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 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 ...

  • El Nido Tour A Breathtaking Lagoons

    Our second day was also the start of exploring the islands, beaches and limestones of El Nido.

    Tour A is one of the most popular in El Nido. If Tour C has hidden and secret beaches, Tour A is all about lagoons!

    We were early on our rendezvous at the port. Smiled and chatted with fellow tourists, a chance to talk and connect with fellow travelers. There, we met Michael and Sarah, the Swiss couple who shared to us their travel stories and also how they enjoyed the Philippines. This is one of the best things about travel, it's the people you meet along the way.

    By 8 AM we hopped on the b ...

  • El Nido Palawan

    If there will be a place that I would like to go back to, it will be El Nido Palawan. I've shown you some of my travels and adventures for 2016, which includes Hongkong, Boracay, Zambales, Bicol, Coron, etc…but, I never posted the first adventure I've made in January of 2016 which triggered my wanderlust and passion for travel and photography.

    It's also the reason behind my solo travel in Coron, Palawan which is the other side of El Nido. It made me very curious how these two beautiful places in Palawan are different and unique from each other.

    I've mentioned how beautiful Coron is, in ...

  • El Nido Tour C Secret And Hidden Beaches

    If you'll have an ultimate destination in your bucket list in the Philippines, it should be El Nido!

    Dubbed as one of the best islands in the world , this archipelago will surely captivate you with its white beaches, stunning rock formations and limestone cliffs. The question is, if you will spend like a few days in El Nido, what would you do? I recommend that you avail the island hopping tours.

    And definitely one of the best is El Nido Tour C. This tour covers the best and most adventurous beaches. It will entail a lot of swimming yet every destination is truly worth it. So let's start. ...