Planning Your Trip to El Nido


Get a QR-Coded Tourist ID


You have to book you accommodation that is

Accredited by the Department Of Tourism.

There are different rules that apply to guests from

palawan and guests from manila and elsewhere.

for non-palawan Residents: you are only allowed  

to go scuba diving and island hopping.

please check with your accommodations as rules

may change.

Getting to El Nido:

  • Direct flight to El Nido/Lio Airport via AirSwift  from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Caticlan  

Contact info@air-swift​for more details

a negative test result of rt-pcr

conducted 2 days prior to date of flight


Rules to Remember While in El Nido

  • Smoking is prohibited in public places: the city, boats and islands

  • Single use plastic bottles, plastic bags, cellophane and Styrofoam are prohibited. Kindly refrain from purchasing or using single plastic bottles. Please use reusable water bottles and bags.

  • We accept Gcash, GrabPay,

  • Online Tranfer to BPI

  • Over the Counter payments at SM Malls, Cebuana MLhuillier, MLhuillier

  • Visa and MasterCard (at no additional cost),  Apple Pay and We Chat

  • We are located next to Happiness Bar. From the terminal or Lio Airport, have the tricycle driver take you to Happiness or Cafe Athena.

  • Morning dives start at 8:00 am and are back in El Nido by 12 noon.


Banking/Financial Stuff:

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) located on Real Street has 2 ATM machines and can assist you with foreign exchange inside the bank. An additional BPI  ATM machine is also available in Lio Tourism Estate and Abot Kaya in Corong Corong

    • Bank lobby is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and is closed on weekends

  • Metrobank corner of Rizal and Real Streets

  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has 2 ATM machines located by the basketball court/City hall​

  • Foreign monetary exchange can be done at Palawan Express or MLhuililer which are both located in town