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    Posted March 20, 2014 by
    El Nido, Philippines
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    Without a doubt, El Nido, Palawan was one of the most beautiful places we visited during our trip to Asia. In fact, El Nido is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited on Earth. A special thanks goes out to Jamie Rose Gregorio at Mango Tours, who arranged an amazing itinerary for us during our stay on the island province of Palawan, The Philippines. I also want to thank our guide “Rocky” from Hadefe Travel, who safely guided us along the 5 hour journey to the city of El Nido.


    El Nido is a managed resource protected area, making it an unspoiled paradise for visitors. The area is regularly rated the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines and rightfully so. Located at the northernmost tip of Palawan, the Municipality is situated in Bacuit Bay, with the Linapacan Strait in the north, the Sulu Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the west. It’s many islands are filled with hidden caves, colorful coral reefs, crystal clear sand beaches, and incredibly friendly locals who love to show off their homeland to visitors.


    Cinema fans may also recognize the area from a scene at the end of 2012’s The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz, which filmed on location in El Nido. In fact, writer/director Tony Gilroy and his cast & crew spent a good amount of The Bourne Legacy’s shooting schedule in The Philippines, where they also shot scenes on the streets of Metro Manila and elsewhere.


    If you enjoy less crowded destinations where you can explore the wonders of this planet, El Nido should most certainly be on your bucket list.

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