Reasons To Visit El Nido
El Nido is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and is known for its stunning beaches, rich biodiversity and idyllic atmosphere. Travelers to El Nido can do everything from high-octane activities to relaxing on the beach, so people of all tastes will find something memorable. The area is particularly noted for its excellent scuba diving spots and is also perfect for snorkeling with its rich marine life. Around the islands of El Nido you can also to plenty of things on land such as hiking, mountain biking and even go on an island hopping tour so that you see as much of the region as possible.
Arriving In El Nido
El Nido Airport, also called Lio Airport, is situated just 4 km from El Nido and handles a small range of domestic flights around the Philippines. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to El Nido will need to make a stopover somewhere as no airlines provide direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, you can quite easily make the trip with just a single stopover due to the airport’s connections around the Philippines.
El Nido Airport recently constructed a new terminal to boost its capacity and facilities, although the airport is still very limited in its range of amenities and facilities so you might want to come prepared and bring any essential things you need. Once your flight has arrived at the airport you can find plenty of taxis to make the short trip into the city, or you may want to prearrange a private transfer yourself.
El Nido Travel Information
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If you are flying to the Philippines as a UAE national, you are entitled to stay in the country visa free for up to 30 days at a time. The weather in El Nido is fairly warm all year round with average highs of 27 to 32 degrees, although there is a rainy season which begins in June and continues until November. Don’t forget that El Nido is four hours ahead of the UAE so you will need to put your clocks forward, while the currency in the Philippines is the Philippine peso.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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