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Nacpan Beach Resorts, Hotels & Travel Guide

Nacpan Beach is the perfect place in El Nido if you want to enjoy swimming with solitude and relax with tranquility. Because on top of having a grand size, it is less crowded as well. If you’re not in the mood for loud beach parties and would simply prefer to quietly reflect and meditate while immersing yourself in a serene nature’s wonder—this beach would be an ideal spot for you.

Nacpan Beach - El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Nacpan Beach – El Nido, Palawan
Nacpan Beach coastline
Coast of Nacpan Beach

Sitting on the outskirts of El Nido, this isolated beach lets you enjoy your time with nature more intimately. Walking barefoot on the tender sands of Nacpan Beach will give you that refreshing feeling of being one with nature. Its long and wide stretch of beach will overwhelm your eyes and fill your heart with delight. A view of its vast sea that’s filled with lush green islets has a wonderful blend of colors that is pleasant to the eyes.

Barefoot at Nacpan Beach
The wet sand is soothing to the feet


Getting to Nacpan Beach

What’s great about using public transportation during our trips is that the drivers are proactive in bringing up other tourist destinations that you might want to consider. The tricycle driver recommended that we try to visit Nacpan Beach and then offered us a ride to get there for P1,000.00. He said that the travel time can take up to 45 minutes but it’s all worth it because the beach is really beautiful.

Shore of Nacpan Beach, El Nido
A beach that’s free from any foot print!

My masterful bargaining expert wife immediately negotiated to drop down the price to P600.00. After a few talks and convincing, the driver agreed for the price of P800.00 for the two of us. If bargaining skills have ranks, she would be a supreme high-priestess. The road to get there is concrete in most parts but you need to pass a fairly long rough road to get to the beach.

The stretch of Nacpan Beach
Juliet getting ready to explore the stretch of Nacpan Beach


Our Experience at Nacpan Beach

When we first arrived at the beach, we were surprised at how wide its stretch is. But the bigger surprise is that there was almost no one around. Someone even joked at social media that we rented the entire beach exclusively for just the two of us because our posted pictures show the wide beach with no one else in sight.  It was really nice to see how there were almost no footprints on the sands like it was just newly ironed. Nacpan Beach is literally off the beaten path.

Nacpan Beach is free from any foot prints
A freshly ironed Nacpan Beach

We took the pleasure of removing our sandals and walking barefoot on its long stretch of beach. Its fine sand is definitely not white but it’s free from rubbles and soft to the feet. The downward angle of sand is very gradual so its shallow water is definitely kid-friendly. Its clean water looks very tempting to swim at and the sound of its gentle waves is really relaxing. The waves are surprisingly small despite the fact that this beach is facing the open West Philippine Sea.

Foot prints in the sand of Nacpan Beach
Juliet’s footprints are what I’m seeing so far


Nearby Islands

Perhaps somehow, the two pairs of nearby islands called the Bolog Islands and Bury Islands are breaking the large waves coming in that’s why they’re gentler when they reach the Nacpan Beach. We saw a big nipa house along with some small houses in one of the Bolog Islands. They’re facing the Nacpan Beach to perhaps avoid a potential large wave on the opposite side of the island.

Bolog Islands in Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Philippines
Bolog Islands
Bury Islands and Bolog Islands in El Nido, Philippines
Bury Islands and Bolog Islands

The big nipa house looked like a rest house and could be an exclusive extension of one of the resorts because there were two kayaks there as well. Staying there for a short vacation, swimming and kayaking must be really fun. There’s even a small cottage being built on top of the small island where you can rest and enjoy a wonderful view sea and the beach. Getting an overnight stay here (if it will be available commercially in the future) will increase your already isolated feeling in this beach to another level.

Jump shot at Bolog Islands, El Nido, Palawan
My signature jump shot near the Bolog Islands


Tall Hill of Nacpan Beach

Make sure not to miss climbing up the tall hill at the edge of Nacpan Beach. A breathtaking view of the entire stretch of the beach can be seen up there. It’s great that a stairway was made to make it easy for everyone to climb up the hill. We found it a bit risky and tedious to climb up the part to reach its peak because it’s too steep and doesn’t have any stairs made yet. I can’t imagine any of one of us rolling down the hill for the sake of getting a better photo.

Hill stairs at Nacpan Beach
High stairs going up the tall hill of Nacpan Beach
Looks easy to climb up but it’s very steep once you get closer to it

Upon reaching the top of the stairs, Juliet and I can’t help but talk about how beautiful the view is from up there. A wonderful view of the other beach can also be seen. I found out later that the other beach is called the Twin Beach for an obvious reason. We were lucky to catch up on one of the tourists to help us get a picture together. After getting a good 360 degree look around from our spot, you can really say that Nacpan Beach is a blissful place that you won’t regret visiting.

Twin Beach
A happy couple at Nacpan Beach


List of Nacpan Beach Resorts & Hotels

Angela’s Inn Nacpan
Address: Calitang Bucana El Nido, Palawan 5313
Mobile: 0945 439 1214

Calitang Pearl Cottage
Address: Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, Palawan, 5313 El Nido, Philippines
Mobile: 09165723098

Catian Beach Resort
Address: Nacpan Calitang, Palawan, 5131 El Nido, Philippines
Mobile: 09356679571

Dandal Bay View
Address: Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, Palawan, 5313 El Nido, Philippines
Phone: +31 6 85606167

EM’z Grill and Fruitshake Cafe
Address: Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Bacuit, Palawan, Philippines 5313
Mobile: 0935 796 3623

Nacpan Beach Resorts & Hotels - El Nido, Palawan
Nacpan Beach Resorts & Hotels

Hammock Homestay
Address: Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan 5313
Mobile: 0916 157 0284

Jack’s Place – Beach Park & Cottages
Address: Nacpan Beach Sitio Nacpan, Barangay Bucana, 5313 El Nido, Philippines
Mobile: 0995 237 4811

Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach
Address: Nacpan Beach, Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, 5313 Palawan
Mobile: 0945 412 2369

Where 2 Next – Nacpan
Address: Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines 5313
Email: bookings.where2nexthostel@gmail.com
Mobile: +639157828323

Seaside Hue Resort
Address: Nacpan Beach, Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan 5313
Mobile: 0917 710 4539

A small resort in Nacpan Beach
A closer look at one of the resorts



EM’z Grill and Fruitshake Cafe
Prince Restaurant – Nacpan Beach
Nacpan Sunmai Sunset Restaurant


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