El Nido is renowned for its natural beauty, with its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, limestone cliffs, tropical forest and more. While most tourists visit this scenic city for its amazing beaches, tourists will find El Nido also has a rich mangrove eco system. Tourists taking a break from island hopping and looking for something different to do should therefore visit the Mangrove Eco Park. Although the park has not been named or opened officially, visitors can still explore it with the permission of the caretaker. Walking through the plethora of towering mangroves along the boardwalk is an interesting experience. Visitors may even spot a few birds and monkeys during this walk. Along the boardwalk there are several resting spots with built in benches and the cottage at the end of the trail also has more of them, perfect for visitors to sit and take in all that nature has to offer.
No charge (a fee may be charged once the park opens officially)
Visitors will have to ask the caretaker
Half an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The towering mangroves, the impressive natural surroundings
Muslim tourists visiting the Mangrove Eco Park will not find prayer facilities within its premises nor will they find mosques in the city of El Nido. Tourists requiring these facilities will have to visit mosques in nearby cities or offer their prayers in their hotel rooms. Those unable to return to their hotel may have to find a clean and quiet area outdoors to offer their prayers.
Tourists requiring Halal cuisine will not find Halal restaurants within the parks premises, however there are a number of outlets in the city of El Nido that serve Halal dishes. Muslim tourists should however be aware that these restaurants may only have a partially Halal menu. These tourists could also indulge in some fantastic seafood that is widely available.