"Beauty in the sunshine, laugh at the rain" El Nido by GenuinelyCurious

El Nido Travel Guide: 348 reviews and 971 photos

I visited El Nido during a cyclone

Cyclone (or tornado as the locals call it) Cosme blew past Palawan with Class I warnings which I guess means you should stay off your boat and stay on land if you have any sense. Well, my companions and I lack sense and so braved the elements.

We were awarded with snorkeling with sloppy visibility, rain-drenched barbecue lunches and stinging rain that felt like bullets with the power of the wind.

But you know what? El Nido's beauty managed to shine through that. Clearly, it's MUCH better in season, but even in our conditions you could tell it was a beautiful place.

Cyclone Cosme

This is how our boat tour began

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice in the sunshine
  • Cons:A little crowded in town
  • In a nutshell:A nice, but not necessary addition to your Philippines trip
  • Last visit to El Nido: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 31, 2008
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  • septem's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Hi Geoffy, Very interesting pages and also your lovely images. Thanks. Juliana

  • Judithdistal's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Hi, thanks for the nice write up. Maybe I'll hire a good Italian cook to further improvement the food. We are moving soon to our new place. Hope to see you again one day! Cheers

  • nimato's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Nice bird and angel fish crafted out of pandan leaves!... =)

  • May 27, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Dude! That storm looks awesome


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