El Nido, Palawan has always been a sought after tourist destination because of their world-class island hopping destinations. It has been known to have the best beaches in the country, however, the main beach –where they called “Aplaya” is somewhere that you won’t be able to enjoy swimming. It’s not because the water is not tempting but it’s the starting point of every island hopping tour. Imagine 50-100 boats docking..that’s how crowded it is. Worry not though because you can always visit another shoreline in El Nido, where you can dip under the crystal clear waters without worrying about getting hit by a boat, plus the fact that you can chill, party, and experience the town’s sunset!
Corong-corong beach is a 15-30 minute ride from the main beach. You may need to walk a fair number of stairs before you can check out this paradise but I tell you that it’s all worth it. Aside from their wide shoreline, this is the best place to watch the sunset. Most tourists flock the beach around sundown to experience the sunset in El Nido, some will be at the nearest bars getting their beers and cocktails to start off a long night of fun.
Las Cabanas Resort and Orange Pearl Resort are some of the few accommodations in Corong-corong beach. We stayed at Orange Pearl resort for 2 nights 3 days. You can visit the nearby resorts too and have a quick lunch like what we did in Las Cabanas. Those were the days when we are already done with our tours. One thing that I can suggest is, stay at a budget friendly accommodations on the days that you are always out.
There were several accommodations in Corong-corong beach but it’s not for budget travelers. It’s much more costly than the ones in Aplaya and around the town proper of El Nido. Then again, you always get what you pay for, one thing I can assure you: the view is all worth it!