The best sunset locations in El Nido – a complete guide

Are you looking for the best places to watch the sunset in El Nido? You are in the right place.

El Nido is one of the most beautiful and popular areas in the Philippines, together with Siquijor and Bohol, and it attracts both local and international tourists. Most of the people come here for the island hopping tours but there is so much more to see.

El Nido beach sunset

El Nido has some incredible beaches and the sunsets here are spectacular. I’ve been traveling around SE Asia for more than a year but the El Nido sunsets are my favorites so far.

Let’s jump straight to it and see which are the best sunset points in El Nido.

El Nido sunset locations

For the best sunset views, I recommend going to beaches where you can see the limestone mountains on the horizon. Those mountains make the sunset much more spectacular. Below are my recommendations for the best beaches to watch the sunset in El Nido.

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Best sunset locations in El Nido
Best sunset locations in El Nido
Best sunset locations in El Nido

1. Las Cabanas Beach sunset

El Nido Las Cabanas Beach sunset

In my opinion, Las Cabanas Beach is one of the most romantic places in El Nido. The beach is big enough to accommodate many people and the views are spectacular.

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At the horizon you will see tall, limestone mountains and the sun is setting right behind them. Grab a blanket and take a seat at one of nature’s spectacles. The sky will turn orange and pink and it will beautifully reflect into the water. Don’t forget your camera home!

If you want to enjoy Las Cabanas Beach sunset while eating dinner, you can choose one of the beautiful restaurants situated right on the beach. The prices are a bit higher than in El Nido town but the views are worth it.

How to get to Las Cabanas Beach: take a tricycle for 150 pesos from El Nido town or rent a motorbike for 600 pesos per day.

2. Corong Corong Beach sunset

El Nido Corong Corong Beach sunset

Corong Corong Beach is situated just a short walk away from El Nido town. There are a few restaurants and bars right on the seashore so if you want to have a romantic dinner, you can eat something while enjoying the views.

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Corong Corong Beach is definitely one of the best sunset locations in El Nido. If you’re looking for a more laid-back place to spend the end of the day, this is the place for you!

How to get to Corong Corong Beach: take a tricycle for 50 pesos from El Nido town or rent a motorbike for 600 pesos per day.

3. Twin Beach sunset

El Nido Nacpan Beach Sunset

The Twin Beach is the place where Nacpan Beach and Calitang Beach meet. Although this location is a bit far away from El Nido town (it takes about 45 minutes to get here), you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular sunsets in El Nido.

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I recommend watching the sunset from Calitang Beach. On the right side of the beach, there is a small hill covered with palm trees while on the left side of the beach you can admire the limestone mountains.

If you want to grab a beer or something to drink, don’t worry. There are a few local bars and restaurants right on the beach. Don’t expect anything fancy!

How to get to Twin Beach: take a tricycle for 600 pesos from El Nido town or rent a motorbike for 600 pesos per day.

El Nido Twin Beach Sunset
Twin Beach sunset

Where to stay in El Nido

Usually, the accommodations in El Nido are pretty basic and finding a nice hotel is hard. I’ve been searching for the best accommodation in the area for every budget and I’ve found some pretty amazing places.

Check out my recommendations below:

  • Budget – Carandang Inn – close to the city center, clean rooms, friendly owners
  • Mid Budget – La Colonial – good location, beautiful pool, clean & spacious rooms, friendly staff
  • Luxury – Frangipani – modern & clean rooms, beautiful design & view, breakfast included, good location

These are the best beaches for watching the sunset in El Nido. Enjoy a romantic evening at one of these beaches and relax. Do you know other awesome places? let me know in the comments section below.

May the travel bug bite you!

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Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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  1. Diana
    May 29, 2019 / 11:57 am

    whoooa. the pictures are awesome! professional photography! <3

    • dailytravelpill
      May 31, 2019 / 5:49 am

      Thank you! Happy you like them!

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