Bacuit Bay, dotted with islands and islets, is home to a plethora of marine species and is a great place to enjoy breathtaking views and see a variety of marine life when in El Nido. Island hopping is the most popular activity among those visiting El Nido and a visit to the city is incomplete without experiencing this. Tourists have a number of fun packages to choose from; for the more adventurous traveler, packages including snorkeling, swimming and exploring caves and coves would be ideal, while those planning on just relaxing on the beach can find suitable packages too. These packages generally include a buffet meal cooked by the local boatmen, served on the beach. Those visiting Bacuit Bay with its clear blue water will be able to see an array of marine species including manta rays, turtles, dugongs and various other species of fish. Occasionally whale sharks can be spotted too.
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The stunning views, the impressive marine life
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities during their island hopping adventure will not find prayer facilities in the city of El Nido, as the city does not house a mosque. Muslim visitors will therefore have to either return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, or find a clean and quiet area outdoors to pray.
Since a buffet meal cooked by the local boatmen is part of the island hopping package, tourists will definitely be able to enjoy some delicious food. While this meal may not be Halal certified, the cuisine served usually comprises mainly of seafood dishes. Muslim tourists could also inform the boatmen preparing the meal of their specific requirements.