Secret or Hidden Beach Matinloc Island

El Nido, Palawan

Secret or Hidden Beach, located on Matinloc Island in El Nido Palawan, is a pocket of white sand beach at the corner of a sinkhole, that is inaccessible by boat and surrounded by steep rock walls. To reach it, divers must swim underwater through a narrow crevice in a rock wall.

At noon, the sun streams in through the opening, allowing a play of light and shadow against its limeston ...

e walls. The beach floor drops abruptly. According to local legend, this beach inspired Alex Garland's novel The Beach, which was written while the author was in El Nido.

El Nido is one of the top tourist destinations 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.  Wiki

Secret or Hidden Beach Matinloc Island News

  • El Nido Island Hopping Tour C Day 1

    Still dreaming of this magical place. Someone take me backkkkkk!

    After a whole day of exploring Puerto Princesa, it was finally time to head to El Nido. Six hours later we found ourselves at El Nido Bus Terminal. It was still dawn when we arrived, specifically around 1am. It was kinda part of the plan since we were not planning to book any rooms that night. At first we thought maybe we could just stay at the terminal for the entire night but after an hour we went to Tay Miloy's Inn to drop our bags (where we plan to stay the following night) and had very early breakfast because everyone was ...

  • 4 Philippine Destinations That Didnt Live Up To The Hype

    After traveling for 2-3 years in various places in the country, I've compiled my own list of Philippine destinations that didn't live up to the hype.

    I'd been meaning to write about this for a long time but didn't because I didn't want to offend anyone (*cough* tourism offices) and also because I felt guilty about not enjoying myself as much as I would expect to. I know that's a funny thing to worry about, but hey, try to live in the Philippines where people will cry war at any opinion that's less than all praise and glory.

    In my experience, expectations play a big role on how we react. ...

  • Why You Should Prioritize Tour C Island Hopping In El Nido Palawan

    The season of summer or dry season, which begins in March and ends in May, is the second most-awaited season of the year in the Philippines, next to the season of Christmas and New Year. Well, who doesn't love summer?

    For a country blessed with over 7,000 islands scattered all over the archipelago, locals and tourists alike never run out of slices of heaven naturally designed to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the sand, and everything in between.

    El Nido in Palawan, 2016's World's Best Island according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, is one of the most touristed islands in the entire country ...

  • El Nido Palawan Itinerary 6 Days

    Trip Summary

    • Trip length and when did I go? 6 days in November 2016
    • Places visited: Puerto Princessa, Sabang, El Nido
    • How much did it cost me? MYR 1,000

    At A Glance

    • Day 1 - Puerto Princessa to Sabang. Arrival & transit in Manila. Took a morning flight from Manila to Puerto Princessa. Upon arrival in Puerto Princessa, I took a public jeepney to Sabang. Check-in to Cafe Sabang once I arrived there. Overnight in Sabang
    • Day 2 - Sabang to El Nido. Half day tour to Puerto Princessa underground river. Check-out from guesthouse and took a shuttle van to El Nido. Check-i ...

  • El Nido Tour A Lagoons And Beaches

    One of the most popular tours in El Nido is tour A (together with tour C). Tour A primarily composes of lagoons and beaches. The tour is a full day activity usually start around 8 or 9 am to 4 or 6 pm and has 5 destinations.

    Here's the destinations that makes Tour A one of the most popular tours and why you should totally include this tour to your itinerary.


    The first destination is one of my favorite spots in El Nido. Small lagoon is located in Miniloc Island. Surrounded by turquoise, green waters and limestone walls, the lagoon is quite a picturesque scene. To get to th ...

  • El Nido Palawan Travel Guide To The Philippines Best Islands

    I don't want to sound like I'm bragging but it's not me, it's the biggest media and travel sites who declared El Nido as one of the best island and beach destinations in the world. And there are still a lot of raves and accolades, but the list might not be enough.

    What I am trying to say is, if you're planning to visit the Philippines, don't forget about El Nido. For Filipino travelers, El Nido should be the ultimate destination in your bucket list!

    The Story of El Nido

    Formerly known as Bacuit, the town was renamed El Nido in 1954, a name that derives from swiftlets' nest found in t ...