bacuit Bay, where three of the four island-resorts in the ENR collection are located.

    Our tours to iconic spots like the world-famous Big and Small Lagoons broaden the horizons of our visitors and raise their aspirations to see Bacuit Bay remain a sustainable place to visit for generations to come, said Javi Hernandez, president of ENR. Guides are quick to point out to guests many interesting details about the ...

  • Why Snorkeling Is A Must In El Nido Even For Nonswimmers

    Why Snorkeling Is A Must In El Nido Even For Nonswimmers

    One of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world date back to around 250 million years ago. Bacuit Bay, which hosts three of the four El Nido Resorts in Northern Palawan, was then part of the Asian mainland.

    Eventually, the Bacuit Bay reef and the rest of Palawan drifted on the Sunda Plate immersed in sea water. As the tectonic plate turned clockwise five million years ago, Palawan was hurled toward what we now know as the Philippine archipelago, which is 50 million years old.

    This history is given by El Nido Resorts guides, citing Lee Goldman, the Coral Triangle expert and autho ...

  • 25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    Summer is around the corner! Is there a better way to enjoy the season than frolicking in a beautiful beach? Yes, and it is called island hopping??"a must-do activity during these sunny months. You won't just visit beaches but also secret lagoons, coves, inlets, marine sanctuaries, and more! We gathered 25 of our best island hopping sojourns, and we highly encourage you to visit these paradises.

    For our foreign readers who don't know what this adventure is, island hopping refers to a recreational activity of cruising from one island to another. It traces its activity back to World War 2 whe ...

  • El Nido Beyond Cliffs And Water In Monochromatic Visuals

    El Nido Beyond Cliffs And Water In Monochromatic Visuals

    El Nido, as described by many, is a concoction of stunning vertical limestone cliffs and spectacular islets and beaches. It has been consistently ranking as one of the top tourist destinations around the globe and has been publicized on many travel journals. Visitors on the upswing has produced aplenty of tourism related businesses and has gathered revenues and popularity for the country. If you try to google the country's best bet for natural attractions, you'd most likely be routed to Mountain Province, Boracay, Cebu, Bohol or Palawan. You have to realize that top scoring sites almost often ...

  • 7 Essential Tips For Seeing The Best Of El Nido

    7 Essential Tips For Seeing The Best Of El Nido

    El Nido is rarely what you think it's going to be. But if you can, imagine a tin-roofed town, with beaches stretching away on both sides, and sandy plots claimed by resorts and restaurants, all for one reason: Bacuit Bay.

    Bacuit Bay is a perfect example of Palawan's aggressive, don't-look-away type of beauty that fills memory cards and keeps travelers in a thrall. The light changes from minute to minute, the clouds cast patterns over the islands, the tide is always up to something. You can't really pick a moment to see the best of El Nido, but mornings and sunsets are a good place to start. ...

  • Local Efforts Put A Dent In Illegal Dynamite Fishing In The Philippines

    Local Efforts Put A Dent In Illegal Dynamite Fishing In The Philippines

    The flat, hot calm of an afternoon on the Philippine Sea is broken by an ear-splitting explosion. A plume of water rockets upwards. And fishermen, who had thrown a homemade explosive into the ocean just seconds before, rush to scoop up stunned and dying fish.

    Though dynamite fishing in the Philippines has declined from its peak in the 1980s and 90s, the country's fisheries bureau estimates there are still 10,000 incidents every day. This illegal fishing method flattens reefs and indiscriminately kills any animal in the blast radius, including rare whales and dolphins. While the national gov ...