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Discovering Corong-corong Beach in El Nido, Palawan

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!

 

 

 

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  • Reply
    LaiAriel R. Samangka ( Thelittlelai: Beyond limits)
    August 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, I truly love this beach and your beautiful photos. I was mesmerized by the innate beauty of the beach with all those beautiful sunset hue. I haven’t been to El Nido and this one should be included on my list of beaches to see when I get the chance to visit El Nido. Everything about this place is really stunning, from the white sand beach to the beautiful karst landscape as a backdrop. Thank you so much for sharing another beautiful destination in the Philippines.

    • Reply
      kris
      August 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks, Lai! You should visit, worth every penny! 🙂

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    Johna
    July 9, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Corona-corong is probably one of my favorite places in the Philippines! My family and I went back in 2015 and it was sooooo beautiful. You stunning photos are making me miss it 😛 Hehe.

    • Reply
      kris
      July 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

      Thank you, I hope you can go back too! 🙂

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    Erica
    July 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Never heard of this beach before but I’m down to have fun in this island! I can’t wait to go to Palawan this year! Corong-corong will be in my itinerary for sure!

    • Reply
      kris
      July 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      If you will visit El Nido, any locals will surely suggest Corong-corong beach as the perfect place to gaze the sunset. 🙂

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    Swayam Tiwari
    July 3, 2017 at 9:56 am

    These are nice photos. What I like about them is that they do not ‘break up’ at such sizes and maintain their purity. The dominant hues in these photos are blue and golden yellow. Is that you in all these photos? Wow, you look gorgeous.

    • Reply
      kris
      July 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Yes, that’s me on the photos, and thank you! Haha! I used primarily the and blue and irange hues to even give justice to the beautiful scenery. 🙂

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    Me-An Clemente
    July 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Corong Corong looks like a stunning place. It reminds me of how Boracay used to look like. The horizon also looks pretty nice. I hope the locals and visitors do their best to maintain the beauty of the place. Can’t wait to visit this place.

    • Reply
      kris
      July 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      I can’t compare though given that I haven’t been to Boracay but the locals and even the tourists were disciplined enough to make sure that the place remains as it is. 🙂

  • Reply
    Dawn
    July 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Lovely place and lovely photos! I’m so jealous. I’ve been to Palawan before but I haven’t had the chance to visit El Nido. I might start planning a trip to come back to Palawan. The photos are so awesome! I’m glad that you enjoyed this paradise, thank you for sharing this. <3

    • Reply
      kris
      July 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks, Dawn! If yku ave the time a second time visit is really worth it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Milton Coyne
    July 1, 2017 at 4:06 am

    First of all, I love all your photos.. you have captured this paradise so well and made me so eager to visit Palawan real soon
    I have never been to Palawan but I really love to explore this paradise.. the Coron and El Nido are truly tempting.. I hope, if things went smoothly , I can visit these places next year .. thanks for sharing us this journey

    • Reply
      kris
      July 1, 2017 at 5:38 am

      Thanks, Milton!The photos may not even bring justice to the place. Hehe! Hope you can visit real soon..:)

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    Teresa
    July 1, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I love your photos! Makes me want to fast-track our plans of visiting Palawan. I initially wanted to have my honeymoon in El Nido but it was fully booked that time. I hope to bring my kids here in the future for another field trip. 🙂

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      kris
      July 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Awwe! Thank you! It was actually our honeymoon when we visited El Nido. Good thing we booked ahead of time or else we won’t be getting any accommodation too.

  • Reply
    Maria
    June 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    When I read the title, I actually thought it was misspelled. The photos really show that it’s paradise on Earth. I am clearly breathless when I starting looking at the photos.

    • Reply
      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Haha! Yeah the place has a unique name. Thanks for appreciating my photos. I’s even scenic if you can really see the place! 🙂

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    theresa
    June 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    OMG! It’s breath taking! Your photos screams the island life! I wanted to be far away from home like that. BUt priority just can’t be forgotten. I have a 9 month baby and I can’t just travel whenever I want to.

    • Reply
      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Theresa! Yeah, we always need to prioritize and I guess I would do the same thingwhen I’m on your shoes. Hope you can visit El Nido soon with your baby. 🙂

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    Mommy Queenelizabeth
    June 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Wow! What a lovely place.. the beach was stunning! And the sunset was so majestic! I would love to be here! All your photos are beautiful and so real. What camera do you use by the way? 🙂

    • Reply
      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks! I’m using a Nikon D5500.

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    Ma Clarice Lao
    June 30, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Wow! These are breathtaking. I would be thrilled to be able to stay here for a week or so. Do they have good internet service?
    I am now thinking of jumping off to El Nido and just work and relax at Corong-Corong beach. I love that it’s not crowded. Definitely one factor where I would be willing to pay extra.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

    • Reply
      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Wifi is available although not that super reliable, however service signal was on 4g so it was fine with me. 🙂

  • Reply
    Indrani
    June 30, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Looks like an ideal place for my next vacation. The color of the water so unbelievably beautiful!
    The sunset moment seems magical and everything about the place looks so perfect. You are so right definitely worth a visit.

    • Reply
      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Haha! And that crystal clear water is not even edited. That’s how it really looked liked when we were there. 🙂

  • Reply
    Berlin | Momi Berlin
    June 30, 2017 at 4:49 am

    El Nido is indeed a beauty. And I hope most Filipinos have toured the place before seeing other countries. Philippines has so much to offer only if we locals support our tourist as well. I also find people in Palawan warm and so welcoming. Another olus points when traveling.

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      kris
      June 30, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      I agree to that Ms. Berlin. That’ why I try to visit as many Philippine locations as I can..:)

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