Nacpan Beach is located around 20 km outside of El Nido and can easily be visited on a scooter tour from El Nido. We’ll now tell you whether it’s worth the journey, what you can expect at Nacpan Beach and what we didn’t like there.

El Nido – A Paradise in the Philippines

El Nido, located in the north of the island of Palawan in the Philippines, is a true paradise that attracts travelers from all over the world. The place is known for its dramatic limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons and rich underwater world. Over the years, the place has become a real tourist magnet, which is why there is a well-developed tourist infrastructure here. There are stores, restaurants, hotels and the opportunity to go on tours everywhere.

More information about El Nido: El Nido – how to get here, sights, tips

If you want to experience the island world of El Nido but want to stay in a somewhat secluded location and spend your days on a quiet and unspoiled beach, then Nacpan Beach is the place for you.

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Nacpan Beach – The Quiet Beach Paradise

Among the numerous beaches in El Nido, Nacpan Beach stands out in particular. Four kilometers long and almost 50 meters wide, the golden sandy beach is a piece of untouched paradise and offers a breathtaking backdrop for a relaxing day by the sea. Nacpan Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters, gentle waves and soft, golden sand, perfect for long walks.

Away from the busy tourist trails, Nacpan Beach offers a calm and peaceful atmosphere, making it the ideal place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse themselves in nature. Whether sunbathing, swimming or simply enjoying the picturesque views, Nacpan Beach is a true paradise.

There are hardly any hotels here and little else to disturb your peace and quiet on the beach. It was almost a little too quiet for us. Nacpan Beach is also home to some cute dogs, some of which are not in the best condition. So if you like dogs as much as we do, take a few treats or dog food with you. The four-legged friends will thank you.

The Disadvantage of Nacpan Beach

The big disadvantage of Nacpan Beach is the sand fleas. You should be prepared for them, especially if you want to spend several days here. Make sure you get some repellent so that you are not besieged by the little beasts. Unfortunately, we weren’t prepared for this, so we couldn’t stay here for too long.

Furthermore, there are only a few natural shady spots on Nacpan Beach. However, there is a section of beach with sun loungers and parasols that you can use for a fee.

The Most Epic Boat Trip between El Nido and Coron

You can expect:

  • Nacpan Beach El Nido | Everything You Need To Knowparadise islands
  • unique snorkeling experiences
  • Overnight stays directly on the beach
  • stunning views of the sea
  • relaxed boat life
We have an absolute recommendation for you when you visit the Philippines. A boat tour between El Nido and Coron. There are many providers who offer so-called 3D/2N (3 days/2 nights) boat tours between El Nido and Coron. Not only do you cover the distance, but you also see and experience beautiful islands, lagoons and places along the way that you wouldn't otherwise get to. We did such a unique tour with the provider El Nido Paradise* and can only recommend it! Epic Boat Trip between El Nido and Coron | Check Availability*

Nacpan Beach Accommodation

We have selected the two best accommodations on Nacpan Beach for you.

Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach

Nacpan Beach El Nido | Everything You Need To KnowThe Mad Monkey Hostel* is located directly on the beautiful beach. If you are looking for a typical hostel atmosphere, want to meet people and like to party, this is the place for you.

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Nacpan Beach Glamping

Nacpan Beach El Nido | Everything You Need To KnowIf you don’t want to stay in a hostel and are looking for special accommodation, Nacpan Beach Glamping* is the place for you. Here you can sleep in luxurious glamping tents or treat yourself to a deluxe villa. The whole complex is like a little paradise where you can relax perfectly.

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From El Nido to Nacpan Beach

The journey to Nacpan Beach is a little adventure in itself and offers the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscape of Palawan. While the first part on the main road is very easy to drive, the route becomes a real bumpy road with lots of potholes from the turn-off to the beach. It’s not really fun to drive from this junction onwards. Nevertheless, you can easily reach Nacpan Beach on your own.

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In general, you can reach Nacpan Beach from El Nido by the following means of transportation:

  1. Tricycle: One of the most popular and authentic ways to get to Nacpan Beach is by tricycle (about 1000 pesos). These three-wheeled motorized vehicles can be found all over El Nido and offer a cheap and local travel experience. The ride from El Nido Town to Nacpan Beach takes about 45 minutes to an hour. It is advisable to negotiate the price before the ride to avoid surprises.
  2. Scooter: For those who prefer independence, renting a scooter (500 pesos/day) is the best option. Here you are flexible, can travel at your own pace and can also plan additional stops. Travel time approx. 45-60 minutes.
  3. Nacpan Beach Shuttle Service: There are also shuttle van services (800 pesos/person) that run from El Nido Town to Nacpan Beach. These are more comfortable than tricycles and are well suited for larger groups or travelers with a lot of luggage. The journey also takes around 45 minutes to an hour.

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Conclusion on Nacpan Beach El Nido

Even though the sand fleas really annoyed us, we still thought the trip to the beach was great. The route is really beautiful (apart from the last stretch) and the peace and quiet on the beach was very relaxing. So if you’re in El Nido, you should definitely take a trip here.

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